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Snug Harbor Cultural Center

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
718-448-2500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Snug H arbor is the best attractin on Staten Island. From the resotred buildings each one beautiful, to the gorgeous gardens and Neptune Fountain. The Chinese Schloras Garden as well as the new SI Museum. The free outdoor concerts, the Gazebo, Botanical Gardens. This is the place to come to, walk around, look around, experience the beauty of nature. You... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great day took ferry from manhattan and then a fast bus ride that left from the terminal.Was really surprised by the space and attractions the gallery the Chinese scholar's garden,and Tuscan garden.Will go back and next time will pack a lunch. Felt like a day in the country.

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Staten Island, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Bike there, jog through, drive, or bus from the ferry. My special treat is to sit and savor the Scholar's Garden in all seasons and weather. 83 landscaped acres include botanical, Tuscan, Chinese Scholar's gardens, and a seasonal opportunity to purchase fresh heirloom herbs & vegetables, plus a view of NY's waterfront from its restored Greek Revival buildings. Those amazing... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A special island for the arts and culture on Staten Island that not only attracts visitors from around the globe, but also for people who live in this unique location. It is a treasure that brings us back again and again, from season to season, to enjoy the gifts of nature and man.

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New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Snug Harbor is a park with so much to do. The site is home to the Snug museum, the Chinese Scholars Garden, the Newhouse gallery, the Noble Maritime collection and the beautiful Tuscan Garden plus the Childrens Museum. The site also hosts many events, including community theatre.

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Hebron, lsrael
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105 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Sailors' Snug Harbor has some great Greek-Revival architecture - bring a copy of the architectural guidebook AIA GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY! Unfortunately the 5 main buildings (1833-84) face north, meaning pictures taken in sunny weather won't turn out the best. On Richmond Terrace by the eastbound bus stop, there is an interesting old entry gate (1873). In one of... More

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Staten Island, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is so removed from the rest of Staten Island (except for Richmondtown perhaps.) One strolls along the gardens and expansive grounds, checks out the galleries, takes tours, and enjoys the many historical structures, all the time feeling as if one is transported far from little Staten Island, to a place that is also akin to traveling back in time... More

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Staten Island, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Just saw the Harbor Lights Theater Company production of a radio show of "It's a Wonderful Life" and it was excellent. Bravo!!

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Staten Island, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This facility was a self contained home for aged sailors. The original name was Sailor Snug Harbor. In the early 1970's the last of the sailors were moved out of state to another facility. It was later purchased by the city and has undgergone major renovations to all of the various style buildings. It houses a music hall, a grand... More

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We wanted to see more of Staten island than just a ferry ride over. Used our Metro card to catch the bus from the ferry. A pleasant, relaxing stroll on a wonderful sunny day.

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