top of page

Summer Soul Jam

Blue Magic


The Blue Notes

The All New Smooth Cruise


Wednesday, August 7th

Sunset Cruise at 6:30pm

Moonlight Cruise at 9:30pm

The Spirit of New York

Pier 61, Chelsea Piers

New York, NY

On Wednesday August 7th, join us for Summer Soul Jam featuring Blue Magic, Heatwave & The Blue Notes. Aboard the all new Smooth Cruise aboard The Spirit of New York., embarking from Pier 61 Chelsea Piers in New York City.

August 7 will feature nothing but hits from some of the biggest and most influential recording artists in history. The Blue Notes, Heatwave, and Blue Magic  perform sold out theater shows around the world. 

The Blue Notes have had a seemingly endless river of hits including "If You Don’t Know Me By Now", "Wake Up Everybody" and "Don’t Leave Me This Way", which Thelma Houston took to number one on the pop charts. Credited with introducing the great Teddy Pendergrass to the world, the Blue Notes are one of the most revered and influential of the Philly Soul groups. 

Heatwave had three top ten hits with "Always and Forever" (#2), "Boogie Nights" (#2), and "The Groove Line" (#7). 

Blue Magic, another one of the most popular Philly Soul groups of the 1970’s, had had a top ten hit "Sideshow" #8, and R&B hits with "Three Ring Circus" and "What’s Come Over Me". 

To purchase via phone, call Ticketweb at (866) 468-3399

The Smooth Cruises are back on the Spirit of New York for the 2019 season!

The Spirit of New York hosted our Smooth Cruises from 1998 until 2013, and we are so excited to return this year after a five year absence. Cruises embark from Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers Piers for a two-hour cruise through the New York Harbor catching the amazing views of the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge among others.

There are four observation decks outside with lounge chairs and cocktail tables to enjoy the summer breeze and beautiful views. Inside are three climate controlled decks with oversized windows to catch all the views, multiple bars, full buffet, and the famous Smooth Cruise Dance Floor! And of course we present Iconic artists performing a full concert in this intimate setting.


  • Tickets are available online or by phone. The Smooth Cruise will have a box office on site during the shows.  There are no ticket sales or pick ups at Spirit of New York’s offices.


We are offering three types of seated tickets:

  • Smooth Circle Preferred Seats – These are the best seats in the house! Ticketholders jump past the boarding line and sit in the best seats in the house for the show.

  • General Admission Reserved Seats –  Standard seating on either of the main decks where the artist is performing. 

  • General Admission – These tickets are for those who want a less expensive ticket and who might want to move around on the boat, dance on the dance floor, watch from the bar, and enjoy the outside decks. Ticketholders have access to all levels of the boat, with limited seating available on a first come first served basis on each level. Dining seating and tables for all of our general admission ticket holders are located on the lower level with no view of the band, however the show will be live streamed on CCTV.  


All tickets have seating. All ticket holders, including those with “General Admission” have access to all public decks and the dance floor, any available seating that isn’t reserved and all seating downstairs below the performance space. Food and beverage is not included with the ticket; there are multiple cash bar and buffet stations throughout the boat. The cruise ship is handicapped accessible. 


  • Food and beverage are not included with your ticket purchase.

  • There are multiple cash bar and buffet stations throughout the boat.



  • Cruise departs promptly at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Boarding begins approximately 5:30pm for the 6:30pm cruise and boarding approximately 9pm for the 9:30pm cruise — Note: Lines form early.) 

  • The Spirit of New York Cruise Ship departs from Pier 61 Chelsea Piers in NYC. 



  • Click here for driving directions, public transportation details, and parking information.

  • We are not connected with the on site event parking, however we recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Spirit of New York SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

  • Self-parking is available at Chelsea Piers. Please visit for the latest rates

The Smooth Cruise is aboard

The Spirit of New York.


Departing from Pier 61,

Chelsea Piers in New York City

bottom of page