Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden Free Admission Saturday

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden Free Admission Saturday
Jan 19

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden Free Admission Saturday

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Free Admission Saturday at Snug Harbor Cultural Center Botanical Garden - see INFO below. Snug Harbor offers programs and attractions to benefit the residents of Staten Island and of New York. It is home to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program (SHARP), Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Childrens Museum, Noble Maritime Collection, Art Lab, Childrens Harbor Montessori School, and Staten Island Conservatory of Music. Snug Harbor is proud to be a distinguished Smithsonian affiliate. Snug Harbor was founded with the execution of the will of Robert Richard Randall, heir to a shipping fortune, who died in 1801. The will required the family fortune and estate be used to build and operate a haven for aged, decrepit, and worn-out sailors. Over the next century, Sailors Snug Harbor expanded from its original three buildings to 50 structures and 900 residents from every corner of the world. By the turn of the 20th century, Sailors Snug Harbor was reputedly the richest charitable institution in the United States and a self-sustaining community with farms, a dairy, a bakery, workshops, a power plant, a chapel, a sanatorium, a hospital, a concert hall, dormitories, recreation areas, gardens, and a cemetery.

when: January 19 @ 9am - 4pm
where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY (map)
price: Free
INFO: Main campus is free of charge to the public. Phone: 718-425-3516 Website
category: Arts & Culture
 

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