Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Livingston, Staten Island
One of New York City‘s most unexpected and extraordinary destinations is located on the north shore of Staten Island, just minutes from the Staten Island Ferry. Snug Harbor is a cultural center set within an 83-acre National Historic Landmark district containing the finest collection of Greek Revival buildings in the United States, plus Beaux Arts, Italianate and Victorian style architecture. Each building has individual merit, but the harmonious effect of twenty-six historic buildings set in acres of parkland is wholly remarkable. Snug Harbor exists today because of the tireless efforts of citizens to save it from destruction a generation ago, and then to transform the deteriorated buildings of a seamen‘s retirement home into a center for the arts.
Once a refuge for retired merchant seaman, Snug Harbor‘s unique historic buildings are now home to art galleries, performance spaces, museums and catering facilities that encompasses acres of natural wetlands, woods and botanical gardens.
Also located at Snug Harbor:
Art school with a wide variety of course offerings.
Noble Maritime Collection
Recently transformed with a $3.5 million renovation, the museum focuses on the history of Snug Harbor and Staten Island maritime artist John A. Noble.
Staten Island Botanical Garden
Numerous formal gardens including the internationally renowned Chinese Scholars Garden.
Staten Island Children‘s Museum
A museum for young people and school groups with interactive hands on fun for the whole family.
The Center produces a year-round concert schedule, presents contemporary visual art exhibitions, offers educational programs for all ages, and hosts a variety of individual artists and arts organizations on the grounds.