Thank you so much for signing up to receive updates about Our City, Our Seaport: Campaign to Save the Seaport Museum.
The op-ed that Capt. Jonathan Boulware recently penned in amNewYork described the grave threat that the COVID crisis, compounded with lingering effects from prior NYC crises, has placed on our beloved Seaport Museum. With it, we launched the campaign to help preserve this institution that means so much to so many of us.
We were truly moved by your immediate response; hundreds of you sent emails and called our team asking how you could get involved to ensure that future generations continue to have access to this linkage to our city’s history, and learn about its future as a port city on the sea in an era of climate change.
Today, we’re following up with our first call to action.
So many of you have deep, personal memories and associations with the South Street Seaport Museum. Maybe your parents took you onboard our ships or through our galleries. Maybe you came for a seaport district walking tour, a book reading, or a hands-on printing workshop at Bowne & Co. Maybe your children or grandchildren came home excited after taking an educational sail learning about the harbor life in the estuary or after seeing history come to life at Schermerhorn Row. Maybe you rolled up your sleeves and busted rust or got dressed up and celebrated with us at one of our annual events. Maybe you have not visited the Museum but as a New Yorker, you understand how it ties this magnificent city to its roots.
We’re collecting these moments, in the words of our community of volunteers and donors, for use in our campaign. Your input is invaluable as we kick off this effort in earnest. We are counting on all of you to help us grow support for this campaign. Even as New York works to recover from the pandemic, it cannot fully recover; we will never truly be able to if we lose one of the few physical connections to our city’s beginnings.
Click below to tell us about why the South Street Seaport Museum is important to you, to the seaport district, and to New York.