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September 6, 2023

NYC Ferry is thrilled to announce a special giveaway as we sail into the new school season! Starting Monday, September 11th, through Friday, September 15th, NYC Ferry will celebrate the return to the classroom in each of the five boroughs.

The first 100 students at the landings listed below will receive a backpack and back-to-school swag from NYC Ferry and a free audiobook download courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio. The giveaways will be handed out between 7:30-9:30 AM on a first come, first serve basis.

Here’s when and where you can find the giveaways, plus which audiobook will be offered on each day:

Monday, 9/11 – Corlears Hook for Manhattan

When You Reach Me
Written by Rebecca Stead
Read by Cynthia Holloway
This Newbery Medal winner will appeal to those looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist. (For ages 8-12)


Tuesday, 9/12 – Soundview for the Bronx

My Life As An Ice Cream Sandwich
Written and read by Ibi Zoboi
Set in Harlem in the early days of hip-hop, this is a moving story of a girl finding a place and a voice in a changing world. (For ages 10+)


Wednesday, 9/13 – St. George for Staten Island

Harriet The Spy
Written by Louise Fitzhugh
Read by Anne Bobby
Harriet, would-be spy, records everything she sees and hears until her notebook falls into the wrong hands. A timeless classic kids will love! (For ages 8-12)


Thursday, 9/14 – Astoria for Queens

Written and read by Torrey Maldonado
In this fast-paced, insightful story listeners will connect with Bryan’s journey as he navigates a tough world with a heartfelt desire for a different life. (For ages 10+)


Friday, 9/15 – Red Hook for Brooklyn

One Mixed-Up Night
Written by Catherine Newman
Read by Monika Felice Smith
Two best friends on the run. One unforgettable night in Ikea. A tribute to the beloved classic From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler! (For ages 8-12)

Be sure to check out the schedules here and download the NYC Ferry app to purchase your ferry tickets.

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