Save the date! City of Water Day is Saturday, July 20th!

Next month, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will present their 6th annual City of Water Day festival with a packed schedule of fun. A paddle-flotilla of hundreds of kayaks and canoes, scavenger hunts, and puppet shows for the whole family, free kayak and stand-up paddle board lessons, food, music, educational workshops and a brand, new extraordinary event that promises to thrill! Watch Roland Lewis, MWA President and CEO, announce the exciting new addition in this video.


CWD free boat tour schedule is live!

There are loads of free boat tours on offer. Don’t wait to reserve your tickets, as seats fill up fast. Working Harbor Committee will be presenting 3 of the boat tour excursions on festival day.

The Newtown Creek. Photo: ©Mitch Waxman

Newtown Creek Boat Tour with Mitch Waxman
11am – 12:30pm

Join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian and Working Harbor Steering Committee member Mitch Waxman for an intense exploration of the fascinating waterway onboard a comfortable and climate-controlled NY Water Taxi. Bring your cameras, as the tour reveals the spectacular and largely hidden industrial landscape that defines the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Reservations here

Photo: ©Mitch Waxman

Hidden Harbor Tour with John McClusky
2 tour times! 11:30am-12:30pm and 12:45pm-1:45pm

Explore the New York Harbor you have never seen before and can only see by boat. On this tour, narrated by John McClusky of Working Harbor Committee, you will be witness to the part of our harbor that holds and fosters the economic engines that drive more than a quarter of our regional economy. Reservations for 11:30am tour and Reservations for 12:45pm tour

Photo: ©Mitch Waxman

Harborside Memorials Tour with George Bulow

While some monuments and statues are easily seen from the waterfront and are well-known, there are a number of others readily in sight, but about which little, if anything, is known.  We will cover the Upper Bay and lower Hudson River to show you a number of those monuments, especially the more obscure ones. Reservations here

There’s also free rides on sailboats, a historic tugboat, and a sexy, red fireboat named John J. Harvey and more!

Don’t miss the big day! City of Water Day!

by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee