Tag Archives: Northwest Seaport

August Chantey Sing

MariideMariide will lead the August Chantey Sing aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss!

This family-friendly event is led by a chantey-man (or woman), and you — the audience — sings the chorus or leads a song. The call-and-response form of these sea-going work songs makes them easy to learn and fun to sing.

July Chantey Sing

Broadside & The Handsome Cabin BoysBroadside and Handsome Cabin Boys

The all-woman maritime band Broadside and their counterparts the Handsome Cabin Boys lead the July sing-a-long aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss at Lake Union Park.

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors.  Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages.

April Chantey Sing

Nelson's BloodNelson’s Blood will lead the sing at the Center for Wooden Boats. This band from Port Townsend will keep the singing session rolling along.  All are welcome to lead a song or just join in on the chorus.

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors.  Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages.

March Chantey Sing

Dano QuinnCaptain Dano Quinn will lead the March Chantey Sing at the Center for Wooden Boats. Being close to St. Patrick’s Day, there will surely be a few maritime Irish songs.

Sea Chanteys and other maritime music celebrate our connections to the sea, boats, and those who sail them. They include work songs and foc’sle ditties with great choruses that tie our present day maritime traditions and lore to those of the past. The call-and-response form makes these songs easy to learn and fun to sing for adults and children alike. Come and lead a song of the sea or just join in on the chorus.

February Chantey Sing

Dan Roberts will lead the sing at the Center for Wooden Boats.Dan Roberts

Sea Chanteys and other maritime music celebrate our connections to the sea, boats, and those who sail them. They include work songs and foc’sle ditties with great choruses that tie our present day maritime traditions and lore to those of the past. The call-and-response form makes these songs easy to learn and fun to sing for adults and children alike. Come and lead a song of the sea or just join in on the chorus.

Greet The Season

The partners of Lake Union Park’s annual Greet the Season features live music, ship tours, crafts, and many other fun activities for all ages. The event opens at 10 a.m. and continues all day, ending with the send-off of the Christmas Ships at 7 p.m.

The historic ships Virginia V, Arthur Foss, Swiftsure, and Lotus will be open to the public.  Here is a schedule of events aboard the Virginia V:

10 am–7 pm  Open ship (free hot drinks, snacks, and ship tours)
10 am–6 pm  Maritime Folknet presents live music (complete music schedule here)
10 am–5 pm  Discovery Modelers Education Center presents signal flag making

A complete schedule of the day’s activities is available at www.atlakeunionpark.org/GreetTheSeason