Jun
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!

Jun
18
2:00 pm14:00

Sea Shanty Session

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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.

Jul
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!

Jul
16
2:00 pm14:00

Sea Shanty Session

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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.

Aug
3
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!

Aug
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.

Sep
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!

Sep
17
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.

Oct
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!

Oct
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.

Nov
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!

Nov
19
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.

Dec
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!

Dec
17
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.


May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture Series, Week 7 * Staten Island Calamities

Week 7 of The History of Staten Island – Part 2, a seven-session lecture series with Patricia M. Salmon at the Noble Maritime Collection.* 

Staten Island Calamities - Owing to its existence as an island, several devastating maritime accidents have occurred involving Staten Island. As such we will look at the Vanderbilt Landing bridge collapse of 1852; the sinking of the Mohawk yacht in 1876; the Westfield ferry explosion in 1871, and the Northfield ferry accident of 1901. Inland catastrophes that will be examined include the New Street building collapse of 1937; the mid-air plane collision of 1960; and the LNG tank explosion of 1973. How and why these tragedies occurred, who was responsible, and their ultimate effects on the Staten Island community will be analyzed.

Presentations will include a PowerPoint, lecture, video clips, question and answer periods, sources for future research by participants, handouts, and guest speakers.

Individual sessions $10 each; museum members $9 each

*Please note that participation in The History of Staten Island Part 1 is not a requirement for this series.

May
21
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.

May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture Series, Week 6 * Turrets, Towers, and More: The Historic Landmarks of Staten Island

Week 6 of The History of Staten Island – Part 2, a seven-session lecture series with Patricia M. Salmon at the Noble Maritime Collection.* 

Turrets, Towers, and More: The Historic Landmarks of Staten Island - Many believe that most of the built environment of Staten Island has been destroyed. Actually, a surprising number of breath-taking structures have survived. To celebrate our remaining treasures, we will look at the history of landmarking on Staten Island, while examining such locales as the Saint George/New Brighton and Saint Paul’s Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic Districts. Individual structures at Sandy Ground, along with Crimson Beech, the Pendleton Cottage, the Dr. Samuel M. Elliott House, the Gustave Mayer House, the Seguine Mansion, and the Seguine-Manee House will also be discussed.

Presentations will include a PowerPoint, lecture, video clips, question and answer periods, sources for future research by participants, handouts, and guest speakers.

Individual sessions $10 each; museum members $9 each

*Please note that participation in The History of Staten Island Part 1 is not a requirement for this series.

May
11
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture Series, Week 5 * Abandoned Staten Island

Week 5 of The History of Staten Island – Part 2, a seven-session lecture series with Patricia M. Salmon at the Noble Maritime Collection.* 

Abandoned Staten Island - This island was the location for many facilities and institutions from the early 1800s through the 1980s. It was believed that Staten Island had clean air and a healthful environment to benefit the needy, ill, and destitute. What it really had was ample acreage at a cheap price with a close proximity to Manhattan and an available work force. Many of these institutions have ceased to exist and the land they stood on is vacant and abandoned. During this program, we will look at some of these facilities and their existing landscapes. The former Seaman’s Retreat (recently Bayley Seton Hospital), the Farm Colony and Sea View Hospital, the S.R. Smith Infirmary/Staten Island Hospital; and Swinburne and Hoffman Islands will be discussed, as will Staten Island, Fountain, and Trinity Chapel cemeteries. The founding facts about these sites, their history, and their demise will be deliberated.

Presentations will include a PowerPoint, lecture, video clips, question and answer periods, sources for future research by participants, handouts, and guest speakers.

Individual sessions $10 each; museum members $9 each

*Please note that participation in The History of Staten Island Part 1 is not a requirement for this series.

May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture Series, Week 4 * Business & Industry on Staten Island - Part 2

Week 4 of The History of Staten Island – Part 2, a seven-session lecture series with Patricia M. Salmon at the Noble Maritime Collection.* 

Business & Industry on Staten Island - An array of products came from Staten Island between the 1810’s and the 1960’s. Everything from beer to bricks to band uniforms. Why was Staten Island chosen as the site for these enterprises? How did the Great Depression and the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge affect these concerns? Where were these businesses? These questions will be answered as we discuss the history of the American Linoleum Company, J.B. King, United States Gypsum, Jewett White Lead, Dean Linseed Oil Company, Ostwald's Uniforms, Unexcelled Fireworks, the DeJonge Paper Company and others. 

Presentations will include a PowerPoint, lecture, video clips, question and answer periods, sources for future research by participants, handouts, and guest speakers.

Individual sessions $10 each; museum members $9 each

*Please note that participation in The History of Staten Island Part 1 is not a requirement for this series.

May
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!

Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture Series, Week 3 * The Powerful Women of Staten Island’s Past

Week 3 of The History of Staten Island – Part 2, a seven-session lecture series with Patricia M. Salmon at the Noble Maritime Collection.* 

The Powerful Women of Staten Island’s Past - Join us as we honor and celebrate the untold stories and contributions of several amazing women who lived and impacted the borough. Many of these women encountered challenges, yet persevered, to accomplish their goals without many of the freedoms we now enjoy. We will examine the lives of such influential personalities as Eva Bechtel, Alice Austen, Mary Jane Irwin, Gertrude Knight Britton, Dorothy Day, Lois Mosely, Mamie Smith, Audre Lorde, Elizabeth Connelly, and Catherine "Mac" O'Callaghan.

Presentations will include a PowerPoint, lecture, video clips, question and answer periods, sources for future research by participants, handouts, and guest speakers.

Individual sessions $10 each; museum members $9 each

*Please note that participation in The History of Staten Island Part 1 is not a requirement for this series.

Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Songs of the Sailors Concert featuring Hughie Jones

Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, our monthly Sea Shanty Session is launching its new CD, Songs of the Snug Harbor Sailors, with this free concert featuring Liverpudlian Hughie Jones. The leaders of our monthly Sea Shanty Sessions: Bob Conroy, Bob Wright, Jan Christensen, and Frank Woerner will perform songs from the new recording with Hughie Jones, an unsurpassed singer of maritime songs and a formidable writer.  His group The Spinners produced many popular albums and BBC television specials.  Should be a foot-stomping, lively affair!

Apr
16
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.

Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture Series, Week 2 * More Murder and Mayhem on Staten Island

Week 2 of The History of Staten Island – Part 2, a seven-session lecture series with Patricia M. Salmon at the Noble Maritime Collection.* 

More Murder and Mayhem on Staten Island focuses on several homicides that occurred between 1958 and the 1990s. Three men who lived on Staten Island left a legacy of brutality. They include serial killers Richard Biegenwald, Richard W. Rodgers, Jr., and murderer Richard Bilello, who had a long and lengthy rap-sheet before moving to the island. We will conclude by examining the still unsolved double murder of Dr. Melvin Nimer and his wife Lou Jean in 1958. Their oldest son was once the main suspect, but no charges were ever pressed and the case remains a mystery.

Presentations will include a PowerPoint, lecture, video clips, question and answer periods, sources for future research by participants, handouts, and guest speakers.

Individual sessions $10 each; museum members $9 each

*Please note that participation in The History of Staten Island Part 1 is not a requirement for this series.

Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 6

Writer and educator Robin Lampman is teaching a six-week course on the reading and writing of food literature. As Alice B. Toklas said in her now famous cookbook, we will engage in "the passionate reading of elaborate recipes in very large cookbooks."  The objective of the class is to compile a collection of essays and poems about food, including recipes and the delicious stories behind them.

Six-week session $125; museum members $90

Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture Series, Week 1 * The Vanderbilts: An Empire Founded on Staten Island

The History of Staten Island – Part 2, a seven-session lecture series with Patricia M. Salmon, begins at the Noble Maritime Collection on Thursday, April 6, 2017.* 

The Vanderbilt’s: An Empire Founded on Staten Island presents Cornelius Vanderbilt and his shipping and railroad empire, and the eventual involvement and success of his son William H. Vanderbilt. The Vanderbilts became the wealthiest and most prominent family in the United States during the 1800s. Both Cornelius and William H. were passionate about succeeding and crushing their opponents. Whether it was greed or the need to be the best, their shrewdness and aggressiveness brought them riches beyond comprehension. The two left a legacy that had its foundation in eighteenth century Staten Island. As such we will examine the Vanderbilt family lineage, their properties and homes, their connection to the Moravian Cemetery, the Vanderbilt Mausoleum and more.

Presentations will include a PowerPoint, lecture, video clips, question and answer periods, sources for future research by participants, handouts, and guest speakers.

All seven sessions $65; museum members $57
Individual sessions $10 each; museum members $9 each

*Please note that participation in The History of Staten Island Part 1 is not a requirement for this series.

Apr
6
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!

Apr
5
6:00 pm18:00

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 5

Writer and educator Robin Lampman is teaching a six-week course on the reading and writing of food literature. As Alice B. Toklas said in her now famous cookbook, we will engage in "the passionate reading of elaborate recipes in very large cookbooks."  The objective of the class is to compile a collection of essays and poems about food, including recipes and the delicious stories behind them.

Six-week session $125; museum members $90

Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 4

Writer and educator Robin Lampman is teaching a six-week course on the reading and writing of food literature. As Alice B. Toklas said in her now famous cookbook, we will engage in "the passionate reading of elaborate recipes in very large cookbooks."  The objective of the class is to compile a collection of essays and poems about food, including recipes and the delicious stories behind them.

Six-week session $125; museum members $90

Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 3

Writer and educator Robin Lampman is teaching a six-week course on the reading and writing of food literature. As Alice B. Toklas said in her now famous cookbook, we will engage in "the passionate reading of elaborate recipes in very large cookbooks."  The objective of the class is to compile a collection of essays and poems about food, including recipes and the delicious stories behind them.

Six-week session $125; museum members $90

Mar
19
2:00 pm14:00

Sea Shanty Session

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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.

Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 2

Writer and educator Robin Lampman is teaching a six-week course on the reading and writing of food literature. As Alice B. Toklas said in her now famous cookbook, we will engage in "the passionate reading of elaborate recipes in very large cookbooks."  The objective of the class is to compile a collection of essays and poems about food, including recipes and the delicious stories behind them.

Six-week session $125; museum members $90

Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Allie, Bess, & Hannah: In concert

We are delighted to present an intimate, coffeehouse-style concert featuring the acoustic music of this talented trio.  A simple love for 3-part harmony is what brought Allie Moss, Bess Rogers, & Hannah Winkler together for their side project of acoustic covers & originals. The women are friends, musicians & songwriters who have spent years performing, writing & recording in the NYC area. In the last 10, they’ve toured the U.S. extensively: Allie & Bess backing Ingrid Michaelson, Bess & Hannah in their band Secret Someones, all three supporting their solo projects. It is from this deep well of time spent with each other that they can blend their voices like sisters, in a way that is sure to enchant listeners.

$20 Admission * Doors open at 7 PM

Click here to preorder!

Mar
8
6:00 pm18:00

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 1

Writer and educator Robin Lampman is teaching a six-week course on the reading and writing of food literature. As Alice B. Toklas said in her now famous cookbook, we will engage in "the passionate reading of elaborate recipes in very large cookbooks."  The objective of the class is to compile a collection of essays and poems about food, including recipes and the delicious stories behind them.

Six-week session $125; museum members $90

To register call (718)447-6490 or email Dawn Daniels at dawndaniels@noblemaritime.org.

Mar
4
7:00 pm19:00

Avon Faire: In concert for a St. Patrick's Day celebration

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Join us as we celebrate the season with a concert by Avon Faire, a three-part harmony singing group with roots in Celtic, English, Renaissance, and Medieval folk music.  The evening of traditional songs and Irish step dancing will include special guest musician Cait O'Riordan, formerly of The Pogues.

$10 Admission * Doors open at 6:30 PM

Click here for more information.

Mar
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!

Feb
19
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.

Feb
4
2:00 pm14:00

Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail

PHOTO: Crew of the Rathdown in 1892, from the archive of the National Park Service; courtesy of the author.

PHOTO: Crew of the Rathdown in 1892, from the archive of the National Park Service; courtesy of the author.

Join award-winning author and mariner Dr. Jeffrey Bolster in celebrating Black History Month with a lecture about African American sailors in the 19th century.  The critical historic role played by black mariners in the Port of New York and Brooklyn, although poorly understood, is deeply relevant today. Over 25% of New York’s pre-Civil War maritime workers were black.  Drawing on rich historical sources, and long-forgotten images, Dr. Bolster traces the story to the period after the Civil War.  African Americans actively contributed to the Atlantic maritime culture shared by all seamen in the age of sail, but were often outsiders within it.  Capturing that tension, this stirring presentation examines how common experiences drew black and white sailors together, even as deeply internalized prejudices drove them apart.

Feb
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!

Dec
18
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.

Dec
3
11:00 am11:00

Culture Shop

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On Saturday, December 3 from 11 AM until 5 PM, the Noble Maritime Collection will present its annual holiday market, Culture Shop.  In the museum’s ongoing effort to support local artists, Culture Shop will feature handmade crafts and works of art by an array of artists and craftspeople.  Some of the unique gifts that will be available include handmade jewelry, cards, art, dolls, origami, ornaments, photography, pottery, scarves, soap, jam, and tote bags.  The artists and craftspeople participating this year are Nancy Myers & Christopher Benbow, Tina Bliss, Cheryl Anne Designs, Laura Del Prete, Elle Finn, Susan Grabel, Frank Hanavan, Hey Dollface!, Heidi’s Homemade, Bonnie Kelsey, Linda Klein, Labyrinth Arts Collective, Verna Lauria, Karen McNamara, Bill Murphy, Megan Padovano, Robert Padovano, Kristi Pfister, Linda Rossi, Nan Smith, and Sarah Yuster.  The Noble Maritime Collection’s museum gift shop will be fully-stocked with our selection of affordable art, toys, and books, including our latest publication, Perspective: Robbins Reef.

Dec
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!

Nov
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.