Tens of thousands of people -- arriving by ferry, kayak and sailing ship, among other styles of transportation -- will converge on Governors Island (NY), Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, and at more than 30 other waterfront sites for a day of free fun.
* Free boat tours on ferries, schooners, fireboats, tall ships, tugboats and more (information on ticket reservations forthcoming at www.cityofwaterday.org)
* The Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race (to participate, gather a team of six and visit www.cityofwaterday.org/cardboardkayak for information and to register)
* Free on-water rowing and kayaking demonstrations and lessons
* Special children's section sponsored by Disney
* Recycling and urban composting demonstrations by Earth Matter NY
* Waterfront Activity Fair, where hundreds of Alliance Partners offer activities, giveaways and information about their work
"We are pleased to present the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's Seventh Annual City of Water Day on Governor's Island and at Maxwell Place in Hoboken, NJ," said Paul Hertz, President and CEO of A&P. "This event promises to be fun for all the communities we serve in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region and we are proud to support the MWA in their efforts to protect and celebrate our waterways."
For reporters and other VIP guests, City of Water Day 2014 begins with a press conference aboard the tall ship Clipper City. The ship will depart from Battery Park at 9:15 am and sail to Governors Island for a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. A press conference and ribbon cutting will also take place at Maxwell Place, Hoboken, New Jersey on the morning of July 12. Media representatives wishing to attend either press event should contact Alison Simko at firstname.lastname@example.org.