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Kayaking and Canoeing

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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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Jul25

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Free!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Jul26

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Jul26

Free Rowing in Van Cortlandt Park

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

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
25 minutes to explore beautiful Van Cortlandt Park Lake in traditional, handmade wooden rowboats. Boats are available on a first-come-first-served basis, no reservations.
Free!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Jul27

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul27

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Jul28

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul28

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Jul28

Birding by Canoe (Intermediate)

at Marine ParkBrooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by a delicate island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 17.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul28

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 walk-up kayaking off the shore at Conference House Park!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, July 29, 2019

Jul29

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Aug 1

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Free!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Aug 3

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 3

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Aug 3

Rocking the Boat: Community Sailings

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Rocking the Boat is offering Community Sailing which aims to make sailing a staple of the South Bronx waterfront. Come explore the Bronx River on a youth-built wooden boat and enjoy the views.
Free!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Aug 4

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 4

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Aug 4

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallets Cove (in Socrates Sculpture Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
In partnership with LIC Community Boathouse LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 5, 2019

Aug 5

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Aug 8

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Free!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Aug 9

Free Rowing in Van Cortlandt Park

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

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
25 minutes to explore beautiful Van Cortlandt Park Lake in traditional, handmade wooden rowboats. Boats are available on a first-come-first-served basis, no reservations.
Free!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Aug10

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug10

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Aug11

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug11

Basic Canoeing

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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 12:30 p.m. due to demand.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug11

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Aug12

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Aug15

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Free!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Aug17

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug17

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Aug17

Canoeing (Intermediate)

at Canoe Launch Point on Norton Avenue and B36th Street (in Bayswater Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The rhythm of the waves, the sun on your face, and the exhilaration of slicing through the water all add up to an experience you’ll never forget.
Free!

Aug17

White Island Sunset Canoe Trip (Advanced)

at Marine ParkBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by this special island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside. Prior canoe experience required. Registration is required.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aug18

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug18

Basic Canoeing

at Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
First-come, first-serve. For ages 8 years old and up. Line may close prior to scheduled program end time due to demand.
Free!

Aug18

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallets Cove (in Socrates Sculpture Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing from Socrates’ beach at Hallets Cove.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Monday, August 19, 2019

Aug19

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Aug22

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Free!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Aug23

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Aug23

Free Rowing in Van Cortlandt Park

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

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
25 minutes to explore beautiful Van Cortlandt Park Lake in traditional, handmade wooden rowboats. Boats are available on a first-come-first-served basis, no reservations.
Free!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Aug24

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug24

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Aug25

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug25

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Aug26

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Aug29

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

5:30 p.m.6:45 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Free!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Aug30

Free Rowing in Van Cortlandt Park

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

4:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
25 minutes to explore beautiful Van Cortlandt Park Lake in traditional, handmade wooden rowboats. Boats are available on a first-come-first-served basis, no reservations.
Free!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Aug31

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug31

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sep 1

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 1

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Sep 1

Kayaking and Canoeing

at Hallets Cove (in Socrates Sculpture Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing from Socrates’ beach at Hallets Cove.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Sep 7

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sep 8

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 8

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Sep 8

Basic Canoeing

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 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 2:30 p.m. due to demand.
Free!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sep14

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep15

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep15

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sep21

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sep22

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep22

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sep27

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sep28

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Sep29

Walk Up Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for…
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep29

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oct 6

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oct13

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Oct20

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Oct25

Free Community Friday

at Westchester Avenue Park Entrance (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance on the last Friday of the month from June through October for fun activities including Foodway tours, free paddling, art workshops, and more!
Free!

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Oct27

Community Rowing at Pier 40

at Hudson River Park's Pier 40Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Free!

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