Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor is centrally located on the north shore of Staten Island. It borders the waters of the Kill Van Kull to the north, as well as the neighborhoods of St. George, West New Brighton and Randall Manor. Once a home for retired seamen, this 83-acre park is now a National Historic Landmark District consisting of Greek Revival, Italianate and Victorian style buildings. It is dominated by large, older homes built before 1900, and its streets are shaded by spreading oak and elm trees.

Snug Harbor Little League

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Located adjacent to Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens at 20 Snug Harbor Road, Snug Harbor Little League has proudly been serving North Shore families since 1964. SHLL offers Little League Baseball for boys ages 4-12 years and Softball for girls up to age 16 in both the fall and the spring seasons. With over 50 teams this year, SHLL gives hundreds of Staten Island’s North Shore youth an opportunity to learn valuable life-long skills. For more information, visit their webpage at http://www.sshll.org/.

New York City Compost Project Center

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Created by the New York City Department of Sanitation’s Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling, the NYC Compost Project Center provides compost education and outreach to Staten Island residents, community groups, schools, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Interested in turning your spoils into soils? This program not only provides compost-related workshops and classes (including a master composter certification program) to interested individuals and organizations, but they also conduct in outreach programs at NYC Greenmarkets, schools and public libraries. The NYC Compost project also provides support and resources by providing a variety of different services, such as compost and mulch distribution to community and school gardens, technical support, developing urban farming programs, and operating neighborhood-based food scrap drop-off opportunities.

The NYC Compost Project Center’s Staten Island location is on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens, right next door to Heritage Farm.

Children’s Harbor Montessori School

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Located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center at 1000 Richmond Terrace, Children’s Harbor Montessori School is one of the few Montessori schools on Staten Island. Founded in 1976 by a group of parents, the school is dedicated to providing children with an arts centered curriculum that is adapted to meet the individual needs of every child. The school provides educational opportunities to toddlers ages 2-3, as well as pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students, ages 4-6. The school also provides a “Summer Studio” program, as well as forums, workshops and discussion groups that support child development and parenting skills.

Following the Montessori educational philosophy, Children’s Harbor Montessori School strives to foster the social, cognitive, emotional, creative and physical development of each individual child. Structured educational programs not only encourage the unique abilities of the child, but allow the child to develop a positive self-image, self-reliance, and independence.

For more information on Children’s Harbor Montessori School, visit their website at www.childrensharbormontessori.com.

Art Lab

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Located at 1000 Richmond Terrace, within Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island, Art Lab is a grassroots non-profit art school that offers both art instruction and exhibitions. Art Lab provides art instruction through classes and workshops, for students of all ages and ability levels. Today it is a valued member of New York’s arts and educational community and is a vital part of the cultural life of Staten Island. Their mission statement reads, “Art Lab’s purpose is to offer Staten Island the best possible and most professional independent school of fine and applied art, and to bring knowledge and appreciation of artistic excellence to the metropolitan community through regular classes, exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, and lectures. For more information, visit their website at www.artlab.info.

Heritage Farm

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Located at 1000 Richmond Terrace, the Snug Harbor Heritage Farm is Snug Harbor’s most recent agricultural endeavor.  Between 1890 and 1910, Snug Harbor produced fruits and vegetables from its on-site working farm. A century later, Snug Harbor is trying to accomplish a similar task, but with a focus on education. Heritage Farm at Snug Harbor aims to feed, inspire, and educate the local community through educational programs, workshops, and field trips, and by increasing awareness about the importance of eating locally. The Snug Harbor Heritage Farm is cared for in an environmentally viable manner so that it will continue to produce fresh fruits and vegetables for years to come.

Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm currently has a partnership with local restaurant, Blue, providing fresh produce directly to Blue’s tables at 1115 Richmond Terrace. Heritage Farm also hosts a weekly farmer’s market, providing fresh, locally grown produce to the Staten Island community. For more information on Heritage Farm, visit http://www.snug-harbor.org/sustainable-farm/.

Snug Harbor Music Hall

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Located at Snug Harbor Cultural center on Staten Island’s north shore, the Music Hall serves as the centerpiece for performing arts on Staten island.
Built in 1892, the Music Hall is a Greek-revival auditorium that can accommodate larger audiences and can adequately support performance requirements. The Music Hall is one of the oldest concert halls in the northeast, second only to Carnegie Hall by three months. Past performers at the Music Hall include David Bowie, Wanda Sykes, Al Martino, Tony Randall, Kitty Carlisle, Diahann Carroll, the Drifters, the Platters, the Coasters, Ingrid Michaelson, Galt MacDermot, the Headlocks, and more. Both the Music Hall and Veterans Memorial Hall are sites for local theater groups such as The Harbor Lights Theater CompanyIn the Wings Productions and Sundog Theater.

Veterans Memorial Hall

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Located at Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island’s North Shore, the Veterans Memorial Hall serve as the centerpieces for performing arts on Staten Island.

Built in 1854 originally as a chapel, Veterans Memorial Hall has also been the setting for many wonderful theatrical productions.  Veteran’s Memorial Hall is also easily adapted for other uses including wedding ceremonies, graduations or memorial services

Both the Music Hall and Veterans Memorial Hall are sites for local theater groups such as The Harbor Lights Theater CompanyIn the Wings Productionsand Sundog Theater.

 

Snug Harbor Botanical Gardens:

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The Staten Island Botanical Garden is part of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center, located on the north shore of Staten Island. The Botanical Garden is spread across the site and includes the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden (added in 1999) and the Richmond County Savings Foundation Tuscan Garden (completed in 2011).  Within the grounds of Snug Harbor are several beautiful gardens that serve different purposes for the community. While being enjoyed for their individual qualities, the gardens are also used as educational tools, for recreational purposes such as walking, jogging or picnics, and as backdrops for public programs. You can access the Botanical Gardens from Richmond Terrace, Tysen Street, Kissel Avenue or Henderson Avenue. For more information, visit the Snug Harbor website at http://www.snug-harbor.org/botantical-gardens/.

Staten Island Children’s Museum

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Staten Island Children’s Museum is Located at 1000 Richmond Terrace, on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens. Since 1976, the Museum has given children many opportunities to explore the many different aspects of the natural environment and world around them, foster their curiosity, and enjoy a unique perspective on art, science and the humanities.

The Museum offers a variety of hands-on educational exhibits such as Block Harbor, House: About It, Portia’s Playhouse, Great Explorations, Bugs and Insects, Ladder 11, Sea of Boats, and DB’s Fantastic Machines. They also provide and programming for children of all ages on a regular basis, such as daily activities like Storytime, weekday programs like Kidz Cook, toddler programs like Artist in Me and weekend family workshops like Up 4 Art. The museum also hosts birthday parties, summer mini-camps and so much more! For more information on membership, hours of operation and programs, visit the Museum’s website at www.statenislandkids.org.

Gerardi’s Farmer’s Market & Nursery

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Gerardi’s Farmer’s Market & Nursery is located at 571 Richmond Terrace, right down the street from Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and in the heart of West New Brighton. This family owned business has been serving Staten Island North Shore residents for decades with fresh produce from their 40-acre New Jersey farm. They also provide landscaping essentials such as annuals, perennials, soil, mulch, pavers and other decorative items.  They also offer free landscaping quotes and are open during the holiday season with a variety of evergreen trees and wreaths in stock. For more information on hours of operation and weekly specials, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Gerardisfarmersmarketnursery.