Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Upcoming PortSide programs - Final week of season - get there while you can!

The next few days will be the last chance for the season to enjoy public access to the waterfront through PortSide's programs at Pier 11. In honor of the end of a great season, they have put together a full schedule over the coming days, ranging from kid-friendly educational events by day to risque performances by night. My family has greatly enjoyed every PortSide event we've attended in the past, so I strongly recommend you check it out before the season is over!

A summary of activities appears below with more details on the official site here


Last TankerTunes Wed 8/18, 7:30 PM Jalopy Theatre hosts their lively “Roots & Ruckus” music event on the Whalen featuring: Two-Man Gentleman Band, Stephanie Nilles, Mamie Minch and Dayna Kurtz, and Feral Foster. All four bands just $10!! More info below or commit now at

Tall Ship Gazela, Thurs 8/19-8/23, as featured in the NY Times, educational ship tours by day, pirate cabaret shows aboard at night. more info below

Last walking tour Sun 8/22, 11:00 AM, only two spaces left! more info below

Gazela Tall Ship – no reservation required for ship tours.
Advance ticketing recommended for Cabaret Red Light. Sell out is expected.

Thurs 8/19 -Mon 8/23

Gazela, Philadelphia's flagship and the oldest wooden square-rigger still sailing in the USA, has been trying to come to NYC for several years; PortSide is thrilled to be her host. She comes with daytime tours and two cabaret performances a night, THE SEVEN DEADLY SEAS, by Cabaret Red Light

Gazela brochure here.

Press release for their visit here.

Tickets for performances $25 here.

Built in Portugal in 1883, Gazela sailed from Lisbon across the Atlantic over 100 times during 70 years of hard work fishing the Grand Banks off Canada. Visiting the Gazela is a way to learn about life in the age of sail and about an environmental story: the once bountiful cod, the fishery of the Grand Banks and how it was decimated. Cod changed history, and for 1,000 years was live gold, as author Mark Kurlansky illuminated in his 1997 book “Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World.” It was the Gazela's job to bring in this cod and feed a European appetite for a fish that goes back to the Viking period.

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