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CANCELLED: Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

Sunday, June 25, 2017

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

Please note: this event has been cancelled. Pier 40 will be closed on the 25th from noon to the public because of the Heritage of Pride event. We will resume rowing Tuesday, June 27 at 5:30 pm.

Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays starting at noon and on Tuesdays starting 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.

Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary. 

Please note: It is very important that you arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m., as the Village Community Boathouse pair their boats, coxswains, and rowers by 12:30. Boats leave right after for the afternoon. In some cases, the Villiage Community Boathouse will have additional boats leaving at a later time but the chances to get out on a boat then are much slimmer. Please check the Villiage Community Boathouse's social media feeds on Facebook or Twitter for possible last-minute changes due to weather or other circumstances. Or, call (212) 229-2059.

About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for more information and photos!


Pier 40 Accessible
Houston Street and the Hudson River Greenway
Directions to this location
Location Details:
Walk along the south side of Pier 40 towards the end. You will see an orange door.


Free | Donations are appreciated.

Event Organizer

Village Community Boathouse

Contact Number

(212) 229-2059

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