Volunteer Activities Return to the Waterfront
After months of careful planning, October marked a welcome return to limited in-person volunteer activities on the waterfront! These volunteer workdays had been placed on hiatus since March 7 so we are beyond thrilled to have them back. Over the last three weeks our volunteers have worked on rust busting projects, sanding and oiling on deck, oiling and tarring aloft on Wavertree, and removing old paint from Ambrose's spardeck. Each workday follows the latest CDC guidelines to reduce exposure and transmission of COVID-19 to keep our staff and volunteers as safe as possible. Learn more about our volunteer program below.
Ira S. Bushey & Sons Shipyard Collection
Ira S. Bushey & Sons Bushey Shipyard, ca. 1940s. Seaport Museum Photo Archive H33-0004B
Check out the latest installment of Collections Chronicles on our blog.

Learn about the quintessential American immigrant story of the Bushey family enterprise, which for seven decades repaired and built ships at the mouth of Gowanus Creek, building more than 600 vessels. The Seaport Museum’s collections and archives hold a variety of artifacts, tools, ship plans, and photographs of the shipyard’s activities, vessels, and workers.

Want to learn how our Collections staff cares for the wide variety of artifacts from the Bushey shipyard? Read more about continuing our collections inventory on the blog.
Virtual Programming at the Seaport Museum
Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music
Sign up for the next installment of our popular virtual sea song sing-along. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear. The next session is Sunday, November 1. This week's sing will feature a visit to Wavertree's hold with shipkeeper Ben Barajas.
Did you miss a program?
Did you miss out on our programs for Archtober or Open House New York? We brought visitors virtually into Schermerhorn Row and on a tour of the district. You can still watch the webinars on our site! While you're there, why not check out some of our other great past virtual programs.
Highlights From Our Social Media Channels
International Archaeology Day

Celebrate the rich archaeological history of NY that makes it a mecca for anyone looking to study the past.

Need a place to store all your ships?

In 1931 the US Shipping Board stored its reserve fleet in Arthur Kill near Prall's Island.


Picasso's Birthday is a great day to celebrate art from the Museum's collection and appreciate creative human expression!

A Theater Comes to The Bowery

In 1826 the New York Theater opened in the then rough-and-tumble Bowery neighborhood.

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Our Campaign to Save the Seaport Museum
This pandemic has dealt our beloved city a terrible blow, the full extent of which is still unclear. As New Yorkers, we have faith that the city will rebound as it has time and again. For a city that constantly reinvents itself, there must—there will—be a bright future.

Our Campaign—Our City, Our Seaport—is engaging our friends and neighbors to save the South Street Seaport Museum.

Read this article that ran in amNY which highlights the benefits the South Street Seaport Museum could receive as a result of a plan put forth in the district. Chief among these are elements that would help provide for the Museum’s long term sustainability as well as for reopening Museum galleries.

Stop by ourcityourseaport.org for news and updates, click the button below to sign up for campaign updates, or text SEAPORTMUSEUM to 22828
Become a member of the South Street Seaport Museum and get unlimited admission, invitations to special events, and great discounts year-round. Memberships start at $50 and directly make it possible for us to present both virtual and in-person programming, whether online or outdoors.

Join today to help support the Museum’s exhibitions, preserve the ships and the collections, grow public programs, and serve over 12,000 students annually through education initiatives. Availability of some benefits is subject to temporary COVID-19 restrictions, but your support will truly go a long way to ensuring that the Museum weathers this storm.
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The South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the ​origins and growth of New York City as a world port, a place where goods, labor, and cultures are exchanged through work, commerce, and the interaction of diverse communities.
Header Image: Detail from - "In the Days of the Cape Horn Trade, South Street, New York, 1894" after painting by Charles Robert Patterson (1878-1958). Peter A. and Jack R. Aron Collection, South Street Seaport Museum 1991.070.0230