You Can Now Go Kayaking for Free at Brooklyn Bridge Park

By Anna Rahmanan.

The city’s coming back in all of its glory, as new exciting things to do are popping up across all boroughs each day. Today’s announcement: free kayaking sessions at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse. Now through the end of August, folks can grab a kayak on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and a take a spin on the water from Pier 2.

Given COVID-19-adjacent restrictions, you’ll have to register for a session in advance. You can do that right here.

Additional information to keep in mind: novices and experts alike are welcome on the water and will all be looked after by safety boaters wearing red vests. The on-site staff also suggests you wear water-friendly attire as you are most definitely going to get a bit wet. You’re going to have to keep a face covering on at all times, use the hand sanitizers available throughout the area and abide by the 20-minute session limit (it’s going to get crowded, after all!).

Kids are more than welcome to join in on the fun, as long as they do so during reserved family time slots on Sundays.

Everyone else can paddle around the East River during the following times:

– Wednesdays and Thursdays: 5-7pm
– Saturdays: 10am-3pm