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printing workshop at Bowne & Co.

Fresh Prints

April 6 & May 4 | 6:00pm | 211 Water Street | Free

Come to Bowne & Co. for an open house that features a breadth of printing equipment that you’re invited to use! Learn how the designers at Bowne & Co. lock up limited edition designs that will showcase some of the more eccentric parts from the Seaport Museum’s printing and graphic arts collection. All participants even get to take home the prints they make during the evening.

Advanced registration is required. Anyone ages 12 and up is welcome.

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Photo credit: Richard Bowditch

kid climbing stairs on Wavertree

Spring Flower Scavenger Hunt

April 8 & 9 | 11:00am – 5:00pm | Wavertree | Free

Join the Seaport Museum in welcoming the season of awakening and sunshine with a timely fun-filled scavenger hunt aboard the 1885 tall ship Wavertree. To mark the season and commemorate Wavertree’s intercontinental crossings, this scavenger hunt challenges people of all ages to find illustrations of flowers hidden throughout the decks of this historical three-masted cargo ship.

The event is free, and advanced registration is required.

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books on a shelf

Seaport Museum Book Club

April 24 | 6:30pm | 4 Fulton Street | Free

Join Seaport Museum staff for this informal discussion celebrating our shared love of literature and history. In April, we’re focusing on Dina Gilio-Whitaker’s publication, “As Long As Grass Grows,” which gives an accessible history of Indigenous resistance to government and corporate incursions on their lands. This event is presented in partnership with McNally Jackson Books.

The event is free, and advance registration is encouraged.

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printing workshop at Bowne & Co. at the Seaport

Print Your Own Stationery

April 29 | 12:00pm | 211 Water Street | $100

Join the Seaport Museum at Bowne & Co. and enjoy a 3-hour, immersive program where you can work together with Bowne & Co. designers to produce your own custom set of stationery — from start to finish. In this workshop, participants will get to set type from the Museum’s collection of historic fonts, mix ink, cut paper, and print a bespoke edition of 35 notecards using a 19th century printing press.

Advanced registration is required. Anyone ages 12 and up is welcome. All participants get to take home their set of custom-made stationery valued at $250.

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Photo credit: Richard Bowditch

About the South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth-century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”