South Street Seaport Museum: New York History Comes to Life
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Celebrate the intimate and spectacular beauty of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan's impressive skyline from the decks of the magnificent 82-foot schooner Shearwater. This 1929 vessel, built from native hardwoods, is New York City's only floating designated landmark. When the Gatsby-era ship's sails unfurl, sit back and enjoy the casually elegant atmosphere as this ocean-tested vessel glides comfortably through world-famous New York Harbor during the relaxing one hour and 30-minute ride. Your ticket includes a serving of beer, wine or choice of soft drink. Learn More
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An installation featuring model ships in a bottle from the museum’s collection.
Made in New York
Because the Seaport was once a hub of trade and manufacturing, these galleries spotlight the work of furniture and fashion designers still manufacturing in New York today.
The display of model ships – just a small portion of the Seaport Museum’s collection of 2,500 models – illustrates New York City’s 400-year relationship with the sea.
Edward Burtynksy’s stunning color photos of decommissioned ships being stripped for scrap metal in Bangladesh.
A fascinating array of hundreds of historic tools of the seaport displayed as installation art.
Remains of the Stay
The corridor, rooms and stairwell on view were part of a hotel that occupied this building from 1850 to about 1920.
Coffee, Tea, Fish and the Tattooed Man
Looking toward the Seaport’s past, this installation presents reflections on the former life of the area, which included the coffee trade, the Fulton Fish Market, as well as the centuries-old art of tattooing.
The New Port
A new video installation by Ben Rubin exploring the contemporary “point of entry” to New York City, filmed at Kennedy Airport.
Occupy Wall Street
Over 120 photographs from over 70 photographers, selected from among thousands of images submitted in response to an open call.
Mannahatta/Manhattan: A Natural History of New York City.
Eric Sanderson’s look at the island of Manhattan prior to 1609, before the arrival of the first Europeans.
A juxtaposition of city panoramas by photographers Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao and Sylvia Plachy.
Timescapes: A 22-Minute History of New York City
This film from the Museum of the City of New York, created by Jake Barton and James Sanders, traces the history of New York over the span of four centuries.
Time & Tide_
A film installation that includes excerpts from _Under the Brooklyn Bridge _by Rudy Burckhardt (made in 1953) and Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand’s Manhatta (1921).
(Exhibits current at time of publication, but subject to change without notice.)