Oct
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 3

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Writer and educator Robin Lampman will again teach 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

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Oct
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 4

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Writer and educator Robin Lampman will again teach 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

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Oct
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

Halloween Harbor: Pat Salmon presents "Mysterious Harbor"

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Historian Patricia Salmon will be returning to the museum on Saturday, October 28 at 4 PM to present her lecture and slide show presentation, "Mysterious Harbor." During this lively talk, you will learn about eerie and strange occurrences in Staten Island and Snug Harbor history that will never allow you to see your neighborhood in the same way again! This program is part of the larger Halloween Harbor event at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden that day, with events also happening at the Harbor, Art LabStaten Island Museum, and Staten Island Children's Museum, thanks to the support of Assemblymember Matthew Titone. Tickets for just $5 each grant you access to all the day's events, including Pat's talk. Purchase yours here: http://halloweenharbor17.brownpapertickets.com/

Please note that you can come to just Patricia Salmon's talk at 4 PM under the museum's regular admission by donation policy.

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Nov
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 5

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Writer and educator Robin Lampman will again teach 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

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Nov
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 6

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Writer and educator Robin Lampman will again teach 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

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Nov
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

The 29th Annual John A. Noble Art Auction

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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 29th Annual John A. Noble Art Auction will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017.  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.

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Nov
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Dec
2
11:00am11:00am

Culture Shop

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On Saturday, December 2 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 21 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 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.

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Dec
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Jan
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Jan
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Feb
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

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!

View Event →
Feb
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Mar
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

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 →
Mar
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Apr
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

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 →
Apr
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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May
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

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!

View Event →
May
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Jun
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

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 →
Jun
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Jul
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

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!

View Event →
Jul
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Aug
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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 →
Sep
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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!

View Event →
Oct
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Nov
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

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 →
Nov
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Dec
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

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 →
Dec
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

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.

View Event →

Oct
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 2

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Writer and educator Robin Lampman will again teach 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
 

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Oct
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Oct
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cooking the Books: Writing Course, Week 1

Writer and educator Robin Lampman will again teach 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

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Sep
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

An Irish-Italian Wedding of Song and Dance: Concert of everything from opera to Irish step dancing

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Admission $15 in advance, $20 at the door, children under 10 free
Spend an evening enjoying the music and dance of traditional Irish and Italian weddings minus the bride and groom! The festivities will include operatic and instrumental favorites performed by the Riverside Opera company, led by Maestro Alan Aurelia, with Irish step dancing choreographed by Dawn Daniels. You will hear familiar pieces like the aria from Martha and excerpts from La Boheme, and clap along to the Irish Washerwoman’s Jig in this lively concert of family traditions. The concert features musicians Isabel Bruschi (violin), Kristian Marino (trumpet), and Brian Moses (piano). Winners of Richmond County Orchestra’s Young Musicians competition will also perform, along with dancers from Lydia’s School of Dance.

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Sep
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

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!

View Event →
Aug
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Aug
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

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!

View Event →
Jul
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

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.

View Event →
Jul
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

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!

View Event →
Jun
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

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.

View Event →
Jun
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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May
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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May
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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May
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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May
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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May
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

Access History: A lively lecture about online access to Sailors' Snug Harbor history

Join us for a free slideshow and panel discussion about Sailors' Snug Harbor introducing the SUNY Maritime Luce Library's new website of Snug records.  Museum staff will take you through an illustrated history of the famous old retirement home, and library staff will show you the website and how to access it.

Free, donations appreciated.

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Apr
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Apr
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

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!

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Apr
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Apr
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Apr
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

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Apr
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Apr
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

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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Apr
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

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Mar
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

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Mar
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

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