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Free Community Rowing at Pier 40
August 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
This event repeats every week on Tuesday between 4/25/2017 and 11/7/2017.
Join the Village Community Boathouse for Community Rowing in traditional Whitehall gigs, captained by experienced New York Harbor coxswains. The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays at noon and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., through November 12, 2017.
Community rowing is free and open to all; no experience or reservations necessary, and lifejackets will be provided. Please dress for cooler weather, and follow the Village Community Boathouse on social media for last minute schedule changes due to weather. You must arrive early (no later than 6:00 p.m.) in order to row. Rows last between 1 and 2 hours.
Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent. All participants must sign a liability waiver.
As temperatures on the water are generally cooler than on land, please dress accordingly, especially if you are not planning to actively row.
ITS IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME EARLY. NO LATER THAN 5:30 PM FOR ORIENTATION. WE PAIR OUR BOATS WITH COXSWAINS (1) AND ROWERS (4 for each boat) ) BY 6PM AND BOATS LEAVE RIGHT AFTER FOR THE EVENING ROW. Rows last usually between 1 and 2 hours.
About Free Community Rowing
The Community Rows are free sessions that include a basic introduction to rowing for first timers (safety orientation, rowing technique, and terminology) and of course plenty of actual rowing on the Hudson River. The rows take place in five-person wooden rowboats that Village Community Boathouse builds onsite. The rows last, depending on river conditions and rower level experience, between one and three hours.Most of these rows have mixed crews with those that have never been on the river before and some old hands. Visit the Village Community Boathouse’s website for more information and photos!
About Village Community Boathouse
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit run by volunteers, based on the south side of Pier 40 on the Hudson River. While our community rowing programs are free, our facilities, boats and equipment require regular upkeep and repair. Your donations make our program possible.