Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island: Hours, Address, Snug Harbor Cultural Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Snug Harbor Cultural Center

Snug Harbor Cultural Center
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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KevinsGirls
Edison, NJ714 contributions
Garden delight
Sep 2020 • Family
Snug Harbor is a hidden gem in Staten Island. I enjoyed their gardens very much. The cost was great-it’s free. A wonderful getaway and place to go to connect with nature.
Written January 17, 2021
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femaleboxer
Bayonne, NJ556 contributions
A must see!
Nov 2020
I'm annoyed I didn't know about this place when everything was still in bloom, since I can only imagine that would've made the experience of this place even more impressive. A place definitely worth visiting if you are in the area!
Written November 10, 2020
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MickH
Staten Island, NY12 contributions
A must visit
Sep 2020
The Snug Harbor Center is a must see for visitors and locals on Staten Island. The grounds are well laid out and a beautiful combination of well landscaped and a more wild feel around. The historic buildings are spectacular both outside and in (which is good at the moment with limited indoor access due to Covid). The Chinese Scholars Garden is unique, the Tuscan Garden is cute, and the rose, herb, white, and other gardens are constantly changing and worth repeated visits. And it's almost never crowded so you can really enjoy yourselves. The SI Museum on the grounds has a variety of circulating shows, that (like any museum) can vary in quality but the buildings themselves are worth seeing.
Written October 12, 2020
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Samoht
New York City, NY432 contributions
Great Place to Walk
Aug 2020
We find Snug Harbor a great place to walk for exercise during the pandemic. The buildings, gardens, and grounds are beautiful and peaceful.
Written August 31, 2020
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Ray C
Staten Island, NY2 contributions
great place
Feb 2020
snug harbor has alot of things going on you can see a show in the theater ,you could see an outside lawn event , or you could just take a stroll on the grounds.
Written March 5, 2020
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Kevin R
Staten Island, NY5 contributions
Some old place
Apr 2019
It is a great place to visit for a walk and see those buildings, if you are lucky you'll find a festival, musical or something going on here every weekend so you can visit it and enjoy. It is well maintained and nice attraction for Staten Island.
Written February 29, 2020
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BigMC21
Staten Island, NY104 contributions
Great stop when visiting NYC
Feb 2020 • Friends
I highly recommend the children’s museum it was a great place years ago when my children were little and still is to this day. My nieces and nephews live the place.
Written February 13, 2020
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iaintnice
United States5 contributions
The winter lantern festival
Nov 2019 • Friends
The lantern festival was nice. A lot to see and many shows to watch at the stage. Took about 45 minutes to walk the whole exhibit and see the different designs
Written February 11, 2020
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P F B
Edison, NJ1,578 contributions
Fantastic Festival of Lights
Jan 2020
Visited here for the Winter Festival of Lights. It was much more than I had expected. Using GPS, had no problem finding the cultural center. There is limited parking inside, but enough parking outside. There were plenty of festive light displays, but it was very busy. There were also a good selection of food vendors. The cultural center looks like a great place to visit in the spring when the flowers are in bloom and the summer months.
Written January 12, 2020
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AKS
New York City, NY202 contributions
NYC Winter Lantern Festival
Dec 2019
Visited the NYC Winter Lantern Festival in Staten Island on Christmas day. Didn’t realize that the ferry is actually free.

To see the colorful lanterns, we followed a boardwalk path and went along with the pace of the holiday crowd. So when people ahead stopped for photos, we had to pause for a while too.

The lanterns had themed sections like gardens, animals, sea animals, dinosaur world, etc. We covered the entire exhibit in less than the time we traveled to get there (1 hour vs 1.5+ hours travel time each way). They also had some scheduled performances such as folk dances and acrobatic stunts but our toes were frozen that we opted to skip it.

If you’re up for seeing some pretty impressive handcrafted decorative lights before Jan. 12, 2020, it may be worth the trek from Manhattan.
Written January 6, 2020
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