City of Water Day In Your Neighborhood
City of Water Day is a harbor wide event, showing our whole region the potential of our waterfront for recreation, education, and economic development. While much of the day's activities are on Governors Island and Liberty State Park, City of Water Day reaches many corners of the waterfront.
If you or your organization would like to be part of celebrating the potential of our waterfront on July 20th, by putting on an activity that is not at either of the main locations of the event, contact Louis Kleinman:
email@example.com or 212-935-9831 xt 104.
Past Participants include:
Brooklyn Greenway Initiative: Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative for their monthly cleanup along the Columbia Street segment of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Tools and gloves provided, and all ages are welcome.
Brooklyn Bridge Park: Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Coastal Marine Resource Center staff members as they use a 20 ft seining net to catch and identify remarkable East River creatures before releasing them back to the river.
Waterfront Museum: Open hours aboard Waterfront Museum exhibiting "Life on the Water" - Oil Paintings by Odd Anderson.
Bronx River Alliance: A full river canoe experience on NYC's only true, freshwater water river. You and other participants will paddle and portage along almost six miles of the Bronx River, from 219th Street to Sound View Park. This is a long day, 4 hours on water, with three portages which includes carrying your canoe ( on wheels) for .5 miles, as well as down two 19th century dams. Though a slow river, there are several points where experience in a canoe is a necessity.
Friends of Soundview Park (Partnership for Parks, & City Parks Foundation): Annual celebration of Soundview Park and the Bronx waterfront. This event is organized by Friends of Soundview Park in collaboration with Boogie Down Rides, Leave It Better Foundation, St. Raymond Community Outreach, South Bronx United and Zodiacs Track Foundation.
Rocking the Boat: Community Rowing is a free program that allows local residents to get out on the Bronx River every Saturday afternoon all summer long in Rocking the Boat’s fleet of student-built rowboats. An experienced crew of up to 12 Environmental Apprentices, informed and eager to share their knowledge, will offer rowing instruction to local residents and speak confidently about the environmental issues in their own back yard.
Row New York: All are welcome for an introduction to rowing with Row New York at the beautiful Peter Jay Sharp boathouse in Swindler's Cove on the Harlem River.
Hudson River Park, the longest waterfront park in the United States, has transformed five miles of decaying piers and parking lots along Manhattan's West side into a beloved, urban recreational paradise.
Floating the Apple: The public is welcome to Learn to Row 19c-style 25’ Whitehall Gigs at West 44th Street Hudson River Park-Pier 84-Boathouse. Free to public guests.
Historic Lighthouse Tender Lilac: Will host The Butterfly Effect, a project by artists Pedro Cuevas, Joaquin Goldstein, and Sol Storni, who will have been living on board since July 6th to create art inspired by the ship and the experience of cultural displacement. Visitors will be invited to work with the artists to launch boats made of newspaper on the Hudson. Lilac will be open for ship tours and to view an exhibit of the art.
Pegasus Tugboat: The tug Pegasus will be back at Pier 25, in Lower Manhattan holding Open Boat tours of the tug at-the-doc.
Kayak Staten Island and Raritan Bay Festival: In Conjunction with City of Water Day, the Raritan Bay Festival will feature free kayaking presented by Kayak Staten Island, NY Aquarium touch tank, arts & craft, live music, and much more.
Urban Swim: A 2.4M Open Water Swim in the Hudson River. The swim will take place in the Hudson River in view of Palisades Park, NJ, and the iconic George Washington Bridge.
Beczak Environmental Education Center: Participants will have the opportunity to go seining in the river (fishing with a 30 foot long net while wearing chest waders to keep dry). Open to the public of all ages!
Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Business Improvement District: The BID was formed to build working partnerships, encourage investment, and support initiatives for a healthier commercial district in the Yonkers Downtown.