Sunday, August 19th: Free Kayaking on the East River from Stuyvesant Cove Park

Kayaking from Stuyvesant Cove Park
20th St. & East River, Manhattan
2-7pm (last boat in the water at 6:15pm)

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. The “bay” at the Cove is nestled in a bend which is partially protected from the stronger currents of the East River.

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-paddling basis.

Boats and gear are being provided by the Long Island City Community Boathouse (LICCB), and the event is a joint project of LICCB, the New York City Water 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 One and NYCEDC.

Come help open up the “east coast” of Manhattan to free public access for non-motorized boats and more.

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