Sat, July 16: New York City of Water Day Festival

This annual City of Water Day Festival is a day of entertainment, education and adventure celebrating our waterfront. Enjoy free boat tours, children’s activities, fishing, the Waterfront Activity Fair, and more! For more information, visit City Water Day at More than 12,000 people are expected to visit Governors Island and Liberty State Park on July 16th.

This is an excellent opportunity for us to do outreach. United for Action has a table on Governors Island. We would need as many of you to come and volunteer to help that day as possible. Please RSVP to

When: Saturday 7/16/11 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Governors Island

Direction: Free ferries run from Manhattan. On Saturday, ferries leave at 10 AM, 11 AM and then every half hour until 5:30 PM. Ferries return to Manhattan at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM and then every half hour until 7 PM.

The Manhattan Governors Island ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. The ferry terminal is accessible by subway 1 to South Ferry station, 4, 5 to Bowling Green station, R to Whitehall St. station

Free ferries run from Brooklyn on Saturday. Ferries run continuously, approximately every 10 minutes, beginning at 11 AM. Ferries run from 11 AM to 5:10 PM. The last ferry returns to Brooklyn at 7 PM.

The free ferry from Brooklyn leaves from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, located at the foot of Atlantic Avenue (corner of Columbia Street). The ferry terminal is accessible by subway 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall, A,C,F to Jay St./Borough Hall, R to Court Street.

Please remember to wear sun block lotion or cream and wear a hat. Please remember to bring lots of drinking water.

For more detailed directions and ferry schedule to Governors Island, please click Governors Island at

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