We live on an island, so it only makes sense that we should celebrate being surrounded by water! The City of Water Day takes place this Saturday, July 15th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a family-oriented event that focuses on water-related activities near the New York and New Jersey waterfronts.
The main party takes place on Governor’s Isand. The whole family can participate in everything from art to science to on-water activities, like rowing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding–all for free! There will be tours of tall ships and tugboats, Disney children’s activities, even a cardboard kayak race. (Really!)
To access Governor’s Island, you need to take a ferry that runs from Manhattan (Battery Maritime Building, 10 South St., by the Staten Island Ferry).
If you don’t feel like hopping a ferry but still want to get wet, there are plenty of other events happening in all five boroughs. Rowing on the East River at 96th St. Catch and Release Fishing for kids at Hudson River Park Pier 25. At both Pier 26 and 96 on the Hudson you’ll find kayaking. Or take a canoe ride at Pier 40 on the Hudson.
There are tons of events and they’re all free! For more info, head here.
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