• Celebrating Fall on the River

     
    POSTED September 22, 2016
     

Many people assume that once the flip-flops are put away it’s time to stop thinking about river cruises, but that’s just not the case. If you’re looking for something to help you celebrate fall or need a last-minute idea for a company/group outing, check out Spirit of New York and New Jersey.

These fall foliage cruises depart from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan and Lincoln Harbor in Weekhawken and offer a lovely way to sightsee and enjoy the autumn colors.

Gliding north along the Upper West Side and past the George Washington Bridge, take in the views for three hours aboard the cruise with lunch and cocktail service. In addition to enjoying the colorful scene, the boats have games, including shuffleboard and a life-sized Jenga, on the rooftop deck with a DJ.

Details: Depart at 11:30am for three-hour cruise

Dates: Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 are the NJ sailings from Lincoln Harbor Marina

Price: $62.90 per adult

There was plenty going on for Global Meetings Industry Day on April 4 (the fourth annual Meetings Mean Business Coalition event), but NYC & Company caught everyone's attention by turning some of the city's most iconic buildings blue. Using MMBC’s signature color, the goal was to raise awareness of the impact that face-to-face meetings have on the global economy and NYC.

The following buildings stayed blue rom sundown to 2 a.m.:

 

Location: Recognized as “the gateway to New Jersey,” Elizabeth is an ideal destination for meetings and events on a budget while boasting a New York City feel. Located 30 minutes outside New York City and 10 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport, Elizabeth is easily accessible by plane, train, boat or major highway. With just over 132,000 residents, Elizabeth is the fourth largest city in the state of New Jersey after Newark, Jersey City and Patterson.