On September 8th from 11am to 2pm, Row New York will provide boathouse tours and free rowing activities to community members from the neighborhoods surrounding the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse on the Harlem River in Upper Manhattan. Guests at the event will include Olympic athletes and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. The Sharp Boathouse is located in Swindler Cove Park where Dyckman Street meets Harlem River Drive.
Row New York empowers young people from New York City’s under-resourced communities to build strength, gain confidence, and pursue excellence through the unique sport of rowing. The 2,000+ young people served by Row New York each year learn the values of tenacity, determination, and respect for self and others through an engaging experience of team-based sports. Youth on Row New York’s year-round competitive high school team gain educational rewards from a rigorous tutoring program and go on to college, the majority on rowing or academic scholarships.
The Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse was built by the New York Restoration Project and opened to the public in 2004. A legacy to the dozens of boathouses that once lined the northern section of the Harlem River in Upper Manhattan, the mission of the boathouse is to bring rowing back to the waterways of New York City and to make the sport affordable and accessible to all. In addition to outreach rowing programs for young people from the surrounding communities, the boathouse is home to masters and collegiate rowing and learn-to-row classes for anyone who wants to try out the sport. Row New York’s goal for all programs based at this facility is to create a vibrant community of rowers on our waterways who truly reflect the diversity of New York City.
For more information, call 718-433-3075 or email [email protected].