AIANY 'Around Manhattan' architecture cruise
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AIANY 'Around Manhattan' architecture cruise

Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 45 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Sail around Manhattan aboard a 1920s inspired yacht
  • Enjoy an architecture-themed tour hosted and narrated by a member of the American Institute of Architects
  • Soak in picturesque views of New York City and its iconic architecture
What to expect

Step aboard the teak decks of an elegant 1920s style yacht and enjoy NYC's architectural landmarks from the water. This 'Around Manhattan' architecture cruise has narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) NYC chapter and is general enough for visitors yet detailed enough for the locals. Aboard the yacht, you will experience a comfortable and unique tour through the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory or wander to the outer decks for fresh air and sunlight with a complimentary beverage in hand. You will be treated to one complimentary beer, wine, or champagne from the bar or soda, water, tea, or coffee. The cruise sails around the island of Manhattan while taking in monuments, architecture, parks, and infrastructure.

Tour topics and themes:

  • Exploration of planning visions for both reclaiming the post-industrial waterfront, as the "6th Borough", and addressing rising sea levels
  • Insightful coverage of Manhattan's classic spires, including the Chrysler and Woolworth Buildings, as well as a sharp focus on the new World Trade Center buildings and recent local, national, and international award-winning architects; including buildings by Frank Gehry and other noted international and local architects
  • The greater waterfront access allowed by new parks and recreation piers, including the ecologically driven features designed by leading landscape architects
  • The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the newest waterfront monument: Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park
  • NYC's engineering masterpieces: the Brooklyn and George Washington Bridges as well as lesser known "swing bridges" along the Harlem River
  • The adaptation of the Highline as an elevated, linear park and its role in the development of West Chelsea and Hudson Yards
  • The story of post-WWII urban renewal and public housing along the waterfronts of the Lower East Side and East Harlem
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • One complimentary beer, wine, champagne, soft drink, water, tea or coffee
    • Private elegant table area featuring a cushioned section, a large openable exterior window and plexiglass dividers
    • AIA CES 1.5 to 2.5 LU HSW Continuing Education Credits (if applicable)
    What's not included
    • Food and additional drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Students (ages 14+; must present a valid student ID)

    Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) - W. 22nd and Hudson River (Manhattan, NY)

    Meeting point:
    • Please meet at the north side of the Chelsea Piers complex. The ticket booth and check-in are located just steps away from the dock

    What to remember
    • Each booking party is assigned a private table separated by Plexiglass in the main salon
    • Masks are required at all times while not eating or drinking
    • Guests will be required to answer a health and safety questionnaire prior to boarding
    • All guests first and last names and phone numbers are required for contact tracing purposes
    • This cruise is a heavily-narrated tour experience. It is recommended for those seeking an informative, exciting, and content-rich trip. Guest conversations must be kept to a reasonable level so that narration can be heard by all
    • This is cruise is not for children under 14
    • Due to COVID-19, if you bring food you are requested that it is only a simple light snack
    • The cruise's capacity limits will follow New York State guidelines
    • This activity takes place rain or shine. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticketholders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability), receive credit for a future event, or receive a refund
    • There is no guaranteed of a full circumnavigation of Manhattan. On rare occasions, the Spuyten Duyvil train bridge is inoperable and cannot open for the cruise to pass through. This is usually not known until the tour is underway. River closures may also occur for a number of reasons. There are no refunds for tours that cannot fully circumnavigate
    • Additional beverages will be available for purchase at a full bar
    • AIA CES 1.5 to 2.5 LU HSW Continuing Education Credits are offered for participation
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    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Classic Harbor Line
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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