Family Activities & Music at Governors Island

City of Water Day is a day of celebration with live music, great food, and fun for the whole family!

On Water Activities

Harbor Lab
Public kayaking

 Musical Performances

Mosey Jones

Andrew Doyle

The Benjees

Going Green

Disney Children's Fair

Kittymeow Kreations
Have your face painted with designs, including vivid butterflies, cute animals and scary monsters!

Armory Foundation

Disney
Disney's TRYathlon and Marvel superheroes came to City of Water Day for fun, active competitions for kids and their families.

Girl Scout Council of Greater NY

NYC Department of Parks & Recreation

Solar One

Randall’s Island Park Alliance
Connect with the East River habitat through trivia, arts and crafts, and informational displays.  Make sure to get your (temporary) tattoo and stickers!  Winners of nature trivia will receive pencils and binoculars.

North River Sail & Power Squad
Knot tying, chart reading, coloring contest, and life jacket relay races!

Staten Island Museum

New York Harbor School

Governors Island National Monument

Pirate Fiesta
Build a pirate ship, search for treasure, and make maps!


Alliance Partners Fair

Row New York
Come join us and learn how to row on a rowing machine! You also will learn about rowing shells, what it is like to row in a 60 foot-long, 8-person boat, and you can feel what it is like to hold a 12' oar.

Coast Guard Aux.
Oil spill clean up demonstration

Naima Rauam, Artist
Watercolor demonstration and display

Sal Polisi, Woodcarver
Woodcarving demonstrations

United for Action
Learn about pressing environmental issues as well as renewable energy solutions.

Science Resilience Institute of Jamaica Bay
Coloring and craft station for children as well as information about the Institute's logo contest and lecture series.

Paddle Florida

National Lighthouse Museum

New York City Friends of Clearwater

Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center
Information table as well as crafts for young children to color and design fish using recycled materials

GrowNYC
Play games while learning to recycle, compost, and prevent waste in NYC!

Freshkills Park

SS Columbia Project

Citizen Bridge
Learn about the planned temporary floating pedestrian bridge between Brooklyn and Governors Island expected to debut in summer 2015.

Hudson River Water Trail Association

Greenpoint Monitor Museum
Stop by to check out solar engines, civil war books, and other nautical historic items.

American Canoe Association

The Waterfront Center
Check out the touch tank with animals from Oyster Bay and Long Island Sound, including crabs, sea stars, sea cucumbers, a few species of snails, oysters, clams and mussels!

Jack Putnam
Ship model building demonstration

New York City Watertrail Association

Commission on Voluntary Service & Action
Learn about volunteer opportunities with hundreds of non-governmental organizations serving needy communities in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

+ Pool
Learn about the unique initiative to build the world's first water-filtering, floating pool, right here in New York's rivers -- AND have the opportunity to be one of the first attendees!

Earth Matter NY, Inc.