May 19, 2023

Departing from Pier 62

︎︎︎ Tickets

BQE 2053
Spring Cruise Fundraiser


To kickoff the Institute for Public Architecture's BQE 2053 Symposium, we boarded Classic Harbor Line’s Manhattan II for a spring BQE Boat Cruise along Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn waterfront.

An AIA expert guide, along with special guests, provided lively narration on architecture and engineering landmarks along the way, discussing environmental issues impacting urban waterfronts, and exploring the potential of marine freight transport as a sustainable alternative to truck traffic along the BQE. Passed hors d'oeuvres and drinks, featuring an IPA signature cocktail, were served.

The cruise left promptly at 5pm from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) at West 22nd Street and the Hudson River. Exact meeting location details are provided upon purchase of tickets.

AIA CES: 1.5 LU | HSW Continuing Education Credits offered.

The Vessel

The Manhattan II is a 1920’s style motor yacht with a climate-controlled cabin and generous outdoor decks. Please note that Classic Harbor Line boats are not ADA accessible. However, since each boat is different and accessibility requirements can vary person to person, please email us ( directly prior to purchasing your tickets for more information.

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