Celebrate the cool water that surrounds New York City next Saturday, July 18th, at FREE family-friendly events throughout the city celebrating the City of Water Day. Tour a tugboat, row a boat, identify fish and other wildlife, learn to kayak and more, all from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There are dozens of events from Inwood at the northern tip of Manhattan to Governors Island, off the southern tip, along the Brooklyn shoreline to Jamaica Bay, and also in Maxwell Place Park, Hoboken.
Go kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park, or watch a puppet show designed to teach kids about conservation. In Manhattan, learn how to fish in Hudson River Park, or tour the 1907 tugboat Pegasus. In Queens, go kayaking in Jamaica Bay. Watch a race of cardboard kayaks on Governors Island. And lots more.
Check the City of Water Day website to find an activity or neighborhood that suits you. While most activities are free, there are ticketed events including Hudson River sailing trips.
Click here for information on the free ferries to Governors Island and to Hoboken.
Reel in this video of a previous City of Water Day:
Cool off on and near the water at the City of Water Day.
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