As any New Yorker who doesn’t live in Brooklyn or Staten Island knows, hosting a summertime soiree with some of your favorite friends can be next to impossible given the tiny space constraints of our apartments. That’s why I was thrilled to hear about Affairs Afloat, a floating party boat that makes the perfect venue for a midweek meetup with friends.
We attended the Wednesday night Brazilian Cruise. There were spicy samba dancers, a live band and DJ spinning the best Brazilian beats (and a healthy portion of Top 40 hits for your listening pleasure, too), and a nice mix of New Yorkers, tourists, and those folks from across the Hudson that we love so much, New Jersey-ians. The boat boards at 6:30 and sails until 10, offering a $10 buffet and cash bar.
The boat provided the perfect venue for getting your mid-week dance on…
…mixing and mingling with friends, old and new…
…being thoroughly entertained…
…this duo even found love! How’s that for a Wednesday night?!
The view of NYC was, of course, stunning. Being stuck in the grid most of the time, it’s nice to take a step back and look at Manhattan in all its skyline glory. It’s a rare treat, well, unless you live in Brooklyn or Staten Island. Then I guess you can have your garden dinner parties AND skyline view. But for the rest of us, we’ll always have Affairs Afloat.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
-The buffet and bar are cash only, so hit up an ATM before boarding.
-Ladies, I appreciate the aesthetic value of the stiletto as much as the next girl, but trying to dance in heels on a boat is both painful and gives off the illusion that you are staggering around drunk (then again, it could just be me…) But just as a backup, slip a pair of flats in your purse.
-It’s called a party cruise for a reason: the music is LOUD. As you can see above, you may be lucky enough to find romance on the boat, but it’s definitely not a venue for intimate conversation.
-For more information on dates, times, locations, and tickets, please visit Affairs Afloat’s website.
By: Jessica Tiare Bowen