Many thanks to Julie Kessler
once again for suggesting an
interesting place we've never visited.
"John Noble made his art in a houseboat studio that he cobbled together, Frankenstein’s Monster-like, out of sundry boat bits and bobs over years. The Collection acquired his studio, restored it beautifully, and moved the whole thing into a room in the building, where you can peek inside.
'This museum suffers from a misleading name. I walked into the Noble Maritime Collection expecting a dark basement full of dusty old nautical stuff, with a stuffy aristocratic bent. Instead, the collection occupies three light-filled, airy, beautifully restored floors of Building D at Sailors’ Snug Harbor."
'So the idea of a home for old, worn-out, and decrepit sailors was born. They originally were going to put it on Randall’s property in Manhattan, but Manhattan property values being what they were, ultimately opted to use the property to generate income, and put the sailors somewhere where land was cheaper. Snug Harbor opened in Staten Island in 1831."
Quoted from Joe Lazlo's GothamJoe website
What: Sketch the Noble Maritime Collection in Snug Harbor, Staten Island.
Where: Snug Harbor, in Building D.
When: Saturday February 15th, 2020. Meet at 11:00 AM at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal -
- From Manhattan take the Staten Island Ferry from the Whitehall Terminal/South Ferry, which is a short walking distance from the 1, 9, 4, 5, N, R subway lines.
- Once we arrive at the ferry terminal in Staten Island we'll take the S40 bus via Ramp D for two miles and exit at Snug Harbor.
- The museum opens at noon.
Lunch: Since we're starting at noon bring your own food. It's a long walk to stores and restaurants.
Show and Tell: 3:00 PM Location to be determined. This is the social part of our day where we will share drawings and good stories.
- Bring a folding stool if you have one - it gives you more options.
If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees. All drawing skill levels are welcome.