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The MARY A. WHALEN is going to be in a historic ship parade Tuesday, July 14. We could use some help this weekend getting the boat ready.  If you help out, you can come for the ride!


Our MARY greets their MARY

We are just a month and a half out of the container port, and things are starting to happen!

We have been invited to participate in a small parade of historic ships greeting the cruise ship QUEEN MARY 2 on Tuesday morning, July 14 as part of Cunard's 175th anniversary celebrations.  

PortSide is offering the parade experience as a program to people who are not usually able to get on boats, so we are inviting youth groups, seniors, the VFW, along with Community Board 6, and the Red Hook Civic.  We have saved some space for volunteers, and whoever helps out this weekend can come for the ride too.

This weekend, we need some help getting ready.  There is one cabin to paint, the contents of the tankerman's cabin to move out of the captain's cabin, general tidying up, some sweeping and mopping.  

Parade information

The events occur Tuesday, July 14 around sunrise.  Yes, we will have coffee! We leave the pier at 5:30am and will be back between 7:30 and 8:00am. You can still make it to work on time!

Parade information

The events occur at dawn. We leave the pier at 5:30am and will be back between 7:30 and 8:00am. You can still make it to work on time!

PortSide NewYork brings the community afloat 
and the community ashore closer together for the benefit of both.

Queen Mary 2 

Weekend work schedule

Saturday, 7/11/15, 12-5pm
Sunday, 7/12/15, 12-5pm

Our new berth in Atlantic Basin is at the south end of the Pier 11 shed. Enter thru the pedestrian/bike gate at Conover and Pioneer Streets or the vehicle entrance at Bowne Street (the one for the cruise terminal).  

Our new coordinates:  40°40'50"N 74°00'45"W Map here

No more photo rigamarole, put please  RSVP so we can create a work plan. email  or call 917-414-0565.

Thanks for your help!

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