Set Sail Summer Fundraiser

All aboard the historic Clipper City! Enjoy an open bar and lunch while we sail through New York Harbor 

All aboard the historic Clipper City Tall Ship

Sunday, June 24, 2018

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Join HDC aboard the historic Clipper City sailboat for a fun trip through New York City harbor. Hear from architectural historian, Kyle Johnson and learn about the landmarks we pass during the trip. Enjoy an open bar and lunch while we cruise through the water and take in the majestic sites of our island city. The original Clipper City was built as a lumber schooner just prior to the Civil War. The current Clipper City was rebuilt from the original plans, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, and recently refurbished.

2 LU AIA credits available 


Sponsorship Level- $500

Sponsors to the Set Sail Summer Fundraiser will receive 3 tickets as well as their company name and logo on all materials for the event

General Admission – $200

 Seniors and Young Professionals (Under 35) – $125

Sponsors :

Sandra Canning

C.T. A. Architects

Thomas Fenniman

Alyssa Loorya

Susan A. Mathisen


Promotional Partners:

FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts

Municipal Art Society

Preserving East New York 


With a length of 158 feet and masts rising 120 feet, the Clipper City can comfortably sail 149 people – the most of any passenger sailboat in the United States. You will look up and see sails that are bigger than your house. During your journey, we’ll fly 5,000 feet of sail. This large sailboat has chest-high railings and provides a large, open deck with benches, hatches and a raised quarter deck where the captain steers. With 12-story masts, the majestic Clipper City just fits under Brooklyn Bridge.


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