Macy’s Fireworks from the Yankee Ferry!
Victoria tells us about the folks from Integrity House who were helping get the boat it tip top shape today:
Integrity House fellas deckhands for a day
“These blokes are parolees whom have joined the wonderful program called “Integrity House”. They have come to help Yankee get her decks swabbed and port holes polished up in time for the big SALEabration July 3rd and 4th, which helps them with support to their educational endeavors, as well as helping all of society be rid of the harmful effects of drugs and crime.
Integrity House was started in 1968 by a parol officer who noticed most of the men went right back into prison after being set free, so he and his wife began taking them in, under their own wings and making home a part of their day, which made for 100% success in a graceful return to society. They have grown now to having a school and wonderful living and work training, and the highest percent of success. (read in the printouts below, at the bottom, a blurb about Integrity House)
Richard and I support Integrity House however we can. We are offering Yankee to them for a wonderful boutique sale of 15 local artists, as well as the fireworks, fabulous food and photos with the Statue of Liberty (old wooden cutout). It is going to be a wonderful fundraiser for a cause that helps us all!”
Yankee Ferryboat July 4th Festivities Benefit Integrity House
Fireworks Viewing and Arts & Boutique Sale aboard Historic Vessel, Yankee Ferry
Integrity House, a nationally recognized substance abuse rehabilitation center with locations in Newark and Secaucus, announces two exciting events to take place July 4th weekend aboard the historic Yankee Ferry in Hoboken, New Jersey. Proceeds from the events will benefit Integrity House’s community outreach programs and the fight against substance abuse. The weekend will present an Arts & Boutique Sale and Yankee Ferry Fireworks Event, providing a magnificent view of the legendary Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular.
“We are thrilled to announce these new Independence Day celebrations, which are possible due to the generosity of Yankee Ferry owners, the world renowned artists Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs. For years the MacKenzie-Childs have supported the efforts of Integrity House’s Gala Committee and now are coordinating both July 4th events with them” said David Kerr, Founder and President of Integrity House. “We anticipate a wonderful showing, an unforgettable weekend for all! We are truly grateful for the necessary funding we receive through our charitable events, which help create a remarkable, lasting impact on Integrity House’s continued success.”
The Arts & Boutique Sale will take place on Saturday, July 3rd, and Sunday, July 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a $10 entry fee to benefit Integrity House. Once aboard, shoppers can browse numerous arts, jewelry and boutique vendors displaying their unique designs. In addition to Victoria & Richard Emprise, the Collections of Victoria & Richard MacKenzie-Childs, vendors include internationally recognized artist Phillipe Valy, Rotating Galleries, John Masi, Draped in Elegance, Beanie Babies Galore, Book Nook and others. During the sale, attendees are invited to purchase a range of beverages and lite fare and to make a souvenir photo in the hand-painted Statue of Liberty cutout.
Built in 1907 as a luxury steam ferry, Yankee is now the oldest floating vessel in the Northeast. Arts & Boutique Sale attendees will have the opportunity to tour Yankee Ferry and the MacKenzie-Childs’ living quarters, enjoying a rare and authentic glimpse of American history, for a $10 charge.
A perfect conclusion to the weekend festivities, Yankee Ferry will offer a front-row viewing of the stunning Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular on July 4th at 9:20 p.m. For $50, guests of all ages can board the Ferry starting at 7:00 p.m.
Those interested are encouraged to purchase tickets ASAP, as tickets are limited.
For more information about the Arts & Boutique Sale and the Yankee Feny Fireworks Event, or to purchase tickets please contact Susan Lyons at (973) 623-7246 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Vivian Ahrens (908)766.7363 or email@example.com.
About Integrity House:
Integrity House is celebrating more than 40 years of providing substance abuse treatment and support services for over 2,000 adult and adolescent addicts annUally. The groundbreaking work of Integrity House is recognized as both a national and international prototype for recovery. This non-profit treatment program is based in Newark and Secaucus, N.J. For more information, visit www.integrityhouse.com or call 973 623.7246.