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Save Our Seaport will be host to the South Street Seaport Museum’s Director of Education
February 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Save Our Seaport will be host to the South Street Seaport Museum’s Director of Education, Laura Norwitz for its next meeting on Monday, February 29, 6:30 to 8:30 in The Southbridge Towers Community Meeting Room, 66 Frankfort Street. We’ll be talking about the broad range of educational opportunities (and fun!) that the Seaport Museum and the South Street Seaport Historic District have to offer its surrounding communities.
Available programs start with toddlers and pre-schoolers, with opportunities for every age-group. Over 7,000 people were able to participate in the Seaport Museum’s educational programming last year, almost twice as many people as the year before.
The South Street Seaport Museum offers programs on land, on board, and afloat, afloat aboard its schooner Pioneer. Pioneer is also a teaching vessel – volunteers can “learn the ropes” of schooner sailing, as well as any of the many skills needed to maintain the Seaport Museum’s fleet of ships. In 2012, Pioneer was awarded Tall Ships America’s Sail Training Program of the Year. The Seaport Museum’s second schooner, the Lettie G. Howard, is currently used by the New York Harbor School, but still provides opportunities for Museum volunteers to participate.
Bowne Printers also offers unique workshops in the printer’s arts. Next door, the carving shop still produces figure heads for working vessels around the world!
The lightship LV-87 “Ambrose”, the Street of Ships (now dominated by Peking), the many landmarked buildings on the pedestrian streets are parts of a unique resource in a remarkable environment with the Seaport Museum at its heart.
We’re looking forward to finding out what is available, and what the future may hold for us all at the South Street Seaport Museum!
Parents, residents, waterfront enthusiasts, history buffs, New Yorkers all, join with SOS for this meeting on Monday, February 29, in The Southbridge Towers Community Meeting Room, 6:30 to 8:30. The address, 66 Frankfort Street, is located in the Southbridge Towers inner courtyard.
Spread the word and bring friends!