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Give the Gift of Belonging to NBBC

North Brooklyn Cheer Club

Memberships to the North Brooklyn Boat Club are the perfect way to tell the committed, caring, and adventurous people in your life that you get them! NBBC is a community-based, mission-driven organization dedicated to enabling and advocating for access to the waterways of New York City for city residents, especially in North Brooklyn and Long Island City. All of our events; member trips by canoe, kayak, and rowboat; and environmental-education activities are run by our member-volunteers and funded mainly by membership dues. So belonging gives more than access to a new way to see the city — it actively helps the club’s mission of access and stewardship for all New Yorkers.

And moreover, it’s super fun!

Monica & Heather's Holiday Snowy Paddle!! from Robert C. DiMaio on Vimeo.

The benefits of becoming a North Brooklyn Boat Club member are many:

  • More chances to paddle with trained NBBC trip leaders! (See our calendar and sign up for our newsletter)
  • Learning paddling, navigation, and safety skills to assist trip leaders and help get more people involved and on the water
  • The opportunity to complete our Official Paddler process, which permits use of club vessels and equipment outside of organized paddles
  • Access to our cabin at ACA Camp Lake Sebago on a beautiful lake in Harriman State Park. (NOTE: You must also join the ACA to use Camp Lake Sebago)
  • Attending the annual NBBC meeting
  • Involvement and investment in NBBC’s work to advocate and facilitate water access, human-powered boating, and environmental restoration of the waterways of North Brooklyn

The 2018 Membership dues are still just $40. That’s less than two weeks of a Metrocard because we want to include as many people as we can as NBBC members.

But how do you give such a wonderful gift?!

A very holiday URL

Just use our online membership form. Fill out as much information as you can on behalf of your giftees: name, address, DOB, contact number, especially. To heighten the holiday mystery of it all, you can use YOUR e-mail address so that your giftees won’t know a thing until you tell them. NBBC is also making a special holiday e-mail announcement to send to all new members who join between December 16 and January 1. And you can also print out a customized membership card and present that as an indication that you know the people in your life who are most committed to adventure, fun, advocacy, stewardship, and all the good things in life!

Life preservers


After all, the life we save may be our own!

NBBC Annual Member Meeting: Wednesday, November 29, 7:00

Big canoe at sunset, July 2014

Paddle down to the Annual Meeting!


The North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Annual Member Meeting is this Wednesday!

North Brooklyn Boat Club Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 29
7:00 PM!!
The Wythe Hotel Basement Screening Room
Free
Cash bar
80 Wythe Avenue at N. 11th St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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The North Brooklyn Boat Club has had another wonderful year in the Broadway Stages Boatyard. There have been almost 200 different paddle trips, some as short as down to Bushwick Inlet and some as long and adventurous as our annual circumnavigation of Manhattan. Hundreds of children and other learners have been given access to what the waters of NYC have to teach at out environmental-education events, and we have also invited our neighbors to experience the lurking horror beneath the waters! We also reached out to other community organizations to extend a network of advocacy and action, and we extended our own reach by offering public paddling from a second location for the first time.

And all these things are possible only because of our members. Indeed, NBBC exists only through its members. And the Annual Meeting is every member’s chance to find out about what has gone on all year and talk about what the future holds. Come add your voice to the conversation.

Hope to see you there!

Williamsburg sunset paddle, September 20, 2016

The meeting is *that* way!

Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Canoe! Happy Halloween from NBBC

To all the member-volunteers and performers who made it happen, to all our guests, to all our pumpkins, and to all those restless spirits that haunt Newtown Creek, happy Halloween from North Brooklyn Boat Club!

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.

Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Canoe!

Paddleface says Happy Halloween

Paddleface says Happy Halloween

Haunted Paddle 2017: Cthulhu Canoe!

The Dark is rising in Newtown Creek … who knows what horrors lurk below its ancient waters …?

But you can come find out on October 28 at NBBC’s Haunted Paddle 2017!

North Brooklyn Boat Club Haunted Paddle 2017: Cthulhu Canoe! October 28, 2017, $30, 7:00-11:00 PM, 51 Ash St., Brooklyn, NY

Let our dark and silent (ACA-certified) guides take you on a terrifying twenty-minute tour of the starkly beautiful postindustrial waters of Newtown Creek. Over the dark surface of this time-haunted stream, strange chants echo, and those who dwell here have changed with the passing of forgotten years. As your boat glides beneath the rusted relics of bygone industry, you’ll see the twisted devotees of ancient powers, older than humanity, uncaring, and strange.

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.

Iä! Iä! Cthulhu Canoe!

All are welcome to witness the horrors of the deep! You won’t find anything this Halloween that’s more superfun(d) than this! Each $30 canoe ride ticket includes a drink ticket to be used after your trip. You’ll need it.

For those too fearful to ply the waters, we’ll have a party on land with a bonfire, drinks, and food.

The party is free to attend and requires no RSVP, but haunted canoe ride tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets sell out fast, so grab yours soon! Tickets are on sale now!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-brooklyn-boat-club-presents-cthulhu-canoe-haunted-boat-tours-tickets-38026391962

  • NBBC Boatyard: 51 Ash St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, USA
  • October 28, 2017
  • 7:00-11:00 PM
  • Haunted canoe tours every 20 minutes
  • Purchase tickets in advance
  • Any unsold tickets will be available at the door

Poster by Jonathan Burkhardt
http://jonathandraws.com/