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Seaport Museum Open Day with PJ Library

Seaport Kids - Ahoy with the South Street Seaport Museum

May 21 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm

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One event on Jun 11, 2023 at 11:00 am

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One event on Jun 11, 2023 at 11:00 am

South Street Seaport Museum


Suggested Ages: All

Visit the Seaport Museum for free campus-wide family fun in partnership with PJ Library and celebrate the immigrant experience. Inspired by the PJ Library book Gina from Siberia, explore different forms of migration.  Tour the iconic 1908 lightship Ambrose, which served for a quarter century as the beacon of hope for immigrants reaching New York. Long before sighting the Statue of Liberty, inbound ships would carry those “yearning to breathe free” past Ambrose on their way to new lives in America.

Make maritime-themed crafts inspired by signal flags and  create bridges, tunnels, waterways, and ramps. Come aboard the 1885 tall ship Wavertree to discover sailors’ living quarters and have the chance to raise the sail. Enjoy an interactive storytime at Pier 16 and, when you’re looking for a quiet moment between activities, relax at PJ Library’s cozy Book Nook, with stories for kids from newborn to 12 years old.


Malibu Barbie Cafe

Travel to 1970s Malibu California at an immersive dining experience with a sea of poptimistic Barbie colors, laid-back beachy motifs, and lots of retro glam. Pose in an iconic life-size Barbie Box, play in a Malibu beach scene, lounge on pink swings and chairs and shop exclusive Barbie merchandise

The menu by Master Chef Finalist…

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1885 Schooner Pioneer

See the sights of New York Harbor, the magnificent Lower Manhattan skyline, and Governors Island from the decks of the historic 130-year-old schooner Pioneer. Grab a halyard to help raise a sail or simply sit back and enjoy the view. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner, afternoon snack, beverages, or a bottle of wine to…

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Seaport Kids x Pride Mural

For Pride month, Mommy Poppins and Graff Tours present a Pride Mural Activity for children. Unleash creativity as the team at Graff Tours invites kids into the world of graffiti culture. A live spray painting demo and lesson culminate in a special, colorful Pride-inspired mural, created by participants. Supplies provided.

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Unity In The Community

Recognize Gun Violence Awareness Month at basketball pop-up The Court for a series of exhibition games and musical performances. Hear from families who have been impacted by gun violence in local communities. Resources will be available onsite to support those impacted and to educate the community on what it can do to work toward…

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Imagination Playground

This magical interactive, transformable playground lets kids create their own play space with sand, water, giant foam blocks, mats, wagons, fabric, and crates at their fingertips. Great view of the East River. Near lots of cool public art. Bathrooms available.

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