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School Commencement Project

The Rooftop at Pier 17 is the ideal setting for your upcoming commencement ceremony. Fully open air, turnkey production elements, preexisting socially distanced layout and unmatched views. The Rooftop at Pier 17 is the perfect, picturesque venue for hosting this memorable occasion.

Personalized Entry Moment

Customize your entry experience with our state-of-the-art Atrium LED’s. Images are visible as you take the escalators up to the rooftop.

The Rooftop at Pier 17

Sample Event Layout

Sample Stage Layout

Students + Faculty Pre-Ceremony Holding Area

Commencement Package

Schedule of the Day
Load In: 6:00am – 7:30am
Rehearsal: 7:30am – 8:30am
Doors: 8:30am
Ceremony #1: 9:00am – 10:00am
Reset/Sanitize Space: 10:00am – 10:30am
Doors: 10:30am
Ceremony #2: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Load Out: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Rooftop Specs:
(28) Individual Lawns
(1) 60×40 Stage
(1) Digital LED Screen on stage

Lawns: 224 people per ceremony (8 per lawn)
Stage: 25 people per ceremony

A/V Package:
(1) Camera
(1) Camera Op
(1) Soundsystem
(2) Wireless Mics
(1) Audio Op
(1) Light Pole

Recording of the ceremony will be provided on-site, post event to enable you to upload to your school website to broaden the viewership and allow friends and family to share in the special day

Greenroom Specs:
(4) individual dressing rooms w/ (1) restroom in each
3,000 sq ft. main space just off the dressing rooms
Capacity: TBD

(250) Black Folding Chairs
(2) 6ft Tables w/ skirting
(1) Lucite Lectern

Dedicated Labor:
(4) Security Guards
(2) Janitorial Staffers
(1) Freight Operator
(1) Electrical Engineer

Venue Rental: $12,000
A/V: $10,000
Equipment Rentals: $3,000
Atrium LED’s: $1,000
Labor: $6,000
Total: $32,000


Title: Seaport District Amenities
Photo: Heineken River Deck (Brooklyn Bridge Backdrop)
Photo: Seaport Square (Pier 17 Backdrop)
Copy: Post Ceremony Photo Op Location(s)
Photo: Neighborhood Restos (The Fulton, Malibu, etc.)

Photo or Illustration: Transportation Options to Seaport District:
Copy: Easy of transport (trains, ferry, parking lots nearby)
Title: Seaport District Overview
Photo: Illustration – Map of the District

Title: Contact
Lisa Rubin
Director, Event Sales
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