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Come August 4th, get ready to rock out at Dock Rocks on Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport!


South Street Seaport’s “Street of Ships”. Photo by Joe Mabel via Wikipedia


The inaugural concert hopes raise $250,000 for restoring and rebuilding the South Street Seaport Museum after Hurricane Sandy caused $3 million worth of damage to the historic buildings and ships.

 Rock band Duran Duran will headline a benefit concert for the South Street Seaport Museum.

Rock band Duran Duran will headline a benefit concert for the South Street Seaport Museum.Photo via


Iconic 80’s band Duran Duran will headline, and the concert will also feature and Wyclef Jean with others on the marquee to be announced.

Wyclef Jean. Photo via PR Web


Tickets are going for $55, but if you have the bucks to get away from the hoi polloi, you could watch the concert from any number of luxury vessels that will be offering concert goers VIP treatment.

Cover art for the album Rio by the artist Duran Duran. The cover art copyright to EMI Records, Ltd. Image via Wikipedia


DNAinfo: The concert’s producer, Jaime Rose, said organizers hope this event will become an annual benefit.

“Music is a great connector,” said Rose, who’s produced several philanthropic concerts, “It’s a wonderful way to raise awareness and raise money for a historic, important institution that needs our help.”

Duran Duran’s lead singer, Simon Le Bon — along with Wyclef Jean — “have a great love for boats and the sea,” Rose said, and they wanted performers who have an appreciation for the Seaport Museum’s mission.

To buy tickets, visit Dock Rocks.

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

Photo by Prayitno Creative Commons licence 2.0 via Flickr


Capt. Jonathan Boulware, South Street Seaport Museum’s interim president since 2013, has been named the museum’s new executive director, posts Metropolis, Wall Street Journal’s blog.

Capt. Jonathan Boulware. Photo via South Street Seaport Museum


Capt. Boulware took on the daunting role of interim president in 2013 when the Museum of the City of New York’s custodialship of the struggling museum ended, after Hurricane Sandy flooded Schermerhorn Row along with much of Lower Manhattan.

South Street Seaport, Detroit Photographic Company, circa 1897-1924 via wikipedia


The announcement is expected Saturday April 25, 2015, to coincide with the South Street Seaport Museum’s “Opening Day” (11am-6pm) with a scavenger hunt, live performances and ship tours hosted by dozens of dedicated staff and volunteers.

Photo montage via South Street Seaport Museum


The Working Harbor Committee family would like to express our congratulations to Capt. Boulware on his appointment. Under his leadership, we look forward to the South Street Seaport Museum and their mainstay fleet of historic ships, educating and delighting many generations to come.

Read the Metropolis Wall Street Journal blog post here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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