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Kayaking (Saturdays)


Pier 2


Saturday, June 15, 2024


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get on the water with free public kayaking this season!

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© John Eng


June 15 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Glide along the water this summer and fall in our protected embayment with free public kayaking!

Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, free kayaking is offered throughout the summer on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons through September. All levels are welcome including first-time kayakers — life vests and all equipment provided, as well as instruction. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present.

Advanced registration required, providing 20 minute timed slots. Free registration opens 2 weeks ahead of each date through the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse website. View all kayaking dates here.

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Don’t see any available time slots? Check back! Registration opens on a rolling basis, 2 weeks ahead of each date. Occasionally, slots may open due to cancellations.

For event updates and announcements, subscribe to our email and socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram). Also check our Alerts & Event Updates page. Please note this event is subject to change to weather or other extenuating circumstances.

Have your own boat? Launch your human-powered boats from the Pier 4 Beach. Learn more.

© John Eng

People standing on the dock looking at kayakers in the water on a sunny day. The Brooklyn Bridge is seen in the background.

© Alexa Hoyer

View of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Pier 2 launch dock.
Women kayaking and smiling at camera with piles and Brooklyn Bridge behind

© John Eng

Close up of two girls in a kayak at sunset.

© Etienne Frossard

Family kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Man and child in a yellow kayak on a sunny day.

© Paula Berg

Kayaking in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Groups of people kayaking by Pier 2 at sunset. Brooklyn Heights is seen in the background.

© Etienne Frossard

Kayaking at sunset off of Pier 2.
Woman and child paddling away in a yellow kayak with a pier seen in the background.

© Alexa Hoyer

Family launches into the water from the Pier 4 beach.
Close up of two women in a kayak on a sunny day. Pier 17 is seen in the background.

© Etienne Frossard

Friends kayak together in the East River.

© John Eng

Man kayaking with other kayakers in behind on a sunny day. The Brooklyn Bridge is seen in the distance.

© Etienne Frossard

Kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Groups kayaking at sunset with Pier 1 Salt Marsh and the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.

© Etienne Frossard

Groups kayaking at sunset off of Pier 2.
Family kayaking on a sunny day with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.

© Etienne Frossard

Father and son kayak in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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