Tug Pegasus has arrived at Pier 25, and will be offering free educational trips on the Hudson River on Saturday, June 22. Trips are at 12:15, 1:30, 2:45 and 4 p.m. Advance tickets are available here.
Trips are free, but a $5 reservation fee per ticket will be charged. This will be refunded in cash when you pick up your boarding pass. No refunds for no-shows or cancellations.
Important Boat Ride Information
Reserved tickets for rides on the fireboat John J. Harvey and the schooner Pioneer have sold out. If you have a reservation for any trip, you MUST check in and pick up your boarding pass no later than 15 minutes before your departure time.
Check-in is at the North River Historic Ship Society tent on the north side of Pier 25 near lighthouse tender Lilac. Unclaimed boarding passes will be given away 15 minutes before each trip.
Information for Those Still Seeking Tickets
A total of 125 tickets have been reserved for walk-up passengers for rides aboard Pioneer, John J. Harvey and Pegasus. Distribution will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the check-in tent on the pier. These will go quickly.
We will also create a standby list, and unclaimed boarding passes will be given out 15 minutes before each trip.
All rides will depart from Hudson River Park's Pier 25 where the lighthouse tender Lilac and Lehigh Valley Barge No. 79 will offer pier-side programs.
July 4 Fireworks
Macy’s July 4 fireworks are back on the Hudson River, and the North River Historic Ship Society will be hosting its annual fireworks gala at the best viewing spot in New York City, Pier 66 Maritime at 26th Street and the Hudson River. Click here for more information.Fifth Annual North River
Historic Ship Festival
Thursday, June 20–Sunday, June 23
Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 in Lower Manhattan
Four days of special events include:
|Schedule of Events|
Friday, June 21
Saturday, June 22
12 - 4 p.m. Free educational trips on the Hudson River aboard the fireboat John J. Harvey and the schooner Pioneer. Advance reservations for free boat trips on Pioneer and John J. Harvey have sold out.
Additional tickets for each trip will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at Pier 25 on 22 June beginning at 11:30 a.m.
River trips aboard 106-year-old tug Pegasus have been added. Advance tickets are available here.
Sunday, June 23
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Fishing, river-critter exploration and knot-tying, alongside and onboard Lilac. Educators from Hudson River Park and the River Project will share local research and fun science activities for families to experience Hudson River wildlife. Lilac crew will offer lessons in the maritime art of knot-tying. Free.
The festival is made possible by the North River Historic Ship Society in cooperation with the Hudson River Park Trust.
The four-day North River Historic Ship festival will feature activities on four historic vessels. Left to right: Lehigh Valley Barge #79, tug Pegasus, the steamship Lilac, and fireboat John J. Harvey. The schooner Pioneer will be part of the fleet for the first time this year. Photo by Milo Hess.
Vessels participating in the festival will include: