Wednesday, February 5, 2020
I've got some doggone good news for you if you're planning to attend the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show! It's super easy to get there from New Jersey. All you need to do is hop on the NY Waterway ferry! Read on for more details and how the ferry works.

Disclosure: this NY Waterway ferry info comes directly from their press releases. I was provided with my own ferry ticket in exchange for sharing this information with you. That being said, I totally love NY Waterway ferry! It's my #1 NYC commute choice, and I'm really picky about how I get into the city. 

NY Waterway ferries offer dog lovers the fastest, easiest and only traffic-free way to travel to the 144th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show from February 8th–11th with events at Pier 94, 54th Street and 12th Avenue, and Madison Square Garden.

For more information and a schedule of events,

With NY Waterway’s new E-Ticket, it’s even easier to travel between Port Imperial in Weehawken and the Midtown West 39th Street Ferry Terminal in Manhattan with advance ticket purchase. For more information, please visit

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show kicks off the competition with the Masters and Agility Championship on Saturday, February 8th, at Pier 94.

On Sunday, February 9th, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show continues at Pier 94, but Competitions on February 10th and 11th will take place at Madison Square Garden.

On weekdays, ferries travel to the West 39th Street Midtown Ferry Terminal from Edgewater, from Port Imperial and Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, from Hoboken 14th Street and the Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal, from Harborside, Liberty Harbor and Paulus Hook in Jersey City and from Belford/Middletown in Monmouth County.

NY Waterway also offers low-cost weekend service to West 39th Street from Weehawken, Hoboken and Jersey City.

Free connecting NY Waterway shuttle buses are waiting at the Midtown West 39th Street Ferry Terminal to take customers on several routes, including a route that stops at Madison Square Garden and a route that stops just a few blocks from Pier 94.

Several New Jersey terminals offer inexpensive parking (some free) and are served by the Hudson/Bergen Light Rail, NJ TRANSIT buses and local free NY Waterway buses.

Jersey Momma Tips

-NY Waterway is the only way I truly like to travel to New York City and back to NJ. The free bus shuttles and ease of taking the ferry make it my 'go-to' mass transit option. Port Imperial in Weehawken is my terminal of choice, with a big parking lot right across the street from the terminal. Everything is easy to get to and walkable.

-How does it work? It's pretty simple. At Port Imperial: park your car, take your garage ticket with you. Purchase your ferry route ticket from the self-serve kiosk or the attendant's window in the terminal. Find what Slip (dock) your ferry is coming in on (and what time) on the terminal screens. Wait for your boat! It's as simple as that. Same for your return trip. When you come back, you insert your garage ticket into the self-pay machines and prepay so you're all set to pull out of the parking lot when you go. It really is that easy! You avoid city traffic, expensive tunnel/bridge tolls, and outrageous city parking fees. Plus, it's kind of fun to take a boat!!

-Use the NY Waterway app for even greater ease. You can purchase tickets and keep your tickets right on the app, locate buses, view maps and much more.

Visit for more information or call 1-800-53-FERRY.

Information is also available on the NY Waterway Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

photo from NY Waterway

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