You won’t want to miss Captain Mary’s Story Hour aboard Lilac Lighthouse Tender this Sunday, October 4th starting at 1pm. Check out the details below:

via Lilac Preservation Project.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  September 28, 2015
Mary Habstritt, Museum Director, 917-709-5291
Lilac Preservation Project
Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 at North Moore Street in Manhattan.

Captain Mary’s Story Hour

Second in Series Features Custom Projects from The Crafty Kids

New York, NY— Captain Mary’s Story Hour, a series of maritime-themed children’s book readings accompanied by special activities matching each storybook, was launched in August. It continues on Sunday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. with a reading of Little Toot by Linda Gramatky-Smith.

Find out whether the little tug that doesn’t like to work can save an ocean liner threatened by a fierce storm when Captain Mary reads the story aloud on the deck of the museum ship Lilac moored at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25.


The reading will be accompanied by a customized craft project donated by The Crafty Kids where children can create a wooden tugboat to take home.

Lilac’s Museum Director Mary Habstritt said, “We are grateful to Stacey Kurylo of The Crafty Kids for her generous donation of customized nautical craft kits to enhance our educational programs.”

Dr. Kurylo, owner of The Crafty Kids, added,Lilac is a fun, historic place for children’s maritime education and we’re thrilled to contribute to their efforts.”

Looking west at the Lilac and Fireboat John D McKean at Pier 40. Photo by Jim Henderson (Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication)


Admission to the reading is free and no registration is required to hear the story. Participation in the craft project is limited to the number of kits provided and there is a cost of $10 per kit.  Please register in advance by sending an email to Payment by cash or check may be made upon arrival. A parent or adult guardian must stay with the child or children for the entire time.

The next story hour is planned for Sunday, October 25th.