Village Community Boathouse (boatbuilding and rowing) opens for the season in NYC's Hudson River

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Village Community Boathouse (VCB.NYC) is an all-volunteer, donation-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free public access to the Hudson River Estuary utilizing a fleet of traditional rowboats, that are built at our shop on Pier 40 in conjunction with students from local schools. VCB invites the public, including youth from local schools, to utilize the city’s waterfront and harbor, improving people’s quality of life, fostering a sense of environmental stewardship, and establishing a spirit of collaboration in crewing or building a boat. VCB has introduced tens of thousands of international visitors, local residents and young people to the joy of rowing on the Hudson and other waterways the surround New York City.

From this Sunday we will commence free of charge rowing in the Hudson River ever Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evenings.

Please join us for our opening day from noon and taste some urban rowing. Boat, oars, water and food and life jackets will be provided.

Pier 40 in the Hudson River (Manhattan / NYC) AT Houston St and West Side Highway (West St)