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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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Jul 26

Crew Camp (Manhattan)

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
During our novice Crew Camp your child will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Harlem River in Manhattan.

Jul 26

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Jul 27

Crew Camp (Manhattan)

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
During our novice Crew Camp your child will have the totally unique experience of learning to row on the Harlem River in Manhattan.

Jul 27

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children younger than 18 years old must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Jul 28

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

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

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing.
Free!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Jul 29

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Jul 29

Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Jul 29

Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways.
Free!

Jul 29

Ranger's Choice: Idlewild Birding by Canoe Excursion (Advanced)

at Idlewild Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
On this program, enjoy a paddle in the wetlands of Jamaica Bay and view the incredible birds of this habitat.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Jul 30

Intermediate Canoeing

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; first-come, first-served.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 30

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Jul 31

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Aug 1

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Aug 2

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aug 3

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children younger than 18 years old must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Aug 4

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

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

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing.
Free!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aug 5

Estuary Paddle

at Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!

Aug 5

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Aug 5

Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Aug 5

Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways.
Free!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Aug 6

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Aug 6

Basic Canoeing

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Basic Canoeing programs are great for all skills levels. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years and older. Program is first-come, first-served. Due to demand, line may close prior to end time.
Free!

Aug 6

Intermediate Canoeing

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

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Some experience is required. Canoe programs are limited to ages 8 years and older. Program is first-come, first-served. Due to demand, line may close prior to end time.
Free!

Aug 6

Kayak Staten Island

at Page Avenue Beach , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Kayak Staten Island for free public kayaking off the shore at a new location on Page Avenue in Tottenville.
Free!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Aug 7

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Aug 8

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Aug 9

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Aug 10

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children younger than 18 years old must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug 11

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

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

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing.
Free!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Aug 12

Estuary Paddle

at Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!

Aug 12

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Aug 12

Basic Canoeing

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Program is for ages 8 years and older. First-come, First-served. The line may close prior to 2:00 p.m. due to demand.
Free!

Aug 12

Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Aug 12

Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways.
Free!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Aug 13

Canoeing (Intermediate)

at Beach 35th Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some canoe experience is preferred for intermediate programs. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 12:30 p.m., due to demand.
Free!

Aug 13

Basic Canoeing

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Basic canoeing programs are great for all skill levels, and are open to children 8 years and older. First-come, first-served. Line to participate may be closed prior to 2:00 p.m. due to demand.
Free!

Aug 13

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Aug 13

Kayaking & Canoeing

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing in Hallets Cove (weather permitting).
Free!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Aug 14

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Aug 15

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aug 16

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Aug 17

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children younger than 18 years old must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug 18

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

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

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing.
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug 19

Learn-to-Row 1

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city.

Aug 19

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Aug 19

Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Aug 19

Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways.
Free!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Aug 20

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Aug 21

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Aug 22

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Aug 23

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Aug 24

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children younger than 18 years old must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Aug 25

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

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

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing.
Free!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Aug 26

Learn-to-Row 1

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Taking an introductory class with Row New York is a great way to get fit, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of the river against the backdrop of the city.

Aug 26

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Aug 26

Rowing on Prospect Park Lake

at The Well House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the ample waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.
Free!

Aug 26

Basic Canoeing

at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Basic canoeing is great for all levels. Program is first-come, first-served. Recommended for children 8 years and older. Due to demand, line may close prior to end time.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 26

Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways.
Free!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Aug 27

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Aug 28

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Aug 29

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Aug 30

Learn-to-Row 2

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Participants will continue to enhance their rowing technique and boat moving skills in this 8-session course through consistent water time in stable barges.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Aug 31

Kayaking

at Pier 2 Dock (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Paddle on a sit-on-top kayak in the East River. Children younger than 18 years old must have an adult guardian present.
Free!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Sep 1

Free Community Rowing at Van Cortlandt Park Lake

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

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This is a great chance to explore a beautiful park, learn to use the sculling boat, and introduce others to the joy of rowing.
Free!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sep 2

Estuary Paddle

at Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!

Sep 2

Rocking the Boat: Free Community Rowing and Sailing

at Hunts Point Riverside Park , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, you'll explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats and learn about local waterways.
Free!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sep 3

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Sep 9

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard , Bronx

9:30 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River, starting at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard and ending at Bronx Zoo.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sep 10

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sep 17

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep 24

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sep 30

Eco Volunteer Day and Free Community Paddle

at Burke Bridge (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

9:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance in a day of service to help restore the Bronx River Forest with our Conservation Crew, followed by a free community paddle!
Free!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct 1

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

Upper River Paddle

at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard , Bronx

9:30 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River, starting at 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard and ending at Bronx Zoo.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Oct 8

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct 14

Estuary Paddle

at Starlight Docks (in Starlight Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.3:00 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 15, 2017

Oct 15

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct 22

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oct 29

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Nov 5

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Nov 12

Free Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Pier 40 , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains (captains).
Free!

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