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 (HRCR) invites YOU to our


This Saturday, June 5, noon – 2:30

Join us at the picnic tables by Muscota Marsh, Inwood. (Entrance across from Indian Road Café, 600 W 218th Street. Take the ramp; you’ll see the tables right there.)

Who will be there? HRCR rowers, plus anyone who’s rowed with us or wants to.

Why a picnic? For fun! Plus, we hope to share news about our 2021 rowing program—possibly, a location where we can offer weekend rowing July through October.

BYOF (Bring Your Own Food)! No potluck this time; safety first.

What’s the health protocol? If you’re not vaccinated, please respect others by wearing a mask. If you’re feeling unwell, please stay home.

RSVP required? Nope! Just show up!


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.