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New York is one of the greatest harbor cities in the world. Enjoy this great archipelago with events along the water ranging from paddling and fishing to traversing our greenways by bicycle, to exercise classes, concerts, and more with a beautiful river or ocean backdrop.

Waterfront Events

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Apr 5

Kids Week Bronx: Coastal Exploration

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers as we explore the shore while looking for wildlife living along the bay.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Apr 7

Springle Flingle

at Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Our student-athletes are forming teams and going head-to-head to raise money to buy a new boat for each boathouse! Fundraising will culminate with a day of racing on and off the water.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Apr 8

Historic New York: Red Hook Waterfront

at Ferris Street and Coffey Street (in Valentino Pier) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover the history of Red Hook, Brooklyn, a maritime neighborhood with a storied history.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jun 9

Outdoor Movie Night at Randall's Island Park: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

at Field 81 (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

8:40 p.m.10:40 p.m.
Whether you are watching this 80s film again or seeing it for the first time, come out and enjoy the fun!

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep 29

Get Hooked!

at Southern waterfront across from the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with the fish and wildlife that live along our shoreline. Try your hand at fishing while learning about amazing underwater habitats at this free event.

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