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From Saturday, you can hop a free NY Waterway ferry from the Pier 79/Midtown Terminal at W39th Street and sail to Red Hook. The new service will run on weekends for the rest of the summer — and it won’t cost you a cent, thanks to IKEA.

Explore the Hudson and East Rivers as you head to Red Hook. Photo: Phil O’Brien.

The journey takes 45 minutes and stops at Brookfield Place/Battery Park City and Pier 11/Wall Street along the way.

While for many the main attraction will be to explore IKEA, there are plenty of other things to do in Red Hook — here’s a local guide.

The free service to the Red Hook furniture store was offered in the past, but it was stopped during the pandemic.

The ferries depart the Midtown Terminal at:
11:05am
12:45pm
2:25pm
4:05pm

Returning from Red Hook:
12:00am
1:40pm
3:20pm
5:00pm

NY Waterways still requires a mask inside the ferry terminals and cabins — but if you want to ride on the open-air decks you can ditch the face-covering.

“We are excited to reintroduce our ferry service to our customers after a year off. At IKEA we believe that sustainability, accessibility and affordability should be included in every aspect of our customers’ journey,” said Mike Baker, IKEA’s New York Market Manager.

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