Dear Boathouse Volunteer.
We only heard from 5 people about the Paddlesport Show in NJ.
If you want to volunteer for a few hours to help run the Boathouse
table, and get free admission please send an email to
. If you already replied you don't
need to do it again. Let us know if you want to do it so we know
if we should commit to the booth.
The folks over at the Long Island City Community Boathouse
are hosting a fundraising party on 2/15, (This Thursday).
Its at their space in Long Island City. See the following for details:
All of the Boathouse volunteer emails are available online at:
One of our volunteers, Mark Gluck, organizes a day of pool practice
every year at Rutgers University in Newark. The following email from
Mark contains all the details. Please contact him directly to register:
The 12th Annual Rutgers-Newark
FREE KAYAK INTRO &
** No prior Kayaking Experience Required **
** WARM indoor Olympic-sized Pool **
Saturday, February 24th
1pm to 4:30pm
(show up anytime for all or some of this period)
INEXPENSIVE EARLY PORTUGESE DINNER TO FOLLOW
IN NEWARK'S FAMED IRONBOUND DISTRICT
* Children (who can swim) Welcome *
NOTE: YOU MUST PREGISTER BY EMAIL (see below)
BY FEB 21
If you have never been in a kayak before and would like to try one in a safe
warm environment (a large heated olympic-size indoor pool), or have kayaked
before but would like to learn or practice safety skills (e.g, wet
exits, re-entry, or rolls), please come join us for this annual event.
* Practice paddling skills
* Practice safety techniques: exits, re-entry, rolls
* Watch rolling and paddling videos
* Meet local whitewater and seakayaking enthusiasts from NJ & NYC area
* All in a warm heated Olympic sized pool
The event and boats and informal lessons are all free, but those without
Rutgers ID need to pay $5.00 guest pass for entry to facility (volunteer
kayak instructors are free).
We will have an assortment of kayaks to try and use but if you have your
own kayak, you are encouraged to bring it (please let us know if you will
bring a kayak)
PORTUGESE BANQUET AFTERWARDS:
Kayaking followed by optional early inexpensive Portugese dinner in
Newark's famed Ironbound district from 5 to 7pm. Located just a few blocks
from Newark Penn Station, makes for easy return to NYC by PATH or NJTRANSIT.
* Bring cash (probably less than $20) for dinner. No checks or Credit Cards.
PRIOR RSVP/REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY WED 2/21:
Should be emailed to both:
"Craig Ritz, Rutgers Aquatic Director" critz@...
"Mark Gluck" gluck@...
1) Your prior kayaking experience and level (if any).
2) If you will bring a kayak or need to borrow one.
3) Will you stay for dinner.
4) Names of everyone in your group (if more than just you).
Parking- $10.00. Email critz@...
to get on list for parking
and for more info on where to park.
Golden Dome Athletic Center Pool
42 Warren Street (corner of Washington)
Newark is 15 minutes by NJ Transit train from NY Penn Station (at 34th & Eight
Avenue). On Saturdays, trains leave NY Penn Station approximately every 20
minutes. The Rutgers-Newark campus is only a 10-15 minute walk from the
train station, or 2 stops on the local trolley.
Driving directions, campus map, & Newark City Map:
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