The Nautical Museum is now closed for the winter months and will reopen in March with new exhibits. For more information, please call 718-885-0507 or send an email to email@example.com.
We are delighted to introduce you to one of the most interesting communities in New York City, City Island, a small island with a rich nautical history. Much of its colorful past is preserved in the Museum, which will be open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and by special appointment starting on March 11. In the meantime, take a virtual tour here of the Museum’s interesting exhibits. Click these links for information about group tours, including school groups, and for a walking tour of City Island.
Take a quick tour of the Museum’s interesting exhibits, some of them dedicated to City Island’s famous yacht-builders who contributed to the successful defense of the America’s Cup. Through this on-line collection, the Museum offers a
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sampling of the images of boats and historic views that are part of its archives, as well as graduation photographs from City Island schools and pictures of City Island life past and present.
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The Museum in Winter
Although the Nautical Museum is closed for the winter months, our volunteer staff is hard at work getting ready for the spring. New exhibitions are being developed, including a retrospective of the art of Mark Whitcombe, an Island resident who passed away in 2015, and an exhibition of artists’ renderings of the now-demolished but much beloved City Island bridge. For more information about Mark’s work, visit www.whitcombeworld.com, and for a fabulous series of videos and photographs, visit The New City Island Bridge on Facebook, created by James and Tommy Breen. Best of all, take a look at a Two-Part Video Version by James Breen of the talk about yacht building on City Island given by Tom Nye last year. For those interested in arranging special tours or for those doing genealogical or historical research, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Island Nautical Museum wishes to thank the following City Island businesses that have become Corporate Members.
Connie's New Way Market
Consolidated Yachts, Inc.
Drs. Robert Seigle and Audell Ray
Tony's Pier Restaurant
Barron's Marine Services, Inc.
City Island Beer Company
City Island Pharmacy
City Island Sunoco
City Island Yacht Club
The museum's programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, thanks to Council Member James Vacca, and by the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Arts Development Fund Regrants Program, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council. The City Island Nautical Museum was granted a permanent charter by the Board of Regents of the New York State Board of Education on January 11, 2012. And, on the basis of a careful consideration of the history and the architecture of the building at 190 Fordham Street in which the museum is housed, the Landmarks Preservation Commissioned Public School 102 (later Public School 17, The City Island School) a landmark because of its “special character and a special historical and aesthetic interest and value as part of the development, heritage and cultural characteristics of New York City.
190 Fordham Street, City Island, NY 10464