Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Maritime Art in the Heart of the Sea

The National Endowment for the Arts has chosen Staten Island OutLOUD to present The Big Read in our community. This is the group’s tenth consecutive award from the NEA, and we here at the Noble Maritime Collection are proud to host a series of their free events. Staten Island OutLOUD opens its autumn series on historian Nathaniel Philbrick’s gripping story In the Heart of the Sea at the museum with readings and book giveaways. This is also the last day to view the exhibition of four rarely seen oil paintings by John A. Noble.

Presented by Staten Island OutLOUD

Free event, donations appreciated

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Oct
3
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

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CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

Melville on Staten Island

Herman Melville, 1870; oil painting by Joseph Oriel Eaton (1829-1875), the Houghton Library, Harvard University

Herman Melville, 1870; oil painting by Joseph Oriel Eaton (1829-1875), the Houghton Library, Harvard University

Professor John Rocco of SUNY Maritime College will tell stories of author Herman Melville’s life and work on Staten Island, and on his role in American popular culture.

Presented by Staten Island OutLOUD

Free event, donations appreciated

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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Session

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Creature from the Black Lagoon

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The museum will host a screening of Universal’s classic 1954 monster movie. It’s a take on beauty and the beast—the beast in this case being a monstrous combination of man and fish!

Moviegoers are welcome to come in costume. This event is part of Halloweekend at Snug Harbor!

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Rated G.

Admission $5 at the door

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Nov
7
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

The 31st Annual John A. Noble Art Auction

The Noble Maritime Collection's annual art auction is a Staten Island tradition. Year in and year out, work on the auction block—all of which is donated by artists and art collectors—comprises an exceptional array of artistic mastery.

The event begins with cocktails and a light supper by Catering by Framboise. This is a time to view the art on the block, meet the artists, and compare notes with other guests. The auction that follows is lively and fun, whether you leave with a work of art or note, you’ll help support a good cause and encourage the work of contemporary artists.

The event is $100 per person, $90 for members; invitation to follow

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Nellie Bly: Around the World in 72 Days

The  New York World  newspaper issued this photograph to publicize Nellie Bly’s around-the world-voyage in 1889.

The New York World newspaper issued this photograph to publicize Nellie Bly’s around-the world-voyage in 1889.

History buff Gerard Thornton returns to the museum to present the story of 25- year-old New York World reporter Nellie Bly, whose voyage on the luxury ocean liner SS Augusta Victoria in 1889 marked the beginning of a 72-day journey around the world. Join us on the 130-year anniversary of the day her journey began, and learn about her life through a lecture, discussion, and photographs.

Admission $5 at the door

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Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Sessions

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Concert: Alkemie with Elliot Cole Beautee & Bountee: An Arthurian Refraction

The Five Boroughs Music Festival comes to Staten Island with a concert by Alkemie, featuring Elliot Cole. (Photo courtesy of the Five Boroughs Music Festival.)

The Five Boroughs Music Festival comes to Staten Island with a concert by Alkemie, featuring Elliot Cole. (Photo courtesy of the Five Boroughs Music Festival.)

Presented by Five Boroughs Music Festival!

Medieval ensemble Alkemie joins forces with Elliot Cole in a new project of 13th and 14th century vocal works presented alongside the world premiere of Cole’s settings of Middle English texts, which reanimate the ancient tales of King Arthur. $25 general admission, $15 seniors and students.

To purchase tickets, visit www.5bmf.org/alkemie

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Nov
24
2:00 PM14:00

Staten Island's Woman of the Sea with stories of Kate Walker

Katherine Walker stands on the promenade of Robbin Reef circa 1910, with her daugher Mae to the left, and her granddaughter Lucille to the right.

Katherine Walker stands on the promenade of Robbin Reef circa 1910, with her daugher Mae to the left, and her granddaughter Lucille to the right.

The finale of Staten Island OutLOUD’s autumn series will feature readings that celebrate the life of Staten Island’s own Kate Walker, the former keeper of Robbins Reef Lighthouse in Upper New York Bay.

Presented by Staten Island OutLOUD

Free event, donations appreciated.

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Dec
5
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

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CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

Culture Shop

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Over twenty local fine artists and craftspeople will once again participate in the museum’s annual holiday sale, where you can find an array of unique gifts from the selection of fine art and prints, note cards and bookmarks, handmade candles and soap, pottery, jewelry, textiles, and more!

Free admission

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Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Session

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Sessions

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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Sep
5
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

This is a Print: Gallery Talk

Sol Wilson (1896-1974),  Festival (Provincetown),  Lithograph, c. 1950,  Gift of Barnett Shepherd

Sol Wilson (1896-1974), Festival (Provincetown), Lithograph, c. 1950, Gift of Barnett Shepherd

This free event is a companion to our This is a Print exhibition.

Barnett Shepherd, the historian and author whose collection makes up a majority of the prints on view in the exhibition, will talk about his lifelong experiences as a collector. He will offer guidance and best practices so that you can begin or grow your own fine art collection.

William Behnken, a National Academician and teacher at the Art Students League of New York, will talk about the unique aspects of each printmaking technique represented in the exhibition. Understanding the nuances that differentiate each type of print will broaden your appreciation of fine art prints.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Sessions

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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Aug
1
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Sessions

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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Jul
14
12:30 PM12:30

Boat Spotting

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We are excited to co-present an event called Boat Spotting with our friends at the Staten Island Children's Museum (SICM), taking place this Sunday, July 14 at 12:30 PM. The fun will start in SICM's Sea of Boats outdoor exhibition. We will color boat paddles, and bring them on our walk to Snug Harbor Cultural Center's north gate where we will watch the boats go by in the Kill Van Kull. Children will wave their decorated paddles to greet the boats as they pass in the water. The program will conclude with a visit to the Noble Maritime Collection, where families can explore our tugboat wheelhouse on the second floor. For more details visit our websites: noblemaritime.org and sichildrensmuseum.org.

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Jul
4
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Sessions

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Big Picnic

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You and your family will love games, crafts, live entertainment, food, and more at the second annual BIG PICNIC at Snug Harbor!

Bring your picnic basket and a blanket on June 15, 2019 from 12-4 PM. Your ticket will get you access to the main event, plus entry to all your favorite museums, galleries, and gardens.

The Big Picnic is presented in partnership with our on-site neighbors with Art Lab, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, the Staten Island Children's Museum, and the Staten Island Museum.

WHERE: Gazebo Lawn
ADMISSION: $5 in advance | $8 at the door | Groups of 8 or more are encouraged to register in advance
BUY TICKETS HERE: http://bit.ly/bigpicnic2019
Big Picnic 2019 rain date: Sat, June 22.

We are grateful to Assemblymember Charles D. Fall for his support of the Big Picnic.

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Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

A free concert for kids with Mr. Patrick

Join Mr. Patrick, his guitar, and his silly puppet friends for a musical celebration of the sea.  From Baby Shark to Row Your Boat, there'll be something for everyone at this family-friendly concert, so grab your dancing shoes and be ready for a fun-tablulous time!

The museum’s public programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and Councilwoman Debi Rose, and Investors Bank Foundation.

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Jun
6
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Memoir Writing Workshop: Four-week session beginning June 5

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During the month of June at the museum, write and educator Robin Lampman will teach you how to write and publish a memoir using your personal letters, journals, diaries, photos, and memorabilia. Over the course of this four-session, fun and informative workshop, you will learn how to select an narrow your topic, how to organize your materials, how to write your narrative, and how to self-publish your book.

Wednesdays, June 5 to June 26, 2019, 6 to 8 PM
Four-week session $100; museum members $90

Email Program Director Dawn Daniels and dawndaniels@noblemaritime.org, or call (718) 447-6490 for more information or to reserve your place in the class.

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Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

The Oystermen of Captain's Row

The Captain Stephen Barnes house, Mariners Harbor. PHOTO: Collection of Staten Island Museum

The Captain Stephen Barnes house, Mariners Harbor. PHOTO: Collection of Staten Island Museum

Author and historian Pat Salmon will lead a talk and discussion about the history of Captain’s Row. One stretch of Richmond Terrace, historically known as the Shore Road, was referred to as “Captain’s Row” owing to the many ship captains who purchased or built fine homes along the thoroughfare. This program will analyze their lives and livelihoods, as well as the local oyster industry which provided their income.

This program is free; donations are appreciated.

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May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Jewish Pirates

In partnership with Temple Israel Reform Congregation of Staten Island, Professor Sherrie Baver from City College of New York will talk about 15th century Jewish pirates in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition, based on the book Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean by Edward Kritzler.

This lecture is free; books will be available to purchase in the shop.

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May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Sessions

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Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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May
4
2:00 PM14:00

The Legend of Sea Glass

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Join award-winning children’s book author Trinka Noble for storytelling and a signing of her book about mermaids, sailors, and life under the sea—an original tale that attributes mythical origins to colorful sea glass! This event is appropriate for the whole family.

The storytelling is free; books will be available to purchase in the shop.

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May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Hughie Jones: In Concert

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Legendary folk singer Hughie Jones returns to the museum for an authentic British folk club experience. Hughie and his wife Chris are long-time hosts of the Everyman Folk Club in Liverpool, UK, and will create that cozy atmosphere during this concert of sing-a-longs and sea shanties.

Hughie is an unsurpassed singer of maritime songs and a formidable writer. His group The Spinners produced many popular albums and BBC television specials.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Marilyn Christensen.

The doors open at 7:30 PM; the concert begins at 8 PM.

The concert is free, though donations are always appreciated!

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May
2
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Exhibition Opening: Four Rarely Seen Paintings by John A. Noble

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Join us for an exhibition opening of four rarely seen paintings by John A. Noble. The paintings will be on view for the first time in over a generation, on loan from private collections for a strictly limited time. Come see them in the Houseboat Studio Gallery through September 2019.

The opening is a free event and we hope to see you there!

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Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Sessions

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Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

View Event →
Apr
4
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

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CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

This is a Print: Exhibition Opening

Sol Wilson (1896-1974),  Festival (Provincetown),  LIthograph, c. 1950,  Gift of Barnett Shepherd

Sol Wilson (1896-1974), Festival (Provincetown), LIthograph, c. 1950, Gift of Barnett Shepherd

Join us for the opening of our newest exhibition! Inspired by John A. Noble’s preference for printmaking, this exhibition of antique and contemporary art—including pieces from the newly acquired collection of historian Barnett Shepherd—surveys the history of prints and the differences amongst various mediums, including etchings, engravings, lithographs, mezzotints, and photogravures.

This exhibition opening is a free event and will be on view through January 2020.

Click here for more information about the exhibition.

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Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Sessions

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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Mar
7
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Dr. Bridget Buxton presents the lecture "Recent Underwater Discoveries at Caesarea Maritima, Israel"

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We are happy to welcome the Archaeology Society of Staten Island for a fascinating lecture by Dr. Bridget Buxton, of the University of Rhode Island, on the recent underwater work of the Israel Antiquities Authority Maritime Unit in collaboration with the Oceangate Foundation in Israel. She will discuss the excavations of a medieval Fatimid gold hoard, a large fourth-century CE Roman shipwreck carrying a cargo of bronze and glass, and surprising new discoveries about the construction of the Biblical King Herod’s ancient harbor.

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Sessions

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Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Loyalty & Rebellion - Film Screening

Join James Verdi as he debuts his film Loyalty & Rebellion, a documentary exploring the American Revolutionary War on Staten Island. The film examines the island’s strategic significance during the NY Campaign and the drastic effects the war had on island life. After the film, there will be a Q&A with the director. Event is free!

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Feb
7
2:00 PM14:00

CloseKnit

CloseKnit, our longest-running public program, is free and open to knitters of all skill levels. We donate the goods members make to community charities including the The Seamen's Church Institute's Christmas at Sea program and the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Consider joining us, or tell a knitter that you know!

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Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Sea Shanty Sessions

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, this program is really gaining in popularity and offers a great opportunity to experience authentic, time-honored maritime songs in an appropriately historic setting. The sessions are free and family friendly, and you are encouraged to sing along if the mood strikes you! If you can't make it this weekend, we hold a session on the third Sunday of every month.

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