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Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport that fosters teamwork and promotes awareness and stewardship of our estuarine environment. Through programming offered for free by the Village Community Boathouse, Hudson River Park offers access for all Park patrons from children to adults to experience this sport.

Village Community Boathouse offers organized team rowing in hand-built boats known as Whitehall gigs.  This type of rowboat was historically used throughout the New York Harbor as a stable work boat.  Once used to transport people and goods, these gigs are typically rowed by four people guided by a coxwain.  The Whitehall boats you’ll see in and around Pier 40 were all built on-site.  Free public rowing sessions are offered several times a week from April through October, and all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

No advance registration is required; walk up and join in!