The Music Hall at Snug Harbor is one of the oldest concert halls in the City, second only to Carnegie Hall and serves as the centerpiece for performing arts. It is part of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, the result of more than three decades of restoration and development to convert the first home for retired sailors in the United States to a regional arts center. Snug Harbor has programs and attractions to benefit the more than 470,000 residents of Staten Island with humanities-based educational programming, exhibits and performances that boost annual attendance rate of over 280,000.