(Originally posted as: “nine years ago today at Snug Harbor”
Created in 1801, Snug Harbor was a retirement home for the captains and seamen of old whaling schooners (many coming from Gloucester!) The beautiful compound of elegant old buildings and grand old trees is located on the north end of Staten Island right on the Kill van Kull, and is a wonderful escape from city, containerports, tank farms and modern life. Committed to introducing arts, music, and maritime heritage, they offer classes, lectures, concerts and community events. And it is equally wonderful to indulge in none of that, and to just walk around; there is history in the place.
The wonderful prints of John Noble are housed here, his ‘houseboat studio’ made from “the small bones of larger vessels” is reconstructed and open for exploration. Very good printmaking studio here.
Who is Meow Man? yet another expressive artist of the harbor:
As Tugster says, there is simply no way to have enough fingers on the thousands of pulses of NYHarbor. I’m so sorry to report this great concert nine years late. But! don’t forget the Tug and Barge Fundraiser August 31! we’ll be there.
Mage Bailey said, on 2010/08/28
Oh, we have so little to inspire one here. There were artist’s colonies at the turn of the century, but they are all gone now. What’s left costs money. Just wonderful.
bowsprite said, on 2010/08/28
well, if you get a pitcher of julep and get us together for a nautical quilting bee, we can all potlatch and make it a party!!! I need to make a ditty bag and a new knife sheath!
Well, it’s a tricky week with a month-end close to start & a boss about to go on maternity leave & the other boss just back from a week’s vacation, but I’ll see you guys tomorrow if there’s any way I can!
btw, you would probably “like” my facebook update today!