Last Monday of the Month | McNally Jackson Seaport, 4 Fulton Street | Free
Join the South Street Seaport Museum for a recurring maritime-themed book club! You can find information on upcoming book selections below.
Seaport Museum staff and special guests will stir up lively discussions informed by our shared love of literature, history, and preservation. Our literary selections will be announced one month in advance.
The event is free, and advance registration is encouraged.
February 26, 2024, 6:30pm: Here is New York by E. B. White
In honor of the season of love, the Seaport Museum Book Club invites you to delve into the heartwarming selection, Here is New York. This timeless piece by E. B. White serves as the quintessential love letter to New York City, capturing its essence with perceptive, humorous, and nostalgic insights during a stroll around Manhattan in 1948.
Join us for a lively discussion on White’s masterful work, and rediscover your affection for the city. Recognized by The New York Times as one of the ten best books ever written about the metropolis, and hailed by The New Yorker as “the wittiest essay, and one of the most perceptive, ever done on the city,” this publication promises to rekindle your love affair with the vibrant and ever-evolving cityscape. Don’t miss the chance to share your thoughts and reflections on this literary gem with fellow enthusiasts. You don’t have to read the full essay to enjoy the event––everyone is welcome!
Here is New York is available for purchase at most bookstores. Register for the February meeting of the Seaport Museum Book Club today to receive a 10% off discount code for online orders of the book at McNally Jackson Books.
Enjoy More That the Museum Offers
This event occurs outside of the Seaport Museum’s regular open hours. Access to the Museum’s historical ships and introduction galleries is not included with this free event. To see more that the Museum has to offer, ask Museum staff about our Saturday and Sunday, 11am–5pm, Pay What You Wish General Admission tickets when you check in.
Pay What You Wish General Admission tickets include access to all current exhibitions on view in the introduction gallery space at 12 Fulton Street and access to the 1885 tall ship Wavertree. Free timed tickets for a tour of the 1908 lightship Ambrose are available separately at no additional cost.
Previous Book Club Picks
October 2023: Nothing Else But Miracles by Kate Albus
September 2023: Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan
October 2022: Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell
August 2022: Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older
July 2022: The Lost Endeavour by John Masefield
Ready for more?
Head over to our Programs and Events page to see what else is happening at the Museum. Sign up for an upcoming talk, learn more about visiting Wavertree, or explore our virtual offerings.