AIA New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in collaboration with Classic Harbor Line, is pleased to announce the 2017 AIANY Around Manhattan Boat Tour’s eighth Season. Tours, provided by AIANY guides, are scheduled seven days a week and offer visitors, locals, architecture tourists and students insightful narration covering New York’s iconic landmarks, modern architecture and engineering masterpieces. Art Deco spires, harbor monuments and infrastructure like the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, plus recent buildings by Frank Gehry, FAIA, Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, and Richard Meier, FAIA, among other world-renowned architects are just a few of the tour highlights seen from New York City’s historic waterways. Tour features are thematically linked to illustrate the transformation of NYC’s waterfront from industry to booming residential development, ecologically driven park design and resilient urban planning to accommodate storm surge and rising sea levels. Click here to learn more about our NYC Architecture Tours.
Take a journey to Albany NY and Scarano Boat Building to see how Yacht Manhattan II was constructed.
Fall is one of the prettiest times of the year in the tri-state area. The colors on the trees are just amazing. If you want to get a closer look at the foliage, all you have to do is hop on a boat.
Don’t blink. If you do you just might miss the sea of reds, yellows, and oranges about to wash over city trees. As it turns out, the best way to savor the colors of fall is by boat.
Classic Harbor Line’s fall foliage voyage sails past the Upper West Side, Palisades Park, and the George Washington Bridge and heads to Tarrytown.
For under $100, the cruise includes brunch on a 1920s style yacht.
The tours continue well into the colder months.
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Statue of Liberty Cruise: Classic Harbor Line
Special Discount, Now – October
Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers, Manhattan
Tickets: Adults $42, Kids $24 (50 percent off with code “KIDS12”)
As the end of August approaches, it can seem like a blink of the eye between July 4th and Labor Day. But there’s a nice way to keep the summer sailing along with a patriotic flair, on board a 105-foot schooner that’s built along the lines of the racing yacht that is the namesake of the America’s Cup.
“The original schooner America was built in Brooklyn actually, on the east side, in 1851, commissioned by the New York Yacht Club,” explains Classic Harbor Line General Manager Sarah Greer.
What’s known as America 2.0 is now sailing New York Harbor through October. It is the fifth boat operated by Classic Harbor Line that was built in Albany by the Scarano brothers.
“A lot of local products, cherry from the area, even the boat builder’s back yard actually. Tons of hardware, the sails, the mast all fabricated by U.S. manufacturers,” notes Greer.
Regular New York sailings on America 2.0 are scheduled through October. Everything from a $55 two hour day sail to an $80 sunset sail, up to $135 for a sushi and sake cruise.
Enter code Val15 to get $15 off any America 2.0 cruise through the end of the year either on New York Harbor or when it relocates to Key West for the winter.
Those looking for a nice but quick getaway should consider a cruise to Bear Mountain, which makes for an excellent day trip. NY1′s Valarie D’Elia filed the following report. Classic Harbor Line’s Yacht Manhattan is making its way up the Hudson on a series of monthly cruises to Bear Mountain State Park through November. It’s a nine hour trip total, allowing plenty of time to get a sense of the river.
“It’s really important when you leave New York City and pass by Croton and everything to see the whole connectedness of New York City to the rest of the state physically,” says Cathie Behrend, a passenger on a recent cruise.
As it’s just 45 miles north of New York City, it takes three hours to arrive at Bear Mountain, rain or shine.
“Although it was either raining, misting or something, the air is good, the water is good,” says Helen Ginns, another passenger. “It’s not Disneyland, there’s nothing to buy. Just to see and to learn, just to be in nature.”
Bear Mountain is home to a part of the Appalachian trail, some magnificent views, a huge outdoor swimming pool and a zoo that takes in rescue animals.
What sets Classic Harbor apart from Circle Line, which runs similar cruises in the fall, is the intimacy, as well as quality and quantity of the food served onboard. A generous brunch is followed by an afternoon barbecue and several snacks en route.
“Who would imagine there was a waffle maker and fresh waffle batter that was light as air?” says Ginns. “It was lots of fun, an unexpected treat.”
The cost of the Bear Mountain cruise is $165 per person, which includes food, soft drinks and one drink from the bar. However, NY1 viewers can get $25 off the Bear Mountain cruise with code VAL25 and $15 off any other Classic Harbor Line cruise including the popular Architecture cruise with code VAL15.
Yacht Manhattan departs from Chelsea Piers on West 22nd St.
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