Rowing for All

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Harlem River Community Rowing is a volunteer-driven rowing program in New York City. We provide quality, affordable, accessible rowing opportunities for all New Yorkers, expanding and enhancing access to the Harlem River for on-water physical fitness and recreation. In particular, we serve the communities of Northern Manhattan and the West and South Bronx. HRCR suspended its on-water programs in the interest of public health, but we anticipate resuming our regular programming in 2021.

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Harlem River Community Rowing is holding its first ever Town Hall on May 20th at 7 pm. The virtual meeting will be on Google Meet and will run about an hour. To register, all we need is your name and email address.

Our May 20th Town Hall is for community members who’ve rowed with us or are interested in rowing with us in the future, as well as for our supporters who helped us through a tough year and for anyone interested in promoting on-water recreation in Inwood. HRCR offered free rowing in Inwood for three years, until Covid put a halt to our 2020 programming. We planned to get back on the water this year, but the Muscota Marsh dock in Inwood is closed for reconstruction—which has now been postponed till the fall.

So we’re exploring other options for this summer, including working with Row New York. As before, rowing with HRCR will be free to all. We want to bring everyone up to speed about HRCR and our efforts to get on the water this summer. Also to share our long-term plans for the organization—and answer your questions.

You’ll receive the Google Meet link earlier on the day of the Town Hall.

Look forward to seeing you there!

FREE “Fit to Row” Exercise Series Online

On September 12th, this year's City of Water Day, Harlem River Community Rowing was proud to launch our first Fit to Row exercise video as an In Your Neighborhood event sponsored by the Waterfront Alliance and its partners. The 30-minute video features exercises that support and build the muscle groups needed for rowing, and also promotes overall fitness and flexibility. It's available here and also on our YouTube channel.

We thank the Hudson River Foundation, the New York–New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program, and the Waterfront Alliance for supporting our first Fit to Row event.

HRCR will be releasing more Fit to Row videos over the next few months. Check back here for updates and links for future videos, or sign up for news about upcoming events.

Contact Us

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. HRCR is an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit. You can also support us by shopping at Amazon Smile or buying HRCR gear.