Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication

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A fun morning spent tying knots and learning about Katherine Walker! Thank you to the Museum of Maritime Communication and Navigation for leading and to our volunteers from RSVP Staten Island and Troop 37! Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication Community Service Society of New York Blue Star Families
The @craignewmark Blue Star Family New York Chapter had a fun first week of our STEM classes with the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication! We learned about the waters around us, how to read a compass and made our own! We were then gifted two compasses to find our way home! Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication
We also are excited that many of our Executive Board Members were also honored and included on City and State NY ‘s 2021 Staten Island Power 100!

🔸Yesenia Mata, Executive Director, La Colmena - Community Job Center

🔸Adrienne Abbate, Executive Director, Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness

🔸Carol Bullock, Executive Director, Pride Center of Staten Island

🔸Samir Farag, Executive Director Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication & SCORE Mentors

🔸Orit Lender, CEO, JCC of Staten Island

🔸Candace Gonzalez, CEO, New York Center for Interpersonal Development NYCID

To learn more about them & see other Staten Islanders included: https://www.cityandstateny.com/power-lists/2021/11/2021-staten-island-power-100/186738/
We are soo appreciative that so many of our #SINFPA members and Executive board members joined us this evening at Twisted Vineyard for our Member Mixer!

As all COVID-19 protocols were followed (Our official MES-co chair on hand to make sure!) we were able to come together with our members to enjoy an after work evening with Staten Island nonprofit colleagues.

Thank you to everyone who joined us! We look forward to working together to build a better more resilient & equitable borough for all community members on #StatenIsland !
#SiStayStrongStaySafe

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Happy #MuseumMonday everyone!

This week's feature: the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication ⚓️

Founded by a marine service company that dealt with sales and service for the marine industry for over 30 years, the Museum of Maritime Navigation & Communication, located in Rosebank, is comprised of a historically significant collection of maritime navigation and communication equipment and has made in available in its exhibits. The exhibits and displays have a dual-focus: electronics and local maritime history. ☀️

Objects from the collection are shown with their purpose, function, and provenance described. While all of the equipment on display was previously installed on ships, an interactive exhibit helps visitors understand how each piece relates to their own everyday lives. An electronics-specific exhibit shows how technology has evolved over time with both enclosed and hands-on displays to help demonstrate each object’s functionality.

Although the museum is temporarily closed, you can learn ALL you need to know about this industry through their online collections & galleries by VISITing their website http://mmncny.org/ - you'll be glad you did! 🚢

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We've got the weekend activities all here! Cooing: today at 3 & 4 pm - make delicious corn bread in ShopRite of Veterans Rd Kidz Cook. Science: tomorrow it's time for Con Edison Second Saturday Science! from Noon - 1 pm. Join the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication and experiment with 2-way radios. Art: make your own landscape painting in the style of American artist Grandma Moses on Sat. & Sun. from 1 - 4 pm.

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#sichildrensmuseum #kids #weekend #StatenIsland #families #cooking #art #STEM #conedison #science
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy

The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to Historical and Genealogical Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island, in New York City, to honor their Ancestors and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. The Mariners were from many areas of the United States, Canada, and foreign countries. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery

Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/

The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx

Sailors’ Snug Harbor has a very interesting history. It was one of the first large scale retirement facilities in the United States and the first established for Merchant Mariners. It was founded by the Randall family whom were New York City Merchant Sea Captains and Privateers during the French Indian War and Patriots during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was a friend of the Randall family and their Attorney. He helped draft the Robert Richard Randall Will in 1801 to create the SSH Trust which funded the SSH Retirement Home. During its 140+ years of operation (1833-1976) approximately 16,000 Mariners resided there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailors%27_Snug_Harbor
The Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication still has a few openings to their upcoming Oceans of Fun Fundraiser, please RSVP as soon as possible to ensure they can accommodate you! Come and see some of their collection items, network with others and learn about the Museum's upcoming programs.

Dr. Gracelyn Santos and Brian Laline,
co-chairs of the fundraising committee, invite you to
The Oceans of Fun Fundraiser Benefiting the
Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Jac Mao Restaurant
1771 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, New York 10305
Tickets $100 PP
Specialty Appetizers, Chinese Buffet, Beer, Wine
and Specialty Maritime Cocktail
RSVP BY APRIL 15TH

Online at: https://oceans-of-fun.eventbrite.com
Or Mail Check to:
Museum of Maritime Communication and Navigation
1208 Bay Street, Staten Island, New York 10305
718-594-1717

The Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication is dedicated to the preservation of marine electronic equipment and local maritime history.

Operating as usual

MMNCNY SI Maritime History Presentation.pptx 10/27/2021

MMNCNY SI Maritime History Presentation.pptx

Check out our presentation on the maritime history of Staten Island!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1OsrxnR2BgHUSdM6g-4P83cKzspZXnPI_/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106266931992919794730&rtpof=true&sd=true

MMNCNY SI Maritime History Presentation.pptx Maritime History of Staten Island Presentation by: Kate Farhat, Kristen Farhat, Anika Thakkar

MMNCNY The Compass - Presentation.pptx 10/20/2021

MMNCNY The Compass - Presentation.pptx

Want to learn the history of a compass and how to make your own? Check out this presentation!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1d8yrxLZZ0wpPAyXJawSaxGs-NgR5MeQ_/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106266931992919794730&rtpof=true&sd=true

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eol6vGjUyqjsHxFMUfcR-ej7ZxtKQFGU/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106266931992919794730&rtpof=true&sd=true

MMNCNY The Compass - Presentation.pptx The Compass Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication By Kate Farhat, Kristen Farhat, Anika Thakkar, Michele Chahwan, and Dea Zenelaj

MMNCNY Nautical Chart Colors & Symbols - Presentation.pptx 10/15/2021

MMNCNY Nautical Chart Colors & Symbols - Presentation.pptx

Nautical Chart Colors & Symbols:

Ready to learn about map colors and symbols? Check out this presentation!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ObculLhPeYZaYl9j6d6CQEqFsNHJlJTW/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106266931992919794730&rtpof=true&sd=true

https://docs.google.com/document/d/13gI_xWHGiWnbfgPJlX3qd1L860SCk4SV/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106266931992919794730&rtpof=true&sd=true

MMNCNY Nautical Chart Colors & Symbols - Presentation.pptx Map/Chart Colors & Symbols Michele Chahwan, Anika Thakkar, Kate Farhat, Dea Zenelaj, Kristen Farhat

MMNCNY Nautical Rope Making and Knot Tying - Presentation.pptx 10/15/2021

MMNCNY Nautical Rope Making and Knot Tying - Presentation.pptx

Nautical Rope Making & Knot Tying:

Want to learn how to make ropes and tie knots? Check out this presentation!

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_iCeQcOHN_hjrlZ3A4SUH0EkZkdzxChO/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106266931992919794730&rtpof=true&sd=true

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j0Brug7IkuYSOiHc_dWm-5363WMqslik/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106266931992919794730&rtpof=true&sd=true

MMNCNY Nautical Rope Making and Knot Tying - Presentation.pptx Nautical Rope Making & Knot Tying Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication By Kate Farhat, Anika Thakkar, Dea Zenelaj, Michele Chahwan, Kristen Farhat

Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication updated their address. 09/21/2021

Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication updated their address.

Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication updated their address.

Photos from Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication's post 07/23/2021

Thank you to teaching artist Janice Patrignani who led Origami Boat Making & Nautical Alphabet programs at PS 4, PS 19 and PS 31 during the months of April & June. The kids had a lot of fun.

See below images and link to slideshow video.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xvo6C2BnkKudbKBwp0MLDLKy6dEiaVi7/view?usp=sharing

04/27/2021

MMNC is happy to introduce the STEM learning program. As a part of this program, we will be teaching about the STEM aspects of the maritime industry. There will be presentations about Morse Code and the compass.

For children from the ages of 5-8, we will be having the elementary series that includes the read aloud, museum presentation, Morse Code presentation, compass presentation, and Kahoots. It’ll give the opportunity for young children to learn more about maritime and STEM.

Check out other posts on our website under “Latest News” for more information about the different aspects of the STEM learning program.

04/27/2021

The elementary series of the Morse Code Presentation will go over Morse Code in a way that children around the ages of 5-8+ can understand. The presentation will have various videos and small challenges the students will go over as the presentation progresses allowing the students to become more engaged with learning about Morse Code and its usability.

This link below will lead you to the presentation:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NAhGoGkUNnJJ-EJ8pA5mKN6E_rXb8kf8GkFSVaOBHaU/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

03/17/2021

As part of our elementary series, we would like to introduce what a museum is and the importance of it. This presentation will teach children from the ages of 5-8 about the purpose of a museum and what our museum is really about. They will learn about different nautical and maritime terms. This will extend their vocabulary and their knowledge about the maritime industry.

Check out the link below to learn more about the museum.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MVNEnM1IEFyPz-jxoda7Yn4rb9ZyDai7rFiCtThEnEI/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

03/17/2021

This presentation will focus on the usage and history of Morse Code and how it was used in maritime. The presentation will go over how to learn Morse Code in both reading and writing while also going over its importance. There will be slides that give questions in Morse Code that the viewers have to solve so that they may continue forward.

This link below will lead you to the presentation.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xpxNkosRMqjfgxNpZ6_gvSjDB-sSQG3M4vBs6bK_870/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

03/16/2021

As part of our elementary series, we would like to present our program about the compass. There is a presentation available for everyone targeted for children ages 5-8. It teaches kids about the basics of what a compass is, how to read it and the terms that go along with it. It’ll spark their interest in learning about nautical and navigational tools such as the compass.

Check out the link below to learn the basics of what a compass is. After completing the presentation, test out your knowledge through our Kahoot Series with fun quizzes.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1T7_Wp3WJgCj7_toKMBdgR_WeIYha7B3PlQ6o1WqbJQs/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

https://create.kahoot.it/collection/7cc1af46-64a5-436c-a785-5d12ad5fb225

03/16/2021

As part of our STEM program, we would like to present our presentation about the compass. It’s an important navigational tool that most of you know about. Children of all ages and adults are welcome. This presentation will go more in depth on your basic knowledge of this nautical tool and give more insight on its importance.

Check out the link below to learn more about the compass.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nwjgiQdxIj9ufBPvnBYVcfA66188meZ0wybjh8_hQpQ/edit#slide=id.gb92ab9381d_0_50

03/15/2021

MMNC is proud to introduce our own Kahoot! website (game-based learning platform). We will be updating this on an ongoing basis. The elementary series is live now which includes quizzes on the museum, books, compasses and Morse Code.

Check it out!

https://create.kahoot.it/collection/7cc1af46-64a5-436c-a785-5d12ad5fb225

MMNC Virtual Book Club List of Books | Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication 03/15/2021

MMNC Virtual Book Club List of Books | Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication

MMNC Virtual Book Club List:

http://mmncny.org/2021/03/01/mmnc-virtual-book-club-list-of-books/

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Photos from Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication's post 03/15/2021

MMNC is excited to be starting a virtual book club. Children of all ages and adults are welcome.

Our first program will be the elementary series. There will a virtual book read aloud for children ages 5-8.

See below the books that will be read during this series.

If you are interested in joining us, send an email to [email protected] or give us a call at (718) 594-1717.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Photos from Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication's post 03/12/2021

Happy Women's History Month!

#womenshistorymonth #maritimehistory #maritimeindustry #womenatsea #womeninmaritime #womenempowerment #museum #maritimemuseum #boating #shipindustry

03/09/2021

This Friday, March 12 is National Baked Scallop Day! Scallops are a type of Bivalve Mollusk that live in saltwater. Fun fact: Scallops use an adductor muscle that allows them to open and close. This muscle is actually the part we eat. The New Jersey Scallop Industry is a force to be reckoned with. In 2013, Scallops were NJ’s most important fisheries, valuing $65.3 million. As of 2019, New Jersey ranks second in the nation in Sea Scallops with a whopping 11 million pounds of them!

09/25/2020

Tomorrow, September 26, is National Fishing Day. MMNC is proud to celebrate. Fishing has always been a big part of the maritime industry. People across the country enjoy fishing as a sport, recreational activity, food source and even just as a leisurely hobby. Marine vehicles such as boats or yachts are typically used for fishing. People also fish on boardwalks or piers as the one shown in the picture. 🎣🐟🐠

See below for educational images.

09/25/2020

Fishing- How to Catch and Release

National Fishing Day- September 26, 2020

09/25/2020

Fishing- Casting a Spinning Reel

National Fishing Day- September 26, 2020

08/31/2020

National Radio Day was on August 20th. Radios are very important throughout many industries, including music, television, communication, news, sports and navigation. Although the radio was invented by Guglielmo Marconi in 1895, many scientists and engineers contributed to its development along the way. In fact, in 1892, Nikola Tesla (see historical narrative image for Nikola Tesla below) created a prototype for the radio that was used later by Marconi. Public radio broadcasting was invented by Lee deFrost in 1910; the first radio news program broadcasted on August 31, 1920; and the first online radio station, Radio HK, debuted in 1995. Also, during World War II, radios were used for what President Roosevelt called the Fireside Chats. He held radio chats to keep the nation updated on and help them get through the Great Depression and the War. To this day, the maritime industry uses radios on ships for communication and navigation. The radio that is used globally for communication between ships and the shore is called a VHF radio.

07/30/2020

Recent sailing news:

1) Despite the unusual circumstances due to the pandemic, the Bayview Yacht Club still held its annual Bayview Mackinac Race on July 11. Race Chairman Chris Clark speaks on how it has changed this year, and what they have done differently in an interview about this competitive freshwater distance race. Although other Midwest sailing races, including the Newport Bermuda Race and the Chicago Mackinac Race, have been canceled because of COVID-19, Clark talks about how his team has prepared for this race and their efforts to make it as safe as possible. They have reduced the number of sailors and workers, shifted many of the documents and resources to online, and taken the necessary health precautions. To make the event possible, Clark advises everyone to be flexible, as his team has worked hard to plan the race.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/229821/Chris-Clark-on-the-2020-Bayview-Mackinac-Race

2) Recently, it has been announced that the 2020 Aloha Classic is canceled due to this global pandemic. This was a measure taken as a precaution to protect people and slow the spread of the virus. There is an online challenge though that will still be going on as planned. There are no risks involved in proceeding with this challenge, as people can submit videos or images of themselves riding big waves from any location with the hashtag #IWTBIGWAVE. Thankfully, this event can still continue despite this pandemic, and it is something many are looking forward to.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/230445/2020-Aloha-Classic-cancelled

3) America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sporting history, as it began in 1851. It's formatted like a match race where teams compete with each other one on one. This year the cup is taking place in Auckland, New Zealand. Some recent news of the cup includes the American Magic embarking on a challenge to sail the Waitemata. American Magic, the New York Yacht Club’s America’s Cup team, became the first to sail on Waitemata Harbor. Their sailboat, the Defiant, docked at 10:40 am, right when the wind was in their favor. Although having not sailed for 5 months due to COVID-19, American Magic performed exceptionally well on the Harbor, thanks to the Defiant’s crew and the “wind gods” as Skipper Terry Hutchinson put it.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/230392/Americas-Cup-Rialto-July-27-Defiants-first-day

Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication

At the Museum of Maritime Navigation and Communication (MMNC), we strive to foster learning and understanding to others through hip and engaging tours and exhibitions about the equipment that pioneered the everyday gadgets that we use. If you, a family member or a friend has knack for innovation or curiosity, be our guest to our open tours and the events we host throughout the year. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Fishing- How to Catch and Release
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