US$175

Sing Sing Swing! An 'Up the River' Cruise

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Yonkers City Pier

71 Water Grant Street

Yonkers, NY 10705

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“Sing Sing Swing! An ‘Up the River’ Cruise” is planned for Sunday, November 18, 2018, from 1 to 5pm. All proceeds benefit the Sing Sing Prison Museum that is currently under development in Ossining, NY. Expected to attract visitors from around the world, the museum will tell stories of punishment and reform over the prison’s 200-year history and provide a forum for discussion of contemporary criminal justice issues.

Swinging to the early music of the Jazz Age, while cruising up the majestic Hudson River from Yonkers to “The Big House” in Ossining and return.

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks will perform total danceable music on board, all evocative of the era in which Sing Sing was made famous by Hollywood movies. The Nighthawks' music of the 20s, 30s, and 40s will be even more sublime due to the presence of jazz singer Veronica Swift. The wonderful on-board dance team of Paolo and Laurentina will provide a few pointers along the way.

Hornblower Cruises & Events is donating the use of their 600-passenger “Hybrid” vessel that has two climate-controlled indoor decks for dancing and an outdoor observation deck for enjoying the fall scenery. The company offers private events such as corporate functions, weddings and holiday parties, and public cruises including bruch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, parties, and sightseeing.

Boarding for the Sing Sing cruise is from the Yonkers City Pier starting at 12:30pm for a 1pm departure. The cruise will travel north, allowing guests to view Sing Sing from the water and to hear about plans for the museum. The return trip to Yonkers will dock at 5pm.

The Yonkers City Pier is located at 71 Water Grant Street within easy walking distance of the Yonkers Train Station, so guests can choose to arrive by train on the scenic Hudson Line, whether coming from New York City or points north. Parking near the pier can be found at the Buena Vista parking garage or at various commuter lots.

Tickets are $175 per person for the 4-hour boat trip, live big band and dancing. Indeed, the moment you board you will be greeted by passed cocktails and hors d'oeurvres--to be followed by a tasting menu inspired by Hudson Valley harvest. A special "cruise" bar includes handcrafted hard cider or beer, plus special soft drinks and wine. Spirits may also be ordered at a supplement. For more information, go to www.singsingprisonmuseum.org or call 914-552-7743.

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You'll get a kick from champagne! Win a bottle of bubbly in our on-board costume contest. Attire is festive and the music so totally Jazz Age -- why not put together an outfit that captures the spirit of the 20's, 30's or 40's? Best dressed winner gets a gift certificate to be used at one of two Flûte specialty champagne bars in NYC. http://www.flutebar.com/

Photo: Adam Wolpinsky

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