Michelangelo

The PONY Branch provides its members and guests with monthly illustrated programs in midtown Manhattan, activities such as ship visits, harbor trips, ocean-going cruises at group rates and the annual ocean liner bazaar.

Our website aims to be the premier resource regarding Port of New York passenger shipping, current port news, events that celebrate its history, what to see along the waterfront and how to explore our great harbor.

A special feature is the annual schedule of the port's cruise ship arrivals and departures at the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Bayonne terminals.

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May 20, 1965 was the 50th Anniversary of the maiden arrival of the Italian Line's SS MICHELANGELO in New York Harbor. For more photos from that day see FEATURED ARTICLES/ESSAYS. Photo courtesy of Simone Bandini.

Send us your best shot…of a ship, that is.

Have a standout photo of a ship in a sun-drenched port or on wind-swept, turbulent seas? Then enter it in the 2015 Photo Contest sponsored by the World Ship Society-Port of New York Branch to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Winning entries will be featured in a 2016 calendar distributed by the PONY Branch. Winning photographers will receive a free calendar. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2015. See official entry rules for more details.

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WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE
  • Photo essay on the 1965 maiden arrival of the SS MICHELANGELO in NY added to FEATURED ARTICLES/ESSAYS - 5/22/2015
  • March PORTHOLE Posted - 5/6/2015
  • 2015 PONY Cruise Schedules (July-December) Added - 5/6/2015
MAY 2015 PORTHOLE CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS