City of Water Day 2016


BY Sally Curtis

Photos by Makie Sang and Sally Curtis

On Saturday, twelve rowers set out from Village Community Boathouse on Pier 40  in two gigs bound for Governors Island to attend the ninth annual City of Water Day, a celebration of New York Harbor sponsored by the Waterfront Alliance.

City of Water Day activities included a cardboard Kayak Race:MS2COW day

The VCB team with its cardboard kayak before the race.


Ana Chiu and Yee Gee Cheng posing with the VCB cardboard Kayak. VCB did not win the race.



Village Community Boathouse volunteers spreading the word about our mission and activities to fellow waterfront organizations and activists and the public. In the evening, after the island was closed to the public, rowers, kayakers,  and volunteers enjoyed an evening of  BBQ and camping.

Many thanks to Waterfront Alliance, Roland Lewis & Maggie Flanigan for sponsoring this wonderful event. Thanks also to VCB volunteers Eric Cerny and Yee Gee Cheng who organized the rowers and VCB volunteer Ana Chiu who organized the Cardboard Kayak Race team. .

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