Mommy Poppins Family Harbor Sail: Stories & Songs of the Sea

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 4, 2013 Various times
Event Info
Adults $39, Seniors $35,
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Recommended Age: 
3 to 8 years old
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Join the Mommy Poppins gang for a very special event: Stories and Tales of the Sea with Bill Gordh & Manhattan by Sail.

Climb aboard Manhattan by Sail's beautiful Clipper City Tall Ship as we sail in New York Harbor and back in time. Master Storyteller Bill Gordh and his banjo will regale families with sea songs and tall tales, our sailors will teach kids Sailor Skills like knot tying, hoisting the sails and other nautical know-how. Plus face painters, cool custom temporary tattoos from My Tattoo Rings and an activity booklet from PBS Kids Club THIRTEEN and goody bags.

There will be two sails, one at 10am and one at noon. 


This event is part of a series of Family Harbor Sails with Mommy Poppins and Manhattan by Sail. See the full schedule here.

Manhattan By Sail offers unique harbor cruises on historic sailboats. The Clipper City is the largest ship in the fleet: an 158-foot-long replica of the lumber-hauling schooners that made New York Harbor the center of global commerce, with mast and rigging reaching up 120 feet from the deck. Sailing on a tall ship like the Clipper City is a rare opportunity that few people get to experience. The Clipper City sails daily from Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport and offers breathtaking views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline.

Bill GordhMaster storyteller Bill Gordh and his banjo have charmed hundreds of local grade school students. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, at the Clearwater Festival, the Gerald Ford Amphitheatre in Vail, Colorado, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum in Houston, Texas, the Tribeca Film Festival, and was a featured storyteller at the White House Easter Egg Roll for three years.

Important Information:

  • Sails are 75 minutes.
  • Everyone, including infants, must have a ticket.
  • Please note there is limited stroller parking at the dock. Please try to leave your stroller home.
  • In the event of rain you can reschedule for another Mommy Poppins Sail (see the schedule here) or another sail of your choosing by Manhattan By Sail.
  • Our last sail sold out in just a few days so we recommend purchasing tickets early.
Manhattan By Sail
Pier 17, South Street Seaport South and Fulton Streets
New York , NY
Phone: 212.619.0907
40° 42' 19.5408" N, 74° 0' 10.3932" W
New York
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