Village Community Boathouse provides free, no experience necessary Community Rowing at Pier 40 on the Hudson River every Sunday at noon and every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., from April through November, weather permitting. Check the calendar for exact dates.
Each Sunday after a brief orientation, participants will be split into crews with an experienced coxswain to steer the boat and a mixture of experienced and new rowers. Our boats, Whitehall Gigs, are stable, traditional working boats for four rowers and a coxswain.
*Please note*: Rows will last between one and three hours, dependent on weather, tides, and destination. Participants are expected to help launch, retrieve, and clean the boats each session.
Community rowing is open to all, although some physical agility is required. The focus of the program is teamwork and recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each participant must sign a waiver. Life jackets are provided. Expect to be out in the hot sun for several hours – bring water and sunscreen!
Village Community Boathouse is a 501(c)3 volunteer-run non-profit organization. While no commitment is required to row with us, we depend on the public’s contributions of time and money to make our programs possible.