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South Street Seaport Museum Pride Month Festivities: Vinyasa on a Vessel, Rainbows on the Hudson, and Pride Postcards at Bowne & Co.
June 18, 2022 - June 25, 2022
South Street Seaport Museum announces its Pride Month festivities, including Vinyasa on a Vessel on June 19, 2022 at 9am and Rainbows on the Hudson, a sailing pride parade with LGBTQ+ sailing club Knickerbocker Sailing Association, on June 25, 2022 at 3pm at Pier 16, and pride postcards from the newly-reopened Bowne & Co. Stationers storefront beginning June 15, 2022. All events are FREE. For more information, visit seaportmuseum.org.
Pride Postcards at Bowne & Co.
Beginning June 18, 2022, Bowne & Co. Stationers at will reopen its brick-and-mortar storefront at 211 Water Street. Spread pride with a postcard printed on the historic presses at Bowne & Co. Throughout the month of June, Bowne & Co. printing staff will be producing miniature broadside postcards featuring prominent quotes and words of affirmation celebrating the LBGTQIA+ community. Visit Wednesday to Sunday, 11am–5pm to see the presses in action, and leave with a freshly printed postcard, perfect for sending pride to those who support and inspire you! Live printing illustrating the 19th century printing process with a variety of presses and equipment from the Seaport Museum’s Printing History Collection will take place throughout the day, with the message/phrase changing each day. One post card per person is free while supplies last.
Vinyasa on a Vessel
On Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 9am, join the South Street Seaport Museum for a 60 minute vinyasa-based yoga practice on the deck of the tall ship Wavertree. Start your Sunday with a mindful and physical practice that is accessible and challenging for all levels, kicking off Pride Week with stories and music celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride. The practice will be followed by a tour of Wavertree for anyone who wishes to participate. Yoga will continue every third Sunday through August. The event is free, and registration is required at seaportmuseum.org/vinyasa.
Rainbows on the Hudson
On Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 3pm, the LBTQ+ sailing club, Knickerbocker Sailing Association’s “Rainbows on the Hudson” boat parade will sail by Pier 16. The fleet of 30 vessels will feature sails designed by Gilbert Baker who created the first pride flag and was a member of KSA. Stop by Pier 16 to view the parade with the Seaport Museum. For more information, visit ksasailing.org.
Hester Street Fair
The beloved Hester Street Fair will take place on Piers 16 and 17 on Saturday, June 25 from 11am to 6pm featuring all queer-owned or operated businesses showcasing unique, locally-made jewelry, art, food, vintage items, and home goods. For more information, visit hesterstreetfair.com.
About Knickerbocker Sailing Association
Knickerbocker Sailing Association is a non-profit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender boating club, now in its 28th year. They encourage members who support diversity and enjoy getting out on the water of the greater New York area. Members do not need sailing or boating experience to join, because we are a welcoming group that will teach each other the basics of sailing, boating and boat safety. Our membership consists of over 150 members, including crew, captains of sailboats and powerboats, and we all love the outdoors and the water.
About Bowne & Co.
Established by Robert Bowne in 1775, Bowne & Co. holds the distinction of being New York’s oldest operating business under the same name. After growing as a financial printer throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Bowne & Co. Inc. partnered with the Seaport Museum in 1975 to open a 19th-century-style print shop at 211 Water Street in the South Street Seaport Historic District. Today, it is comprised of the Bowne & Co. Printing Office, a workspace that continues the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing using seven historic presses from South Street Seaport Museum’s working collection, alongside Bowne & Co. Stationers, 19th-century-style emporium selling gifts and fine goods.
About the South Street Seaport Museum
The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”
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