COMING TO HOBOKEN May 26 – June 4, 2009Docked between Hoboken’s Pier A Park & NJ TRANSIT’S historic Erie Lackawanna Rail & Ferry Terminal
(Easily accessible by PATH, NJ TRANSIT’S trains & buses, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, and NY Waterway Ferries)
We’re BARGING INTO HOBOKEN! Come aboard two antique vessels docking in Hoboken Tuesday May 26 through June 4. The visit will feature tugboat rides; barge tours; authentic Showboat performances including a staged reading of Budd Schulberg’s “On the Waterfront”; and other free and low-cost programs. Team up with a woman tug captain and juggling showboat captain who used to entertain on cruise ships as they retrace Henry Hudson’s voyage and update his vision.
The Waterfront Museum housed aboard the 1914 Lehigh Valley Barge No.79 and the 1907 Tugboat Pegasus are each listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They will dock between Pier A Park and Hoboken Terminal, One Hudson Place, Hoboken. Visitors are encouraged to use mass transit.
The Tug & Barge tour, visiting communities up and down the Hudson River, will bring locals and tourists to waterfront towns to celebrate our predecessors: Henry Hudson, Samuel DeChamplain and Robert Fulton, who enhanced the River through maritime exploration and discovery. Working closely with local communities, the tour will showcase the great potential of the water highway for public access and opportunities in education, commerce and recreation today. We celebrate 400 years since these great explorations and 200 years since the beginning of steam driven vessels, and provide experiences that bring alive their achievements.
ALL PROGRAMS ABOARD THE TUG & BARGE IN HOBOKEN
FREE FAMILY TUGBOAT TRIPS: See the workings of The Port of New York/New Jersey as a commercial hub that delivers things very close to us, like: fuel, clothes and food. Participants will also discover the natural resources and wildlife of the harbor.
May 30 and 31 at 1 pm. Four-hour harbor tour. Free, donations appreciated. For more information visit www.tugpegasus.org or call (212) 406-2225.
FILM: “Steamboat Bill Junior” starring Buster Keaton. The 1928 film will be introduced and presented with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model, silent film accompanist at MoMA. Buster Keaton plays the son of a riverboat captain who comes home from college to help run the family business. Also being shown archival footage of NY Harbor filmed between 1896-1906. Program presented by Projected Images of Hudson County.
May 28 at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $8 in advance at www.smarttix.com or toll-free (877) 238-5596. Tickets $10 at the door.
STAGED READING: “On the Waterfront” Budd Schulberg’s classic story of the New York/New Jersey waterfronts and the racketeering unions controlling it. Produced by the Brave New World Repertory Theatre, www.bravenewworldrep.org.
May 29 Complimentary wine & cheese 7:30 pm, Staged Reading 8:00 pm, Tickets: $18 in advance at www.smarttix.com or toll-free (877) 238-5596. Tickets $18 at the door if available.
MUSIC: “The Fuzzy Lemons” – Family-Friendly Rock & Roll, www.thefuzzylemons.com.
May 30 at 2:30 pm. Tickets $12 in advance at www.smarttix.com or toll-free (877) 238-5596. Tickets $14 at the door.
MUSIC: “Sunset Music Series” featuring sea shanties and bluegrass music. Drinks and light refreshments available. May 30 8-11 pm. $10 in advance at www.smarttix.com or toll-free (877) 238-5596. Tickets $12 at the door.
CIRCUSundays 2009: featuring performers from around the globe who will dazzle with dexterity and delight. Hosted by Artistic Director Karen E. Gersch.
May 31, 1 and 4 pm. Advance tickets: Adults $14, Kids under 12 – $10 at www.smarttix.com or toll-free
(877) 238-5596. Tickets at the door: Adults $18, Kids under 12 years $12.
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE: “How They Honored Hudson and Fulton in the Celebration of 1909” by Bob Foster, Executive Director, Hoboken Historical Museum, www.hobokenmuseum.org.
June 2 at 7 pm. Advance tickets $5 from www.smarttix.com or toll-free (877) 238-5596. Tickets $7 at the door.
TUG & BARGE FUNDRAISER: Come relax and enjoy an evening of fun and festivities bringing history to life while supporting the Tug & Barge to visit towns up and down the Hudson. Complimentary food, wine, beer & entertainment.
June 3 5:30-7:30 pm. For more fundraiser information visit www.tugpegasus.org or call (212) 406-2225.
TUG & BARGE GROUP VISITS FOR SCHOOLS, SENIORS, SCOUTS, ETC
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or CALL 718 624 4719 ext. 11
OPEN BARGE TOURS: Visit the Waterfront Museum’s 1914 covered, wooden railroad barge and step into another era. Hear first-hand the rescue story of a one-of-a-kind vessel by a clown and juggler and discover how food and commercial goods were transported prior to today’s bridges and tunnels. See “SHOWBOAT – ‘Round the Bend”, an exhibition co-produced with The Theatre Museum which tells the history of the showboat as an indigenous and popular form of American entertainment — along our nation’s waterways and within the New York Harbor.
May 27, 28 and June 2 from 5pm -7pm. Free, donations appreciated. No reservations necessary. For more information, visit www.waterfrontmuseum.org.
The Hoboken stop of the “Tug & Barge” Quadricentennial Tour is made possible in part by funds from Hoboken Brownstone Company, Applied Development Corporation, United Water, Bijou Properties, the Hudson River Improvement Fund of the Hudson River Foundation, Explore NY 400, Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive & The Board of Chosen Freeholders. Special Thanks to Mayor David Roberts and the City of Hoboken, Geri Fallo, Carter Craft, Danny Gans & George Vallone, Statue Cruises and NJ TRANSIT.