Arts & Entertainment
Must-See Arts & Culture
by nycgo.com staff, 08/11/2015
Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor. Photo: Jan Somma-Hammel
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The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling is set to open this season, giving young children and their families a chance to learn about this Harlem neighborhood and the world at large through exhibitions, performances, hands-on workshops and other programs. The expansive, skylit museum space was designed by renowned architect David Adjaye.
The Staten Island Museum, which welcomes more than 200,000 visitors each year, will expand its new Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden home in September. In 1965 museum members saved the Snug Harbor site from demolition—and soon, the institute's collection will inhabit a renovated building on the grounds, a 19th-century landmark structure that was once a dormitory for retired seamen.
Finally, St. Ann's Warehouse at the Tobacco Warehouse—nestled in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park, near the beloved Jane's Carousel—has undergone a $31 million transformation, turning what was a large empty space (with cool brick walls and archways) into a year-round performing arts facility. Set to open in November, it will include a theater space, a multi-use artists' studio and an open-air garden, which will be accessible to the public during Brooklyn Bridge Park hours.