Boatbuilding Project, Sundays this Spring!

Join NBBC this Spring to help out with our first complete boat build project.

All members are welcome to drop in and lend a hand, no experience required. Or just stop by come and check out what’s going on.¬†We will be making a 14′ rowboat to replace our current aluminum skiff used for environmental projects run in conjunction with Newtown Creek Alliance and LaGuardia Community College.

Sundays 12-4 PM in April and May.

The New Explorers discuss Landscape, Exploration and Art

IMG_3896.JPG IMG_3925.JPG IMG_3924.JPG IMG_3915.JPGAuthor Kris Timken presented her book, The New Explorers to a rapt and capacity crowd at the Broadway Stages Boatyard on Sunday. Renowned art writer Lucy R. Lippard and legendary artist (and paddler!) Marie Lorenz joined in the discussion of how women might approach, perceive and express the act and idea of exploration and the art inspired by it in a way that is still fairly new territory in a landscape historically dominated by male discourse and perspective. 30+mph winds prevented Kris and Lucy from rowing in with Marie in her Tide Taxi but there was a lot of talk among those attending about expeditions as soon as the waters warm up. Kris very generously donated the proceeds from sales of her book to NBBC.