Training ship ‘Danmark’ to dock at New York Seaport for UN Climate Week
by Lindsay McCabe Sep 5 09:35 UTC
September 16, 2022
On Friday, September 16, 2022, the Danish training ship ‘DANMARK’ will arrive in New York as part of Denmark’s celebration of UN Climate Week 2022.
The ship, hosted by the South Street Seaport Museum, will dock at the city’s historic seaport, New York’s original commercial center located along the East River with views of the Brooklyn Bridge.
New York, NY – Beginning Sunday, September 18 and into the following week, the ship will set the stage for events, including open ships, where visitors and New Yorkers can board ‘DANMARK’, see up close to the fully rigged ship and talk to the 80 young cadets, who are currently in training on the ship and who have crossed the Atlantic.
The Climate Week NYC 2022 trip is part of Denmark’s journey towards sustainability. The intention is to use the climate-friendly training ship as a platform to inspire and invite dialogue on the issues of innovative and sustainable solutions that can help countries around the world provide their citizens with a quality of life. better and greener.
“It is a great pleasure to bring ‘DANMARK’ to New York for United Nations Climate Week. The training ship has strong historical ties to the United States and New York in particular, and today the Denmark and New York are united in their quest for greener solutions. For us at VisitDenmark, this is an opportunity to create a unique platform, invite dialogue and tell inspiring stories from Denmark,” said VisitDenmark CEO Jan Olsen.
“New York is a global city. For hundreds of years it has been connected to the rest of the world via the sea,” says Captain Jonathan Boulware, President and CEO of the South Street Seaport Museum. “We are delighted to welcome the sailboat ‘DANMARK’, which reinvigorates these relations, and it is not the first time. ‘DANMARK’ has been to South Street on several occasions before! Alongside the United Nations General Assembly , ‘DANMARK’s visit and the ship’s educational mission is a perfect fit for the museum and the seaport.’
“This partnership with the South Street Seaport Museum to host the training vessel ‘DANMARK’ marks an exciting milestone for the Port,” said Saul Scherl, New York President for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Returning ships like these to Pier 17 is part of our ongoing commitment to educating visitors about the importance of maritime activity to waterfront communities around the world, including New York City.”