SAC Event: Chinese Scholar’s Gardens At the Snug Harbor Park in Staten Island

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019.  Bus leaves Village Hall at 9:30 AM

These Chinese gardens were built by 40 Chinese artisans in Suzhou City, and then shipped to the United States. Made with traditional Chinese construction techniques – nails and glue do not hold anything together – including the building that half-hovers over the lake. Rock formations, a bamboo forest and a waterfall are meant to inspire the same sort of harmony and peace Confucian, Taoist and Buddhist monks and scholars have sought in similar gardens over the centuries. We will have a docent-led tour of these magnificent gardens and have time to relax and contemplate these beautiful grounds.

Lunch following our tour, will be at Jac Mao, a wonderful local restaurant, carrying on the tradition of fine Chinese cuisine while incorporating new ideas with a focus on attention to details. They take pride in using only the highest quality ingredients and serving fresh seafood, vegetables and quality cuts of meat. Hurry to reserve your place!

Cost for Bus, Guided Tour of Gardens and Lunch:
$60 Residents/$70 Non-residents