Join Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden for an inspiring two-hour sunset sail with an open bar, aboard Manhattan by Sail’s majestic Clipper City at the Battery

Release date: April 26, 2018

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***NOTE: This event was rescheduled for May 29, 2018.***

Staten Island, NY – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and Manhattan by Sail are proud to announce the Clipper City Sunset Sail, an exciting new event aboard the Clipper City at the Battery tall ship scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Guests will set sail through the heart of New York Harbor and watch night fall on Manhattan as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty.  A full open bar is included, and exciting raffle prizes will be available.  All proceeds from this event benefit Snug Harbor’s campus and visitor services.

Guests will board and depart from Slip 2 at the south end of Battery Park in lower Manhattan just west of the Staten Island Ferry terminal and Battery Gardens Restaurant.  Advance-only admission to the event is $85, and guests can purchase tickets at  Guests are advised to arrive early, as the boat departs at 7:00 PM sharp.  The event is rain or shine.

“Snug Harbor was founded in the 19th century as a retirement home for sailors. We are proud to be able to set sail on a new adventure that will help bring our exciting history to the forefront of the visitor experience,” said Aileen Fuchs, President & CEO of Snug Harbor. “All proceeds from this event will be used to staff and improve a visitor information booth serving the entire Snug Harbor campus. We’re grateful for the partnership with Manhattan by Sail that is making this entire initiative possible, and we’re looking forward to a beautiful evening.”

“We are so excited to welcome our friends from Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. From Sailor’s Snug Harbor to sailboats, partnerships like these are so significant as the tourism industry grows to over 60 million visitors over the next 5 years,” says Tom Berton, President & Founder of Manhattan by Sail.

Manhattan by Sail’s Clipper City was built from plans which had been borrowed from the Smithsonian Institution. The newly restored Clipper City with a length of 158 feet and a height topping out at 120 feet can comfortably sail with 149 people, currently the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States! With its sweeping deck, full bar, and a diverse sail plan, this massive schooner along with its attentive crew sails daily from Battery Park, providing guests with a unique way of experiencing the sites of Manhattan from the waterfront.  Learn more about Manhattan by Sail at

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s historic 83-acre campus is one of the largest ongoing adaptive reuse projects in America, with 28 structures, 14 unique botanical gardens, 10 acres of wetlands, and a two-acre urban farm.  Our mission is to provide a vibrant, regional cultural destination that offers dynamic programming in the arts, education, horticulture, agriculture, and recreation for diverse cultures and all ages while ensuring a well-managed campus for all residents of Staten Island and surrounding communities.  Learn more about Snug Harbor at

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