City of Water Day, July 13, 2019 – the City’s waterfronts were bustling on this hot summer Saturday.
The Con Edison Cardboard Kayak Race took place at Manhattan’s Brooklyn Bridge Beach after teams put together what they hoped would be seaworthy vessels. Once again, the event provided the public with the opportunity to walk on the sand near the water’s edge – promoting access that advocates have long fought for.
At the historic Seaport, displays emphasized the importance of protecting our waters – from reestablishing oyster beds in the rivers (Billion Oyster Project) to replacing plastic water bottles with eco-friendly ‘Boxed Water’.
[event supported by South St. Seaport Museum, Waterfront Alliance, Con Edison, Howard Hughes Corp., and others – see cityofwaterday.org]