Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Washington Irving Boat Club

On Memorial Day, we took a motorcycle ride to Washington Irving Boat Club. It sits a 1/4 mile north of the Tappen Zee Bridge on the east side of the Hudson River. Tarrytown is the stop on Metro North Poughkeepsie line out of Grand Central Station. It's a private boat club but does cater to the public with an outdoor tiki bar and grill and a full service restaurant with full views of the river called Sunset Cove. It was lovely to sit out right on the river and there is plenty of shade too. We could see the city, a bit hazy, but on a clear day you can see the Empire State Building. The boat club was formed in 1951, four years before the Tappen Zee Bridge was built. For more background of the boat club, which is very interesting: Please check this link for a detailed history of the Club submitted by Mike Smacchia
Did you know? It's 3 miles across from where we sat! It looked like you could easily swim there in no time, it looked that close.
It's cash only for the tiki bar and grill outside but they do take credit cards at Sunset Cove. It's a great little spot to take in the sunset. It was a perfect little escape for us, considering we didn't get to go away for the long holiday. It was the perfect ending to the weekend. There's also a park nearby too, right on the river. On May 26, they started Tropical Wednesdays, with Christ's Church Tarrytown steel drum band, Steel Passion. Performances run Wednesdays from 7-9pm, weather permitting.

Washington Irving Boat Club
238 Green St
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 332-0517

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