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Kayaking and Canoeing

Families canoeing

Explore New York City's beautiful waterways this season, by getting in a boat and paddling along some of the city's rivers, lakes, bays, and ocean. Join kayak and boating tours or take lessons, or strike out on your own along the New York City Water Trail.

Kayaking and Canoeing Events

Friday, June 22, 2018

Jun22

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jun23

Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program: Summer Session

at World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn to sail on Flushing Meadows Corona Park’s scenic Meadow Lake with the help of The American Small Craft Association, or TASCA.

Must See
Event
Jun23

Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Free!

Jun23

Family Field Day

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)Queens, Little Bay Park Kayak/Canoe Launch Site (in Little Bay Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun afternoon of free activities including kayaking, interactive games, inflatables, a soccer clinic, live entertainment, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Jun24

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Jun24

Kayak Staten Island

at Page Avenue BeachStaten Island This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at Conference House Park!
Free!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Jun27

America's Boating Course

at World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

7:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
America's Boating Course is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and approved by both NYS and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

Friday, June 29, 2018

Jun29

Community Fridays at the Foodway

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

4:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Kick off your summer with a full evening of paddling, art, and a free movie in the park!
Free!

Jun29

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jun30

Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Free!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Jul 1

Kayak Staten Island

at Page Avenue BeachStaten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at Conference House Park!
Free!

Jul 1

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Jul 1

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Jul 6

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Jul 7

Basic Canoeing

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This Basic Canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older.
Free!

Jul 7

Basic Canoeing

at Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
Canoeing programs are great for all skill levels, and are open to children 8 years and older. Due to demand, line may close prior to end time.
Free!

Jul 7

Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Free!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Jul 8

Basic Canoeing

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Basic canoieng is great for all skill levels. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may close prior to 12:30 p.m. due to demand.
Free!

Jul 8

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Jul 8

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jul13

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jul14

Island Hopping by Canoe (Intermediate)

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Some canoe experience is preferred for intermediate programs. Registration for this program opens on July 4. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

Jul14

Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Free!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jul15

City of Water Day: Canoeing, Kayaking, and Seashore Activities

at Burnett Street and Avenue U (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The annual City of Water Day festival celebrates NYC’s surrounding waters with harbor tours, rowing and kayaking, races, and children's activities.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul15

Basic Canoeing

at Harlem Meer (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Line to participate may be closed prior to 1:30 p.m. due to demand.
Free!

Jul15

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Jul20

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul21

Excursion: Clearwater Sail on the Hudson

at Wave HillBronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Setting sail from the Yonkers Pier, get closer to the majestic Palisades and experience the serenity of the river.

Jul21

Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Free!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jul22

Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Prior canoe experience preferred; for ages 8 and older. Registration is required.
Free!

Jul22

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Jul22

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Jul27

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jul28

Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Free!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Jul29

Canoeing (Intermediate)

at Paerdegat Avenue North and 11th Street

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Experienced canoe paddlers can enjoy this Urban Park Ranger-led program. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Some experience is preferred. Registration is required.
Free!

Jul29

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Jul29

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Aug 3

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Aug 4

Bronx River Estuary Paddle

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!

Aug 4

Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Free!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Aug 5

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Aug 5

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Aug10

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug11

Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Free!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aug12

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Aug12

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Aug17

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Aug18

Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Free!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Aug19

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Aug19

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Aug24

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

at South end of lake (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug25

Bronx River Estuary Paddle

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!

Aug25

Volunteer at Free Public Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

11:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.
The Village Community Boathouse, based on Pier 40 in Hudson River Park, seeks qualified volunteers to help with its satellite community rowing program in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Free!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Aug26

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Aug26

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Sep 2

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Sep 2

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallet's CoveQueens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse (LICCB) offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) at Hallets Cove, located just north of the park.
Free!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sep 8

Bronx River Estuary Paddle

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sep 9

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sep16

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sep23

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep29

Bronx River Estuary Paddle

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oct 7

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Oct14

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Oct20

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx BoulevardBronx

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Oct21

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Village Community Boathouse is offering free Community Rowing. No experience is necessary though rowing does require some physical dexterity. Meet at Noon.
Free!

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