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East River Day: An East River Agenda for Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn

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On East River Day, Thursday, June 21, a coalition of more than 50 organizations led by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Municipal Art Society will launch the East River Agenda. Responding to the mayor’s bold plan to reclaim 90 percent of the city’s waterways by 2030, the agenda is a roadmap to creating a cleaner, more accessible and sustainable future for the East River and its shoreline.

The day-long series of events will highlight each of the four boroughs that border on the East River with presentations, narrated boat tours, remarks from elected officials and community leaders, and the premiere of City of Water, a documentary about the city’s changing waterfront.

  • 9:00 a.m. – Main news conference and light breakfast, South Street Seaport Stage, Pier 17, Lower Manhattan.
  • 9:45 a.m. – Depart Pier 17 for boat tour of the Manhattan waterfront.
  • 10:45 a.m. – Continue with boat tour of the Bronx waterfront.
  • 11:45 p.m. – Media availability and lunch, McMurray Hall, SUNY Maritime, 6 Pennyfield Road, Bronx.
  • 12:45 p.m. – Depart for boat tour of the Queens waterfront.
  • 1.45 p.m. – Media availability, Water Taxi Beach, 2nd Street and Borden Avenue, Long Island City, Queens.
  • 2:45 p.m. – Depart for boat tour of the Brooklyn waterfront.
  • 3:30 p.m. – Media availability, Barge Music, Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn.
  • 4:30 p.m. – Reception and discussion of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront heritage, Tobacco Warehouse, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • 5:30 p.m. – Pre-screening reception, Pier 2 at Furman Street.
  • 6:30 p.m. – Premiere of City of Water, Pier 2 at Furman Street, between Fulton Ferry and Joralemon Street, Brooklyn.