The Richmond County Savings Foundation is a philanthropic organization contributing to the welfare of the Staten Island community. The Richmond County Savings Foundation sought to increase the quality of life of those who live, work, or visit Staten Island by funding an enchanting Tuscan Garden. Modeled after the celebrated gardens at the historic Villa Gamberaia in Florence, the garden pays homage to the style of 17th century Tuscan landscape architects. Just as the Villa Gamberaia marries the traditional city pallozo with the bucolic nature of the Tuscan countryside, the Richmond County Savings Foundation’s Tuscan Garden and Building P create a similar effect.
In June of 2012, SHARP artist Gustavo Galvan used the Richmond County Saving’s Foundation’s Tuscan Garden as a runway to debut “Shopping Bag Intricacies.” The exquisite natural landscape of the garden was the perfect backdrop for a fashion show focused around the reuse and up-cycling of everyday materials. Models donned Galvan’s intricately hand-crafted designs and confidently walked through the garden to the resounding applause of onlookers.
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In The News: Staten Island’s Snug Harbor open on a limited basis; Building P to serve as warming center
SIAdvance, Staten Islanders can stop by Building P at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to warm up, change clothes, use WiFi and charge phones and computers….
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SIAdvance, Some 21 volunteers, mostly neighbors of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, raked and bagged leaves, twigs and other debris Friday at the Livingston complex.
SIAdvance, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is looking for help in the aftermath of Sandy.