LILAC at Pier 40

Todays Date: 09/22/21
Last Update: 09/11/09 12:36:43 AM
Address: West St. & W. Houston St.
New York, NY    10014

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By Subway: Take the #1 train to Houston St., walk West to the Pier 40 Building. Turn right (north) to the walkway on the north side of the building. The LILAC is docked at the end of the walkway. Parking is available at Pier 40. The LILAC shares the walkway with other commercial cruise boats, so there may be lines at the entranceway. Just go straight to the entranceway and them know that you are visiting the LILAC, and you will be ushered past any lines.

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The Upper Berth  | Open: 10/08/09 Close: 10/08/09
Greg Oliver Bodine performs this spooky, nautically-themed one-man play outside on the Buoy Deck of the Historic Lighthouse Tender, LILAC, docked at Pier 40.  Adapted from the classic ghost story by F. Marion Crawford

THE STORY: Pier 40, New York - October 1939. On the eve celebrating the transfer of the LILAC to the United States Coast Guard as the country prepares for war. The evening's Master of Ceremonies, Mr. E.F. Brisbane, recalls securing a haunted berth on the steamship, Kamtschatka, bound for Liverpool. He requests a state-room with a double bunk and is disappointed to learn that he will have a roommate in the upper berth. During the first night of the voyage, his roommate runs screaming out of the small room and throws himself overboard. Brisbane learns that three other men who booked into Room 105 have killed themselves in the same fashion, and he is determined to investigate matters that begin to strike him as altogether ‘supernatural.’

All aboard for this nautical treat of thrills and chills!  A must-see for haunted ship enthusiasts and fans of mystery and horror.  Suitable for adults and for children (ages 12 and over). Running time: approx. 40 minutes.  Written & performed by Greg Oliver Bodine*.  Directed by DeLisa M. White.  Asst. Director: Jenny Rosenbluth.  Stage Manager: Ien DeNio.  An AEA approved showcase. (*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)

Cash bar & concessions on board. 50% of ticket proceeds directly benefit the restoration and preservation of the LILAC -- New York's last historic steamship! Show info: For more info on the LILAC, please visit: