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The museum’s in-house event production agency, MMEink, has 20 years of event planning experience making us your trusted partner when planning your next event at the museum.
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The South Street Seaport represents the spirit of New York City. The rich history embedded in the Seaport reminds guests of times past when lower Manhattan was an international hub for ships and seafarers from all over the world. The South Street Seaport and its historic venues maintain their influence in lower Manhattan as a charming and quaint seaside veranda boasting with fresh seafood and authentic ships dating back to the 1800’s.

The American dream rings true to this venue as the South Street Seaport Museum pays homage to the nautical history that built this wondrous and powerful city. Take pride in your history by choosing a venue that will surround you with effortless excitement and boundless memories of times past. These beautiful historic venues located at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan, is the perfect place to hold corporate events, non-profit Gala’s or even a private occasion such as a wedding.

Part of the South Street Seaport Museum is the Melville Gallery, located in the historic South Street Seaport district, on Water Street, which is paved with traditional Belgian blocks. The Melville Gallery can accommodate a wide range of events – cocktail receptions, dinners, lectures and more. The Pier provides a great outdoor space for events with staging, weddings, and presentations. The Bowne Printers & Co. original print shop is the prime spot for book launches and literary appearances.

The museum’s in-house event production agency, MMEink, has 20 years of event planning experience making us your trusted partner when planning your next event at the museum. Our creative team of professionals has endless ideas to share with you and they are willing to work with any request imaginable. Call us or fill out the form on the right today to schedule a walk through to view the whimsical venues at the South Street Seaport Museum!

Pier 16



South Street Seaport Museum is home to a fleet of 6 ships docked at Pier 16, including the 1907 lightship Ambrose, a “floating lighthouse” to guide ships safely from the Atlantic Ocean into the broad mouth of lower New York Bay, the 1885 ship Wavertree, one of the last large sailing ships built of wrought iron, and the 1885 schooner Pioneer, an authentic 19th Century Schooner, with public sails daily from May thru October.

Bowne Printers & Co.



Bowne Printers is a recent expansion of Bowne & Co. Stationers that continues the age old tradition of job (or small batch) printing. Using seven historic presses from South Street Seaport Museum’s working collection; our resident printers create individual designs using custom plates or historic fonts.

Melville Gallery



Built in 1868 for A.A. Thompson & Co., a tin and metal company, and originally serving as a warehouse; today the Melville Gallery, inside of the South Street Seaport Museum, offers a unique setting for a variety of events.

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