Festivals, film screenings, and farm-fresh food: all in June at Snug Harbor Cultural Center Staten island

Festivals, film screenings, and farm-fresh food: all in June at Snug Harbor Cultural Center Staten island. Cottage Row Curiosities is BACK on June 11 with new vendors, entertainment, and great finds. Bonus: It’s FREE. Mark your calendars!

Come celebrate history and culture, health and wellness with live performances, crafts, food, and crafts market, and more–all at the Juneteenth Freedom Festival! Join the Jubilee Collective for a full weekend of activities, culminating in a celebration on June 19 at Snug Harbor. Visit Snug Harbor Cultural Center for more information: https://snug-harbor.org/

ARTS

This weekend: Experience FIGMENT, a free interactive-art festival. Throughout campus on June 4 – 5, visitors are encouraged to interact with the participatory art projects provided by creative members of our community. All FIGMENT art projects require input or participation from our visitors.

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Party with us on June 4 as part of this year’s FIGMENT! We’ll be out on the lawn at Shinbone Alley kicking the night away with cool vibes and performances by DJ Mike Diexverse and music artist Honeychild Coleman. Experience Queer Van Kult: Revelation at the Newhouse Center, a liturgy of performance, installation, and music with a focus on queer artistry and multimedia work.
Register here.

On June 18, join us for a screening of True Love Forever, a film series written and directed by Zoe Alice with a performance from the film’s star, God Complex.
Get your tickets!

Now on view at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art: Queer Van Kult: Revelation
This exciting new art exhibition transforms the Main Hall Gallery into a fully immersive dreamscape that subverts the societal narrative in which to be queer is to be “othered.” Upon entrance, Revelation invites visitors to be “unborn” from these societal expectations and enter a world where queerness is a preexisting condition. Visit Snug Harbor Cultural Center for more information: https://snug-harbor.org/

Festivals, film screenings, and farm-fresh food: all in June at Snug Harbor Cultural Center Staten island. Cottage Row Curiosities is BACK on June 11 with new vendors, entertainment, and great finds. Bonus: It's FREE. Mark your calendars!
Festivals, film screenings, and farm-fresh food: all in June at Snug Harbor Cultural Center Staten island. Cottage Row Curiosities is BACK on June 11 with new vendors, entertainment, and great finds. Bonus: It’s FREE. Mark your calendars!

EDUCATION

What do you get with Snug Harbor Summer Break? Tons of fun in the sun and shade! Paint by the pond, plant seeds on the Heritage Farm, check out the wonders of the wetland, and find your favorite reading spot. Every day, your kids will enjoy fun activities and restorative spaces like the campus wetlands, Heritage Farm, and New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden.
Register today for your choice of nine week-long sessions from July 5 – to September 2.

TEACHERS: Participate in professional development at Snug Harbor! Our five-day session from August 1-5 is a behind-the-scenes, hands-on opportunity to learn how a farm and compost site operates.
Learn classroom techniques for guiding students in your school garden and creating home-school connections. Topics include site design and crop planning, seed germination, greenhouse engineering, harvesting, food waste diversion, and composting. Visit Snug Harbor Cultural Center for more information: https://snug-harbor.org/

GARDENS

Get your tickets: the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden is open right in time for spring!
2022 Spring-Summer Hours:
April 13 – October 2, 2022
Wednesday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
The First Fridays of the month are free for Staten Island residents upon proof of residency. Learn more about the garden and purchase your tickets in advance here.

HERITAGE FARM

Fresh, flavorful, and 100% local: Heritage Farm Stands!
Your favorite seasonal produce will be on sale:
Thursdays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Compost Demo Site
Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Gazebo Road
COMPOST

Join the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor at the South Beach Public Library on June 9 for a family-fun composting event! Bring us your food scraps and learn how to turn it into nutrient-dense compost for NYC’s soil. See how to mix browns and greens, meet a worm, and learn all about composting!
Learn more and register here.

Composting is easy–and we’ll teach you how! At the FREE Compost Turn and Learn events on June 11 and June 25, learn to produce compost at home, how to mix greens and browns into your compost pile, and the importance of reducing food waste.
Register here!

On June 18, the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is giving away FREE compost! Staff will be present to assist in loading up to three (3) 40-pound bags of compost into your vehicle. This is a drive-through style event.
You must register here to receive compost. See you then!

Now open 7 days a week: Food scrap collection at the Compost Demo Site!
The NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor wants your food scraps to make compost to fertilize our farm, grounds, and gardens. Learn what to bring, where, and when.

Visit Snug Harbor Cultural Center for more information: https://snug-harbor.org/