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July 27, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Kayaking from the Long Island City Community Boat House as part of City of Water Day. Photo by Maureen Drennan.
Come join human-powered boaters and public water access advocates for an afternoon of free public kayaking in Stuyvesant Cove Park! Participants can try paddling in safe, stable open-topped kayaks in a protected area of the East river adjacent to Stuyvesant Cove near east 20th street. This Cove is nestled in a bend in the river which is partially protected from the stronger currents of the East River making it a great spot to try our kayaking. Register here.
Participants must know how to swim, be at least 18 years old or attend with a parent or guardian, and must sign insurance waivers. All equipment is provided free, and participation will be on a first-come first-paddle basis.
Boats and gear provided by Long Island City Community Boathouse (LICCB), and the event is a joint project of LICCB, the New York Trail Association, and Urban Swim, in conjunction with the Lower East Side Ecology Center and the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club and with the support of Solar 1, and NYCEDC.