Seaport Museum Open Day with PJ Library

Sun Jun 11, 2023
11:00am to 5:00pm ET
Age: 5 and up
Price: FREE
South Street Seaport Museum

Inspired by the PJ Library book, When Jessie Came Across the Sea, families are invited to tour the iconic lightship Ambrose, which served for a quarter century as the beacon of hope for immigrants reaching New York.

Stop in for maritime-themed crafts inspired by scrimshaw and signal flags and participate in an interactive storytime on the ship’s deck while sharing family photos, stories, and artifacts. Check out historical printing press demonstrations at Bowne & Co., Stationers using a 19th century printing press, and engage in a printmaking workshop with a local artist. Discover sailors’ living quarters aboard the 1885 tall ship Wavertree, and you’ll even have the opportunity to raise the sail!

Families can also relax at PJ Library’s cozy Book Nook, with stories for kids from newborn to 12 years old.

Advance registration is encouraged.
** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.