Staten Islands: Snug Harbor/Chinese Gardens
Join us for a day at Snug Harbor on Staten Island, home to New York City’s first designated landmarks and considered one of the finest examples of Greek revival architecture in America. We will begin with a guided tour of the Chinese Scholar’s Garden, a breathtaking landscape with courtyards, pavilions and a teahouse. More than one hundred artisans labored for a year in China to produce the elaborately carved woodwork and hand-formed ceramic roof and paving tiles. Chinese artisans worked an additional five months to create the garden here. We will also visit the Tuscan Garden and the Healing Garden. Following lunch at Blue Restaurant on the beautiful Staten Island waterfront, we will be guided on a tour of historic Snug Harbor. This “haven for aged, decrepit and worn out sailors” became the richest charitable institution in the United States.
Cost includes transportation, guided tours, lunch, snacks and gratuities.
501 – $133
7:45 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 7:45 a.m.