Rowing for All

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Harlem River Community Rowing is a volunteer-driven rowing program in New York City. We are committed to providing quality, affordable, accessible rowing opportunities for all New Yorkers and to helping to expand and enhance access to the Harlem River for on-water physical fitness and recreation, in particular for the communities of Northern Manhattan and the West and South Bronx. We hope to see you on the water soon! We suspended our on-water programs this summer in the interests of public health. HRCR anticipates resuming our regular programming in 2021.

FREE “Fit to Row” Exercise Series Online

Harlem River Community Rowing is proud to announce the launch of our first Fit to Row exercise video. The 30-minute video features exercises that support and build the muscle groups needed for rowing, and also promotes overall fitness and flexibility. The first in the series is available on YouTube.

Our first exercise video was released in conjunction with the 13th annual City of Water Day, sponsored by Waterfront Alliance and its partners, Saturday, September 12, as an In Your Neighborhood event. We thank the Hudson River Foundation, the New York–New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program, and the Waterfront Alliance for supporting our Fit to Row event.

HRCR anticipates releasing future Fit to Row videos on a weekly basis. We’re working with NYC Parks & Recreation to explore ways to transition to live exercise classes in Inwood Hill Park, practicing social distancing. The classes, whether online, live, or a combination, will continue through October.

Check back for updates and links for future videos in the series, or dates and location for live classes, based on NYC Parks & Rec approval. Or sign up to receive updates about our classes and events.

Friends of Harlem River Community Rowing

If you are no longer able to row but would like to stay involved, please consider becoming a Friend of Harlem River Community Rowing! For $50 suggested donation per season you will be invited to all our social events and kept posted on any developments. Your contribution will go into our equipment fund and help keep HRCR flourishing.

An hour-long introduction to rowing, held in our stable eight-seat training barge.

A multi-session coached program offered to those who've done our Get on the Water session.

Sculling sessions in a double or quad. For experienced scullers.

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For information:

Launching from Muscota Marsh Dock, Inwood

West 218th Street and Indian Road


As a volunteer-based organization, we rely on the generosity of our friends, supporters and fellow rowers to provide excellent rowing instruction and help us revitalize the Harlem River. Get involved or donate! HRCR is an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit. Purchase HRCR gear to show your support. Or shop at Amazon Smile.