'Out to See': NYC's historic seaport comes alive at annual festival


Nestled between the awe-inspiring Brooklyn Bridge and bustling Wall Street, South Street Seaport's "neighborhood-wide celebration," "Out To See,"  has taken over the waterfront, according to the event's website. The festival, which features "emerging talent in art, music, food and craft," encourages native New Yorkers and visitors alike to walk the cobblestone streets and explore the unique neighborhood.

"Out To See was formulated by several local residents and business owners as a way to showcase our neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy," reads the description on the event's website. This idea developed into a monumental celebration of  art and music, and this year OTS welcomes various artisans to their second event.

The following images reflect my own experience at the festival, which will take place again on November 15-16 and 22-23. More information can be found by visiting the event's website.

First glimpse of the historic Seaport during a stroll down Fulton Street.

Vital signs emerge from this antique town, as the old soul in me heaves a sigh of relief.

A handmade sign simultaneously directs and decorates.

Tucked cozily behind the Seaport Museum, Cannon's Walk hosts a line of vendors eager to share their craft.

Donning the nautical theme, Brooklyn band Relations gives a heartfelt performance before the festival's patron saint.

The bustling marketplace continues inside the original rowhouses on Water Street.

The cobble-stone streets are a treasure trove of their own.

Historic street names glow in present-day pride.