Monthly Archives: September 2013

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum!!!

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It ain’t a Pirate Ball without rum! We will be featuring a beautiful selection of rums, including Don Rafael Cacao Rum from Cacao Prieto in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Owney’s NYC Rum from The Noble Experiment in Brooklyn, and an assortment of rum from Rum Clément, distilled on the beautiful Caribbean island of Martinique!

Set Sail to the Pirate Ball! (Directions)


Pirate Ball on the Waterfront Museum Barge
390 Conover Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 624 – 4719

Take the IKEA Express Water Taxi Shuttle

Catch the New York Water Taxi at Wall Street’s Pier 11 in Manhattan either at 6:40 or 7:20 and ride to Brooklyn’s IKEA superstore in Red Hook. A Pirate Ball Shuttle bus will be available at 7:15 and 7:40 to take you directly to the Waterfront Museum. Return transportation by Water Taxi not available.

Travel by Train/Bus

There are no direct subway routes to the Waterfront Barge. You must continue from the train to the B61 bus.

From A, C or F trains: Get off at Jay St. Metrotech station. Walk south along Jay St. (which becomes Smith St.) to Livingston where you can catch the B61.

From the F or G trains: Get off at 4th Ave./9th St. and take the B61 on 9th St.

From 2, 3, 3, or 5 trains: Get off at Borough Hall. Walk south along Court St to Atlantic Ave. Catch the B61 on Atlantic Ave just around the corner from Court St.

Travel by Car

The Waterfront Museum Barge is a 5 minute drive from the Brooklyn Queens Expressway at the Atlantic Ave (if heading east) or Hamilton Ave (if heading west) exits.

Jazz Percussion Virtuoso Ricky Gordon Will Play at Our Pirate Ball VIP Sunset Reception

Ricky Gordon (a/k/a “Dirty Red”) is a drummer and percussionist extraordinaire who rubs elbows with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and Carolina Slim, to name a few. He always lights up the stage with his unique repertoire of instruments, most notably his electrifying washboard. He and his jazz ensemble are sure to set the tone for a dazzling evening.

Click here to see/hear Ricky Gordon in action!

A Pirate Ball Special Theatrical Event: Letter of Marque Theater Co. presents THE MOCK TRIALS


What do you get when you put a whole shipload of pirates on a remote island with nothing to do? Mock trials, of course! See pirates try their shipmates with rough humor on one fatuous charge or another, from international bank fraud to consuming non-alcoholic beverages. Piratical aficionado and author of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe is your one-eyed guide into the world of derision, lampoonery, and gallows humor (…pun intended).

Letter of Marque Theater Co. (LOM) is a trio of theater artists bound by a mutual agreement to make live art the way pirate crews sailed ships. An able bodied crew of multi-talented artists, everyone on board can hand, reef, and steer (i.e. act, direct, and write). Combining music, current events, a sense of adventure, and a strong ambition to change the way the world views theater, Letter of Marque promises to deliver. #theaterpirates

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