City of Water Day

Sat Jul 15, 2023
Various times
Age: All ages
Price: FREE (with the exception of boat tours)
Pier 17, South Street Seaport

City of Water Day celebrates NYC's long history as a port and water-bound metropolis. Festivities include boat tours on all kinds of vessels, from tall ships to tugboats; free rowing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and more.

Sail New York Harbor
July 15 | 1pm, 4pm | Pier 16 | $20–$50
Looking for a truly unforgettable adventure on the high seas? Join the Seaport Museum for a thrilling 2-hour daytime sail through the stunning New York Harbor. With an experienced crew at the helm, you'll watch in awe as the sails of the 1885 schooner Pioneer unfurl and the ship glides effortlessly across the sparkling waters. And, if you're feeling adventurous, you'll even have the chance to lend a hand and help raise the sails yourself! Advance registration is encouraged.

Get Out On the Water
July 15 | 1pm, 2:30pm | Pier 16 | $15–$30
Celebrate New York's waterways on a one-of-a-kind adventure on the last surviving New York-built wooden tugboat W.O. Decker, named "Tugboat of the Year" by the prestigious Steamship Historical Society of America! Reserve tickets in advance for a 75-minute ride that takes you through New York Harbor and gives you a unique experience to take in stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Battery, and Governors Island.

Resilience Street Fair
July 15 | 12–5pm | Pier 16 | Free
Come to the Seaport Museum's Pier 16 to check out free kid-friendly booths offering activities and resources for the public on a variety of issues related to climate resilience and the shared waterfront. At the Museum's tent, listen to informal discussions about how printers select sustainable paper for their work, make your own paper notecard, and participate in an embossing activity using stamps based on 19th century engravings. No registration needed for this free family-friendly opportunity to learn about the waterfront and the many ways you can support environmental action in your neighborhood, city, and region. The Fair takes place outdoors at Pier 16 and walk-ups are welcome.

Printing Demonstrations
July 15 | 1:30pm, 2:30pm | 211 Water Street | Free
After visiting the Seaport Museum's tent at the Resilience Street Fair and learning how printers select sustainable paper for their work, head to Bowne & Co. to enjoy a free printing demonstration using the Museum's working collection of historical printing equipment. No registration is required and walk-ups are welcome.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.