Take to the water with the Red Hook Boaters, which offer free kayaking from the beach in Louis Valentino Jr. Pier Park through Oct. 7.

Free walk-up kayaking takes place every Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 7, and every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 23.

All equipment is provided, but dress to get wet (a bathing suit, or shorts and a T-shirt). Rides are limited to 20 minutes. Children must have a legal guardian present. Kayak rides will be cancelled if there is rain 30 minutes before the event's start-time.