LPC 50 | Landmarks Week 2015

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s 50th Anniversary, South Street Seaport Museum will be the featured landmark from May 18th through May 24th. Click on the options below for more information on our special programming:

Monday 5/18 | 12pm
Schermerhorn Row Guided Tour
Visitor Service Center – 12 Fulton Street

$15 non-members | $12.50 members

Limited spaces | Pre-registration required. | Not wheelchair accessible.

To kick off Landmarks Week, South Street Seaport Museum is celebrating with a guided tour of Schermerhorn Row. Join Collections Manager Maria O’Malley on an exclusive one hour tour of New York City’s first World Trade Center: the historically landmarked Schermerhorn Row.



Images courtesy of Therese Loeb Kruzer

Celebrate the opening of the museum’s newest display with objects from the collection, at the Visitor Service Center at Schermerhorn Row, and meet photographer Barbara Mensch whose images captured the essence of the Fulton Fish Market.

Limited copies of Mensch’s book South Street will be available for purchase at the event. All purchases and donations made benefit South Street Seaport Museum.

Please e-mail info@seany.org to RSVP or for more information.

Not a member? Join!


Celebrate the unofficial start to summer this Memorial Day Weekend with a sail aboard Pioneer and get a new perspective of New York City. Take in the morning air, evening sunset, or a starlit night on a 2 house sail aboard the 1885 Schooner PIONEER. The best way to tour the island, without crowds, cars, or chaos. Simply relax and bring a picnic lunch or dinner, snack, beverage or delicious dessert as you enjoy your sail solo, with family, friends or even a date!

For more information, stop by our Visitor Service Center at 12 Fulton or ask our Associates on Pier 16 during the week of the 18th.

DID YOU KNOW? Pioneer was first launched in 1885, built as an iron-hulled sloop to carry cargo along the Delaware River. 125 years later, she was featured in the opening scene in the pilot of Boardwalk Empire.

Sail On!


Nearly 33,000 buildings throughout the city are protected as individual landmarks, interior landmarks, or as part of 114 historic districts. The South Street Seaport, designated a Historic District in 1977, is the city’s largest concentration of restored early nineteenth century commercial buildings and South Street Seaport Museum, founded on May 22, 1967, is dedicated to telling the vital story of the foundation of New York and its link to its great natural harbor. Whether you support the Museum from across the Brooklyn Bridge, uptown, or from far away, you help to tell the story of New York’s maritime past—immigration, labor, and commerce— through the preservation work being performed daily on this street of ships.