With Memorial Day weekend upon us, I thought I would gather up some of the many events that are going on around our harbor. Cheers to a great start to summer!
Tonight Working Harbor Committee launches our new Hidden Harbor Tours® series, Beyond Sandy: Keeping the Conversation Alive. Get an inside look at the issues the storm brought to the forefront and proposals being discussed, aboard the luxurious 3-level cruiser MV Zephyr. Click here for tickets.
Ride the Fireboat Harvey up the North River! Historic Fireboat John J. Harvey has a public trip scheduled up the Hudson from Manhattan to Poughkeepsie. Click here for more information.
Lilac – America’s Only Steam-Powered Lighthouse Tender is hosting Fleet Week without the Fleet. The historic steamship Lilac has special events on tap – click here for their full calendar.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum‘s kicks off their annual Summer Salute to Heroes with a movie screening of Top Gun on the flight deck of the massive carrier, Friday May 24. Click here for their holiday weekend calendar.
Going to the beach? Coney Island is open for business! Nathan’s is celebrating their grand Memorial Day reopening with a hot-dog eating contest on the boardwalk, while the Cyclone and the Wonder Wheel will be giving away free rides on Sunday. The New York Aquarium will reopen to the public on May 25, but the Coney Island Mermaid Parade is still $26,000 short of its fundraising goal. You can help save Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade here.