Round Manhattan Row Fundraiser 2014

From Round Manhattan Rpw 2014

On Saturday, September 27th, 50 rowers in 9 row boats circumnavigated the island of Manhattan to raise money for Village Community Boathouse. Setting off from Pier 40 at 7:00 AM, the fleet rounded the Battery at 7:30. for the Battery, the fleet was back before 5:00 PM. There were three stops: The DEC dock in Gantry State Park, Long Island City; the beach on the west side of Randall’s Island; the beach behind the pier on Dykeman Street on the Hudson.
The event was a great success on many levels-The fundraising goal at the outset was to raise $5000 but the total at the end of the day came to more than $6500. Most important, everyone had a grand time. Thanks to all of the intrepid rowers who donated their time and money to make this fundraiser such a great success!
Special thanks to David Shehigian and Rob Buchanan for organizing and Briana Hulet for doing a fantastic job catering the after party.

Rob’s Round Manhattan Row Photos:

Pete Seeger Launched to Great Fanfare at Pier 40

From Pete Seeger Launch 9/14

On Sunday, September 14th, the Village Community Boathouse (VCB), held a party attended by 100 volunteers and friends to celebrate the completion and launch of a new 27-foot Whitehall gig named after Pete Seeger, the celebrated folk singer and clean-water activist who died last winter at age 94. The christening ceremony included music by musicians Jeff Turrentine and Lenny Fox.
Thanks to all our High School, College and Community volunteers who joined in the collective effort to build and launch this beautiful new Whitehall Gig!