Wednesday, October 16 | 6:30 pm | $5
True tales of ships, sailors, and their mascot cats in early 20th-century Manhattan and Brooklyn
Peggy Gavan, author of The Cat Men of Gotham: Tales of Feline Friendships in Old New York, will wind the audience through the piers and streets of Old New York as she tells amazing stories of the sailors, dock workers, and ship captains of Gotham and the ship cats they adopted and came to love. Hear about:
Fun for cat lovers and New York maritime history fans alike!
A reception will follow.
This event will be held at the Melville Gallery at 213 Water Street. Doors open at 6:15 pm.
By subway: Take the A, C, 2, 3, J, Z, 4, or 5 train to Fulton Street. Upon exiting, walk east on Fulton Street until you reach Water Street. Depending on where you exit, the walk takes between 8 and 15 minutes.
By bus: Take the M-15 SBS or M-15 to Fulton Street. Note: On the M-15 SBS, you must pay at the bus stop before boarding. Walk one block east.
By ferry: The East River Ferry, Water Taxi, and New York Waterway provide service to Pier 11 from Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey. From Pier 11, walk north on South Street for about 5 minutes. Once at Fulton Street, turn left and walk up one block west toward Water Street. From the Staten Island Ferry, the museum is about a mile walk Northeast on Water or South Street.
*As we are located in an historic district please contact the Museum regarding accessibility needs prior to your visit