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South Street Seaport Museum August Chantey Events In-Person Aboard Tall Ship Wavertree

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South Street Seaport Museum's monthly sea-music events continue in August. Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music, the original NYC chantey sing will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 2pm, in-person aboard 1885 tall ship Wavertree. Join a round-robin of shared songs featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Singers of all levels, as well as listeners, are welcome to lead or request a song, join in the choruses, or just listen to a presentation of traditional maritime work songs and ballads on the first Sunday of every month. Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music Live Sing-Along Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 2pm Chanteys at Work Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 12-4pm Chanteys at Work, a workshop and performance by chantey singer and educator Chris Koldewey, takes place on the second Sunday of every month. On August 14, 2022, Chanteys at Work workshops will run at 12pm, 1pm, and 3pm, showing how chanteys were used to help with the work on halyards, capstan, pumps, and more. Stop in for a single session or spend the afternoon learning as part of general admission onboard Wavertree. No registration needed. For more information, visit Both in-person events will take place on the main deck of the 1885 tall ship Wavertree. Guests must walk up a few stairs and along an angled gangway to board the ship. Before or after each event, participants are invited to tour the Seaport Museum gallery exhibitions at 12 Fulton Street, as well as visit Wavertree and the 1908 lightship Ambrose on Pier 16, all free of charge. 

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About South Street Seaport

12 Fulton St.

Lower Manhattan, NY


  • Standard hours: Open 24 hours, daily

  • South Street Seaport Museum is a cultural institution dedicated to telling the story of the rise of New York as a port city and its critical role in the development of the United States. The Museum uses its historic buildings and ships to provide interactive exhibits, education, and experiences.