Mon., May 21, the Thompson Warehouse (at 213 Water St.) was alive with musical history. The fundraiser for our own Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra was co-sponsored by the South Street Seaport Museum, which still had much of its now-closed exhibit marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on display — including the massive blow-up photo of the tip of the killer iceberg taken from the RMS Carpathia.
“The event tonight is to honor the musicians who bravely and heroically played on” as the ship sunk, according to Knickerbocker musical director and conductor Gary Fagin, a resident of Water Street.
More than 100 guests including dozens of longtime Seaport residents gathered to sip wine and beverages donated by Pasanella & Son Vintners and the Bridge Café. Savory and sweet snacks were prepared by Table Tales caterers. Other donors and supporters of the orchestra included Cowgirl Seahorse, Stella, Nelson Blue and the New Amsterdam Market. Jerry Gallagher, the Seaport Museum’s general manager, apprised guests of new developments at the museum, including the opening of 16 of its 21 exhibit galleries, the repair and return of ships Ambrose and Pioneer to the waterfront as well as the continued restoration of the museum’s extensive collection of artifacts.
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