Wed, August 28th, 2019
6:30pm — 8:30pm
This boat tour is sold out but you can join the waitlist to be notified via email if a spot becomes available. As the gateway to one of the most concentrated consumer markets in the world, the natural harbor Port of New York and New Jersey is the busiest on the East Coast and third largest in the country. From the first pier in 1659 through the establishment of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1921, the wooden ships and cargo hooks of the past have now been replaced by computers and a landscape of gantry cranes. In 2017, the Port of New York and New Jersey handled 3,845,424 cargo containers, valued at nearly $200 billion. Alongside this robust management of shipping operations among 240 miles of channels, the Port Authority also builds, operates and maintains the underlying transit infrastructure, including the Port’s intermodal freight transport ExpressRail, the PATH rapid transit system, Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal and interstate connections to the New Jersey Turnpike. OHNY invites you for a summer evening cruise of New York Harbor to learn more the immense scale and complexity of local and global port activity, with special guests Capt. Margaret Flanagan, Director of Education and Outreach, Waterfront Alliance; Joshua Nelson, Principal Project Director-Transportation, Hatch Associates; Nick Raspanti, External Relations Manager, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and Ali Sutherland-Brown, Director, Karp Strategies.
OHNY Members: $30
General Admission: $40
Special General admission + 1-Year OHNY membership: $75
Please note: the boat will depart from Pier 83 at the Hudson River and West 43rd Street. No food or alcoholic beverages may be brought aboard but sandwiches, salads, snacks, will be available for purchase, as well as hot and cold beverages including wine, beer, and cocktails.
The boat tour is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.
Circle Line boats are ADA compliant. ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least one week in advance by emailing email@example.com. This program is part of The Moving City: Transportation Infrastructures of New York, a year-long series of tours, conversations and debates about the future of transportation and mobility in New York City. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and matching gifts from our 2019 Spring Benefit donation challenge supporters.