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May 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Summer arrives this weekend (socially, at least), and the city has responded with a few seasonally appropriate events. From May 19 to May 26, the Waterfront Museum (a 1914 Lehigh Valley railroad barge that’s usually found in Red Hook) and the Pegasus, a 1907 tugboat that typically berths in Jersey City, will be docked at the Hudson River Park, off of 44th St. The two vessels are en route to Albany to mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the explorer Henry Hudson’s arrival in the New World. There will be free tours of the tug and barge from May 23-25, and the barge is hosting a staged reading of Budd Schulberg’s classic tale “On the Waterfront” on May 22 at 8. (For more information, visit | For the first time since 2006, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which had been out of service for renovations, puts on a series of events for Fleet Week, which runs May 20-26. ( | Over on the East River, the Water Taxi Beach, a friendly bit of seasonal magic featuring nine hundred tons of white sand, picnic tables, and a bar adjacent to the New York Water Taxi’s Long Island City ferry stop, officially opens for the season on May 23, with a celebration featuring the powerhouse d.j. Louie Vega. Later this season, the ferry company is opening similar spots on Governors Island and at the South Street Seaport; beachgoers can get a sneak preview of the Seaport’s eighteen thousand square feet of sand on the 23rd, at an event featuring the legendary Studio 54 d.j. Nicky Siano, who will be in residency there on Saturday nights through the summer. (

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