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Mark your calendars! Starting August 9, a new program begins onboard the historic steam-powered lighthouse tender Lilac – Captain Mary’s Story Hour.
The brain-child of Capt. Mary Habstritt and her team, this program brings together reading-out-loud-story-time aboard the historic steam ship with special maritime-themed activities matching the book.
To kick-off the launch, author Maira Kalman will read her children’s book: Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey, then you’ll get to take a cruise on the books namesake and star, the fireboat John J. Harvey!
This exciting opportunity is FREE!
(Reservations are required for the boat rides since space is limited. There is no reservation required for the story hour portion of the program.)
The first reading on the buoy deck at Lilac will be at 11:30 AM and the second is at 12:30 PM .
You can either take a ride on the fireboat from Pier 66 Maritime (in Hudson River Park at 26th Street) at 10:30 AM, followed by story-time at Lilac after, or start with the story at Lilac and board the fireboat there for a Harbor cruise, leaving at 12:00 PM.
Reservations for the boat rides on the John J. Harvey and can be made online:
(There is a $10 refundable registration fee per person that is forfeited if you do not show up for the fireboat ride.)
Look forward to future story-hours with Little Toot, by Linda Gramatky-Smith where you’ll also get to build-your-own-paper-tugboat, and Lightship by Brian Floca with a proposed tour of the lightship Nantucket. Check out the Hours and Events page at www.lilacpreservationproject.org for more info.
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, via Capt. Mary Habstritt, lilacpreservationproject.org
Eagle is a sail-training vessel for cadets and future officers of the United States Coast Guard and is the only active commissioned sail ship in American military service.
Each year, USCGC Eagle’s summer deployment gives cadets and officer candidates a unique opportunity to lean the skills of navigation, damage control, watchstanding, engineering and deck seamanship while underway, from a dedicated permanent crew of eight officers and 57 enlisted personnel.
USCGC Eagle will be docked at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park next weekend for free ship tours.
Fri, July 31, 2015 2pm – 7pm
Sat, August 1, 2015 10:30am – 5pm
Sun, August 2, 2015 10am – 7pm
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee