Waterfront Activity Fair

Saturday, July , 2013

Governors Island

City of Water Day features hundreds of unique, fun, and educational waterfront activities organized by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and its over 640 Alliance Partners. Below is a list of participating organizations at Governors Island. To host a table or activity at the Waterfront Activity Fair Click Here.

  • Astoria Park Alliance: Will speak about upcoming Astoria Park Shore Fest and will also collect names for their Red Tail Hawk Baby Name Contest - there are three in the nest this year in Astoria Park!
  • Center for Urban Pedagogy: Cup will be doing demonstrations with our Sewer in a Suitcase toolkit: a working model of the city's sewer system that lets you explore the mechanics of CSO events and what they mean for our health and environment.
  • East River CREW Inc.: (Community Recreation & Education on the Water) is offering a limited number of learn-to-row opportunities at Pier 101, on one of our 25-foot Whitehall gig rowing boats. Their table will handle waivers, life jackets, and sign in RSVPs for learn-to row.
  • Highview Creations: A green roof model for people to see system components. The company partners will be at the table to answer any questions and provide information on green roof systems and stormwater capture.
  • Human Impacts Institute: Will offer a display table of water-themed activities for attendees to get involved in. This will include water quality testing, a fish memory game, quizzes based on NYC water ways, "re-envisioning nyc" drawing activity, and creative ways for community members to take action!
  • ING: A table providing giveaways and information about how ING can help individuals and families achieve their financial goals as well as give out information about some upcoming events that ING will be sponsoring, mainly 5k's and marathons.
  • New York Harbor Foundation: Harbor School's student group "Harbor Corps" will set up an exhibit down by the waterfront between the MAST Center and Pier 101 with an interpretation that is specifically relevant to their Eco-dock.
  • New York Harbor School: A display table with student volunteers on hand to talk to visitors about the school and its unique programs in marine science and technology.
  • New York Outrigger: A land training for potential novice paddlers wanting to learn the sport of outrigger canoeing.  The experienced club members who will be paddling down on one of their canoes will give a demonstration from the canoe.
  • New Yorkers for Parks: A display table with copies of recent reports, particularly those that deal with waterfront parks, and Report Cards on Beaches.  Will advocate for the development of the New York waterfront, particularly as it relates to increasing access to the water.
  • NY-NJ Harbor Coalition: Display table at both LSP and GI with large color posters, brochures and printed info about the Coalition, and opportunities to sign a support petition.
  • NYC Sierra Club: A display board of environmental concerns and activities. Future programs will be publicized and small plastic insects, works and snakes will be given to children.
  • Riverkeeper: A display table with information about their cases and campaigns, water quality reports and merchandise.
  • Sustainable South Bronx: "Sewer in a Suitcase: model that demonstrates how green infastructure practices can be used to mitigate stormwater runoff.
  • United for Action: Distributing flyers and pamphlets to inform people about the hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, gas drilling process and the potential that this process may contaminate New York City's drinking water and the adverse health and environmental impact of fracking.
  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary: An information table covering environmental issues as well as boating safety. In addition, they will be having vessel examiners to provide paddle craft inspections for compliance to on-water standards.
  • Village Community Boathouse: A display table displaying Cornish Pilot Gig King Tide and an umiak
  • And many more organizations