City of Water day at Hoboken Cove July 13

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The Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Ke Aloha Outrigger Canoe Club, Resilience Paddle Sports, Fund for a Better Waterfront, and the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy are partnering to present City of Water Day at the Hoboken Cove on Saturday, July 13.

The nonprofit Waterfront Alliance, based in New York City, is sponsoring City of Water Day throughout the metropolitan region, encouraging local “in your neighborhood” events.

This event is a free family festival that will celebrate the Hoboken Cove, a unique spot for accessing the Hudson River via kayak and paddleboard as well as providing a protected habitat for marine and shore wildlife.

The boathouse will offer free kayaking from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ke Aloha Outrigger will provide free instruction to paddle in its large outrigger canoe as well as discussions of the important Polynesian cultural connection to these canoes.

Resilience Paddle Sports will offer paddle boarding.

Naturalist Noelle Thurlow will lead a bioblitz, an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area.

The Hudson River Fishermen’s Assoc. will provide rods and bait for those who want to fish at the public fishing pier south of the Skate Board Park.

The Fund for a Better Waterfront and the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy will provide information on their decades-long fight to keep the Hudson River waterfront open and accessible to the public

Events will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information go to https://betterwaterfront.org/?p=10625.