City of Water Day

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Event Info
FREE (with the exception of boat tours which have a $5 deposit per person.)
Recommended Age: 
All ages
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All boat tours require advance reservations! 

City of Water Day is a free, family-oriented celebration of the world-class potential of the New York and New Jersey waterfront. City of Water Day 2017 will be the ninth year for this event which has grown into the region’s biggest harbor festival. The event will be held on Governors Island and dozens of In Your Neighborhood locations in New York and New Jersey and around New York Harbor. The event draws thousands of people to the water for a day of fun.

Highlights of the day include free boat tours on all kinds of vessels, from tall ships to tugboats; free rowing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and the highly anticipated Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race; and the Waterfront Activity Fair and Disney Children Activities offer something for the whole family.

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Boat tours require advance reservations. Tickets were released online on June 28, 2017, and mostly sold out immediately. Standby is an option, and organizers also said they might release more tickets.

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