Jennifer Dudley, Staten Island Children’s Museum – October 9, 2018

October 9, 2019, Staten Island, NY – Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum will once again host “Halloween Harbor,” the annual site-wide event on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11 AM – 5 PM.

Guests will be able to get their fill of trick-or-treating, spooky movies, arts & crafts, spooky science, and a costume contest. The day begins on the campus at 1000 Richmond Terrace in Shinbone Alley for what will surely be a family-friendly, bone-rattling great time! Visitors of all ages are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and festive attire.

Tickets On Sale Now Tickets to Halloween Harbor are $8 per person in advance and $10 at the door. The event is free for children under 1 year. Tickets provide access to all Halloween Harbor activities, museums, and attractions during the event, and include access to all cultural sites and points of interest within the Snug Harbor campus. Members will be allowed free access to the institutions of which they are a member, but will need to purchase tickets and receive a wristband to participate in the Halloween Harbor activities. Tickets are available at

“We were so pleased with the overwhelming response to last year’s Halloween Harbor and are excited to bring the fun back this year,” said the executive directors of the partner organizations at Snug Harbor in a joint statement. “The event builds on our most recent campus-wide celebration, Big Picnic, held in June, and gives visitors a chance to enjoy many of the cultural institutions at Snug Harbor in a single day.  This collaborative effort by the campus partners showcases the wide variety of visual and performing arts, family-friendly activities, historic buildings, and beautiful grounds that define Snug Harbor.”

This campus-wide event is made possible because of funding allocated by NYS Assemblymember Matthew Titone. “I am proud to support Snug Harbor campus-wide events such as Big Picnic and Halloween Harbor and encourage the community to see all that this unique destination has to offer right here on Staten Island,” said Assemblymember Titone.



Schedule of Events & Activities Here are some of the programs on the schedule for Halloween Harbor; for updates:


SUPER SCIENCE: THE WORMS CRAWL IN… 11 AM – 1 PM, Staten Island Museum, Building A, Classroom. For families with children ages 7 – 13. First come, first served. Explore the anatomy and lifecycles of flatworms, roundworms and segmented worms. Come equipped with some courage and curiosity as participants meet tapeworms, nematodes, leeches, sandworms, and earthworms.


12 – 2 PM, Art Lab, Room B, for all ages.

Let your inner witches and goblins out to play Make Your Monster creative workshop for children of all ages.


12 – 5 PM, Art Lab Gallery, for all ages.

Stop by Art Lab to enjoy some not-so-scary Halloween movies for the whole family.


1 – 4 PM, Staten Island Children’s Museum, 2nd Floor, for children up to 10 years old.

Use monoprinting techniques and turn pretty autumn leaf patterns into spooky-looking bats!


1 – 4 PM, Staten Island Museum, Bldg. A, Classroom and Auditorium, for families of all ages.

Come for drop-in workshops and activities throughout the building featuring Tricks and Treats! Get silly with make-and-take gag gifts and Impractical Jokers-related props sure to get a laugh. Work up an appetite and stimulate your imagination with edible crafts that are tasty (and safe) enough to eat!


1:30 – 4 PM, Art Lab Hallway, for all ages.

Turn our hallway into a Halloween mural. We’ll supply lots of fun materials to create a Halloween scene on our hallway walls. Designated areas only.


2 – 2:30 PM, Staten Island Children’s Museum, for ages 2-10.

It’s slime time – make your own oobleck and experiment with this squishy splatter matter!




3 – 4 PM, Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1st Floor Portia’s Playhouse, for children up to 12 years old.

Come listen to spooky stories, make a craft and then dance with your friends.


4 – 5 PM, Noble Maritime Collection, Bldg. D, for all ages.

Featuring Staten Island OutLOUD and marionettes by Going Up Productions to enact Dracula’s arrival in England by ship.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES (located at Shinbone Alley)


11 AM – 5 PM or while supplies last, for families of all ages.

Celebrate the harvest in this fun, creative activity. Get yourself a pumpkin and decorate it with paints and your imagination.


11 AM – 5 PM or while supplies last, for all ages.


11 AM – 5 PM, for individuals and groups of all ages.

Get your photo taken in the depths of Shinbone Alley. The ambiance is just spooky enough to make this a Halloween to remember. Photos by Kris Johnson.


2:30 – 4 PM, for individuals and groups of all ages.

Join us at the Shinbone Alley stage to hear the Flesh Junkies, Staten Island’s very own “Zombie Punk Cabaret.” Dare to participate in the Halloween Harbor costume contest as part of their set.

Visit Shinbone Alley between 11 AM – 5 PM for additional activities, craft and food vendors, and more!

Getting to Snug Harbor Free parking lots are first come, first served; street parking is available just outside of the park gates. The site is easily accessible by both the S40 and S44 buses. Arriving by bike is welcome and bike racks are provided. Follow the signs to find Shinbone Alley. Chapel Road traversing the site will be closed to traffic between 11 AM – 5 PM.

Jennifer B. Dudley

Director of External Affairs

The Staten Island Children’s Museum

1000 Richmond Terrace

Staten Island, NY 10301

(718) 273-2060 x150

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