Rowing for All

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Harlem River Community Rowing is a 16-year-old volunteer-driven organization offering free rowing on the Harlem River for all New Yorkers. We’re proud to be expanding and enhancing access to the Harlem River for on-water physical fitness and recreation. In particular, we serve the communities of Northern Manhattan, but all rowers and would-be rowers are welcome.


2023 was a hugely successful year for Harlem River Community Rowing! 

Our mission is get people on the water, create community, build physical fitness, and have fun. In 2023, we've done this all!

This year, we:


To ensure we continue to thrive and provide the best experience for our members, we are launching our end-of-season fundraising effort. This year, our primary focus is on acquiring covers for our boats to protect them from the elements and extend their lifespan. These covers will not only safeguard our equipment but also contribute to the overall efficiency of our club.

However, the funds raised will not be limited to boat covers alone. We plan to allocate resources where they are most needed, whether it's improving facilities, enhancing training equipment, or supporting additional programs to further enrich the rowing experience for everyone involved.

Here's how you can contribute to our continued success:

Make a Donation: We cannot and do not want to charge money for our rowing programs because we operate from public land, but we do need your donations. Your financial support will directly impact the longevity and quality of our equipment, ensuring that our rowers can continue to enjoy the sport they love. Donate through GoFundMe

Spread the Word: Share our fundraising efforts with your friends, family, and colleagues who may be interested in supporting our rowing club. Every bit of exposure helps us reach our goals.

Volunteer: If you have time and skills to offer, consider volunteering your expertise to help with fundraising events or other initiatives that contribute to the club's success.

We are immensely proud of what we have achieved together this season, and we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. Your support is instrumental in propelling our rowing club to new heights, and we are grateful for any contribution you can make.

Thank you for being a valued member of our rowing community. Let's finish the season on a high note and set the stage for even greater achievements in the future!

On the dock

Post race!

Learn to row graduation

Setting lineups

Contact Us

For information:

For donations: attn. Joy Hecht

Launching from Muscota Marsh Dock, Inwood

West 218th Street and Indian Road

PO Box: 20944, New York, NY10025


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 buying HRCR gear.