Kavanagh on Board for City of Water Festival
July 18, 2009
On July 18, 2009, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh joined Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Ruth Hassell-thompson, Governors Island Alliance Executive Director Robert Pirani, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) President Roland Lewis, and many other guests to launch this year's "City of Water" Festival on Governors Island. The MWA and the Governors Island Alliance presented the event, transporting many of the participants aboard the Clipper City, one of the nation's largest sailing ships and a replica of a 19th Century tall ship, to Governors Island for a narrated tour and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Kavanagh was pleased to help kick off the festivities, which highlighted the potential of the City's waterfront through kayak, canoe, and boat activities as well as harbor tours, live music, educational workshops, and an information fair.