This Sunday is special! Come see the premiere of the documentary, Safe at Snug Harbor. This short film profiles a colorful group of amateur and professional musicians who are passionate about keeping historic sea shanties and maritime folk songs alive through monthly community sings. These “hootenannies” on Staten Island invite people of all ages and abilities to join their voices together in harmonic camaraderie. In this intimate look at a rare slice of New York culture, you'll hear how these songs were integral to the building of the city, and what it means to the group to preserve this almost forgotten musical tradition.
Led by the Folk Music Society of New York, Sea Shanty Sessions 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.