Dec
3
11:00 am11:00

Culture Shop

Noble Houseboat with wreath - courtesy of the Noble Maritime Collection.jpg

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
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
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.

Nov
19
6:30 pm18:30

The 28th 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.  It begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 PM—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.  Our witty and expert auctioneers Chris Olert and Damon Urban start the auction at precisely 8 PM, and you'll enjoy their 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.

Nov
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!

Oct
27
7:00 pm19:00

Mysterious Harbor: a slide-show and lecture by historian Patricia Salmon

Unlock the mysteries of strange occurrences at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, on Staten Island’s waterfront, and in the surrounding neighborhoods. Some of the eerie stories you’ll hear include You’ll Expose Me, I Know You Will: The murder of Reverend Quinn at Sailors’ Snug Harbor; A Rum Raid Gone Awry: Prohibition murder and robbery at the area that is now east of Gerardi’s Farmers Market; Dead Among the Rocks: The disappearance of Mary Tobin at Bard Avenue and Richmond Terrace; and many more! Admission is by donation.

Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

Women and the Sea: a concert and lecture by Debra Cowan

This musical program offers an engaging look at the varied roles and experiences of women in the maritime world. Debra Cowan selected sea shanties and songs through which she takes listeners on a journey through time, sharing tales of humor and hardship, and the challenges faced by women in maritime history. Sirens and supernatural women, the women left behind, and women disguised as men are among the themes she explores. This lecture is a FREE performance, funded by the AFM Music Performance Trust Fund.

Oct
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.

Oct
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!

Sep
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.

Sep
18
2:00 pm14:00

"Perspective: Robbins Reef" Book Signing

Perspective: Robbins Reef, the first book ever written about Robbins Reef Lighthouse, is hot off the press and will be available for sale at the Noble Maritime Collection beginning at a book-signing on Sunday afternoon, September 18, from 2 until 4 PM.  The book is not only a catalog of the exhibition, Robbins Reef Lighthouse: A Home in the Harbor, it also contains a history of the lighthouse and features the story of Kate Walker, who kept the light from 1886 until 1919.

It would be great to see you at the book signing. Admission to the museum is by donation; the book sells for $25.00.

On the book cover is a detail of Pamela Talese's 2015 oil on panel, The Barbican of the Kill van Kull.

Sep
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!

Aug
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.

Aug
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!

Jul
17
2:00 pm14:00

Exhibition Opening - Anna Audette: Ruins

Please mark your calendars for the opening reception of this new exhibition on Sunday, July 17 at 2 PM. That is also the same time and date as our next Sea Shanty Session, so it will be a lively afternoon at the museum

Jul
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.

Jul
10
2:00 pm14:00

Exhibition Closing - Eric Holmes: Distinction

Our contemporary photography exhibition "Eric Holmes: Distinction" will close on Sunday, July 10, 2016 after a successful run of over a year. We are open this week and next from Thursday to Sunday, 1-5 PM, and we invite you to take one last look at these unique and often abstract views of our city and waterfront, composed by the late photographer, who was a great friend to the museum.

Jul
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!