South Street Seaport Museum
August 26, September 30, & October 28, 2016 from 3pm-7pm
South Street Seaport Museum announces its Free-Fridays Program on August 26, September 30, & October 28, 2016 from 3pm-7pm. Join us on the last Friday of every month through October for Free Fridays at the Seaport Museum. Between the hours of 3pm and 7pm the Seaport Museum will offer free admission to its exhibition Street of Ships: The Port and its People, as well as thematic educational and programmatic activities including special tours, artisan demonstrations, talks and lectures, and hands-on activities for the whole family. Reservations are required and can be made online at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/free-fridays/.
Each Free Friday is centered around a different theme; the theme for the August program is “Peking” in honor of the famed tall ship currently berthed at Pier 16. This Free Friday kicks off the final weekend of public access to Peking as we prepare for her eventual departure to Hamburg, Germany. Special programming includes participatory sail raising aboard the ship, printing demonstrations at Bowne Printers with free Peking themed take-aways, and a screening of Around Cape Horn at Melville Gallery, thanks to Mystic Seaport Museum.
The Free Friday program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the Office of New York Assembly Member Alice Cancel.
ABOUT SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM
South Street Seaport Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located in the heart of the historic South Street Seaport district in New York City. Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses galleries and performance spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime library, a maritime craft center, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.” https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org