Photo by Linda Sheridan

Summer is officially underway at The Seaport. Today the Seaport Museum kicked off sailing season, with remarks by U.S. Congressman Dan Goldman (NY-10) Erika Mallin (Executive Director, New York State Council on the Arts, Gale A. Brewer (NYC Councilmember District 6), Tammy Meltzer (Chair, Manhattan Community Board 1), and Capt. Jonathan Boulware (Seaport Museum’s President and CEO). Goldman did the ceremonial ringing of the 1908 lightship Ambrose bell to mark the start of the 2024 Sailing Season of the Museum’s historic 1885 schooner Pioneer and the 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker.

Here are some other summer highlights.

Bastid’s BBQ At the Seaport June 8-9. DJ Skratch Bastid is back for his annual Bastid’s BBQ Party at The Seaport, and this year the block party returns not just for one day, but for two! Free and open to the public the event promises good BBQ and hip hop music on water’s edge. DJ @skratchbastid  and friends will keep the energy high, spinning all afternoon long and into the night. Festivities run from 3pm-10pm. RSVP here.

Photo by Keeyahtay Lewis

Just a few steps away, The Rooftop at Pier 17 has begun its fifth season with a roar. Just a sample of upcoming shows include July 18- Totally Tubular Festival (with Romantics, Bow Wow Wow, Thomas Dolby, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Tommy Tutone, and Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins); August 4-Slash S.E.R.P.E.N.T Festival (with Keb Mo, ZZ Ward, and Robert Randolph); August 15-Stray Cats; August 17-18-Taking Back Sunday, Sept. 4-Crowded House Gravity Stairs Tour; Sept. 24-Dropkick Murphys, and much more. Check out the complete line up at

Kokos at Pearl Alley. Photo by Grant Hao-Wei Lin

Complement your Rooftop at Pier 17 concert or Seaport stroll experience with a refreshing cocktail.  At Kokos at Pearl Alley, you’ll find delectable Caribbean bites and cocktails in a breezy tropical setting.