Bay Ridge Eco Dock

 

 

 

 

 

The Bay Ridge Eco Dock opened October 17, 2013!

Historic boats are visiting Bay Ridge!

Everyone is invited and it's free!
 

More details below

Click here for directions

 

The Eco Dock at the 69th St Pier in Bay Ridge is open!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th

12pm-4pm: Come see a New York Harbor Tug from 1930! Historic W.O. Decker of the South Street Seaport Museum will offer 45 minute tours, with departures at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
**W.O. Decker tug rides are fully booked, and we regret we can no longer take reservations for harbor tours.  Please visit us at the Eco Dock to walk aboard between 3:45pm and 4:30pm instead!  Any standby openings will be filled in person at the Eco Dock on Saturday, and any additional inquires can be made in person then.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27th

1:30pm-3pm:  Take a look at the historic, decommissioned fireboat John J. Harvey, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, beginning at 1:30pm.  Harvey  will embark on a free public trip to Newtown Creek and back to Bay Ridge from 2pm to 3pm.  
Prepare to get wet!!
**Reservations for the 2pm trip have reached capacity. 

Council Member Vincent Gentile hails schooner Pioneer,
taking students from Bay Ridge area high schools on the inaugural voyage from the Eco Dock

Get involved for the 2014 season now! The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance is working with the community to plan more programs and operations at the Eco Dock.

The dock can support a wide variety of program opportunities including:

  • historic and educational boat trips for summer camps and community groups;
  • walk up kayak events (experience required);
  • community events such as City of Water Day boat tours;
  • environmental education projects such as water quality monitoring and oyster gardening; and
  • boat trips and cruises.

Get in touch with Jose for more information and to get involved! 

Jose Soegaard
jsoegaard@waterfrontalliance.org
212-935-9831 ext. 107

The dock is a great new resource for groups who are engaged in youth education, on-water recreation, cultural tourism, waterway stewardship and protection, local economic development, and maritime heritage. We welcome summer camps, local businesses and restaurants, boat operators, kayakers and boathouses, and teachers and educators to join us! 

For more background about this project and the specifics about the dock, click here.

Through generous funding from Councilmember Vincent J. Gentile, Borough President Marty Markowitz, the NYS Department of State through Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund, the Hudson River Foundation, and the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the first Community Eco Dock is now in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn at the 69th Street Pier. The dock has been constructed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation serves as a gateway to on-the-water access in Brooklyn.

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