Together, we’re building the future of the seaport, with the Seaport Museum as its cultural and community anchor. From the very beginning, the members, volunteers, and friends of the Museum have been its lifeblood. Please join
us during this exciting time by making a generous donation in support of the Museum’s programs. The support we’ve received over the last fifty years has been invaluable; your support will be crucial to the next fifty.
This year, thanks to generous support from the City of New York, your gift will go twice as far. Gifts made to the museum from now until December 31st will be matched by city funding. Please give generously to double the impact of your gift to our annual fund!
Float our Boats!
Whether you support the Museum from across the Brooklyn Bridge, uptown, or from far away, you help to tell the story of New York’s maritime past —immigration, labor, and commerce— through the preservation work being performed daily on this street of ships.
Your Support Floats our Boats!
History Happy Hour
February 22 6:30pm | Melville Gallery – 213 Water Street | $10 Suggested Donation
A drink with a side of History, what could be better? Join the Seaport Museum for the first of its new monthly series: History Happy Hour. Enjoy a lively discussion on a fascinating tidbit of New York’s maritime history.
Tea, Drugs, and Millionaires: New York and the China Trade:
February 22 (George Washington’s birthday) marks the 233rd anniversary of when the Empress of China set sail from the East River on its way to Canton, modern-day Guangzhou, China. This mission marked the start of American involvement in the famed China Trade, which helped create some of the nation’s first millionaires. William Roka, South Street Seaport Museum’s Historian, delves into secret history of Spanish silver, the Tea Trade, and the Astor family fortune.
Registrants can either make a donation online through our website or bring a donation with them to the event.