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Sailor's Prayer


Past Dates

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Chicago Maritime Museum
2016 Chicago Maritime Festival Opening Event - 8:00 pm
1200 W. 35th St., Suite 0E-5010
Chicago, IL

Chicago Maritime Stories with WTTW's Jay Shefsky


On Friday April 15th, Jay Shefsky, host of Jay’s Chicago and senior producer of Chicago Tonight will present a special maritime program at 8:00 pm at the Chicago Maritime Museum at the Bridgeport Arts Center, 1200 West 35th Street, Suite 0E-5010, as part of the 2016 Chicago Maritime Festival and the Chicago Maritime Museum’s “3rd Friday” series.  Jay’s presentation will highlight four nautical stories featured on Channel 11: the life of canoe guru and CMM founder Ralph Frese, paddling kayaks on the Calumet River, going over the water at 94 miles per hour during a power boat race, and sailing on a tall ship from Milwaukee to Chicago.  

Jay's work has been honored with numerous awards, including Emmys, Peter Lisagor journalism awards, and a Cine Golden Eagle. His work has been broadcast nationally on PBS and on the ABC NEWS Nightline program.  Jay is an avid cyclist, hiker, and paddler.  His wife Liz Feldman and daughters Hannah and Leah are the best part of Jay's Chicago!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

WDCB 90.9fm
Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma - 8:00 pm
Glen Ellyn, IL

An interview about the upcoming Chicago Maritime Festival  with Tom & Chris Kastle and friends including live performances.

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

WGN-AM70 Radio
After Hours with Rick Kogan - 10:00 pm
Chicago, IL

Listen to a live interview with Tom and Chris Kastle about the upcoming Chicago Maritime Festival.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

The Folk Show - Appearance around 11:00 am
1920 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
(847) 866-9687

Listen to a live interview with Tom Kastle about the upcoming Chicago Maritime Festival.

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Shanties and Sea Songs Class - 2-4:00 pm
4544 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60625

March 13,20; April 3, 10.  Join Tom Kastle for a class in maritime music. Sign up directly through the Old Town School Of Folk Music

Saturday, March 5th, 2016

Grafton Pub
Bawdy Songs: A Fundraiser for The Chicago Maritime Festival - 8 pm
4530 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL
Price: Minimum Donation: $15

Hear traditional work songs as sung by sailors in the days of seafaring, when children were not around.  All proceeds will do to the Chicago Maritime Festival. Seating is limited. Call 773-575-7244 for info.

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Pirate Party for Chicago Maritime Festival Volunteers
Chicago, IL

Private appreciation event for volunteers only.