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Brilliant Minds Work on Weekends A Multi-Generational Educational Program

Learn with your child, grandchild, niece, nephew. You and your 8-12 year old are invited to join us for this course that meets for four Saturdays. Complete four sessions, one each of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by November 3rd to earn your certificate. It is strongly recommended that you take four sessions in a row.

BONUS: A free Lighthouse Boat Tour for mentor and child has also been added!





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Our goals are to learn about lighthouses their purposes, architecture, history, stories of their keepers through art, to take a Lighthouse boat tour to see lights up close and to develop a student book of participant’s works to remember the experience. The child and her/his mentor will be learning about Lighthouses together and developing lifelong bonds using Lighthouses as a catalyst for creating lasting memories! As there are over 15,000 Lighthouses in the world, we are hoping a mutual interest will develop between a child and his/her mentor:

  • to see and climb lights together
  • to possibly inspire a maritime career in a child
  • to learn together through art to work together using STEAM… 

For more information and to register click here: Brilliant Minds Work on Weekends

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm

Living One’s Dream…To Cross the Ocean

From her earliest memories, Captain Violeta Ivanova dreamt of ocean crossings.

Someone once told Violeta “you have the sea in your heart and bluewater in your veins,” and he was right! She first saw the Atlantic Ocean as a graduate student in Boston in the 1990s. Over the years, Violeta sailed on rivers and lakes, in bays and harbors, along the New England coast, and among islands in the Caribbean. Finally, in 2017 her dream to sail across an ocean came true, when she sailed from the British Virgin Islands via Bermuda to the Azores, Portugal. From joining the crew in St Martin, through the quirks of sharing 40 feet of boat with three men, to standing solo watches in Force 7 (15 foot) seas hundreds of miles away from land, until her night arrival in Horta Marina on the island of Faial, she will recount the story of her first ocean crossing. It is also a story of following one’s dreams. Tickets are $10 for guests and $5 for Museum members.

Living One’s Dreams…To Cross the Ocean

Monday, May 14, 2018, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

America’s Boating Club One Day Boating Course & Certification

Get your New York Boating Certification & New Jersey Boating Certification at our one day course.

America’s Boating Club – US Power SquadronStaten Island Club, in collaboration with the National Lighthouse Museum is offering a one day boating course on Monday, May 14, 2018 . This organization has been teaching safety to boaters since 1914. The exam will be given that day and you may obtain your New York Boating Certification and your New Jersey Boating Certification.

The course starts and 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm. The cost for this one day course is $120 and includes breakfast, lunch, testing, certificate and the official guide book, America’s Boating Course by the United States Power Squadrons (a $31 value).

Boating season will be starting soon. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from professionals and obtain your boating certification in one day!

For more information and to register click here:  One Day Boating Course


 May through October 2018 Lighthouse Boat Tours

2018 Lighthouse Boat Tours

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Tuesday through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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