The afternoon of Saturday, July 28 will offer great fun for kids from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Children are invited to come costumed as pirates, mermaids or mermen.
The writers of Pen Parentis, a lower Manhattan network of authors who are also parents, will read from their writings for youngsters. Books will be available for sale and signing, vended by Bluestockings Books.
2:15-2:30 Melanie Hope-Greenberg
2:45-3:00 Adam Rubin
3:15-3:30 Yona McDonough
3:45-4:00 Brian Floca, author of Lightship
4:15- 4:30 Julia Sarcone-Roach
Additional short readings, talk-like-a-pirate contests, and other ridiculous entertainment will occur on deck.
In the Ward Room and Main Gallery (CPO Dining Room) there will be an art station run by Church Street School for Music and Art and face painting with designs by Face Art by Melissa. Children in costume may join the express line for face painting.
This event is free and open to the public.
Volunteers are needed for this event as well as our regular open hours that afternoon from 1:00 to 6:00 to staff the gangway and help with set up and clean up. If you can help contact Mary.
Our August events commemorate the launch of Robert Fulton’s North River steamship on August 17, 1807.
Maritime art by Christina Sun and Frank Hanavan will be on exhibit for the month of August.
Screening of the documentary film, Liemba, about the last steamship in Africa on Saturday, August 18.
See our event calendar for more details.