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Gay Pride Fireworks Sail on Ventura
Sail on NYC's gold standard sailing yacht
Lets get up close and personal with New Yorks most festive fireworks display!
And while were about it, bring your favorite picnic snacks, a bottle of wine, and enjoy a wonderful sunset sail to the Statue of Liberty on a 100 year old sailing yacht.
So here's all the sweet & neet deets.....
Timing: 7:45 to 8:00 pm boarding. Departing 8:00 pm sharp! Returning 11:00 pm (ish) after the fireworks are over.
Location: Hudson River, North Cove Marina @ Brookfield Place. Easy and best access via the walkway at the corner of South End Avenue and Liberty Street. (Puts you 100 yards from Ventura.)
And now for the fun story, morning glory...
Were sailing from our glam home base at North Cove/Brookfield Place, from the south side of the marina. Well worth showing up early and catching the scene at Le District. Very cool, although pricey.
Our mission is to get as close as possible to the fireworks launching site – close enough to feel the concussion blasts, smell the expended powder, and see the ghostly smoke clouds etched by the explosions overhead.
And this year were making the event even more special. Weve added an extra hour into the cruise! Let those other boats do their two hour, in and out and back sails. Not us. The extra time allows those aboard to enjoy a twilight and sunset sail before the fireworks, so you may leisurely enjoy your bring-your-own picnic dinner while under sail.
Sail plan, Stan:
Navigators and sightseers take note… Immediately after departing North Cove, we head south. Cruising past the past the Battery, we keep on going, destination the newly constructed hills off southern Governors Island. This extraordinary urban engineering feat, featuring three climbing hills up to 70 high is scheduled to open this year!
A sharp turn to 270 degrees, brings us west bound for a close, closer, oh so close pass by the Statue of Liberty. Well get so close to the Statue that youll be able to read the writing on the plaque the old girl is holding. (Read that is, if you can understand the combinations of capital letters for July MDCCLXXVI.)
After the Statue its northbound, up the mighty Hudson passing several iconic landmarks: Ellis Island and its weird architecture, and Capt Pats personal fav, the historic, massive Colgate Clock. (Which despite many years of great efforts and tons of money, the poor thing rarely tells time accurately. Just gotta love it for its own art deco beauty I guess, and check your Iphone for the time.)
What's going on aboard? What's up with food and drink?
Well have music aboard, convivial shipmates, and of course the beauty of the good ship Ventura as she nears her 100th birthday! Your picnic dinners and snacks are very welcome aboard. Spread out your goodies on the solid teak decks or cushioned seating areas. Please remember, you are welcome to bring your favorite wines and beers -- never a corkage fee or any of that b.s. aboard Ventura.) Leave the hard stuff at home. No hard liquor is permitted to be brought aboard.
And if you do not want to schlepp a lot of weight, we have a way cool self-serve, keep track of your own tab honor bar! Great selection of craft beers, ales, wines and champagne are stocked.
In a word, awesome cruise!
OK, that was two words.
Looking forward to seeing many olde shipmates aboard –
Capt Pat and crew.
Cruise time: Boarding 7:45. Sailing 8:00, return to the dock 11:00 pm (ish) Were a sailboat after all ;)
Le Scandal Cabaret
NYC's Longest Running Burlesque Variety Show!
Le Scandal Cabaret Valentine's Day Extravaganza
Special February 14th Show!
NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, includes your very own burlesque surprise gift, a complimentary glass of Cava Prosecco, and an all star line up of international burlesque and variety circus acts, accompanied by the Le Scandal burlesque band.
Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show, featuring circus acts, variety performers, live music, and a bevy of burlesque beauties. Le Scandal performers include a sword swallowing bellydancer, a contortionist, lasso rope trick cowboy, a comedic juggler, a clever magician, a sultry torch singing fan dancer, and many more innovative and cutting edge performers, all to the live music styling of the Le Scandal Orchestra.
Audience comments, Only in NYC can we see this!
Glamorous burlesque, edgy downtown performance art, with a dash of Coney Island. This show has all the eye popping wow factor.
$20.00 minimum per person.
NY Times Critic's Pick!
Manor House Tours - Monthly
Tours are available to the public, one Sunday a month, by advance registration only.
MORE INFO: www.millneckmanorhouse.orgADMISSION FEES:• Adults..........$25 per person• Seniors (55+)..........$20 per person• Students (Valid ID required)..........$15 per person• Children (12 & under)..........$5 per child• Groups of 10 or more, please contact Samantha Hallman at 516-628-4239.TOURS INCLUDE:• Docent-led tour, approximately 1.5 hours• Light refreshments of homemade scones accompanied by custom blended teas.• Gift shop• Self-guided garden walk