Hudson River Cruise on October 17 Benefits Rocking the Boat
On this two-hour tour of the Hudson River, guests not only treat themselves to a wonderful experience aboard the Schooner Adirondack but support one of Classic Harbor Line’s favorite non-profit organizations in the process! Rocking the Boat runs an innovative and impactful program for South Bronx youth, teaching them to build, row, and sail traditional wooden boats as well as use them to undertake environmental research projects that are helping to restore the Bronx River. At Rocking the Boat’s seventh Rocking Manhattan fundraiser, 100 people will be raising money and rowing 10 Whitehall gigs around the island. You can participate, too, by buying a ticket on Adirondack, which is serving as the event’s spectator boat. Eat oysters courtesy of Down East Seafood, drink, and be merry as you cheer on the Rocking Manhattan rowers down the final stretch of their 30-mile journey. Event details: Depart Pier 25 at 4 pm, return to Pier 25 at 6:15 pm.
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Brunch is a weekly event all across NYC. Every weekend, hungry diners enter the growing plethora of eateries in search of good food and relaxing atmosphere. This weekend we ditched the usual places and enjoyed a grand brunch with the Classic Harbor line. We enjoyed our meal sailing on the Hudson, aboard one of their elegant yachts. We boarded the “Yacht Manhattan II”, one of two vessels inspired by the roaring 20’s. We met our vessel at Chelsea Piers along with an assortment of other guests and set sail on a gorgeous Sunday morning.
The other brunch lovers on our voyage ranged in age from retirees to infants. Young couples, big families, and in our case lifelong friends filled the boat and took their assigned seats. After we all were seated and given a quick safety lesson, we took off on a leisurely cruise. Guests are treated to a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Brunch is served buffet style and divided into four courses. The first course revved up our appetites with mini bagels smoked salmon, fresh waffles and assorted berries. The courses were spaced out enough for everyone to have a bite and take a short break in between to enjoy the scenery. The view is gorgeous from inside the ship. Large windows offer a picturesque view while dining. However, the best view for photo ops is on the outer deck. The outside features smooth bench seating and a protective safety rail. The cruise took us from lower Manhattan all the way up to the Bronx. Having ridden on several harbor cruises over the years, this was still an interesting experience, we saw parts of the city we had never seen before including the infamous little red lighthouse. The smaller boat made for a more up close experience and some amazing photos.
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