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Snug Harbor Cultural Center

1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
+1 718-448-2500
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Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island's premier destination for culture and entertainment. Set within a stunning 83-acre park-like setting, Snug Harbor presents a unique blend of gardens, museums, theaters, educational opportunities, and seasonal festivals. Snug Harbor's historic grounds and Greek Revival buildings house arts organizations with the area's most vibrant and intriguing activities, providing numerous ways for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to explore. The richness of this captivating environment truly makes Snug Harbor the heart of Staten Island's social life and a must-see destination in the region. Entrance to Snug Harbor's campus is free. Entrance to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and the Chinese Scholar's Garden is $5. The Snug Harbor grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk. The Chinese Scholar's Garden is open from Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm (last admission at 4:30pm). The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm. Check our Facebook page for current happenings and upcoming events!
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1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
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"music hall"
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

A short bus ride from the Staten Island Ferry if traveling from the other boroughs of NYC. Bring a light blanket for snack/ lunch.There are benches as well to just relax after walking around the garden (different flowers depending on the season) Of coarse spring...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Chinese Scholar’s Garden is a must see. So very peaceful and serine. A truly amazing place and worth the trip.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

There is so much happening at Snug Harbor you won't be disappointed. And during quiet times grab a book, pick your favorite garden and just enjoy the sheer beauty of the garden.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

It is very difficult to walk because the walkway is broken and uneven. I had great difficulty getting around .

Thank len16107
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about Snug Harbor for weddings! The atmosphere only embellished the beauty of the wedding! Saturdays weather was beautiful and a perfect time for the outdoors.

1  Thank Dianne P
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Some of the buildings on the large campus date from the early 19th century and were designed by renowned architect Minard LaFever, truly amazing Greek Revival structures. When one walks the campus one is transported out of metropolitan NYC into another world of peace and...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

If I was a tourist I would be very disappointed . The pond is disgusting green slime water. The Neptune fountain is in dire need of an overhaul. Half the time the water isn't even on. The buildings are in the midst of being overhauled....More

3  Thank NewYorkGemini
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Snug Harbor is a great place to visit. It holds historical value pertaining to our culture and shipping. The place was founded to be a resting place for old seamen who could no longer work. The buildings and grounds are beautiful.

Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The grounds are gorgeous! I love the old buildings, the Chinese Scholar's Garden etc. I have taken jewelry classes at the Art Lab and have sold my work at the Fence Art Show-and my sister had her wedding reception at The Great Hall here! Have...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The scholars garden is a wonderful reproduction of a Chinese scholars garden. The childrens museum is a fun place to children to learn and play.

Thank 987bernards
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Response from Tati S | Reviewed this property |
There is no bike rental at the Staten Island side of the ferry, but there is a provision for bikes on the ferry. They load by the lower level and it is clearly marked and convenient. Due to construction and bike share lanes... More
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June 29, 2016|
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Yes plenty of parking FREE ALL FREE
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Response from patrickdoyle148 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant right across the the from Snug Harbor Cultural Facility: The name is "Blu" and this is the fourth restaurant to be opened by the DiNoi Restaurant Group. As well, at the Staten Island side of the ferry... More
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