The Manhattan Community Boathouse is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides free kayaking at Pier 96 in Hudson River Park. Experience Kayaking on the Hudson River courtesy of them with a group of NYSN members and friends! Paddling is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities, and there is a time limit on the water to 20 minutes to allow everyone to have a turn. Be sure to dress accordingly as you will get wet in the boats. There are lockers for any items you would like to keep dry, and changing rooms at Pier 96. Kayaking is free and a portion of the fee we are charging will go towards a donation to the Boathouse.How it works:
- The group will meet in front of Jake's Saloon on 57th and 10th at 9am
- We will walk over as a group to the Boat House.
- Each participant will get a short lesson then get to paddle for 20 minutes.
- Following the kayaking you may want to join the group at a local restaurant for a bite to eat
Please note that you should have some swimming ability.
Cost: $10 ($5 for VIP members) includes a donation to the Manhattan Community Boathouse and a contribution to your host fee towards their food and drink following the event.
Can I come alone? Yes, 98% of those attending this event normally register on their own. You welcome to bring as many non member guests, friends & co workers as you’d like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests.
Do I need a ticket? If this is a free event, no. For paid events: Unless otherwise instructed, if you registered and paid for this event or registered with a voucher your name will be on a list at the door. If you register within 3 hours of the event it is best to bring proof of payment. If registering with a voucher follow the instruction on the voucher.
Dress Code: dress for the weather. sneakers are best . You may get a little wet.
How will I find the group? We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register. We will send follow up emails as we get closer, usually the night before or morning of.
Ages: 21+ Most of our events attract 20’s -40’s although some events can skew younger or older (50’s) depending on the event. Some events are clearly age specific as indicated. If this is an issue for you contact Dave at the address below and we can usually give you a very accurate idea of what to expect.
Who Comes to These?: Our activities attract NY Professionals from all backgrounds and professions who are looking to expand their social circles. You will also find others who are looking to learn something, network for business, try something they have never done before or enjoy something they love doing but can’t get their friends to do. There may also be some people looking to find that someone special who share a passion for the same activities (but don’t make this the sole reason you come out).
Questions? If you want to know how many people are coming, what the ages are likely to be, the gender breakdown or the overall vibe of the event before you register, contact Dave Cervini at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-873-2256.
This event is nonrefundable unless the event is canceled or rescheduled.
By registering for this event you take full responsibilities for your actions and agree to conduct yourself accordingly.