Upcoming Special New York Rowing Events


Recent Special New York Rowing Events 

The 11th-annual National Learn to Row Day sponsored by USRowing and Concept2 will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in rowing clubs and health clubs throughout the United States. Competitive and recreational rowers range in age from 12 to over 90, so it is never too early or too late to take up the sport.

Bring work out clothes and sneakers!

No Experience Necessary!

Adults and Juniors Welcome.  Come meet our coaches and team!

May 5th, 2012
9am - 12noon 


May 19th, 2012
12noon - 3pm 

Overpeck Lake Training and Regatta Center
8 Bell Drive Ridgefield NJ

Our alumni have been recruited to the following schools: Brown, Bucknell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Fairfield Fordham, Georgetown, Harvard, Holy Cross, MIT, Princeton, Rutgers, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, Wesleyan, and others.

Please help us spread the word!  Click here for our flier: OPEN HOUSE FLIER

New York Rowing 2012 Spring Junior Erg-A-Thon

When: February 11th, 2012,

NJ Where: Paramus Park Mall; 700 Paramus Park, Paramus NJ 07652, 10 am to 6 pm

We are having an Erg-A-Thon this year to help raise money for needed equipment.

Participation is mandatory and our goal is to have each rower raise at least $500 in sponsorships. PLUS you can invite anyone you know who is willing to erg and solicit sponsors!!  Just have them fill out the sponsorship form linked HERE for NJ (make all the copies you need!) and they must fill out a waiver when they sign in! 

There will be prizes for the following categories:

  • The overall top male and female fundraiser, will have their spring fees waived!!!! ($1,000.00 value!)
  • Overall second place male and female, will receive an iPod and a $50.00 iTunes gift card.
  • Third place male and female, will receive $50.00 in NYRA bucks (can go towards gear, regatta fees, etc.)

Sponsorship pledges are to be paid for every 100 Meters Rowed and all rowers are required to row a minimum of 10,000 Meters!  Please use the chart linked HERE for NJ and to make sure you collect the correct amount and to check your distance calculations. 


  1. All Rowers must sign up up for a specific time slot to use the ergs. See coaches for time sign-ups.
  2. We will have a contingency of rowers present both rowing and manning the information table at all times during the Erg-A-Thon. Everyone must take a shift rowing and manning the table, but everyone does not have to stay for the full 8 hours. 
  3. There will be parent chaperones.
  4. Rowers must submit all sponsorship forms with all pre-collected contributions clearly marked and labeled.
  5. Checks should be made payable to: New York Rowing Association.
  6. Bring snacks and water with you.
  7. Wear as much NYRA gear as possible.
  8. If a rower refuses to participate in the Erg-a-Thon, there will be extra fees for the Spring.
  9. Do not bring the money to the park. It will be collected at practice on Monday or it can be mailed in.
  10. If a rower cannot make it to the event, there will be a make up day to erg. The rower must still raise the money from the sponsors.
  11. We do not have a noise permit, so if you would like to listen to music while you erg, please bring an mp3 player with headphones.
  12. If you bring valuables to the event, please keep them in a secure place.

All sponsors will receive a thank you letter after you finish your Erg-a-thon. Collect as much sponsorship for the first 10,000 meters BEFORE arriving on February 11, 2012. There will be some refreshments available for each participant who completes the 10,000 meters. Good luck everyone and let's have a great Erg-A-Thon.


Coxing Clinic:

When: Sunday January, 29th 2012; 9am-3pm
Where: Chase Collegiate School 
565 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, Connecticut 06708
COST:  $85 Skills Clinic  (includes lunch) 

Sharpen Your Skills

Safety, Steering, Motivation, Practice Management, Racing Skills & Team Work

Laura Simon, Jr National Team Coxswain Coach and co-author of The Coxswain Encyclopedia will be in Waterbury, CT to offer a clinic on Sharpening Your Skills.  


Make sure to bring your audio recorder loaded with a practice or a race piece so that you can meet one-on-one with Laura and receive IMMEDIATE feedback on putting your new skills to work! 

Note: Participants must attend skills clinic to be eligible for audio review.

$30 extra for Individual Audio Analysis - Individual Audio Analysis Offered Sunday afternoon from 3:15pm to 4:30pm.  Limited spots available, on a first come first serve basis.  Please bring your audio recordings or tape your races and get immediate feedback!  15' sessions.  Sign up on Regatta Central and times will be assigned via email.

Questions regarding the Coxswain Clinics can be sent to laura@rowingeducation.org.  Thank you for your interest in coxing education. 

The 2011 Joe DiMaggio Award Dinner

When: Thursday, November 17th, 2011  at 6PM
Where: Yankee Stadium

On November 17th 2011, Vincent Pitta, ESQ. and Bucky Dent are being honored at the Joe DiMaggio Award Dinner. This is an exciting year because it is the 70th anniversary of his 56th game hitting streak. The dinner will be held at Yankee Stadium and it will be a star studded event. All proceeds will go to The Child School/Legacy H.S. , Heartshare Human Services and the NYRA servicing children and adults with special needs.

Please support this event by purchasing a ticket, table or giving a tax deductable donation.  For more information, contact Fran Shine at 917-922-3143, 212-223-5055 ext. 1217, francesshine@gmail.com or Rebecca Lam at 212-277-8018, rebecca@nyrowing.org.

Row To School Benefit Celebration

When: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011  at 6-9PM
Where: Eleven Times Square, Manhattan

New York Rowing's Board of Trustees cordially invite you to a celebration of our Row To School Scholarship Program.  

Row to School provides competitive and needs-based scholarships to rowers 13-18 years of age in New York Rowing’s Junior Program.  Row to School Scholarship recipients participate in a four year program of vigorous athletic training and competition, while maintaining a minimum 3.0 average at school with support from our coaching staff.  They compete on a team notable for its economic and cultural diversity.  Please come join us for an enjoyable evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in honor of this wonderful program.

The New York Rowing Parents & Masters Winter Gathering

When: Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at 6-9PM
Where: 10 Liberty Street, New York City, between William and Gold Streets

Taking place in the 10 Liberty Street Event room overlooking the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, this Potluck Winter gathering promises to be a blast!  Supporters of the New York Rowing family will have the chance to get together and share their experiences over an assorted selection of food.  All parents and Masters are welcome to bring guests to this Potluck event with food in-hand ready to have some fun!  Each person should bring their favorite dish – be it appetizer or dessert – and share the wealth!

The New York Rowing Parents & Masters Winter Gathering also marks the drawing of our first ever 50/50 raffle with a maximum of 1,000 tickets.  Raffle proceeds will be used to support our Junior rowing program and upgrade our equipment at all three of our rowing locations.   Each ticket is $100 so if you are interested in trying your luck and contributing to a good cause, please contact Rebecca Lam at rebecca@nyrowing.org for more information on how to purchase a raffle ticket!  Tickets will also be available for sale at the event!

Row To School Benefit Celebration

When: Monday, October 4th, 2010  at 6:30-9PM
Where: At the home of Lois Robbins & Andrew Zaro in New York City

New York Rowing held an impressive cocktail party and celebration October 4th, 2010 to benefit our Row To School Scholarship Program.  Row To School is a full competitive and needs-based scholarship for rowers in the 8th or 9th grades to New York Rowing’s Junior Program.  Boys and girls on our composite team come from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds for the unique opportunity to row together in our year round athletic program. 
Over 50 guests spent the evening surrounded by cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and stimulating conversation.  Honored guests included Richard Suarez and Derek Jeffry, two of our prominent Row To School Scholarship alumni who currently row at prestigious universities, MIT and Wesleyan respectively.  They both made the time in their busy college careers to attend the event and share how the scholarship program was a positive experience that changed their lives. 
Generous donations from our supporters raised nearly eighty thousand dollars for our program and we are so grateful for each and every dollar.  We would like to again express our gratitude to each individual who made a contribution.  Of course we also can’t forget to thank Lois Robbins and Andrew Zaro for opening up their home to host this worthy event.

  • For pictures from this event, please click HERE!

Junior Fall 2010 Erg-A-Thon Fundraiser

When: November 5th, 2010 from 4PM-12AM
Where: New Rochelle Rowing Club Boathouse

New York Rowing holds a Junior Erg-A-Thon fundraiser for regatta fees, travel accommodations, and boat maintenance costs each year.  This year, we would like to congratulation the 49 rowers who participated in the 2010 Erg-a-thon rowing a total of 800,000 meters.  They raised $23,202 and we really appreciate their hard work and good spirits all the way through!  Our Chairman had also issued a challenge ahead of time.  For each rower that participated and raised at least $500, he would match the first $500 up to $10,000.  To our delight, 24 rowers made that mark surpassing the maximum match amount.  That makes the grand total of our Junior Fall 2010 fundraiser $33,202!  Thank you so much to all the individual sponsors who contributed to our Junior rowers! 

New York Rowing Sponsored Regattas

Overpeck Lake Training and Regatta Center