City of Water Day!


Paddle and volunteer with HarborLAB on City of Water Day!Here’s our Facebook event link:

HarborLAB will be providing the FREE public paddling program to our region’s largest annual harbor festival, produced by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance. We’re very honored to have been asked. We’ll also be tabling with literature and science education. Volunteer with us and paddle down to camp overnight on Governors Island!

We’ll paddle over in two groups, one departing LIC, Queens and one from lower in the harbor. Paddling is open only to those volunteering to table, provide public paddling, get gear to the island, and otherwise support the event.

To participate through HarborLAB please email with the subject line “City of Water Day” as well as responding here. Of course if you want to just enjoy activities as a visitor or to volunteer more terrestrially, please learn more about the Brobdingnagian gathering here:

And here’s the MWA’s Facebook general invitation:

About City of Water Day: This is the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s signature annual public event and the region’s largest annual harbor festival. The MWA ( is the most effective and inclusive advocate for a sustainable, resilient, and vibrant NY-NJ Harbor. The name of this event derives from the very fine documentary, “City of Water” ( This unparalleled confluence of rowers and paddlers began as the Five Borough Harbor Ramble, an initiative of Erik Baard (HarborLAB and LIC Community Boathouse Founder) that the MWA adopted, rebranded, and grew absolutely splendidly.


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