SPJ & the Dean’s office invite you to join students, faculty, adjuncts, staff and guests as we cruise the Hudson on our very own boat, the Sightseer Vessel XVII (alas, it’s ours only for a night). No RSVP required. FREE for current students, faculty, adjuncts & staff (bring your ID). $20 for each guest (cash only, bring money to the boat; parents, spouses, significant others, friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles all welcome). Kids under five: no charge; kids under 12: $10. The cruise will include a DJ, cash bar and a $5 “cash food bar” i.e., chicken, pasta, salad, rice, etc.
Before we sail, we will present the award for SPJ Teacher of the Year and SPJ Student of the Year.
Attire should be Holiday Party-ish, or as we like to say, “reporter semi-formal” (dressy, but no tuxedos required).
*Sunday, May 15, 2010*
Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
• 4:00 p.m. - boarding starts
• 4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - party on board docked boat
• 5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - disembarking for those who don’t want to sail 6-8 p.m.
• 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - SAILING
* Sightseer XVII (Circle Line)*
Pier 83, 12th Ave. and West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
Take the 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, A, C, E, N, Q or R train to Times Square 42nd Street; train B, D, F to 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, or 4, 5, 6 train to 42nd Street Grand Central Station. Follow directions below for bus.
From 42nd Street take the M42 “Crosstown 42nd Street Pier” bus directly to the Circle Line Pier, or take the M42 “Crosstown Javits Center” bus to the 11th Avenue stop and walk one block west. From 49th Street take the M50 “Crosstown 42nd Street Pier” bus directly to the Circle Line pier.
• From George Washington Bridge, Westchester or Connecticut:
Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (Route 9A), go south to West 43rd Street. Make a right at 43rd Street to Pier 83.
• From Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey:
Upon exiting the tunnel, follow uptown signs on Dyer Avenue to the 3rd light. Turn left onto 42nd Street. Turn right on 11th Avenue and turn left on 43rd Street. Go straight on 43rd Street to Pier 83.
• From Midtown Tunnel, Queens and Long Island:
Take 2nd Avenue downtown to 34th Street. Right on 34th Street to 10th Avenue. Go right on 10th Avenue and left on 43rd Street. Go straight on 43rd Street to Pier 83.
Parking is available on Pier 83.
Monday through Friday: $25 before 3pm, $30 thereafter. $30 all day on Saturday and Sunday. (During events an additional $5 for SUVs)