South Street Seaport Museum to Host 50th Anniversary Celebration

The South Street Seaport Museum announces the 50th Anniversary Celebration, a dockside celebration and benefit at Pier 16 featuring cocktails and dinner, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Tickets are $350 and $500 (VIP Experience) and are available at 6:00pm - VIP Cocktail Reception in the Captain's saloon and on the quarterdeck of Wavertree. 6:30pm - General Admission Cocktail Reception aboard the 1885 sailing ship Wavertree. 7:30pm - Dockside Dinner featuring catering by Cipriani.

Join us for a celebration of fifty years of the South Street Seaport Museum! For half a century, the Museum has highlighted and interpreted New York's port and its seaborne connections to the world. On September 19, we mark the first five decades of the Seaport Museum and celebrate the people who have made this work possible. Through unparalleled leadership and the tireless efforts of trustees, staff, volunteers, and friend the Seaport Museum has achieved this major milestone and we now turn our attention to the next fifty years.

Join friends of the Seaport Museum for cocktails aboard the ship Wavertree, followed by a dockside dinner catered by Cipriani to toast fifty years of good work and many more to come! HONORING THE BOARD CHAIRS WHO BROUGHT US THROUGH OUR FIRST 50 YEARS Jakob Isbrandtsen; James R. Shepley; John B. Ricker, Jr.; Robert W. McCullough; Peter A. Aron; Lawrence S. Huntington; Frank J. Sciame, Jr.; Robert G.M. Keating AND SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF The Hon. Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President and New York City Council Member Margaret Chin FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN LOWER MANHATTAN AND THE SOUTH STREET SEAPORT HISTORIC DISTRICT

"Over the past fifteen years the Seaport Museum has undergone numerous challenges." said Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the Seaport Museum. "Now, emerging from the damages of Hurricane Sandy and charting a new course for excellence in education, interpretation, and preservation, the Seaport Museum is once again the vital part of New York it has been for fifty years. On September 19th we'll celebrate the board chairs, friends, and supporters of the Museum that have made this great work possible and look to the future of the this vital New York institution." 50th Anniversary Benefit Committee: Anne E. Beaumont, Ian Danic, Joan K. Davidson, Helena Durst, Lee F. Gruzen, Christie Huus, Capt. Brian A. McAllister, Saul Scherl, Norma Stanford, Catherine McVay Hughes. Presenting Sponsor of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Benefit: The Howard Hughes Corporation

ABOUT 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. Designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses 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."

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