WSS-PONY BRANCH MEETINGS AND EVENTS
NY HARBOR NEWS & NOTES
  • May 1 - Governor's Island reopens for the season
WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE
  • May 2019 edition of the PORTHOLE posted - 07/17/19
  • New MARITIME NEW YORK compendium of lectures, exhibits, tours and transportation around the Port of New York updated - 6/12/2018

UPCOMING

July

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – 4:00 PM
QUEEN ELIZABETH SAIL AWAY SOCIAL
ABOARD NORTH RIVER LOBSTER COMPANY DESTINY
Pier 81, 12th Avenue at West 41st Street, Manhattan

(North River Lobster Company)

Join fellow PONY Branch members and friends for a “No Host” Social on North River Lobster Company’s DESTINY to view Cunard Line’s magnificent QUEEN ELIZABETH as she sets sail on a transatlantic crossing from Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019.

We will meet on the boat, which is located at Pier 81, West 41st Street and 12th Avenue at 4:00 PM where you will have the opportunity to purchase food and beverages and take in the wonderful views of New York Harbor.  The Destiny is due to sail at 4:30 PM which should give us a good vantage point for observing the 5:00 PM departure of QUEEN ELIZABETH.

A daily pass for the boat costs $10 and can be purchased in advance online or in-person at their box office on Pier 81.  The pass allows you to stay on the boat for additional sailings throughout the day of purchase.  The boat is open for boarding at 3:00 PM and the sailings generally last about 45 minutes, but you are free to stay on the boat for additional sailings and while the boat is docked.
There is no registration for the day, and we will be there rain or shine. Please refer to northriverlobsterco.com for more information on the boat and if you have additional questions, you can call Pat Dacey at 732-579-7665.

August

Sunday, August 18, 2019
OCEANIA CRUISES' MV INSIGNIA MARITIME ENTHUSIASTS CRUISE

(Photo credit: Stuart Gewirtzman)

For the first time ever, Oceania Cruises will offer 7-night round-trip sailings from New York to Bermuda in 2019. And at just 30,000 tons and 700 passengers, the INSIGNIA will be able to call at the traditional Bermuda ports of Hamilton and St. George’s, which are off limits to today’s mega-ships—the first ship in years to offer this itinerary from New York. Come join fellow PONY Branch members for this rare chance to take part in the time-honored tradition of cruising from New York to Bermuda in one of today’s finest ships. (This cruise is sold out.)

September

Sunday, September 22, 2019
LUNCHEON ABOARD CARNIVAL SUNRISE
Manhattan Cruise Terminal

(Photo credit: Carnival Cruise Line)

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 6:15 PM
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
(Topic TBA)
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue (at West 29th Street), 7th Floor, Manhattan