Adventures Await on Historic Nantucket This Summer with Seastreak

Have your summer vacations turned routine? Hum-drum, same old, same old? Want to find a more interesting locale where you can take in gorgeous sights, shop for mementos in fun shops, and maybe have an adventure or two? If that seems like a lot of work, or at least a lot of travel time, Seastreak has great news for you. This summer, we’re making it comfortable and convenient to get to Nantucket Island, MA! We’ll save you time and money when you hop a ride with us. Here’s a couple things you can do when you’re visiting this historic place.

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Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum

Piloting a ship isn’t as easy as steering a car even today, but way back when, it could be outright dangerous. Around Nantucket, navigating could be a real challenge without the advantages of modern equipment. (Don’t worry, our ferries have this covered. We’re pros at this.) Back in the 19th century, the waters around the island were called “a graveyard of the Atlantic”.

Where there’s sinking ships, there’s heroes who risk themselves to save mariners in trouble. The Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum, at 158 Polpis Road, displays memorabilia related those brave souls who worked to save sailors in trouble.

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Nantucket Bike Tours

For folks who’d rather get out and stretch their legs than wander around indoors, take a spin around Nantucket with Nantucket Bike Tours. They provide the bikes, and you provide the pedaling power! The island is full of incredible vistas, picturesque beaches, and amazing wildlife. You can see it all up close while catching the highlights of the area. Take one of their classic tours, or design a custom one to catch all your favorite places.

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Whether you want to play hard, or take it easy, Nantucket has what you’re looking for! Get there in style on one of Seastreak’s modern catamarans. We’re the only civilized way to sail!

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Taste Authentic Portuguese Foods at Lupulo

We’re spoiled, in New York. In other parts of the country, there might not be a lot of choices if you want to try authentic food from around the world. You might find a French restaurant that nods toward the style, but you probably won’t get a good sense of the real flavors of France. Same goes for every Mexican restaurant decorated in sombreros and maracas that serves refried beans from a can. In the Big Apple, we can find restaurants who take pride in authenticity. Take new restaurant Lupulo. It’s serving up delicious Portuguese cuisine at 835 6th Avenue!

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A Piece of Portugal in Your Backyard

Lupulo has a beautiful, rustic charm that’s both comfortable to linger in and sophisticated enough to appreciate. A large bar serves as the space’s anchor, inviting diners to sit, enjoy a drink, and eat their meal in a social atmosphere. Larger groups can come by tables to make it easier for sharing the variety of dishes served.

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And you will want to share. The dishes here were created with passing platters around in mind, an homage to the way meals are served in Portugal. Enjoy regional favorites such as the cataplana, a sort of round casserole with clams and sausage. Seafood is a specialty at Lupulo, fresh and prepared with delicious skill. All the wood-fired dishes are a true treat, as well!

Washing it Down

The Portuguese flair doesn’t end with the food. Lupulo serves an enviable selection of unusual Portuguese beers that hops fans will want to try. (Lupulo even means “hops”.) Wine drinkers won’t feel left out, either. The restaurant carries a variety of Portuguese wines as well, including Madeiras and ports.

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Seastreak puts the world (or New York’s bits of it, anyway) at your fingertips! Explore New York City, and the New Jersey coast, with our excellent service.

 

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Celebrate the Stars and Stripes Forever at the AJ Dillon Art Gallery’s Patriotic Exhibition

For plenty of people across the country, this weekend is a long one, since Memorial Day happens on Monday. That makes it a perfect weekend to indulge your patriotism in the memory of the men and women who died for our country. Why not take time over these three days to celebrate America and her brave defenders? Catch a Seastreak ferry over to Atlantic Highlands, NJ to visit the AJ Dillon Art Gallery (54 First Avenue)! They’re hosting the “Stars and Stripes Forever” exhibit starting this weekend, and running through July 4.

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New Depictions of Old Glory

The American flag is an iconic symbol of freedom, pride, and the spirit of independence. Its distinctive stars and stripes pattern is recognized around the world, but it’s especially beloved when flown from homes and businesses around our country. But it’s more than just an emblem of our nation and its history. The American flag is art unto itsel

AJ Dillon Art Gallery is proud to display Old Glory as the beautiful, colorful masterpiece it is with this patriotic exhibition. Local artists have submitted works to the gallery for showing and even sale during this limited time event. See a host of different interpretations of the Stars and Stripes, viewed through the talents of the area’s brightest.

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Stars and Stripes Forever – Or Until July

Atlantic Highlands is a terrific place to spend a holiday weekend. You’ll find great restaurants, fun little shops, and an abundance of charm in this New Jersey community. If you haven’t visited Atlantic Highlands before, treat yourself to a day, or a weekend, of relaxation!

Seastreak remembers the sacrifices of the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom. Thank you to every veteran and service member for your dedication to our country!

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Information and Excitement Collide at Internet Week New York

You can’t even walk down the street without tripping over the internet. It has thoroughly saturated our lives, and changed the way we do almost everything. We can keep in touch online, order pizzas, buy groceries, and even get married. (Til death or an outage do us part?) This week, you can learn more about how the internet is shaping all areas of our culture, including business, entertainment, and even food at Internet Week New York! There’s events beginning Monday, May 18 and running through Sunday, May 24 at various locations.

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The World on a Screen

There’s programming to suit everyone’s interests at this exciting week-long event. Certainly, you’ll find more business-oriented workshops about branding, social media, and how the internet can help you extend the reach of your company. Internet Week New York has valuable knowledge to offer on more than just corporations, however. Anyone with an interest in the world online will find informative or just plain fun events they’ll want to attend!

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Interested in online television programming and original content? Want to meet your favorite online celebrity dogs? There’s events for that. Learn more about 3-D printing with Makerbot CEO Johnathan Jaglom. Attend the annual celebration of Joey Ramone’s birthday! (That’s the lead singer of the Ramones.) It’s going to be a bash worth remembering.

Security, Big Data, and You

In recent years, internet security has become a hot topic of conversation. So has Big Data, and the ability for companies (and others) to mine and utilize your online information. Internet Week features several talks on these issues, where you can arm yourself with facts to better keep yourself safe online.

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Speaking of the internet, have you found Seastreak’s Facebook page yet? Follow us there, or on Twitter, to keep up with the adventures of your favorite ferry company.

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Be Amazed by a Modern Take on Magic at Christian Cagigal’s “Obscura”

Magicians guard their mysteries very zealously. Ask a magician how he performed a trick, and you’ll get cagey answers. Obfuscation is the name of the game, both in the performance of their amazing feats and the maintaining the veil of secrecy around the methods they use. The real magic isn’t in how they saw assistants in half. It’s in how they use mundane moves to inspire wonder in their audiences. One magician takes his craft to a whole new level of openness, however, and you have to see it to believe it! Don’t miss Christian Cagigal’s “Obscura” on May 21, at the Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street)!

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Hidden in Plain Sight

Christian Cagigal has a confidence few other stage magicians can match. Where other magicians create elaborate sets and carefully choose the angles from which they can be seen, Cagigal works under the revealing scrutiny of a video camera. Everything he does is projected up onto a massive screen above him. This gives audiences an unprecedented ability to see every move he motion he makes.

Sure, it’s more difficult, but it’s paid off in full by the reactions of everyone watching. The answers are right in front of them, but they’re obscured by the magic of a masterful performance. You can fool the human eye, but not the video camera. Yet Cagigal does, over and over again.

 

The Magic of Storytelling

Not only is Cagigal a magician, but a storyteller as well. He combines his mind-boggling magic with dark fables to stir the imagination. The result is an evening of wonder and mystery that’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. He performs one night only, so get your tickets while you still can!

Seastreak doesn’t need magic to give you the best ferry ride from New York to New Jersey, or the other way around. All we need are the most luxurious ferries, and the friendliest customer service!

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Head Back in Time by Visiting Historic Nantucket with Seastreak’s Summer Service

With such an aggressively modern world around us, it’s almost magical to find bits of history preserved around us. The past can seem like an entirely different world, one that happened far away and not in the places we walk through and touch today. Denizens of New York City know this feeling as they walk past historic buildings. In other places, entire towns have this enchanted, historic feel. You can visit one this summer with Seastreak’s new service to Nantucket, MA! It’s a place steeped in history, accessible now through New York’s most modern ferry.

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The Old Mill at 50 Prospect Street

This piece of history goes all the way back to 1746. It was built by a local sailor who’d spent more than his fair share of time in Holland, and now, it’s the oldest functioning mill in the entire country. Fittingly enough, that sailor made it out of wood from wrecked ships, which just adds to its interest now.

A visit to the Old Mill is fascinating. You can see how mills were designed, and how they work as well. You can even watch as the mill grinds corn! Tilting not allowed, so leave your copy of Cervantes at home.

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Bartlett’s Farm at 33 Bartlett Farm Road

Visit a working farm that’s been around since the early 1800s! Seven generations of the same family have owned and worked this patch of land since that time, and now, that endeavor has grown. Now, you can grab a bite to eat from their kitchen and take some delicious baked goods with you! An afternoon at Bartlett’s Farm is a fantastic way to pass a day. Be sure to check out the Event Calendar to see what fun things are happening!

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Whether you’re planning your summer vacation, or just commuting between New York and New Jersey, Seastreak is the most civilized way to get there! Experience our superior service for yourself today.

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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SummerStage 2015 Starts Next Week! Make Your Plans Early to Avoid Missing Out

New York’s a great place to live when summer rolls around. While the city is indubitably alive all the year around, it truly swings into motion when the weather warms up. All we need is half an excuse to get outside and create exciting things to do! You won’t find a much better example of this than the variety of plays, concerts, and shows that take place on our outdoor stages. This coming week, New York gets started on its tour of open-air venues with the first concerts of SummerStage! See Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Mastodon at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park!

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Monday, May 18 at 6 PM – See the Tedeschi Trucks Band for Free!

A free concert featuring the Tedeschi Trucks Band is a real steal. You don’t have to spend a dime for the opportunity to hear what’s been called the vanguard of modern roots music. Fronting this 11-piece powerhouse is Susan Tedeschi, who had a successful solo career before lending her talented pipes to this endeavor; and Derek Trucks, rated as the 16th top guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine. They’re joined by Spirit Family Reunion, who are local to New York and put on a fabulous show.

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Tuesday, May 19 at 5 PM – See Mastodon, Clutch, and Graveyard! $35

Why wait for the weekend to rock out, when a Tuesday will do? Support the SummerStage performances throughout the year by buying tickets to this high-energy show. Mastodon has been bringing audiences powerful riffs and haunting soundscapes for fifteen years. They’re joined by Clutch, and by Graveyard, promising a loud, off-the-hinges show. Get your tickets while they last!

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Don’t stay cooped up! Seastreak’s got both indoor and outdoor seating available on our modern catamarans. Grab a drink from our cash bar and enjoy the view from the deck as you head for your destination.

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Indulge in Authentic French Cuisine at Beaubourg in Le District

A quick glance through some of our favorite things says we like French stuff pretty well. What do you order with a good, American hamburger? French fries. (Which don’t actually have a darned thing to do with France.) Looking for a hearty breakfast? Have some French toast! (Again, not even close to French.) All right, let’s admit it: our idea of French stuff is pretty skewed. To get a better idea of what real French culture and cuisine looks like without heading all the way to Paris, head for Le District, and Beaubourg Brasserie (225 Liberty Street)!

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French Culture at Brookfield Place

If you cut-and-pasted a bit of France into the New York landscape, it might look a little like Le District. The entire complex is an homage to everything French and fabulous. You have a number of options when you head to this sprawling new playground for Francophiles. It includes a café district, a market, a garden foods area, and naturally, a restaurant. (Here’s an important note: at 4 PM, the café district’s salad bar gets turned into a chocolate mousse bar.)

Fine French Foods

Le District’s restaurant, Beaubourg Brasserie, presents a selection of delicious, authentic French foods reminiscent of offerings from the other side of the Atlantic. Even the menu items are written in French, with English descriptions underneath that’ll make your mouth water. Even “L’Hamburger” sounds delightfully European.

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People who just want to dabble in French cuisine may enjoy the steak frites, or the whole rotisserie chicken for two. Those who want to dive right in may want to try the pike quenelle, or the mackerel in escabeche. They’re as enjoyable to say as they are to eat!

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Let Seastreak take you on exciting international journeys, from Le District to Chinatown to ever exotic Atlantic Highlands, NJ! Ride our comfortable catamarans on all your New York or New Jersey adventures!

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Get Great Deals at the Atlantic Highlands Town-Wide Garage Sale and Library Book Sale

Scientists call some human societies “hunter-gatherers”. This means these people get most of their food from foraging the area around them. Hunter-gatherer societies tend toward nomadic, moving around to find the best plants and animals to get sustenance from. (Point anyone who says you don’t learn anything on the internet over here to prove them wrong.) Out here, we’ve moved away from that sort of lifestyle, but there’s no reason we can’t go back to our hunter-gatherer roots. You can hunt and gather great deals this weekend in Atlantic Highlands, NJ at the Atlantic Highlands Library Book Sale, and the Town-Wide Garage Sale!

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Atlantic Highlands Library Book Sale – May 16, 7:30 AM to 1 PM at Borough Hall

With summer flirting with us on the horizon, it’s time to look for books to take on vacation with us. The Library Book Sale is the perfect place to grab reading material on the cheap! Head to Borough Hall (100 First Avenue) to take advantage of this terrific event. All proceeds from this sale go to benefit the Atlantic Highlands Public Library, so you know you’ve got a worthy cause as an excuse to fill up your bookshelves.

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Atlantic Highlands Town-Wide Garage Sale – May 16, 9 AM to 4 PM throughout Town

You never know what you’re going to find at a garage sale. Parts for your old car, a new addition to your wardrobe, or hidden treasures you never knew you needed until you saw them. At the Town-Wide Garage Sale, you have more opportunities than ever to scoop up strange and fantastic items for next to nothing. In between houses, don’t forget to stop at the delicious eateries in town, like the famous Flaky Tart!

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Seastreak is the best place to start finding great deals! From our everyday low prices to our money-saving package deals, we give you a comfortable, modern ride for less.

 

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All-You-Can-Eat Chili, and All-You-Can-Drink Shiner Beer Awaits at the Texas Chili Cook-off

Throughout the world, you’ll find traditions by which you can prove your strength and fortitude. Caber tossing, for example. You have to possess power and coordination to fling long, heavy poles without damaging yourself (or someone else). Everyone knows, however, that true strength is shown through intestinal fortitude. Anyone can pick up a big stick, but only the truly strong can subject their digestive systems to the rigors of a challenging meal. Test your own intestinal fortitude, and support a great cause at the 2015 Texas Chili Cook-off! It’s taking place on Saturday, May 16 from 12-5 PM at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84! (353 West Street)

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Chili Down

This gastrointestinal gauntlet is brought to you by the Texas Exes, New York Chapter. They’re an organization that focuses on providing scholarships to students headed for the University of Texas at Austin. Education’s an important investment in the next generation, and the Texas Exes raise money in a way where everyone wins. Students go to college, and you get a belly full of the tastiest chili in the city.

And when we say full, we mean it. This event is all-you-can-consume. Eat chili until the cook pots are empty, or your stomach puts up its “No Vacancy” sign. You’ll want something to wash all that down with, so enjoy the all-you-can-drink Shiner Beer along with your food. There’s also all-you-can-drink Riunite Lambrusco wine. You can’t beat that!

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What’s Cooking

Chili’s on the menu all day, made by both amateur and professional teams. Special recipes passed down over generations compete alongside dishes made by local restaurants. Taste offerings by Javelina Tex Mex, Mable’s Smokehouse, and more!

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The only thing you have to prove to ride a Seastreak ferry is your good judgement! Choose the ferry company with the most luxurious catamarans and friendliest customer service.

 

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