2022 Gerry Blackstone Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation

with Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation
and Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club

Saturday, July 16
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Rain date: July 17

Have a lunch break and enjoy the kayaks from The 19th Annual Gerry Blackstone Manhattan Kayak Circumnavigation. This annual 30-mile kayak paddle around New York’s Manhattan Island will launch from Pier 40, at the west end of Houston Street in Manhattan, New York, within Hudson River Park. Two leisurely and meditative paced groups will leave first and then two moderate paced groups after. More details can be found HERE.

Artist Mark di Suvero, lead founder of Socrates Sculpture Park and former director of public programs & community relations Pasqualina Azzarello, 2016, visiting the Circumnavigation group. 


Yonkers Paddling & Rowing Club is a diverse community of people who love kayaking and the Hudson River. The non-profit organization not only to give the best experiences to their members, but provides community access to the Hudson River, through Hudson River Riders, among other programs. There are weekly group trips, training sessions and a popular club paddle and potluck BBQ. Other activities include sunset and moonlight paddles, day-long skill sessions, a teen paddling program, a boat building workshop and their annual, award-winning circumnavigation of Manhattan.