Event Description: We will begin at the East River Ferry for a 20 minute ride to DUMBO. Along the way we will have many Manhattan and Brooklyn skyline photo opportunities. When we disembark we will begin a 2 hour walk around DUMBO. We will see some of Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Fulton Ferry Dock, The River Cafe, the NEW St. Ann’s Warehouse, a hidden publishing house/bookstore and learn some DUMBO history along the way. The photo opps don’t end on the ferry. In fact, that’s only the beginning. See the most instagrammed spot in NYC. At the end you will be left on a great shopping block just steps away from the F Train back to Manhattan or wherever you need to go.
Please Note: The $4.00 Ferry fee is additional–not covered by Local Expeditions. On weekends the fee is $5.00.
Who will enjoy this expedition?: This expedition is good for anyone–kids, families, adults and elders. The total walking distance is approximately a half mile.
We will meet at the East River Ferry on 34th Street and the East River–across the FDR Drive. Please purchase a $4.00 Ferry ticket. Up to two children ride for free. Please be on time as the ferry will leave within 10 minutes of our meeting time.
Founder, Local Expeditions
Nancy Blaine has been a resident of New York City since 1983. In that time she has lived in Harlem, The East Village, the West Village, Soho and Park Slope. In that time she has worked in mid-town, Union Square, Madison Square Park, and near the Empire State Building. She is a daily bicycle commuter who has seen almost all of the sights that Manhattan and Brooklyn have to offer. In her long term career in higher ed publishing she has acquired texts in various disciplines including, History, Criminal Justice, English, Anthropology and Engineering. This has made her a life-long learner and traveler which, in turn, provided the true inspiration for Local Expeditions. Nancy has also been lucky enough to have a home in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire since 1995. Ask her about custom hiking and boat tours.