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World Oceans Day on the Lilac — Answering the Ocean’s Call: Stewardship of Our Ocean, Our Future

If you are around New York harbor on Thursday, June 8th, from 6 — 7:45 PM, stop by the historic USCG Cutter Lilac at Pier 25 on the Hudson River to celebrate World Oceans Day. The Lilac Preservation Project is hosting … Continue reading

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On the Historic USCGC Lilac — Great Shipwrecks of New York’s ‘Great’ Lakes and The Hidden Hulks of New York Harbor

For those near New York harbor, there is a very interesting exhibit opening on the historic USCGC Lilac at Pier 25 in the Hudson River.  The exhibit “Great Shipwrecks of New York’s ‘Great’ Lakes  and The Hidden Hulks of New … Continue reading

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LILAC: Flower of the Delaware — A Coast Guard Day Presentation, August 6th

The Lilac Preservation Project is hosting “LILAC: Flower of the Delaware, A Coast Guard Day Presentation” on Thursday, August 4th, at 6:00 PM on the historic lighthouse tender Lilac at Pier 25, the foot of West Street and N. Moore … Continue reading

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Defending New York Harbor — Photography on Historic Cutter Lilac

Defending New York Harbor: The City’s Waterfront Forts is an exhibit of photographs by Richard W. Golden which documents the fortifications that protectively ring New York Harbor. It is on view at the historic Cutter Lilac through July 31st during regular … Continue reading

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Soul of the Sea: Immersive Dance at Historic Lighthouse Tender Lilac

A very interesting program coming up on the historic lighthouse tender ex-USCGC Lilac at Pier 25 on the Hudson River in Manhattan. From their press release: Linked Dance Theatre will stage “Soul of the Sea,” a site-specific immersive dance performance … Continue reading

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Ex-USCG Cutter Lilac on $9.99 With Dave Evans

$9.99 with Dave Evans is a weekly program which explores fun things to do and see in New York City for under ten bucks. Recently, he stopped by the ex-USCG Cutter Lilac at Pier 25 in Manhattan on the Hudson … Continue reading

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Celebrate Lilac at Maritime Mardi Gras

If you are in the New York area come help celebrate Lilac, America’s only steam-powered lighthouse tender at a Maritime Mardi Gras fundraiser on Fat Tuesday, February 9th from 6 – 8 PM on 79 Walker Street on the 6th … Continue reading

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Cutter Lilac Returns to Staten Island as Star of Commericial

In her long and varied career, the historic cutter Lilac has had many jobs. She served as a lighthouse and buoy tender — bringing supplies to lighthouse and maintaining aids to navigation. She also fought ship fires and rescued the keepers on … Continue reading

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Spirits of the Passage: Stories of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Opens on the Cutter Lilac

Spirits of the Passage: Stories of the Transatlantic Slave Trade opened yesterday on board the ex-USCG cutter Lilac at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25.  The exhibit explores the transatlantic slave trade through a display of nearly 150 historical objects, many salvaged from sunken … Continue reading

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Lilac Arts Launching Tuesday, May 19, on ex-USCG Cutter Lilac

If you are near New York harbor tomorrow be sure to stop by from 6 — 9 PM, for a reception to launch the LILAC Art Series on the historic ex-Coast Guard Cutter Lilac.  The LILAC Art Series is a three month art exhibition by 25 … Continue reading

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First Annual Fundraiser & Restoring Steam to the Lilac, America’s Only Steam-Powered Lighthouse Tender

If you are in the neighborhood, this is a most worthwhile event.  There is also exiting news. At the fundraiser, the Lilac Preservation Project will announce the launching of a campaign to restore steam to the Lilac, a 1933 lighthouse tender that once carried … Continue reading

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Floating Library Launches on the Lilac

Starting today and running through October 3rd, the 1933 lighthouse tender Lilac, on the Hudson River at Pier 25 in New York, is being transformed into the Floating Library, a mobile device-free salon for reading, writing, research, debate, and fearless dreaming. Created and … Continue reading

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City of Water Day Festival, July 12th in New York Harbor

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance is hosting its seventh annual City of Water Day festival this Saturday, July 12th, at multiple locations in New York Harbor.  Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This year Hoboken is joining in the fun, hosting … Continue reading

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Jonathan Atkin’s Hero Project on Display on Historic Lighthouse Tender Lilac

The historic lighthouse tender Lilac is celebrating the Summer season with a exhibition of Jonathan Atkin’s Hero Project.  Hero Project is a selection from Jonathan’s on-going work-in-progress collaboration with dance artists aboard historic ships.  His mission is to increase visibility of our maritime … Continue reading

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Fifth Annual North River Historic Ship Festival at Pier 25 in Manhattan June 20 – 23

If you are in the New York area, check out the North River Historic Ship Festival that starts with a kickoff gala tomorrow night and runs through Sunday. The festivities include: A gala reception honoring A.J. Pietrantone, the former executive director … Continue reading

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Fleet Week without the Fleet on the Historic Buoy Tender Lilac

For the last 30 years, New York has welcomed ships and crews from the US Navy and Coast Guard to the harbor around the Memorial Day weekend during a celebration of Fleet Week.  Unfortunately, this year’s Fleet Week has been scuttled … Continue reading

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Ships of New York Harbor: Marine Art of Christina Sun and Frank Hanavan Closing Party Thursday, August 30

If you are near New York harbor, there is a closing party for the “Ships of New York Harbor: Marine Art of Christina Sun and Frank Hanavan” exhibit on the historic lighthouse tender Lilac tomorrow evening September 30, from 6 to 10 PM at Pier 25 … Continue reading

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Art by Christina Sun and Frank Hanavan on the Historic Buoy Tender Lilac

The bulkheads of the historic buoy tender Lilac will be graced by the maritime paintings of Christina Sun and Frank Hanavan from Tuesday, August 7 through August 31.  The Lilac is berthed at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 at West Street and N. Moore Street in lower … Continue reading

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Mariners Respond to 9/11- a PortSide NewYork Exhibit

Last September, PortSide New York mounted a multi-media exhibit on the historic buoy tender, Lilac,  about the extraordinary and little-known maritime role played in the recovery from the attacks of 9/11, from the evacuation to refuse removal and rebuilding.  A video … Continue reading

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Mariners’ Response to 9/11 – Carolina Salguero & Jessica DuLong Speaking Aboard the Lilac

If you are in the vicinity tomorrow evening be sure to stop by the historic buoy tender LILAC at the Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 at North Moore Street, Tribeca, Manhattan, where Carolina Salguero & Jessica DuLong will speak on the Mariners’ Response … Continue reading

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