New York City’s South Street Seaport is heating up for summer fun with three new attraction experiences happening at Pier 17 in lower Manhattan.
Begin with a visit to Seaport’s first Water Taxi Beach that will entertain visitors with a sandy beach, a fish shack café serving fresh seafood, a 9-hole miniature golf course, ping pong tables and skeeball, in addition to music on the beach Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. It’s an ideal location for group events and special occasions.
Nothing will prepare you for the amazing sensation of being on one of the largest sailing boats still in commercial operation today-the Clipper City. This Baltimore Clipper is 158 feet long, with masts rising 120 feet off the deck. Flying over 8,000 square feet of sail and weighing in at over 200 tons, the Clipper City is both the iconic newest addition to the NYC skyline and a stunning reminder of New York’s role in America’s 19th Century rise to prominence in global commerce. Family cruises, twilight tours and happy hour special offer visitors from around the world an opportunity to ride aboard an awe-inspiring piece of American history. For ticket information, visit www.manhattanbysail.com. History aficionados will also want to spend time in the South Street Seaport Museum viewing its galleries, ships, restored historic buildings, 19th century print shop and crafts center. www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org .
For the scientist in your group, you won’t want to miss The Waterpod exhibit docking at Seaport’s Pier 17 June 1-14. The Waterpod is a floating, sculptural, eco-habitat designed for the rising tides. It will spend this summer navigating down the East River and exploring the waters of New York Harbor docking at several piers on the Hudson River. As a sustainable, navigable living space, the Waterpod showcases the critical importance of the environment and art, serving as a model for new living. For more information on this scientific wonder, visit www.thewaterpod.org Of course, no scientific visit is complete without also viewing BODIES, The Exhibition at South Street Seaport, where visitors have the opportunity to see first-hand the inner working of our bodies through authentic, preserved human body specimens. Open daily throughout the summer.
South Street Seaport is recognized as one of America’s Premier Shopping Places, a unique collection of tourism-oriented shopping centers located throughout the USA owned by General Growth Properties, Inc. For a complete listing of America’s Premier Shopping Places and special offers for travelers, please visit www.AmericasShoppingPlaces.com.
General Growth Properties, Inc. currently has ownership interest in, or management responsibility for, over 200 regional shopping malls in 44 states, as well as ownership in master planned community developments and commercial office buildings. The Company’s portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet of retail space and includes over 24,000 retail stores nationwide. GGP’s common stock is trading in the pink sheets under the symbol GGWPQ. For more information, visit www.ggp.com.
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