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3rd Annual Sunset Cruise on the Charles River, Dinner at the Helmand

This has been a great event in the past--let's continue that tradition.  We'll start with an early evening aquatic tour of the Charles River.  The tour will leave from the dock adjacent to the Cambridgeside Galleria promptly at 7PM and will last for approximately 75 minutes.  Tickets are$17 and can be purchased through the Charles River Boat Company website:

http://www.charlesriverboat.com/tours/sunset-cruises

The Charles River Boat company releases tickets 2 weeks prior to a sailing date, therefore tickets for the cruise will become available for purchase beginning August 2nd.

Once on dry land, we will walk over the The Helmand for an evening of warm, gracious service and spectacular Afghani cuisine.  I will make a reservation for 8:30pm.

http://www.helmandrestaurant.com/

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  • Nancy R.

    The entire evening was very well planned and attended. The weather was cooperative and there was a nice sunset, and the walk and break between the cruise and dinner was spaced well. Helmand - what can I say, I have already recommended it for the food and atmosphere. I made some new friends and met some old friends, and hope to see all again!
    Thanks, Nancy and Diana!

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed this and the food was great

    August 19, 2013

  • Valerie

    I'm sick so I won't be able to attend. Sorry for the short notice. Was looking forward to it. Maybe you'll run again next year.

    August 17, 2013

  • Nancy

    I will see everyone at 6:45 pm near the ticket booth. It looks like gorgeous weather and a good group for this evening. I'm having some e-mail trouble, please feel free to e-mail me at [masked] I will check in once or twice before heading out for this evening's event.
    Our dinner reservation is for 9:00pm, so there will be a 45 minute gap between the cruise and dinner.

    August 17, 2013

  • Nancy R.

    I believe I am confirmed for both the cruise (ticket bought) and the Helmand dinner about 6 days ago, but want to double check to be sure. Thanks.

    August 15, 2013

    • Nancy

      You are confirmed.

      August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anybody know if there's a train to get to the boat or near it. I'm thinking of taking the red line in from Quincy.

    August 16, 2013

    • Valerie

      Hi, Ron, You could take the Red Line to Park Street Station and change to Green Line to Lechmere. Found these directions on their web site: FROM THE MBTA (Public Transit):
      Take the Green Line “E” train to Lechmere Station
      Exit the train and take a right
      Take right into walking tunnel toward 1st St.
      Cross Cambridge St and walk down 1st St.
      Take a left at Thorndike St.
      Lechmere Canal is directly ahead; the pier is to the right, located directly outside the Mall food court
      ONE CAUTION: Check the service updates for Red and Green lines on mbta.com web site to see there will be any delays or busing due to maintenance work so that you can allow additional time if need be.

      1 · August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Valerie thanks looks good see you there.

      August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok I'm all set

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It said there's one spot left.

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I booked my ticket for the cruise is it still open for dinner.

    August 15, 2013

  • Susan

    cruise only

    August 15, 2013

  • Vivian B

    All paid up! Looking forward to the boat ride and dinner with everyone!

    August 13, 2013

  • Sandi L.

    Will need to catch this trip another time. Made plans for a play in Salem that night. Hope the weather is wonderful for a good trip.

    August 11, 2013

  • Diana

    this event has a limited number since Helmand Restaurant can only seat a party of 12......if you care to join the cruise only....that is open to all.

    August 9, 2013

  • Nancy R.

    Thanks, Diana. It looks like my entry brought it from 11 back up to 12, so I think should be fine for dinner, too. Great!

    August 9, 2013

  • Nancy R.

    Soo, I am just double-checking as I have been on the wait list and would still love to participate! I'd even go ahead and buy a ticket now if I thought I would be able to join this event.
    NancyR7

    August 8, 2013

    • Valerie

      Hi, NancyR7, I just noticed that one spot has become available.

      August 9, 2013

    • Nancy R.

      THANKS - I just saw that and grabbed it up :-). I am confirmed, bought ticket. Looking forward to this.

      August 9, 2013

  • Nancy R.

    YES I'll grab this spot if not too late. NancyR7

    August 9, 2013

  • Nancy R.

    YES I'll grab this spot if not too late. NancyR7

    August 9, 2013

  • Valerie

    Bought my ticket. Looking forward to this.

    August 3, 2013

  • Nancy

    I have just purchased my cruise ticket. The tickets go fast, so order your ticket soon. If you prefer to order tickets by phone, the number is[masked]-3001. The link to order on-line is listed in yesterdays comments and e-mail. Please arrive at the dock at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Once again, please update your RSVP as soon as you can if your plans are changing for the day of August 17.

    August 3, 2013

  • Nancy

    The tickets for our August 17,[masked]:00pm sunset cruise in Cambridge will be available starting tomorrow. Here is the link: http://www.charlesriverboat.com/tickets The other option for advance ticket purchase is to call the Charles Riverboat Company(the number is available on the main website).

    Please let us know ASAP if your plans are changing. We have a long waitlist and want to be fair to all involved.

    August 2, 2013

  • marshall w.

    Nancy, Do I need to re-RSVP because the date was changed? I did pay the fee and I look foreward to the event. Marshall

    July 24, 2013

    • Nancy

      You're fine, no need to re-RSVP.

      1 · July 24, 2013

  • Nancy

    Please let me know ASAP if your plans change and you have to change your RSVP.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Nancy

    I have made a 9:00pm dinner reservation for 12 guests. There was no 8:30pm reservation available, and group reservations are limited to 12 people. Should anyone else wish to dine at the Helmand, you can always call to make reservations for smaller tables.
    The tickets for this cruise will become available on August 3, I will send a reminder with the ticket purchase link on August 2.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Vivian B

    Me too. I also purchased two tickets for a Sunset Cruise on Groupon. Whether or not I could use them, the event still sounds fun! "End of summer!"

    June 20, 2013

  • Barbara B.

    I would be happy to join everyone at another date. hopefully we will be able to book in advance.

    June 20, 2013

  • Mary B.

    Love to go another date I volunteer at ec week for special needs that week

    June 18, 2013

  • Mary B.

    Love to go another date I volunteer at ec week for special needs that week

    June 18, 2013

  • Susan

    I haven't bought my ticket yet.

    June 17, 2013

  • Valerie

    I haven't bought a ticket yet as this cruise was sold out yesterday.

    June 17, 2013

  • Jeanine

    I really wanted to join the Sunset Cruise, but when I called yesterday, it was booked solid!!:(

    June 16, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Sorry cant make this
    Thanks for organizing fun events!

    May 30, 2013

  • Valerie

    May 28, 2013

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