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1/25/2015 to 2/15/2015
When: 1/25/2015
Where: Riverbank State Park
New York City, New York 
United States
Contact: Lee Reiser

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NY Community Kayak will be sponsoring interesting talks on kayak related subjects for four consecutive Sundays.


January 25th, Phil Giller - How To Use a Marine VHF Radio.  Extra radios will be supplied but, Please bring your Marine Radio if you have one.

February 1st, Chris Raab, ACA Kayak & Canoe Instructor Trainer - How To Become an ACA Kayak, Canoe Instructor or Trip Leader.

February 8th
, Linda Peterson, Director of Camp Sebago, Harriman State Park - Amenities & Requirements of Camp Sebago.

February 15th, Jerry Dunne, ACA Atlantic Division Chair & National Board Member - Benefits of Joining the ACA.



The park overlooks the Hudson River on the west side of Manhattan. Located at 679 Riverside Drive, it spans from 137th Street to 145th Street. For information call the park at (212) 694-3600 or via the web at

The Aquatic Center is located on the west side of the football field overlooking the Hudson River. From the traffic circle head toward the skating rink. Enter the main building, where you will immediately walk through and exit on the other side; follow the pathway around the west side of the football field, towards the Hudson River and the Aquatic Center.

Via Mass Transit: Take #1 train to 145th Street and walk west towards the Hudson River - after crossing Riverside Drive you will see the main entrance to the park. Follow the pathway into the park and towards the football field.

Optionally you may take the #1 train to 137th Street and proceed west towards the Hudson river after crossing Riverside Drive follow the pathway to the large building on the west side of the track / football field.

The M11 bus in Manhattan, and the BX19 bus in the Bronx will take you directly to the park and drop you off in the traffic circle adjacent to the skating rink.

By Car: (YOU WILL NEED A PASS FROM MAIN GUARD BOOTH AS DESCRIBED ABOVE) From 138th Street head west and make a left onto 12th Avenue. Take the first right beneath the West Side Highway (by the restaurant) then swing right again past the first guard booth. Follow the roadway in and around, curve left then make a hard left u-turn into the parking area. Use the elevator or stairs to get to the park on the upper level and proceed to the traffic circle.

From the West Side Highway: Take the 125th Street exit, make the first left past Fairway Supermarket and double back on 12th Avenue. Take a left under the highway overpass (just before the restaurant) then swing right past the first guard booth. Follow the roadway, curve left then make a hard left u-turn into the parking area. Use the elevator or stairs to get to the park on the upper level and proceed to the traffic circle. 

If driving, either park between 145th & 138th Streets and walk into the park or, get a one day pass & directions to the Lower Level Parking Area from the 145th St Guard Booth.

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