Sunset Boat Tour: NYC’s Green Economy

Photo: Ben Helmer

How is NYC rethinking transportation, construction, workforce training, and our waterfront spaces to achieve its climate goals and build a green economy?

New York City’s Green Economy Action Plan is a first-of-its-kind roadmap to growing the city’s green economy and meeting its ambitious goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. To expand NYC’s green economy, the city is committed to investments that will reshape the way we build, move goods, generate power, and train workers. 

Some of these projects are already underway—and this sunset boat tour of the New York Harbor will provide an insider’s look at current progress and what’s next. Participants will view the New York Climate Exchange under construction on Governors Island, learn about industrial building decarbonization techniques being piloted at Brooklyn Navy Yard, and hear how the Climate Innovation Hub at Brooklyn Army Terminal will provide piloting and prototyping space for the next generation of climate technologists and entrepreneurs.

Andrew Kimball, President and CEO of NYC Economic Development Corporation, Clare Newman, President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island, Matthew Harrison, Senior Vice President of Development at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Alice Shay, Principal and leader of BuroHappold’s Cities team, will provide expert commentary on the initiatives that will fulfill our city’s climate goals.

AIA CES credit (2 LU | HSW) is available for this program.

General Admission: $50

OHNY Member: $40

OHNY Membership + Ticket (value $110): $95

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

No, Circle Line’s policy prohibits outside food and beverages. There is a snack bar with options including hot dogs, sandwiches, and salads, and a full bar and non-alcoholic beverages on board.

Does my child need a ticket?

All persons, including children and infants, require a ticket to board the boat. Email for information on purchasing discounted ($25) tickets for children 12 and under.

May I bring my pet?

Animals are not permitted on Circle Line boats, except for certified service animals. Service animals in training cannot be accommodated per Circle Line policy.

What happens in inclement weather?

Boat tours are rain or shine. The boat has indoor seating in the event of rain. Except in the very rare instance when the cruise must be cancelled entirely, there will be no refunds for inclement weather.

Can I cancel my ticket?

All ticket sales are final. There will be no refunds for bad weather, tardiness, unforeseen route modifications, or any other reason except in the extremely rare instance where the cruise must be cancelled entirely. If you have purchased a ticket but can no longer attend, we can donate your ticket to a community partner.

Is smoking permitted?

No smoking or vaping is permitted aboard the boat.

Guests utilizing wheelchairs can access the first level of the boat. Other levels are accessible by stairs only. The tour narration will be audible on speakers throughout the boat. Please email with any questions about accessibility.

Pier 83, 42nd st, New York, New York 10036

Pier 83 (Circle Line Cruises)
12th Avenue and West 43rd Street