AIANY Industrial Waterway Tour to Freshkills Park
Key Points about this Tour:
$86 per person
Co-hosted by the AIANY & leadership from Freshkills Park
Travels through industrial waterways into Freshkills to see the development of what will be a city park 3 times the size of Central Park!
One of the most remarkable land reclamation projects in the world.
Includes light hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary beverage from the bar (beer, wine or champagne). Additional beverages are available for purchase by credit card only.
Cruise on the vibrant waterways of the Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill and into the heart of Freshkills Park in Staten Island on one of our luxury yachts.
The AIANY & Freshkills Park planners host this special Classic Harbor Line tour; the only public water tour into the Freshkills waterway.
Officially closed in 2001, Freshkills Park is the largest landfill to park transformation project in the world and when complete will be one of the largest parks in NYC. Its rolling grasslands, wetlands and waterways are already home to an abundance of birds, fish, and wildlife.
Highlights of this cruise include:
A 3.25 hour round-trip excursion co-guided by the Freshkills Park Planners and the AIANY
Experience a major shipping channel and see our industrial waterfront including the active ports of Bayonne & Newark Bay
Hear about the history of Freshkills Landfill and how it is being made safe for the public
Enjoy many close passes with giant tankers, container ships, dredge barges and tugs.
Sweeping views of 4 full capped ‘mounds’ covered in vegetation and wild life
You’ll enjoy unobstructed views from the covered and enclosed solarium or the open decks of one of our yachts. Cushioned seating, heat & AC, a fully stocked bar, and two well-appointed restrooms are available on each yacht.
What Is Not Included?
Though light snacks will be provided by Classic Harbor Line, we do not provide a full meal. Guests are encouraged to bring a light picnic.
Gratuity is not included unless you purchased the ‘Groups of 12 or more’ ticket type where a 15% gratuity is automatically applied. If you do end up obtaining 12 or more individual tickets by separate purchases, you will be contacted to make an advance payment of a 15% Group Gratuity.
Chelsea Piers, near 22nd St. on the Hudson River (Manhattan, NY)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)