Homecoming Week: What We Do in the Shadows

Celebrate Homecoming Week in Snug Harbor with FX’s What We Do in the Shadows and the Island’s lovable vampire roommates & their familiar.


Tue Aug 17 6:30 PM

The Film

What We Do in the Shadows

Created by Jemaine Clement | US | 44

What We Do in the Shadows, based on the feature film by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, documents the nightly exploits of vampire roommates Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Laszlo (Matt Berry) and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) as they navigate the modern world of Staten Island with the help of their human familiar, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén).

At the screening, audiences will be treated to the season two finale and an exclusive, first-ever presentation of the season three premiere of FX’s critically acclaimed Emmy®-nominated comedy series. Courtesy of FX Networks.

NYC Homecoming Week, August 14-22, is a citywide celebration featuring live concerts, free movie screenings, cultural activities, iconic events, public art, and more. This five-borough week of events drives support for the mom-and-pop businesses that define our neighborhoods and that kept the heart of our city beating throughout the COVID pandemic.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is an 83-acre campus offering dynamic programming for diverse communities of all ages in the arts, horticulture, and agriculture on enchanting grounds which include 26 historic structures, 14 botanical gardens, a 2.5-acre urban farm, wetlands, forests and park land.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:00 PM
Pre-Screening Music Begins
8:15 PM
8:30 PM
"Nouveau Théâtre des Vampires" (Season 2 Finale) Begins
9:00 PM
"The Prisoner" (Season 3 Premiere) Begins


How will it work?
Using your RSVP, our team will check in all patrons by last name at will call. Before your arrival, we will ask you to make sure you can answer “no” to all of the CDC’s COVID-19 safety screening questions. Upon arrival, we will be checking proof of vaccination. All children 12 and under can attend with a vaccinated adult. Masks are strongly recommended for children. Masks will be required while interacting with event staff. Chairs will not be provided, but we suggest bringing picnic blankets for seating!

Can I bring food and drinks?
No outside alcohol is allowed. Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages! There will be drinks—both alcoholic and non—for sale at the venue. Food and drink must be consumed while you are sitting in your designated area.

I’m vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?
All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on screen.

What COVID-19 Measures Have Been Taken?
Our guests and our team’s safety is our primary concern. Our COVID-19 safety measures include social distancing for both guests and staff, regular cleaning of all facilities, and contact-free check-in. All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on-screen. You may sit in your pod with up to 4 people, but we ask that you remain socially distanced from anyone not in the group you have chosen to sit with.

Where will the screening take place within the Snug Harbor Cultural Center?
There will be way finding to the screening site from the parking lot located at the main entrance at 1000 Richmond Terrace. Our check in will be located on Cottage Row by the entrance to the Allée.

How accessible is this venue?
This venue is wheelchair accessible. There is a walk from the entrance to the screening site. If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please email tickets@rooftopfilms.com.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Rooftop Films are open to all ages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions visit www.rooftopfilms.com/venues

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is not necessary to print your ticket. Our team will check the name on your RSVP at will call.

Is there anything I'm not permitted to bring to the venue?
The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, backpacks, bicycles or scooters, CamelBak backpacks, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), chairs, coolers, drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, glass or metal containers (including reusable water bottles such as Swells), illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, cigarettes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.


Snug Harbor Cultural Center

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

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