There is magic on Pier 83 (42nd Street and 12th Avenue)–and we are not just talking about the legendary daily harbor cruises with the classic Circle Line. These days, The Circle Line has special Happy Hour cruises with a special theme each week. I was lucky enough to go on the BBQ & Brews Happy Hour cruise recently and fell in love all over again with the night time views of NJ, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. It never gets old to see Ellis Island, Governor’s Island or the good ol’ Lady Liberty–but having wonderful festive drinks (including my all-time favorite, the Jamaican Rum Punch) and food while you are viewing these legendary NYC area landmarks makes it all the more special. Did I fall to mention that there was sampling of wonderful chopped beef sandwiches from Blue Smoke and peulled pork sliders from Hill Country? You will adore the new next generation Empire Class Fleet as well getting to check out all the other cool boats docked nearby, including The Beast–the best speed boat experience I’ve ever had! Go to http://www.circleline.com for more info!