About Us


A non-profit all volunteer organization serving community residents of New York
and New Jersey since 1992.

Since it’s founding in 1992, Floating the Apple has built rowing gigs to be distributed to boat houses throughout the metropolitan area. We have collaborated and held events with boat rowing facilities on piers along the Hudson River, the Bronx and Connecticut.

From Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 Boathouse, west of 44th Street, Floating The Apple offers, free boatbuilding and rowing instruction programs, as well as, rowing for park visitors for adventure, on-the-water exercise, cruises and friendly racing.  

Rowing our 26’ Whitehall Rowing Gigs at Pier 84 Community Boathouse is open to all and always free of charge. We schedule rows up the river routinely, by appointment.
Follow our daily/weekly schedule updates on http://twitter.com/floatintheapple, visit us during rowing hours or contact us below:

floapple@aol.com and at  (212)564-5412 or at (212)831-4700

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  • To restore universal access onto the public waterways and to introducing the public, especially young people, to the joys of rowing and sailing on the urban waters.
  • To bring people back onto the rivers and bays of NYC and to putting them in daily touch with the wonder, commerce and heritage of the city’s natural harbor, its greatest outdoor space.
  • To connect city neighborhoods by water with each other and with towns up the rivers through an informal network of boathouse communities, extending hospitality to all boaters.

Please, read our Mission Statement here>


Pier 84 – W 44th St. At the Hudson River
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Weehawken, New Jersey
Hunts Point, Bronx
New York Restoration Project, Harlem River
Croton on Hudson

New Jersey, Weehawken Community Boathouse
(North of the Banana Shed on the Hudson River)

Community Rowing and Youth Rowing programs from May through October.

Boat Building scheduled for January – May 2002.

For additional information, contact Jim Dette at (201) 866-0692.

Brooklyn, Red Hook Community Boathouse

(on Erie Basin at the end of Van Brunt Street)

Community Rowing and Youth Rowing programs from May through October.

For additional information, contact Lissa Wolfe at (718) 855-0335 or via e-mail at lissawolfe@aol.com.

Manhattan, Pier 84, Clinton Community Boathouse
(on the Hudson River at W43rd Street
South of Intrepid Museum)

Community Rowing and Youth Rowing programs from May through October.

Boat Building, currently every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 – 6:00, at Worldwide Plaza, 49th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.  In a storefront at the southwest corner of the public plaza.

NY Restoration Project Community Boathouse
(200th St., Manhattan on the Harlem River)

Youth Rowing programs from May through October.

Winter Boat Building program.

Bronx, Hunts Point Community Boathouse
(on the Bronx River at Lafayette Avenue)

Community Rowing and Youth Rowing programs from May through October.

For additional information, contact Nino DeSimone with Point Community Development Corp at (718) 542-4139 x25.

Croton Community Boathouse
(Croton Point Park, 5 minute walk from Croton stop on Metro North)

Special events only, to be scheduled for 2002.

For information, contact the Floating the Apple office at (212) 564-5412.

For more information, visit the NY Restoration Project web site at www.nyrp.org.

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