Our weekend manager Nick Dowen, as Ciro always says, is our “secret weapon,” and he kept the museum shop bustling this season. Among the new items we have added are a giclée edition of Trustee John Stobart’s drawing from the Robbins Reef exhibition, Kate Meets the Morning, which he donated; a new houseboat studio t-shirt for kids; and for adults, another adorned with Noble’s Robbins Reef drawing. We’ve restocked our very popular salt lamps, and added more handmade jewelry. Among the kids’ items are creative toys, like “make your own ship in a bottle,” and a toy Staten Island ferry. It floats too. In addition to our Sailors' Snug Harbor Coloring Book, Nick ordered coloring books—fun for kids and relaxing for adults. You can pick up a Noble Maritime Collection apron and get a free copy of Cooking the Books, or one of our many other books, such as Caddell Dry Dock: 100 Years Harborside; Bon à tirer: The Prints of Herman Zaage; The Fight for Sailors' Snug Harbor, a collection of Noble’s powerful essays; a vintage copy of Irving Stone’s novel about Wichita Bill Noble, The Passionate Journey; and Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton—the musical derived from it is Broadway’s hottest ticket. To add to the gallery scene, we offer one of the best places on Staten Island to choose from a selection of antique and contemporary art and photographs, including reproductions of work from our exhibitions. Stop by. Nick will introduce you to the museum—and you may very well leave with a memento of your visit.