Snug Harbor at Home – Virtual Tours and Explorations

The PASS (Performing Arts Salon Saturdays) performance of No More Beautiful Dances by Anabella Lenzu wrestles with the ideas of exploration, introspection, reframing a woman after becoming a mother, and being an immigrant. Anabella Lenzu’s dance theater piece uses spoken word and video projections to tell a personal vision of femininity and what it means to be a woman today. This performance was presented at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on April 28, 2018.


The PASS (Performing Arts Salon Saturdays) performance of Lys Obsidian’s Kala Lolo was presented at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden as a work-in-progress on April 29, 2017. Obsidian, a dancer and performance artist with a background in fusion belly dance and butoh, makes work that explores issues around gender and sexuality. She plays with cultural expectations and perceptions of what it means to be raised female. A collaborative artist, Lys Obsidian’s Kala Lolo gives a platform for local musicians, poets, and movers to express and subvert gender identity.


Jerron Herman’s PASS (Performing Arts Salon Saturdays) performance of Phys Ed B was presented at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden as a work-in-progress on September 8, 2018. From the artist: “B is for Balance. I’ve created a space that remits the entrance and meat of a PE class, with movement phrases to challenge my left side, read: affected side/disabled side. 90% of my mobility stems from my unaffected side and while I can manage, even create beautiful shapes, I’m curious about what my left side has to say when it’s in charge.”


Tamara Geisler and her team of collaborators bring legendary artist, activist, revolutionary Tina Modotti to life in her one-woman production of TINA, a new piece with original music and text in collage with Modotti’s own words from Hollywood, post-revolution Mexican Renaissance, and the USSR under Stalin. TINA debuted at Snug Harbor on Nuvember 10, 2018 and asks the question: “When is a life too unique for any frame?”


PASS: With the changes is a full-length site-specific contemporary dance piece by Janice Rosario that debuted at Snug Harbor on October 18, 2018. The project explores how the way we relate to each other and ourselves is dictated by the changing of the seasons. The aim is to unveil the human psyche through dance.


Melissa Riker/Kinesis Project dance theatre’s large-scale, outdoor performance, PASS: Breathing with Strangers, is a ragged, sweeping and surprising love-song to New York City. Dancers appear and disappear as the choreography twists around and within the levels, buildings, and hillsides of Snug Harbor’s Shinbone Alley in October 2019. This project invites the audience to witness, interact, and follow the performance — and consider how generous moments between strangers can occur.


The work of Reda Abdelrahman in the exhibition I Am Everybody draws inspiration from Egyptian history and its influence on our contemporary culture. Sacred Leaves is a section within the exhibit combining video and installation work. Adbdelrahman writes of his inspiration, “I was often impressed by the colors and different forms of leaves, but today I am surrounded by foliage everywhere. Carried by the wind in autumn to fill the front of my house and brush that colored rug on every inch of yard space. Upon smelling it and thinking about its patterns and phases of life, I am inspired by a perfect guide worthy of study and deep reflection.” This video is made in collaboration with Ahmed Galal as composer, Rany Selem as director of photography and Ahmed El Shaer as video editor.


Check out what’s blooming at Snug Harbor! Learn about the history and significance of the many varieties of magnolias.


Check out what’s blooming at Snug Harbor! Learn about the beauty of cherry blossoms in the springtime.


Check out what’s blooming at Snug Harbor! Learn about the daffodils in the Perennial Garden by the Carl Grillo Glass House.



Go behind the scenes at the Heritage Farm’s polyhouse, where our seasonal produce gets its start as seeds, and learn about exciting opportunities for participants in the ConEdison Young Farm Engineers program.


Learn about the Old Timers, New Starts exhibition at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor.


Check out what’s blooming at Snug Harbor! Learn about the daffodils in the Perennial Garden by the Carl Grillo Glass House.