Schdule of Events

On the Hoboken waterfront at Maxwell Place Park (unless otherwise noted) 

9 AM – 10 AM

  • Tour the Hoboken waterfront with FBW Executive Director Ron Hine to learn the latest about the City’s Sinatra Drive Project, Union Dry Dock and more. Meet at 11th Street & Sinatra Drive North at 9 a.m. 

9 AM – 1 PM

  • Experience hands-on environmental science with Resilience Adventures. Put on some hip waders and investigate what we find with catch and release nets. 
  • Fish off the Castle Point fishing pier (just south of the Union Dry Dock site) with the Hudson River Fishermen’s Association. Bait, reels and rods provided. 
  • Resilience Adventures will offer standup paddleboarding. Register here.

9 AM – 3 PM 

  • Discover our oyster habitats in the NY Harbor with the NY/NJ Bay-keeper.
  • Learn about the effects of climate change on our water quality, watersheds and human health with Montclair State University’s Traveling HAB (Harmful Algal Blooms) Lab. 
  • Make a mural of Hoboken’s waterfront wildlife with local artists Ann Marshall and Marni Fylling.

11 AM-3 PM

  • Get into the protected Hoboken Cove of the Hudson River via kayak or stand-up paddle board with the Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse and Ke Aloha Outrigger. More info. 



  • Enjoy the vibes of vibraphonist Gus Hurteau.

All Hoboken activities are free. The umbrella groups sponsoring City of Water Day throughout the metropolitan area are the Waterfront Alliance and the NY/NJ Harbor & Estuary Program. City of Water Day seeks to raise awareness about the risk we all face from flooding and rising seas, and to champion climate resilient shorelines and waterfront communities.

For additional information contact Heather Gibbons, Program Director, Fund for a Better Waterfront, 201-320-2897.