Celebrate the cornucopia of New York's cultures this weekend: Oktoberfest and Moon Day Festival

World Yacht is proud to announce New York’s First Annual Oktoberfest on the Hudson to commemorate the first day of Germany’s Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, September 18th.

Oktoberfest

This one day event will transform World Yacht’s Pier 81 into a Beer Garden on the Hudson with the most authentic German beers, hard to find anywhere else in New York, such as Gaffel Kolsch, Hofbrau, Jever, Radeberger and Weihenstephan on tap; and Weihenstephan Korbinian, Weihenstephan Vitus, and Augustiner Maximator by the bottle.

The party will be filled with sounds from the German Oompah Band, New York’s Spitzbuam; and food, orchestrated by Executive Chef Denis Weekes, will include hearty options such as German Sausages, several varieties of Bratwursts, Giant Bavarian Pretzels, among other German-inspired grub.

This is the only party in New York taking its Oktoberfest party to the water! The party will go onboard with a one hour cruise where German beers will continue to flow while you cruise up the Hudson with views of George Washington Bridge, Riverside Park and Riverside Church.

What: World Yacht will be joined by German-American Steuben Parade (partner), popchips, NYC Daily Deals, and Street Sweets for New York’s First Annual Oktoberfest on the Hudson.

When: Saturday, September 18, 12:00pm -4:30pm
Optional Cruise will depart at 2:00pm

Where: Pier 81
West 41st Street and Hudson River

Tickets: Tickets to Pier Event $10
Tickets to optional one hour cruise additional $15

Tickets can be purchased at: http://worldyachtoktoberfest.eventbrite.com or by phone 212-630-8100

Details: The most essential part to any Oktoberfest party is the beer and food.

Oktoberfest Beer Menu includes: On Tap via fully loaded Beer Trailers includes: Gaffel Kolsch, Hofbrau, Jever, Radeberger and Weihenstephan. Specialty beer bottle tents will offer: Weihenstephan Vitus, Weihenstephan Korbinian and Augustiner Maximator.

Oktoberfest Food Menu includes:
Classic Bratwurst, Jalapeno Smoked
Bratwurst, Cheddar Bratwurst, Chicken Bratwurst, Hot Dog, Hamburger, Pommes Frites and Giant Bavarian Pretzels.

**All food and drink will be available for purchase through a drink and food tickets.

About World Yacht
World Yacht is New York City’s year round premiere dining cruise in an elegant setting with exceptional views of the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. With a fleet of three luxury vessels, World Yacht is an ideal location for a wide range of events, including romantic dinners, small dinner parties, weddings and corporate events. Each yacht offers a two-level dining room, a spacious outdoor sundeck, music and dancing. The three-hour public dinner cruise offers a four-course dinner featuring; a seasonal appetizer, entrée and dessert choices, each prepared fresh onboard by Executive Chef Denis Weekes and his team. World Yacht sails daily from May through December for dinner service and offers a Sunday brunch cruises between the months of May and October. Scheduling from January through the end of April is limited. Each year, more than 125,000 guests enjoy a World Yacht dinner cruise.

World Yacht, New York’s premiere dining cruise, announced today a partnership with New Tang Dynasty Television (NTD TV), a New York-based multi-lingual television station that seeks to foster a deeper understanding between Chinese and Western societies. The partnership will commence with the Chinese Moon Festival on September 22nd and 23rd and continue for two additional events in February 2011, the Chinese New Year and Chinese Lantern Festival.

The first of three in the series of events, the Chinese Moon Festival, is one of China’s biggest holidays celebrating summer harvest and the bonding between family and friends for one special reunion dinner. In honor of the festival, World Yacht is proud to host two days of Moon Festival Dinner cruises, bringing together Chinese culture and the New York community for a three hour dinner cruise and entertainment showcasing Moon Festival traditions.

The three hour cruise hosted on Wednesday, September 22nd and Thursday, September 23rd will include an authentic Chinese-inspired four course dinner, a handful of vibrant cultural activities, and the namesake festival dessert, the Moon Cake, to be enjoyed while viewing the Statue of Liberty from the roof deck. World Yacht is thrilled to invite friends and family to learn about the Moon Festival traditions and begin and ongoing relationship with New Tang Dynasty.

The cultural Moon Festival activities and entertainment will feature:
Story Telling on the origin of Moon Festival and Moon Cakes
Musical performance using Chinese instruments, known as
Pipa Solo
A fashion showcase of winning designs from the Chinese Han Couture Showcase, a showcase that fosters new designs that are inspired by the depth and inner meaning of 5,000 years of Chinese apparel
Demonstration of Chinese Calligraphy with the opportunity for World Yacht guests to receive their name written in Chinese

World Yacht’s Moon Festival Dinner Cruise Timeline:
Boarding for the event is at 6pm
Boat sets sail and dinner is served from 7:00-8:00pm
Entertainment from 8:00-8:45pm
Statue of Liberty viewing 9:00-9:15pm
9:15 is open for guests to walk around and enjoy moon cakes.
The cruise will return at 10pm

Tickets
World Yacht Moon Festival Cruise tickets are $89.00 + tax and available online http://worldyachtmoonfestival.eventbrite.com
and over the phone (212) 630-8100. All event details will be on the World Yacht website: worldyacht.com.

About World Yacht
World Yacht is New York City’s year round premiere dining cruise in an elegant setting with exceptional views of the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. With a fleet of three luxury vessels, World Yacht is an ideal location for a wide range of events, including romantic dinners, small dinner parties, weddings and corporate events. Each yacht offers a two-level dining room, a spacious outdoor sundeck, music and dancing. The three-hour public dinner cruise offers a four-course dinner featuring; a seasonal appetizer, entrée and dessert choices, each prepared fresh onboard by Executive Chef Denis Weekes and his team. World Yacht sails daily from May through December for dinner service and offers a Sunday brunch cruises between the months of May and October. Scheduling from January through the end of April is limited. Each year, more than 125,000 guests enjoy a World Yacht dinner cruise.

About Moon Festival
The Moon Festival, a tradition that dates back thousands of years, is held on or around the fifteenth day of the eighth month in the lunar calendar, when the moon is full. At this time, the moon is at its fullest and brightest, and it’s a time when Asian families come together to celebrate the abundance of the summer’s harvest. The Moon Festival, also called the Mid-Autumn Festival, is the second most important day on the Chinese lunar calendar
. The holiday is observed by most Asian countries including Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, and the two Koreas. The original purpose of the Moon Festival was to celebrate the end of the harvest season. However, the Moon Festival carries a profound symbolic meaning that makes it very important to all Asian people. It is a celebration of maternal bonding and family. On that day, friends and family—no matter where they live in the world—gather for one special reunion dinner. The night ends with the viewing of the majestic moon, accompanied by special servings of moon cake.

About New Tang Dynasty Television
New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television
is a New York-based multi-lingual television station that seeks to foster a deeper understanding between Chinese and Western societies through its TV programming and community events. It broadcasts locally produced programming spanning up-to-the-minute news and current events, interviews and talk shows, sports and entertainment, as well as culture and education. NTD is also the presenter of the world-renowned Shen Yun and a series of cultural competitions. Established in 2003 as an independent, nonprofit TV broadcaster, NTD is the only uncensored Chinese language television station accessible to over 200 million people around the world including Asia, Europe, Australia, and North American.

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