Kayak on the Hudson River for free through October with Downtown Boathouse. Kayaks, paddles & life preservers/PFDs are provided – all you have to do is walk up and sign a waiver! They offer free classes and trips, too.

Click here for the DTBH schedule and locations.

Free kayaking is one of New York City’s best-kept secrets. You can
get involved by:

– Helping out on the water (we always need volunteers with advanced
kayaking skills in order to maintain a safe program, free training is
– Helping out at the info desk (a great chance to meet lots of
– Helping out on the dock (helping people safely get in and out of
– Helping spread the word (telling your friends and co-workers)

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