Racing Cardboard Kayaks at North Cove Marina (Brookfield Place) Preview City of Water Day’s Signature Event

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Today at North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place, local officials from both sides of the Hudson River joined together with the Waterfront Alliance to promote the free waterfront events and recreation that will be taking place Saturday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m to celebration the 8th annual City of Water Day. By celebrating, locals from all five boroughs got together and built cardboard kayaks to race each other in.

It was a pretty intense race, with Staten Island winning the race.  The winning participants received specialty food items from each borough that was kind enough to donate. It was a great race, and family-friendly water event to promote City of Water Day coming soon.

For the upcoming event on Saturday, North Cove Marina is actually one of 34 locations offering a variety of experiences for family-friendly water events. Some of the activities patrons can expect are sailing lessons, kayaking, children’s activities presented by Disney, walking tours that offer opportunities for learning about the rich history of the harbor and so much more.

All five boroughs have great waterfronts and the significance behind City of Water Day is to celebrate it and take advantage of it in a fun [cool] way. So don’t miss City of Water Day this Saturday July 18 beginning at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

-by Albany Reed

Photo courtesy by Albany Reed