Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, located in Staten Island, NY, is a small park that’s a wonderful place to go and explore. It boasts breathtaking views of the skyline, lovely sunsets throughout the year, and a peaceful quiet that you can’t find in many other places on Staten Island.
Many people visit the park to go for a walk or take one of the many educational tours/classes offered by Snug Harbor.
The history of Snug Harbor can be traced back to 1801 when a group of Staten Island residents created the centrally located Sailors Snug Harbor in what is now Castleton Corners. The idea was to create a safe haven for retired sailors, which apparently was needed at the time. It gradually evolved, however, into Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.
Snug Harbor is home to many different gardens, each with its own unique design and purposes. The Heritage Rose Garden was designed in memory of Dan Vega-Peck, who died after a battle with cancer. It was created by volunteers who felt inspired by the beauty of the rare and antique roses planted along with modern roses. The garden is located in a peaceful meadow near the center of Snug Harbor, and it’s free to visit.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden consists of several different attractions within one large building. These attractions include:
– A museum dedicated to preserving Staten Island’s history in art and design, called The Noble Maritime Collection. Housing over 4,000 objects of American decorative arts, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and furniture from 1750 – 1890.
– The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art displaying rotating exhibits focusing on contemporary art by emerging and established artists.
– The Performance Art Theater producing and screening independent, foreign, and documentary films.
– A café/art store with an elegant outdoor terrace.
– A wonderful gift shop offering a variety of items such as garden-themed artworks and jewelry, Staten Island souvenirs (magnets, postcards, etc.), apparel (t-shirts, towels, etc.), and more.
Snug Harbor, also known as Sailors Snug Harbor and informally as Snug Harbor, is a collection of architecturally significant 19th-century buildings on Staten Island, New York City. The buildings are set in an 83-acre park along the Kill Van Kull in New Brighton, on the North Shore of Staten Island.
Address: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 425-3504
Added to NRHP: March 16, 1972
NRHP Reference Number: 72000909
Architect: Martin E. Thompson; Minard Lafever
Architectural style: Greek Revival, Late Victorian
NYCL No: 0022–0027, 0742–0743, 1204–1205
GO 4 Junk Removal Staten Island is located at 83 Meisner Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306. From Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Head west on Chapel Road toward Gazebo Road, then go right onto Cottage Row, take another right onto Harbor Rd. From there, go left onto Richmond Terrace, then go left onto Clove Rd where you will pass by the landmark Enterprise Rent-A-Car(on the right), now turn right onto Delafield Ave. From Delafield Ave, turns left and becomes Manor Rd then take a slight left to stay on Manor Rd. Almost reached! Now keep driving straight onto Meisner Ave. Finally, take a look on the right and you will see your destination.