Join Us on September 12, 2020

Overview

The Waterfront Alliance and New York–New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) and many organizations across the region are partnering to explore the BlueLine—the 2100 high tide line—as part of City of Water Day on Saturday, September 12.

Use the map below to find an event near you!

Earlier in the year, we planned to stand together at the future high tide line as part of the day to demonstrate the climate risks our region faces and the need for action. Due to COVID-19, City of Water Day events this year are virtual, solo, appropriately distanced on-water activities, and outdoor public art exhibits. Events are required to adhere to New York and New Jersey state and city/local public health guidelines.

What is the Blue Line?

The Blue Line is the location of the future high tide line, six feet above today’s high tide, depicted here in this map from NOAA’s Sea Level Rise Viewer. At some In Your Neighborhood sites, participants will experience the Blue Line, and see the potential impact of sea level rise.  Six feet of sea level rise are approximately equivalent to the high emissions (90th percentile) projection for sea level rise in New York and high emissions (likely range) for New Jersey by 2100. See the New York City Panel on Climate Change and the New Jersey Scientific Report on Climate Change for more information. 

Want to Host an event in your neighborhood?

Events are organized and hosted independently of the Rise to Resilience Coalition, Waterfront Alliance, and New York–New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program. This website is intended to provide an aggregate list of events. Please contact the host organization directly if you have questions or need additional information about a specific listing, including information on their health/safety and weather related policies.

Participation in events does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of policies advocated for by Rise to Resilience.

Castle Hill Park Wetland Restoration

Bronx

Castle Hill Park, Howe Avenue, The Bronx, NY, USA

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City Island Rising Kayak City Island at the BlueLine

Bronx

Schofield Street, Bronx, NY, USA

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Community Rowing at the BlueLine

Bronx

Hunts Point Riverside Park, 1409 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10474, USA

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HRCS Free Community Sailing Day

Bronx

Dyckman Marina, 348 Dyckman Street, New York, NY, USA

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Bridges of Brass

Brooklyn

Union Street Bridge, 501 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

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Build A Boat

Brooklyn

Domino Park, Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Changing Tides at the Gowanus Canal at the BlueLine

Brooklyn

Gowanus Waterfront Park, 165 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Ecology Park Forest Restoration

Brooklyn

Ecology Park - Bergen Ave and Ave T

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Gowanus Canal Conservancy Clean & Green

Brooklyn

Gowanus Canal Conservancy Salt Lot Facility, 2 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA

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It’s My Park at the BlueLine

Brooklyn

Bushwick Inlet Park, Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Jamaica Bay Festival at the BlueLine

Brooklyn

Jamaica Bay, New York, USA

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Meet the New Residents of Domino Park – Oysters!

Brooklyn

Domino Park, Williamsburg (closest entrance to S 3rd and River street)

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Raft Building Workshop

Brooklyn

465 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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StewardardOnShore(SOS)

Brooklyn

Denyse Wharf, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Under the BlueLine at Newtown Creek

Brooklyn

1 Commercial Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Voices Heard at the BlueLine

Brooklyn

Kaiser Park, Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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White Island Stewardship

Brooklyn

Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Art at the BlueLine Exhibit in the Seaport District

Manhattan

Seaport District NYC, Fulton Street, New York, NY, USA

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City of Water Day Shoreline Cleanup at Hudson River Park

Manhattan

1 Pier 76, 408 12th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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City of Water Day with the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Manhattan

99 Dock St, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA

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East Coast Greenway Manhattan Loop Ride at the BlueLine

Manhattan

Andrew Haswell Green Dog Park, Bobby Wagner Walk & E 63rd Street Pedestrian Bridge, New York, NY 10065, USA

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Fit to Row

Manhattan

Inwood Hill Park, Payson Ave. & Seaman Ave, New York, NY 10034

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Goals are Fluid

Manhattan

Nolan Park, Building 10B on Governors Island

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Make Compost at Soil Start Farm

Manhattan

11 Enright Road, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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River Cove Cleanup

Manhattan

East River Promenade, New York, NY 10002, USA

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Sherman Creek River Cleanup Fest 2020

Manhattan

Sherman Creek Waterfront Parks, 351 W 205th St, New York, NY 10034, USA

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The Shore Sound

Manhattan

Nolan Park, Governors Island, New York, NY, USA

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Water In The Garden

Manhattan

Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden, New York, NY, USA

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Wavertree Open Days

Manhattan

South Street Seaport Museum, Fulton Street, New York, NY, USA

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#lookfortheriver: FRAMES at the BlueLine

New Jersey

350 Memorial Parkway, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

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B2G: Brownfields to Greenfields

New Jersey

Edison Wetlands Association, Inc.

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Gardenship River Day at the BlueLine

New Jersey

Gardenship at Kearny Point, Kearny NJ

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Hoboken Cove Kayak Trip and Beach Cleanup at the BlueLine

New Jersey

Hoboken Cove Community Boathouse, Maxwell Place Park

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Pirates of the Hackensack Children’s Fishing Derby

New Jersey

Laurel Hill County Park Cricket Ground, Secaucus, NJ, USA

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Rising Tides

New Jersey

Teaneck, NJ, USA

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Spanktown Splash Canoe and Kayak Race at the BlueLine

New Jersey

Rahway Yacht Club, Paterson Street, Rahway, NJ, USA

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At the Edge: Film Screening + Discussion at the BlueLine

Queens

Flushing Bay Promenade, Flushing, NY, USA

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Rise Above Plastics Workshop

Queens

Rockaway, Queens, NY, USA

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This Place Will Be Water

Queens

Shore Front Pkwy & Beach 94th St, Queens, NY 11693, USA

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Kayak Tour to the Alice Austen House with Kayak Staten Island

Staten Island

777 Front Street, Staten Island, NY, USA

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The Effects of Climate Change as seen through the Eyes of the National Lighthouse Museum at the BlueLine

Staten Island

National Lighthouse Museum, The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island, NY, USA

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Tompkinsville Historic Tour: Urban Village at the Edge of the Bay

Staten Island

Lyons Pool Recreation Center, Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY, USA

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Arthur Kill Blueway at the BlueLine

Virtual

Arthur Kill Blueway

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At the Edge: Film Screening + Discussion at the BlueLine

Virtual

Flushing Bay Promenade, Flushing, NY, USA

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B2G: Brownfields to Greenfields

Virtual

Edison Wetlands Association, Inc.

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Fit to Row

Virtual

Inwood Hill Park, Payson Ave. & Seaman Ave, New York, NY 10034

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Hutchinson River Virtual Tour

Virtual

Hutchinson River Restoration Project, Leeward Lane, The Bronx, NY, USA

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StewardardOnShore(SOS)

Virtual

Denyse Wharf, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Water In The Garden

Virtual

Sixth Street and Avenue B Community Garden, New York, NY, USA

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Water Quality Demonstration

Virtual

Water Street, New York, NY, USA

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White Island Stewardship

Virtual

Marine Park, Brooklyn, NY, USA

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City of Water Day with the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Westchester County

99 Dock St, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA

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Courtesy of NOOA, https://www.noaa.gov/

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