FIGMENT NYC 2023
We are excited to announce that FIGMENT 2023 will be held at Snug Harbor, for the second year in a row! This cultural center and botanical garden on Staten Island supports many types of art and culture on its beautiful grounds and in its historic buildings. Snug Harbor is a 5-minute bus ride or 10-minute bike ride, from the Staten Island Ferry. The center already has a vibrant arts community and we are excited to interact with them!
When: Saturday & Sunday June 3rd and 4th, 2023
Where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
What: FIGMENT NYC 2023, an interactive-arts festival that is free and open to the public.
FIGMENT is a free event that celebrates the creation and display of participatory and interactive art by emerging artists across disciplines. For this weekend, we are partnering with Snug Harbor, to host an event where nothing is for sale and everyone is invited to create and connect.
HOW TO GET THERE
We encourage you to take public transportation.
FIGMENT is a great place for a picnic. There are limited food options at the park so consider bring your own food and beverages. Plan your day with sustainability in mind: use refillable and reusable containers.
Take subway to lower Manhattan, via the 1 train to South Ferry or the 4/5 train to Bowling Green or the R train to Whitehall. Exit and walk south to blue neon Staten Island terminal to take FREE ferry. After landing in Staten Island take the S40 bus at Gate D to travel along Richmond Terrace, less than a 10-minute ride. Let the bus driver know that you want to get off at Snug Harbor.
BY CAR FROM NEW JERSEY:
From the Goethals Bridge: Take 278 East or take the Outerbridge Crossing to 440 North, following signs to the Verrazano Bridge/278 East. Get off 278 East at the exit marked Richmond Road/Clove Road. (Do not take the Richmond Avenue exit). Take the service road to the first light, make a left, and follow Clove Road to Richmond Terrace. Make a right on Richmond Terrace and follow it until you come to Snug Harbor, which is on the right and marked by a black cast iron fence and magnificent pillared buildings at Snug Harbor Road. Turn right and you will see the entrance gate on your left-hand side. Follow the signs for parking.
From the Bayonne Bridge: Take the first exit (Richmond Terrace). Make a right at the top of the exit ramp onto Richmond Terrace. The Terrace snakes around a bit, following the shore of the Kill Van Kull river. Go about 3 – 4 miles, you will see Snug Harbor on the Right. It is just past the Getty gas station and a little restaurant on the left called Blue.
BY CAR FROM BROOKLYN, QUEENS, AND LONG ISLAND:
Take the lower level of Verrazano Narrows Bridge; stay on the right, and exit at Bay Street. Take the Bay Street exit service road to Bay Street. Make a left and follow Bay Street past the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, where Bay Street becomes Richmond Terrace. Follow Richmond Terrace about one mile to Tysen Street. Make a left on Tysen Street, and then the next right on Fillmore Street, and enter the parking lot immediately to the left of the gated entrance. Parking will be right after the gate on the left-hand side.
Brooklyn Battery Tunnel: To BQE West. Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to SI Expwy (I-278). Get off at Clove/Richmond Road exit (#13). At third intersection, bear right onto Clove Road. Continue to Bement Ave. (will see a cemetery), turn right onto Bement. Continue to Richmond Terrace. Make a right onto Richmond Terrace to Snug Harbor. Make a quick right at the Snug Harbor sign and then a quick left through the brick gatehouse.
SAFETY PROTOCOLS: FIGMENT will follow all New York State and New York City protocols as outlined on our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines here. For more information on FIGMENT NYC or our COVID-19 compliance plans please email us at [email protected]
SUSTAINABILITY: FIGMENT is a leave no trace event. Meaning that whatever items you bring with you must leave with you. Including paper or plastic waste so please plan ahead.
Photo (C) 2014 Anthony Collins