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Snug Harbor Cultural Center

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“snug harbor”(82 reviews)
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...more
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1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
+1 646-630-9420
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Snug Harbor is a delight during any season. The Chinese Lantern Festival was just one way to take advantage of beautiful Snug Harbor.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DebQ2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing display covering a large amount of the grounds. 60,000 people passed through the magnificently lit displays. Hope it comes back to Staten Island. If it comes to a venue near you, don't miss it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Doug S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish we had known this lovely park existed as we would have allowed time to stop. What a cool place it looked when we walked through after visiting the Children’s Museum. Only given 4* as the lantern display tickets seemed expensive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OhHelloThere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing festival of lights! I had my friend visiting from Texas, visiting NY for the very first time and wanted to show her the best this city offers. I found this Festival online and hoped for the best and we got it! Perfection!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank myreview47866
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a bit of a trek to get to this Centre from Manhattan- the Staten Island Ferry and then the S40 bus. However, we were keen to see the Chinese Lantern Festival which is on until the 6 January 2019 and we weren’t disappointed....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fm0072018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful festival. Notes: bring selfie stick lots of great photo ops. Dress warm. Wear comfortable shoes. Lots of mud, so be advised. Hold on to kids hands, very crowded and easy to lose people. But a very enjoyable night. Parking is tough, get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit! Steeped in history and the arts now. Captain Randall, the benefactor that started this facility for "aged, decrepit seamen" was a friend of Alexander Hamilton. That is only one of the tidbits you will discover. Just drive in during opening hours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clifton H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to bring my son to ART classes there (one of the many offered classes ranging from children- adults), over the summer... I used to walk around aimlessly enjoying the quiet beauty of this place! Such History and art all in one place... the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lamalfa2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Winter Lantern Festival is bright, fun, and a treat for kids. However, parking on. Saturday was a nightmare, you can wind up on the street many blocks away. Crowd control is badly handled with ticket buyers and holders all squashed together at the entrance....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 701DavidD
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place, get groupon gor discouted prices... parking is horrific , suggest to take public trqnsportation, dress up warm and enjoy.. the place is not big but very very cute... worth a visit but perhaps by ferry or train...also too many people and walking paths...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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3 May 2018|
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Response from Tati S | Reviewed this property |
There is no bike rental at the Staten Island side of the ferry, but there is a provision for bikes on the ferry. They load by the lower level and it is clearly marked and convenient. Due to construction and bike share lanes... More
29 June 2016|
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Response from pariholly | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of parking FREE ALL FREE
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Response from patrickdoyle148 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant right across the the from Snug Harbor Cultural Facility: The name is "Blu" and this is the fourth restaurant to be opened by the DiNoi Restaurant Group. As well, at the Staten Island side of the ferry... More