July 10, 11am-2pm: Free Kayaking!

Free kayaking returns to Gantry Plaza State Park!

Enjoy an amazing seal’s-eye-view of the Manhattan skyline and dynamic LIC neighborhood from with an embayment of Gantry Plaza State Park (the dock at 50th Avenue and Center Boulevard)! Our volunteers will register you, provide a life vest and paddle and brief pointers, and paddle nearby for added safety support.

There’s no need to pre-register to participate. Just be patient with lines, wear clothing you don’t mind getting wet, protect your electronics and wallet with a dry bag (or triple ziplock), bring a reusable water bottle and snacks that eliminate or minimize packaging, and protect yourself from the sun! Do not drink alcohol or consumer any recreational drugs before paddling. Please check with your healthcare provider regarding prescription drugs or other physical conditions that might affect your participation.

CLICK HERE to join the HarborLAB volunteer team providing this event.

We thank the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) and Hudson River Foundation for helping to make this program and educational programs possible, along with our volunteers, longstanding sponsors, and new sponsors and donors: Investors Bank, C.A,C. Industries, Constance Rogers Roosevelt, and Jill Lafer. 

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