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19th Day in Rockaway: City of Water Day

19th Day in Rockaway: City of Water Day

Last weekend, City of Water Day took over the five boroughs (and Hoboken) to offer New Yorkers an opportunity to experience various activities on the waterfront. While slightly bummed I was missing the cardboard kayak race at Governors Island, I had a chance to return to Sebago Canoe Club and try out a few other vessels. Previously, I had gone kayaking with the club out to Jamaica Bay and while they offered their open paddle during City of Water Day as well, they also brought out handmade wooden and concrete canoes as well as a sunfish sailboat. 

Everyone rotated between activities so they could experience many of the different options the club offered. I learned quite a bit about the sunfish, nautical terms, and how to use the wind to "tack" so you don't get "stuck in irons." 

City of Water Day happens annually and is hosted by the Waterfront Alliance. Though the event is over, the list of WA partners is a great way to see the different NYC based waterfront resources. Plus, here are more pictures of #CityofWaterDay Adventures.

By Sarah Knapp as part of a series called 30 Days in the Rockaways

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18th Day in Rockaway: Competitive Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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