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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.


To our HRCRowers and Supporters,

We are finalizing the collaborations with our partner organizations for our Fall rowing program. Assuming it all falls into place, our plan is to offer two sessions of rowing Saturday and Sunday mornings from the P.J. Sharp dock in Inwood. We hope to start programming in mid October. Our program will end no later than Nov 13/14, weather permitting.

HRCR's 2021 programming is free of charge. We run on grants and donations.

We will offer two types of sessions. The first row will be recreational rowing for masters. The second row will be for rowers with more limited experience (e.g. completed Learn To Row) and rowers returning to the sport after an absence.

People with prior rowing experience, please fill out this form to be added to our pool of Fall 2021 rowers. Our coach will review your information and we will get back to you in case we have any questions regarding your prior experience. By the end of September you should have received an email with more info on the final paperwork and registration system for the sessions. Email us at if you have any questions in the meantime.

Please note that we will require you to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID to participate in our Fall 2021 program.

Looking forward to getting you back on the water!

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FREE “Fit to Row” Exercise Series Online

On September 12th, last 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.