Author 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.
While the days are short and the water is cold, the boat club is not hibernating! For qualified kayak and canoe paddlers there are trips exploring the frozen reaches of the East River and Newtown Creek. A recent expedition involving our new trailer to Jamaica Bay got postponed because of high winds but more adventures are in the works. In the meantime, there is nautical knitting, a book club, chess, paddle carving and boat restoration! There’s a double-barreled wood-burning stove in the boatshed! Bring an armful of broken furniture and join us!