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SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER < this is my business >


Categories: Parks/Recreation, Attractions/Entertainment
Address: 1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-448-2500
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7 weddings

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Staten Island Wedding In September
Staten Island   |   September, 2012   |   Attraction

"Originally a housing residence for retired seaman, Snug Harbor is an 83-acre National Historic Landmark District whose grand 19th century buildings house Snug Harbor Cultural Center and many other Cultural Organizations. Sailor’s Snug Harbor was founded in 1801 by Robert Richard Randall as the first maritime home and hospital for retired sailors in the United States. When Sailor’s Snug Harbor was at its peak at the turn of the century, it housed nearly 1000 sailors. By the 1960’s, the number of sailors at Snug Harbor had declined dramatically, and the property began to fall into disrepair. After a few of the buildings had been demolished, the newly formed New York City Landmark Commission stepped in by landmarking seven of Snug Harbor’s buildings. At the urging of community activists, the City of New York purchased the property before it could be cleared for apartment buildings. What followed was one of the largest site transformations in the country as the Greek revival buildings were restored and the entire site was transformed into a major metropolitan cultural center which opened to the public in 1976. Today, Snug Harbor is Staten Island premier destination for the arts and is home to art museums, botanical gardens, a music hall and a children’s museum, and its 19th Century grounds are woven with woods and streams, colorful gardens and tree lined pathways. Snug Harbor’s calendar is filled year-round with concerts, art installations, recitals, plays and lectures which attract more than 250, 000 visitors each year. . Snug Harbor also features its own Education Department which designs and oversees programs that enable youths to explore their creativity, learn more about their community, and complement their classroom learning of the arts. Ongoing programs include an architectural scavenger hunt, gallery tours and a mythology themed tour and workshop. The impressive number and quality of cultural institutions within Snug Harbor make it truly a center for the arts on Staten Island."

New York Wedding In May
New York   |   May, 2012   |   Attraction

"There are several kinds of gardens, greenhouses, and a children's museum here!"

Staten Island Wedding In September
Staten Island   |   September, 2010   |   Attraction

"Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden is the product of more than 30 years of restoration and development to convert a 19th century home for retired seamen to a regional arts center housing myriad museum and arts programs as well as an active Artist-in-Residence program. It is the largest ongoing adaptive reuse project in America and is considered one of New York City’s unique architectural complexes and historic landscapes."

Staten Island Wedding In May
Staten Island, NY   |   May, 2010   |   Attraction

Staten Island Wedding In March
Staten Island, NY   |   March, 2010   |   Attraction

Our Wedding
Staten Island   |   November, 2008   |   Attraction

Our Wedding
Staten Island   |   November, 2008   |   Park

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Snug Harbor Cultural Center

1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-448-2500

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