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City of Water Day 2022


 
 
 

Join us on Saturday, July 16 in celebrating the resilience of our NY-NJ Harbor!

 

Click on the map below to find a City of Water Day event In Your Neighborhood!


NYC Ferry returns this year as our In Your Neighborhood Transportation sponsor and HEP welcomes its new shoe and clothing sponsor, Sperry, to the City of Water Day team!

 

Now in its 15th year, City of Water Day, is a free region-wide day organized by the Waterfront Alliance, the NY-NJ Harbor & Estuary Program, and other great partners to raise awareness about the dangers we all face from sea level rise and climate change, and to advocate for a climate resilient New York and New Jersey harbor.

    On City of Water Day:

  • The Art at the BlueLine exhibition is back at the Seaport District this year. Artists will present their works at the future high tide line, or “BlueLine”, to highlight how sea level rise and coastal storms are impacting our city. These art installations will offer a lens into the realities of climate change, coastal resilience, waterfront access, and environmental justice.
  • Dozens of communities in New York and New Jersey will host their own In Your Neighborhood events that celebrate the importance of a resilient and equitably shared waterfront. From free kayaking to rowing to hands-on workshops, these independently-produced events offer community members opportunities to access and engage with their local waterfront.

This year’s In Your Neighborhood theme centers on how the power of the creative arts can help us address the climate crisis. We want to create spaces where stewardship organizations and artists can explore and innovate as they engage the public about climate change and its impacts. And like every year, we are eager to work with our partners in neighborhoods across the estuary to uplift work that advances equitable access to the waterfront and educates the next generation of climate leaders.

The climate is changing, and so must we. City of Water Day aims to educate and inspire action to meet this challenge.

In Your Neighborhood Events: Brooklyn, NY

Event Organization Description Event Location Address Learn More
Gowanus Arts Address Our Climate Crisis Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Join the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club and Arts Gowanus for a shoreline stroll and street walk to view quirky art and environmental restoration activities. In a neighborhood once notorious for industrial pollution and the death of waterfront marine life, a vibrant renaissance and rebirth is underway. The Gowanus Dredgers 2nd St Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 http://www.gowanuscanal.org/
Floating Garden Workshop RETI Center Join the RETI center on City of Water Day to help build and launch a floating garden from their barge in Gowanus Bay. RETI Center is constructing a salt marsh environment on our coastline developed by design firm thread collective. Participants will be working to help build and launch a floating garden that incorporates marsh grasses, mussels, oysters and kelp that’s built entirely of salvaged and sustainable materials like scaffolding planks, reclaimed fishing nets, wine corks, salvage steel, and more. All skill levels and ages welcome. Refreshments, all tools and supplies will be provided. RETI Center Barge 701 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 https://www.reticenter.org/
Our Varied Expressions of Resiliency Coney Island Beautification Project Join Coney Island Beautification Project as they celebrate this year’s City of Water Day by educating residents about sea level rise and resilience. A range of diverse groups will table at Kaiser park, displaying a wide range of climate related messages. Activities will be available for all age levels and all participants will get the chance to express themselves through painting, music, writing and more! Be sure to stay on top of their latest City of Water Day news by following them here: https://www.facebook.com/cibproject/ Kaiser Park – Bayview Avenue near Coney Island Creek 2529 Neptune Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224 https://www.facebook.com/cibproject/
Citizen Science Fishing Clinics Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Take part in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s citizen science Fishing Clinics and contribute to ecological surveys with marine biologists. The Conservancy’s rod and reel clinics are designed to introduce the public to the ecology and life of the East River, in order to foster conservation and environmental stewardship of our waterways. Working with expert anglers and a marine biologist, participants will learn the basics of line fishing, while contributing to an ecological survey — helping to monitor the health of our river. All organisms caught are cared for by professionals and safely returned back to the water. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5 Fishing Station 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 https://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/
Sebago Canoe Club Open House Sebago Canoe Club Join Sebago Canoe Club’s free open house on City of Water Day! Visitors will be able to join short paddling or rowing excursions on Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn, NY. Arrive early, gates open at 10am! Last trip sign up is 1pm and trips fill quickly. Guided group outings led by trip leaders in kayaks, canoes and other rowing vessels will last approximately 30 minutes. All participants must sign a waiver on the day of the event. All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardians. Participants must be 16 years old to use single occupancy kayaks. Minors of any age may board any other vessel accompanied by a parent or guardian. All participants must wear properly fitted life jackets (supplied by SCC). Advance tickets strongly recommended. Limited walk-ups. For more info to to https://sebagocanoeclub.org/open-house/ To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/292072425487 Sebago Canoe Club 1400 Paerdegat Ave North, Brooklyn NY 11236 https://sebagocanoeclub.org/open-house/
Gowanus Watermark Walk Gowanus Dredgers The Gowanus Dredgers will lead ta shore walk to explore and understand the extent of Superstorm Sandy’s flooding around the Gowanus Canal, and reflect on the past and future flows of water in the neighborhood. While they explore ghost streams, contemplate the Laurentide Ice Sheet of yesteryear, and imagine future storms intensified by climate change, they will delve into the shared history of water and society along the Gowanus estuary, and consider potential futures for this intrepid shoreline. Walk leaders will welcome comments, questions, and input from attendees throughout. For more information visit them here: http://www.gowanuscanal.org/ Meet outside Mirror In the Woods, 575 Union St., 2 blocks from R Union St subway station, Brooklyn, NY 11217. We’ll walk roughly 2 miles counterclockwise around the head of the Gowanus Canal along Hurricane Sandy’s flood extent, concluding at the Third St. Bridge near the intersection with 3rd Avenue. 575 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 http://www.gowanuscanal.org/
Gowanus Science Saturday Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Join the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club at the shoreline to help survey and map the Gowanus Canal. Their underwater drone will explore and record what lies below the surface of the Gowanus Canal.  Participants will also get the chance to view some footage captured earlier this season and even get the opportunity to take the helm of their submersible robot! For more information about this event be sure to visit them here: http://www.gowanuscanal.org/ Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 http://www.gowanuscanal.org/
Community Testing Day Human Impacts Institute The Human Impacts Institute’s summer youth fellows are partnering with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Urban Soils Institute to bring environmental health testing to City of Water Day. Participants are encourgaed to bring a sample of soil from their home for Urban Soils Institute to test on-site for heavy metals. DEP will provide exciting education about NYC’s waterways and sewer systems. Participants are encouraged to attend and learn more about the health of their water and soil! Visit them here for their latest updates: humanimpactsinstitute.org Marsha P. Johnson State Park 90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 www.humanimpactsinstitute.org
(Re)Imagining Greenpoint’s Green Waters EXILED TONGUES (Re)Imagining Greenpoint’s Green Waters integrates artistic programming with community sustainability initiatives to bring wider attention to the polluted waters of Newtown Creek, offering methods that use community participation, techniques of ARTIVISM within an abolitionist framework, and aesthetics of “Theater of the Oppressed” to promote remediation of the Creek. This event on City of Water Day aims to repair the relationship between residents from neighborhoods along Newtown Creek by making the Creek widely accessible to the public. By working with the Newtown Creek Nature Walk, and local nonprofits and businesses our project they showcase the waterfront as a place of pleasure and community building. An interactive public arts festival will be hosted at Kingsland Wildflowers. The festival will feature local artists and community members educating audiences about the ongoing environmental struggles at Newtown Creek. Each artist will have their own salon for community members to easily view and move through and the festival will act as an entry point for residents to share concerns about climate change and racial/environmental justice. It will culminate in the presentation of a sculpted podium which will serve as a symbol for the ongoing community work that needs to be done to bring attention to the Superfund site. In addition to the festival, participants will also get the chance to join canoe tours. For more information visit them here: exiledtongues.com Kingsland Wildflowers (520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222)/Newtown Creek Nature Walk (329 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222) 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 exiledtongues.com
Citizen Science Fishing Clinics Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Take part in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s citizen science Fishing Clinics and contribute to ecological surveys with marine biologists. The Conservancy’s rod and reel clinics are designed to introduce the public to the ecology and life of the East River, in order to foster conservation and environmental stewardship of our waterways. Working with expert anglers and a marine biologist, participants will learn the basics of line fishing, while contributing to an ecological survey — helping to monitor the health of our river. All organisms caught are cared for by professionals and safely returned back to the water. Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5 Fishing Station 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 https://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/

In Your Neighborhood Events: Manhattan, NY

Event Organization Description Event Location Address Learn More
Urban Swimming: a New Age for New York Friends of + POOL For City of Water Day 2022, Friends of + POOL is planning a one-day, pop-up exhibition of urban swim projects from around the world at Pier 17 (89 South Street), where City of Water Day activities will be taking place, and a series of walking tour through the Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade to Pier 35 (260 South Street), the future site of + POOL and urban swimming in NYC. Projects like the Bassin de La Villete (Paris, France); the Harbour Baths (Coppenhagen, Denmark) and Bondi Icebergs Club (Sydney, Australia) have created urban swimming environments around the world. The exhibition will highlight these aquatic marvels and the accompanying walking tours to the future site of + POOL — what is anticipated to be NYC’s first river-sourced swim facility — will help audiences imagine the possibilities of urban swimming in NYC. During the tour, + POOL docents will discuss stewardship of the river, water quality sampling that is taking place all summer long, and the history of swimming in the river. Tours will depart from Pier 17 every 30 minutes throughout the day. Pier 17 (89 South Street) to Pier 35 (260 South Street) in Manhattan 89 South St, New York, NY 10038 pluspool.org
Music on the Half Shell Billion Oyster Project Join Bilion Oyster Project for an exciting porch side interactive musical piece that will take place at the BOP Exhibit House on Governors Island. There will also be tabling activities and oyster tanks on display. Our main event will be at BOP Exhibit House at Nolan Park, Governors Island, and we will also have a tabling event at the Williamsburg Field Station in Domino Park. Nolan Park, Building 16, New York City, NY 10004 www.billionoysterproject.org
Expanding Table: A Pop (Apart) Opera Expanding Table Be sure to check out Expanding Table on City of Water day as they perform songs about empowerment, social justice, water and climate change! Expanding Opera is a 2022 Creative Engagement Project, facilitated by LMCC. They use music: text and song, as well as audience active participation – with song and movement, discussion and – writing prompts, to engage with diverse outdoor audiences. Keep up with them here: https://www.facebook.com/expandingtableopera La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez E 9th St & Avenue C, New York, NY 10003 https://www.facebook.com/expandingtableopera
Free Outrigger Canoe Paddling New York Outrigger New York Outrigger will be providing free outrigger canoe paddling from 12pm – 2 pm from their boathouse at Pier 66 on City of Water Day. Participants will receive land training, learn about outrigger paddling and their organization’s goal of providing equitable access to the Hudson River, and then get to experience paddling one of their six-person canoes. For more information about their event visit them here: https://newyorkoutrigger.org The Boathouse at Pier 66 221 12th Ave, New York, NY 10001 https://newyorkoutrigger.org
East River Park Waterfront Clean Up Lower East Side Ecology Center Join the Lower East Side Ecology Center for a litter clean up at East River Park this City of Water Day. All ages welcome but participants are ecnouraged to pre-register using eventbrite. For more information be sure to visit them at : https://www.lesecologycenter.org East River Park FDR Dr, New York, NY 10009 https://www.lesecologycenter.org
Our Interconnected Water Ways Battery Park City Authority Join Battery Park City Authority at this ideal Hudson-side setting to celebrate and learn about environmental stewardship. Take part in a nature walk, culminating in a collaborative art project. For more information visit their events page here: https://bpca.ny.gov/events/list/page/7/ Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City 75 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280 https://bpca.ny.gov/events/list/page/7/
Art at the BlueLine Waterfront Alliance Join Waterfront Alliane at the Seaport this CIty of Water Day! Art at the BlueLine is an exhibit of climate art produced by Waterfront Alliance in partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation and the South Street Seaport Museum. Located by the BlueLine—a marker depicting the future high tide line, six feet above the present high tide—the exhibit invites reflection and action on the risk we all face from sea-level rise and coastal storms. The artists are: Tomorrow’s Sea, by Edrex Fontanilla and Sarah Nelson Wright (July 16-29) Tomorrow’s Sea is an interactive media sculpture with a virtual reality viewer that uses the metaphor of a telescope to transport viewers to five NYC shorelines threatened by climate change and rising sea levels. River Lab, by Mary Mattingly and contributing artists (July 16-31) Shaped like a drop of water, Mary Mattingly’s collaborative initiative River Lab is an interactive and “porous” structure that is in visual dialogue with the East River. You Are Getting Warmer, by Matthew López-Jensen (July 16-29) Appearing as a long, colorful photograph of the coast, viewers will approach the work to reveal the structure as sandbags and learn that the color is the heat signature of the landscape that represents the thermal energy of a stretch of New York City coastline threatened by sea level rise. For more information about the artists be sure to visit the Art at the Blueline page here: https://waterfrontalliance.org/city-of-water-day/art-at-the-blueline/ The Seaport, Pier 16 & Seaport Square 167 John St, New York, NY 10038 https://waterfrontalliance.org/city-of-water-day/art-at-the-blueline/

In Your Neighborhood Events: Bronx, NY

Event Organization Description Event Location Address Learn More
Boogie Down to the Sound SUNY Maritime College Waterfront This interactive event is free to the general public and will connect residents to Long Island Sound/East River to increase the use, appreciation, and support for our local waters. Community members can participate in maritime activities such as: SUNY Maritime College Waterfront/McMurray Hall Pennyfield Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465 www.sunymaritime.edu/waterfront
Celebrating City of Water Day along the Harlem River at Roberto Clemente State Park New York State Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation/ Roberto Clemente State Park Visit Roberto Clemente State Park on City of Water Day for a chance to participate in a variety of activities suitable for all ages that include, water sampling, walks along the river, planking, arts and crafts and music. Roberto Clemente State Park 301 West Tremont Avenue, Bronx NY 10453 www.parks.ny.gov
Community Rowing Rocking the Boat, Inc. Rock City of Water Day this year with Rocking the Boat! This year’s City of Water Day, Rocking the Boat will bring community residents out on the Bronx River to learn about its history and ecological importance, and celebrate community-led efforts to clean up the river and provide an accessible river front for all South Bronx residents. Rocking the Boat is thrilled to present an expanded Community Rowing schedule in 2022—both days per weekend!—and use it as a platform to celebrate City of Water Day. Activities will highlight the importance of parks and greenspaces in advancing equitable access to our city’s waterfront and center the work of the community in restoring and maintaining the ecological integrity of the Bronx River and the larger watershed. Partcipants will will the chance to get out on the water in rowboats and learn about the history and ecology of the Bronx River from staff—all Rocking the Boat participants or graduates. Rocking the Boat will partner with two artists to present special hands-on experiences to engage guests while they wait for their turn to row. Percussionist Ernesto Abreu will be leading participants in drumming and call and response songs and Wave Hill’s current artist in residence, Maya Ciarrocchi, will lead guests in making cyanotype prints. Hunts Point Riverside Park 1409 Lafayette Ave, Bronx, NY 10474 https://rockingtheboat.org/

In Your Neighborhood Events: Queens, NY

Event Organization Description Event Location Address Learn More
Ecology Walk and Nature Poetry Workshop in Bayswater Park Natural Areas Conservancy Join the Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC) at Bayswater Park from 1:30pm – 5pm for a nature walk followed by a poetry workshop and live landscape painting. The NAC is partnering with Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC), the American Littoral Society (ALS), NYC Parks, local poet Tristan Nevirs, and local visual artist Valentina Gallup Salerni. Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society will lead a nature walk through Bayswater Park starting at 1:30pm. Participants will enjoy views of Jamaica Bay and learn about the impacts of climate change on the landscape, local ecology, and ways to get involved to support big picture climate action as well as more local opportunities to steward their neighborhood trails. After the walk participants will join a nature in poetry writing workshop, followed by an opportunity to perform or recite original works. The workshop will be co-hosted by Tristan Nevirs and Josh Otero, and will include live painting of the landscape by Valentina Gallup Salerni. The event will end at 5:00 for those who choose to stay and share poetry. Participants will be encouraged to write about the themes discussed throughout the day. This event is open for everyone, including families with children. Water, snacks and notebooks will be provided. Event attendance will be capped at 20. This event will be held outside and we will encourage all participants to maintain 6 ft distance from one another. Masks required. Meet at the picnic tables by the comfort station off of Beach Channel Drive between Bay 32 street and Far Rockaway Blvd. 701 Bay 32 St, Queens, NY 11691 naturalareasnyc.org
For The Love of The Bay Metro Flood Defense For the Love of the Bay will be an in-person, outdoor, all day celebration of the History, present and future of Jamaica Bay, championing the resilience of the people, plants and animals that live along its shores. The communities along Jamaica Bay are some of the most impacted by climate change and storm events like Sandy and Ida. However, they are also consistently some of the most overlooked, high need, and under-resourced areas in the region. The event, hosted by non-profit Metro Flood Defense (MFD) with multidisciplinary visual artist m i c c a, held at Sovereign Surf, a coffee shop and event space at the Bay’s edge just steps from the Rockaway ferry terminal, will allow all to access, celebrate and learn about the bay. m i c c a is a site specific immersive artist who has been exclusively creating work in Rockaway Beach for three years. For the Love of the Bay will highlight the local Rockaway community and foster connections with the larger NYC community, inclusively engaging our diverse community. This event will be held outdoors and adhere to the latest NYC public health guidelines. Be sure to visit them here for more information: https://www.metrosurge.org/events/for-the-love-of-the-bay Sovereign Surf 111-30 Beach Channel Dr, Queens, NY 11694 https://www.metrosurge.org/events/for-the-love-of-the-bay
RISE Community Kayak Paddle and Clean up RISE Rockaway (Rockaway Initiative for Sustainability and Equity Join RISE on City of Water Day as they host a community kayak paddle and clean up on Jamaica Bay on Saturday, July 16th from 11am-1pm. The goal of the event is to foster community through ensuring residents and students have access to the waterfront and play a role in costal restoration to ensure environmental justice. Participants will meet at the RISE Center (58-03 Rockaway Beach blvd) and walk over to Jamaica Bay 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens, NY 11692 https://www.riserockaway.org/rise/
Jamaica Bay Festival Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy Spend City of Water Day exploring Jamaica Bay! The Jamaica Bay Festival is a fun, family event taking place in Brooklyn and Queens. The Festival celebrates those who share a vision to champion the spirit of the Jamaica Bay community, the unparalleled opportunities and the natural beauty of this urban tidal estuary. Participants can enjoy free kayaking, fishing, surfing, hiking, bird watching, art, nature and more. Activities will be in-person and virtual and will comply with all COVID-19 recommended health and safety protocols and procedures. For more information about the festival and to learn more about each activity be sure to visit Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy website at http://www.jbrpc.org/jamaica-bay-festival Along the shorelines and community areas around Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn and Queens 11404 Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, NY 11694 http://www.jbrpc.org/jamaica-bay-festival

In Your Neighborhood Events: Staten Island, NY

Event Organization Description Event Location Address Learn More
Climate Change and the Seas National Lighthouse Museum Join the National Lighthouse Museum on City of Water Day as they offer engaging exhibits on pollution and the effects of climate change on the ocean enviroment. Find out more about their event here: https://lighthousemuseum.org/events/ National Lighthouse Museum 200, The Promenade Staten Island N.Y. 10301 https://lighthousemuseum.org/events/
Staten Island EJ Waterfront Symposium Staten Island Urban Center Join Staten Island Urban Center at their Staten Island EJ Waterfront Symposium virtually or in-person this City of Water Day! The event will include art exhibitions, music, and featured speakers. Topics to be discussed at the Staten Island EJ Waterfront Symposium include waterfront adaptation planning, storm mitigation that amplifies natural solutions, how to address pollution and other environmental health concerns, brownfield and superfund sites, emission-free transit investments, renewable energy opportunities, public access to the waterfront, and creation of a decarbonized waterfront. You can register to join them here: https://tinyurl.com/57yc84jv and for more information visit their website here: www.siurbancenter.org Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Building P Lobby 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 www.siurbancenter.org

In Your Neighborhood Events: New Jersey

Event Organization Description Event Location Address Learn More
City of Water Day City of Perth Amboy Join the Perth Amboy Green Team on City of Water Day for chance to participate in sailing and kayaking rides provided by the Raritan Bay High School Sailing Foundation. In addition, residents will also get a chance to learn about climate change issues through learning experiences made possible by a partnership between the Green Team and the Perth Amboy Artworks and Arts council. The event will take place at the waterfront area towards the end of 2nd street in Perth Amboy and will be open to all residents. Waterfront area towards the end of 2nd street in Perth Amboy, New Jersey 51-1 2nd St, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 https://www.perthamboynj.org/
Paterson’s 2nd Annual City of Water Day Passaic River Coalition Join the Paterson Green Team and Passaic River Coalition at the Passaic River waterfront this City of Water Day! Activities this day include cleanup of park and waterways. fishing, boating, watching rescue on river by Fire Department and more!. Open to commuity members of all ages. West Side Park at the Pavilion. The Pavilion is our base but participants will be going forth to various locations within the park , along the Passaic River and small tributaries, including Molly Ann Brook. Riverfront location for fishing, boating etc. will be along the concrete steps in the park. 114 Totowa Ave, Paterson, NJ 07502 www.passaicriver.org
City of Water Day on Hoboken’s Public Waterfront Fund for a Better Waterfront Fund for a Better Waterfront is partnering with Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Resilience Adventures and other great partners to celebrate City of Water Day on Hoboken’s Public Waterfront! The event will highlight the importance of a public, accessible and resilient waterfront. Free activities will run all day, including STEM community science and oyster habitats with Resilience Adventures, kayaking with the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, youth and family fishing clinics with the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, a community bike ride along the waterfront with Bike Hoboken, a tour of the waterfront with FBW’s Ron Hine, music by local vibraphonist Gus Hurteau and mural-making for kids on the waterfront with Hoboken local artist and FBW volunteer Ann Marshall. Be sure to stay on top of their planned activities by visiting them here: https://betterwaterfront.org/ All across Hoboken’s public waterfront: we’ll have events at the Weehawken Cove (one block north of 15th street and Sinatra Drive North, Hoboken), Pier 12 (12th street and Sinatra Drive North, Hoboken), the Hoboken Cove (11th St. & Sinatra Drive North, Hoboken), Castle Point Fishing Pier (just south of skate park on Sinatra Drive North, Hoboken), and Sinatra Park (5th street and Sinatra Drive North, Hoboken). Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030 betterwaterfront.org
Raritan Landscape Reemergence: Awakening Lyell’s Brook Through Dance Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership Join the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership (LRWP) for a very special City of Water Day celebration at the #FRAME in New Brunswick’s Boyd Park! LRWP will be joined by Rock Dance Collective which will perform a choreographed demonstration of engagement with the newly installed #FRAME sculpture. The choreography and sculpture will work in concert to showcase the potential for new interactions between people, the built environment, and the natural landscape. Rock Dance Collective works in both nontraditional and traditional spaces, responding to societal and environmental stimuli to create meaningful works. Additional in-person activities will include hands-on water quality monitoring demonstrations, discussion of water quality monitoring results and general outreach regarding climate change impacts to New Jersey’s riverine environments. The first 100 participants will receive free reusable bags, and the first 48 participants will receive copies of The Carbon Almanac (public release date 7.16.2022). Stay on top of their latest news here: https://lowerraritanwatershed.org/event/july-16-city-of-water-day/ Elmer B. Boyd Park 5 Memorial Parkway/Route 18, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 https://lowerraritanwatershed.org/event/july-16-city-of-water-day/
City of Water Day Hoboken Resilience Adventures Meet Resilience Adventures at the Hoboken Waterfront this City of Water Day as they provide hands-on estuary exploration focused biodiversity and water quality at the Hoboken Cove Beach. Activities will include catch and release with seine netting, hand nets and crab/fish traps and more! Visit them here for more information: www.resilienceadventures.org Hoboken Cove Beach Frank Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030 www.resilienceadventures.org
Gardenship x COW – ART On The Edge Of NJ’s Urban Waters Kearny Point Gardenship Visit Gardenship to participate in a mural update activity and chance to dance on the riverfront! Other activities will include an Instagram Photo Contest and a viewing of a short documentary. Kearny Point Gardenship 205 Campus Dr, Kearny, NJ 07032 https://www.facebook.com/gardenship.art/?view_public_for=110604420645080
City of Water Day Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse Join the party at the Hoboken Waterfront! Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse will have have a free kayak trip from 9 am to 11 am, taking about 20 participants out on the water. Then activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, and outrigger canoeing will be available in their protected cove from 11 am to 3 pm. Beach at Maxwell Place Park 11th Sinatra Dr N, Hoboken, NJ 07030 Hobokencoveboathouse.org
Traveling HAB Lab…In Your Neighborhood NJCWST @ MSU The Montclair University Traveling HAB Laboratory is joining the City of Water Day party at the Hoboken Waterfront this year! Aiming to boost environmental awareness of harmful algal blooms (HAB), water quality, and water conservation, they will provide an interactive educational experience to citizens of any age about water science of their local watershed, the effects of climate change on our waters, HABs, and other water quality indicators and issues. This will be accomplished by the use of an enviroscape to simulate pathways of contamination, a microscope to show some cyanobacteria that may cause a HAB, macroinvertebrates as a first sign of water pollution, and other materials related to water quality research. Their goal is to protect New Jersey’s valuable water resources and provide knowledge of the risks associated with HABs for the ecosystem and human health. Hoboken Community Boat House Frank Sinatra Dr, Hoboken, NJ 07030 https://www.montclair.edu/water-science/environmental-services/
Gardenship x COW – ART On The Edge Of NJ’s Urban Waters Kearny Point Gardenship Visit Gardenship to participate in a mural update activity and chance to dance on the riverfront! Other activities will include an Instagram Photo Contest and a viewing of a short documentary. Kearny Point Gardenship 205 Campus Dr, Kearny, NJ 07032 https://www.facebook.com/gardenship.art/?view_public_for=110604420645080