NEW YORK, N.Y. — News traveled quickly once a cruise of the New York harbor was announced by the Young Single Adults of the New York New York Stake. Opportunity to tour the picturesque harbor in the company of other members held widespread appeal.
In the end, capacity was limited to single adults in the New York and New Jersey area, including some from Boston, such as Danika Nielsen, who had helped train the New York single adults to serve as workers in the Manhattan New York Temple.
The cruise was planned to celebrate the dedication of the Manhattan temple. The single adults gathered June 11 on an evening of pleasant temperatures, just as the sun was setting behind the New Jersey shoreline, on a pier at the end of 42nd Street.
For three hours, with the stunning cityscape of high-rise buildings brightly lit in the background, about 400 single adults talked or danced or sang. They sailed down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty, back across the harbor to the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and up the East River to the United Nations buildings.