Sunday April 12, 2015
12 – 4 pm in Anacostia Park (corner of Good hope Road SE and Anacostia Drive SE)
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Through its member organization Capital Rowing Club and NCAWPA, ACBA will provide learn to row and learn to paddle opportunities at the festival. Come to the ACBA tent to sign up and learn about our 10 member organizations that provide rowing opportunities to youth, college students, adults, seniors, and athletes with disabilities.
2 Rowing barges (holds 8)
2 Dragon boats (holds 15)
2 Outrigger canoes (holds 6)
Learn to Row:
ROW ON A BARGE:
Grab your friends and join our coaches in a rowing adventure on the Anacostia River. From the barge, learn the basics of an Olympic sport while taking in the sights and sounds of the Anacostia. Ages 10 and up. Find our tent at the Festival to sign up!
ROW ON LAND:
Visit our tent and try out a Concept2 rowing machine! With this on-land rowing simulation, our coaches will teach you the fundamentals you need to train at the gym or prepare for on the water rowing. All ages and physical abilities. Adaptive rowing represented. Visit our tent at the Festival to sign up!
Learn to Paddle:
Paddles up…Take it away!
Get in rhythm with your fellow festival-goers in a dragon boat! Hop in our colorful 45-foot vessels and learn to move in unison with up to 14 other people from all over DC.
Want a little challenge at the festival? Join us in a 6-person outrigger canoe for an action-packed learn to paddle and tour of the Anacostia. In the company of our experienced paddlers and fellow adventure seekers, you’ll learn the basics of outrigger racing!
Wear clothing you can move in! Bring rain gear and a water bottle. Don't forget to wear sunscreen.
Have questions about times, travel, parking, other activities and more? Visit www.bridgepark.org/anacostia-river-festival for all the details.
Other festival activities include: hands-on art projects, musical performances, boating, fishing workshops, tours of historic Anacostia, bike parades, and other unique programs to engage families with the environment.
The Anacostia River Festival is presented by the National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Funds for the Anacostia River Festival are provided in part by Bloomberg. Other sponsors include The Anacostia BID, ARCH Development Corporation, City First Bank of DC, MRP Realty, National Parks Conservation Association and Kendra Rubinfeld PR.