WSS-PONY BRANCH MEETINGS AND EVENTS
NY HARBOR NEWS & NOTES
WHAT'S NEW ON THE WEBSITE
  • June 2018 edition of the PORTHOLE posted - 8/13/18
  • New MARITIME NEW YORK compendium of lectures, exhibits, tours and transportation around the Port of New York updated- 9/25/2018
  • 2018 PONY Cruise Schedule updated - 9/25/2018 (MEIN SCHIFF 6 sailings added)

UPCOMING

September

Sunday, September 23, 2018
or
Sunday, September 30, 2018
QUEEN MARY 2 MARITIME ENTHUSIASTS CRUISE

 (Photo credit: Stuart Gewirtzman)

Set sail with fellow PONY Branch members aboard Cunard Line’s classic flagship QUEEN MARY 2 on September 23 for a 14-night round-trip voyage from New York City to Quebec calling at various ports in Maine and eastern Canada. You can take the sailing in its entirety or in 7-night segments: New York to Quebec City or Quebec City to New York. See flyer for details.

October

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 2 PM to 6 PM
PONY BRANCH DINNER CRUISE IN NEW YORK HARBOR

Come aboard Empire Cruises’ Cosmo and join your fellow members for a three-hour tour of New York Harbor. Savor the crisp autumn weather and the sights and sounds of the harbor, including five cruise ships in port or departing that day, from the completely open upper deck of this classic coastal vessel. Enjoy a full Italian buffet and a three-hour, premium open bar, including wine, beer, spirits and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks, while seated in the comfort of the spacious, climate-controlled lower deck. Since this is a private charter, PONY Branch members and their friends will have the opportunity to fully enjoy the Cosmo and all its amenities. (Photo: Empire Cruise Line)

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:00 PM
MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Program TBA
Placido Domingo Hall, Opera America/The National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave, 7th Floor (at West 29th Street), Manhattan

November

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 10 AM to 2 PM
OCEAN LINER BAZAAR
417 East 61st Street (between First and York Avenues), Manhattan

Enthusiastic collectors and commercial dealers of ocean liner memorabilia will be exhibiting and selling ship models, brochures, deck plans, paintings, prints, posters, china, silverware, ashtrays, pins, medallions and more, both common and rare collectible items, from passenger lines and ships past and present. A few examples of items for sale this year include ship postcards starting at $1; a maiden voyage medallion from the QUEEN MARY ($350); a silverplate vase from the FRANCE ($150); a glass ashtray from the UNITED STATES ($10); a maiden voyage plate from the STATENDAM ($20); a bronze statue of a helmsman from the Red Star Line ($125); and a crystal wine decanter from the QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 ($125).

The annual event is open to the public and admission is $5.00 per person, payable at the door.

August 2019

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. See flyer for details.

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