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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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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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
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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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 31st Annual John A. Noble Art Auction will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019.  The event begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres—a time to peruse the art on the block, meet the artists, and compare notes with other guests while dining on exceptional cuisine by the museum's great caterer, Catering by Framboise.

Chris Olert will be our witty master of ceremonies, and our expert auctioneer Damon Urban will offer commentary about each piece. Whether you leave with a work of art or not, you'll help support a great cause and encourage the work of fine contemporary artists and craftspeople.

More information to follow!

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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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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
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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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.

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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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Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Martin Furey at the Noble Maritime Collection

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Join us at the museum for an intimate evening with renowned musician Martin Furey, formerly of the folk group The High Kings. The oldest son of Ireland’s “Prince of Pipers” Finbar Furey, Martin is a multi-instrumentalist whose blend of traditional rhythms and contemporary folk style has entertained audiences for thirty years.

His music consists of well-known, forgotten, and original songs with Celtic and Americana roots, combining the musical ornamentation of the 19th century with an upbeat modern sound. Many of Martin’s finger-picking and chord styles were passed on by his father and through both grandparents, Ted and Nora Furey, who came from an ancient line of travelling musicians, indigenous to Ireland.

Highlights of Martin’s solo career include performing at London’s Trafalgar Square St. Patrick’s Celebration in 2012 to an estimated 15,000, and playing at Áras an Uachtaráin in 2015 at The White House by President Obama and at the The Pentagon by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E Dempsey (ret.).

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Jan
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!

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Dec
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.

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Dec
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!

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Dec
1
11:00 AM11:00

Culture Shop

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On Saturday, December 1 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 28 artists and craftspeople.  Some of the unique gifts that will be available include handmade art, books, cards, candles, dolls, jewelry, origami, ornaments, photography, pottery, prints, scarves, soap, and more!

Featured artists include:
AugustMoon Handcrafted Jewelry, Christina Bliss, Chapman Grafik, Laura Del Prete, Elle Finn, Frank Fundaro, Alana Gilkeson, Susan Grabel, Frank Hanavan, Hey Dollface!, Ellen Hudson, Juniper Moon Designs, JSVitek Art, The Kings Crafter, Linda Klein, Labyrinth Arts Collective, Verna Lauria, Bill Murphy, Megan Padovano Design, Robert Padovano Fine Art, Donna Pagano, Janice Patrignani, Andrea Phillips, PJC Guitar Pick Jewelry & Gifts, Linda Rossi/Sunset Hill Design, Patricia Salmon, Staten Island Philharmonic, and Sarah Yuster.

The Noble Maritime Collection’s museum gift shop will be stocked with our unique selection of books, cards, affordable art, and toys!

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Nov
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.

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Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

The 30th Anniversary John A. Noble Art Auction

John A. Noble, N.A. (1913–1983),  The  Guadalhorce  Leaves Bayonne Forever, Bayonne Centennial Commemorative Lithograph, 1869-1969 , Lithograph, Edition 200, 1969, 12 ¾″ x 18″; gift of Charles Schafer

John A. Noble, N.A. (1913–1983), The Guadalhorce Leaves Bayonne Forever, Bayonne Centennial Commemorative Lithograph, 1869-1969, Lithograph, Edition 200, 1969, 12 ¾″ x 18″; gift of Charles Schafer

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 30th Anniversary John A. Noble Art Auction will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  The event begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres—a time to peruse the art on the block, meet the artists, and compare notes with other guests while dining on exceptional cuisine by the museum's great caterer, Catering by Framboise.

Chris Olert will be our witty master of ceremonies, and our expert auctioneer Damon Urban will offer commentary about each piece. Whether you leave with a work of art or not, you'll help support a great cause and encourage the work of fine contemporary artists and craftspeople.

Click here to buy tickets to the event and browse the catalogue!

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Nov
1
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
27
11:00 AM11:00

Halloween Harbor 2018

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Get your fill of trick-or-treating, spooky movies, arts & crafts, mad science, and a costume contest at this year’s Halloween Harbor!

Your family will love:
• Halloween Art Workshop with the Staten Island Children's Museum
• Dramatic reading of Dracula featuring Staten Island OutLOUD
at The Noble Maritime Collection
• Create Your Own Monster Workshop at Art Lab
• Tricks and Treats at the Staten Island Museum
• Grooving to a wicked cool set by DJ Channels and Winds
• Performance and costume contest with The Flesh Junkies

...and much more!

Tickets allow access to all activities, museums, and attractions for the entire day. Meet us in Shinbone Alley for a family-friendly, bone-rattling great time!


ADMISSION:
$8 in advance | $10 at the door

Buy tickets here!

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Oct
21
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.

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Oct
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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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Mabel Normand and Sailors' Snug Harbor

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Join us for a fascinating look at the life of silent film actress Mabel Normand, who is famous for her roles alongside Charlie Chaplin and Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle in the late 1910s through the 1920s. A Staten Islander, her father Claude was a master carpenter and stage designer at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, and their family lived in a house on Tysen Street just outside the retirement home’s gates.

Historian Patricia Salmon and movie buff Gerard Thornton will speak about her career and connection to Sailors’ Snug Harbor followed by a screening of the 1916 film, Fatty and Mabel Adrift. 

$5 admission at the door.  Call the museum’s Director of Programs Dawn Daniels for more information, (718) 447-6490.

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Sep
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.

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Sep
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!

View Event →
Aug
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.

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