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Urban Park Rangers: Canoeing and Kayaking

See our parks like never before—from the water! Get free paddling lessons led by our Urban Park Rangers in the gentle protected waters of our lakes or join advanced island-hopping adventures in our open waters and bays.

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Urban Park Rangers: Canoeing and Kayaking Events

Sunday, May 19, 2019

May19

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!

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

May25

Twilight Canoeing

at Central ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening canoeing as the twilight turns into evening. Participants must have prior canoe experience and must be able to demonstrate proper technique. Registration required.
Free!

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Jun 2

Basic Canoeing

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This program is first-come, first-served, for ages 8 years and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Due to demand, the line may close prior to end time.
Free!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jun 9

Basic Canoeing

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 12:00 p.m. due to demand.
Free!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jun15

Basic Canoeing

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

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This program is first-come, first-served, for ages 8 years and older. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Due to demand, line may close prior to end time.
Free!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Jun23

Basic Canoeing

at Oakland Lake (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Basic canoeing 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!

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