Beczak Environmental Center, Yonkers NY at 6 pm.
Sponsored by the Hudson River Watertrail Association, Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club and the Beczak Environmental Center.
A $5 donation at the door, light refreshments will be served.
Event #2 - Friday, 3/19: I ran into an old acquaintance who works at the South Street Seaport museum last night at the mapping meeting & she mentioned that they have a pretty interesting program on Friday. It's part of their Free Friday series -- always free, always fun!
South Street Seaport Museum’s Free Friday
Friday March 19, 2010
5-8 pm 12 Fulton Street
MEET THE WORKING WATERFRONT
Enormous numbers of both people and goods move across our harbor waters every day, yet the professionals who accomplish this often work behind the scenes. Meet port professionals, maritime engineers and other New York waterfront workers in person to hear their stories and enjoy a reception in their honor. Presentations at 6:30pm, ongoing reception between 5 and 8pm. Admission is free, but RSVP’s are appreciated to ensure adequate seating, 212-748-8786 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Event #3 - Last but not least, on Satuday the 20th, there will be a cold water workshop at New York Kayak Company. Seriously - if you are in the NYC area, and you are looking at our fabulous forecast & thinking it might be very neat to throw on some jeans & a t-shirt, pull the canoe out of the garage & go out for a paddle -
GO TO THIS INSTEAD. Ok? Please? Seriously, this is the very worst time of year for a nice day on the water to turn into a tragedy - people feel that balmy 60 degree air & just don't realize that the water is still dangerously, wintery cold until something goes wrong & they end up in it - at which point, if you aren't dressed right, it's probably too late. I'm sailing on Saturday, I'll be in a drysuit & hood. I don't plan to fall in, but I'll have a lot more fun if I'm dressed so I don't have to worry as much if I do.
Here's the blurb from NYCKayaker:
Dressing for Cold Water Paddling Clinic & Demo Saturday at New York Kayak Co. on Saturday, March 20.
15% Off on Kokatat March 20 through March 28 .
Join us on Saturday, March 20th at 11AM for a free Cold Water Paddling Clinic. Tom Harsh, the Kokatat Factory Representative, will be discussing how build a paddle-sport wardrobe that enhances your comfort and safety in a broad range of conditions, with special emphasis on paddling in cold water. Randy Henriksen will talk about cold water risk management for paddle-sports. There will be dry suits to try on - you can even water test a suit under supervision (please bring immersion foot ware and a towel if you're going in for a cold water test.) No charge for the event, but let us know if you're coming so we know what suits to have ready.
Also, to help you get the season started early, all Kokatat paddle-sport apparel is on sale both online and in the store for 15% off March 20 - 28. This is a sale that will not be repeated in 2010, so please come in or order online during our event to get our best prices of the year!