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We Are Ready to Rock the Pulaski!

The 6th annual Rock the Pulaski party is almost here! Once again, it’s time to end the summer with bands, beer, BBQ, and bonfire under your favorite and ever-faithful bridge in Greenpoint.

Awesome performances on the NBBC shipping containers by:

Hongo Beats & Mike Bhaiya ft. Bunny Rose
Jules and the Jinks
Blacktop Daisy
Dark Tea
Outros

Saturday, 9/23, 5 p.m. – ??
$5 before 8 p.m. / $10 after
16+/21+ to drink
At the North Brooklyn Boat Club Broadway Stages Boatyard
51 Ash St., Brooklyn NY 11222

Poster art by Ellen Lindner

The Season’s Last Public Paddle Is This Saturday!


At these free, informal paddles, North Brooklyn Boat Club welcomes walk-up participants to join trained NBBC guides for short trips on Newtown Creek and often out toward the East River, where we can pause to take in the view of Manhattan.

Heading west along the bulkhead

Heading west along the bulkhead

In Dutch Kills

In Dutch Kills

Public paddles are free and open to everyone. We especially hope to welcome our Brooklyn neighbors to the boatyard to see the city the way we love to see it — from the water. In particular, we are proud to welcome other nonprofit community organizations to join us and relax from the hard work of making the world a little bit better.

Whether in our 25′ big canoes or on the sit-on-top kayaks, everyone involved works together under expert instruction to forge a unique NYC experience, seeing the city in a new way.

We will try to get everyone who shows up on the water, but the earlier you arrive the better your chance of going on a paddle. All our voyages are led by certified trip leaders and include some of the best views of the city. This is a great way to check out the boatyard, meet your neighbors, and explore the local waterways. Paddling is free! And at the boatyard, we serve beverages, veggie dogs, and other snacks.

Our public paddles are child and pet friendly.

This year’s schedule (subject to change; please check our Calendar of Events):

One boat launches from MASE while another passes on its way to the mouth of the creek at the public paddle on August 19, 2017

Double the Public, Double the Paddle

Rains the day before and the attendant CSOs kept North Brooklyn Boat Club from launching sit-on-top kayaks from Manhattan Avenue Street End park on Saturday, August 19, but they could not stop the first Public Paddle to expand to a second location!

Loading the first NBBC boat to launch from MASE! Public paddle, August 19, 2017

NBBC’s mission is to enable and advocate for human-powered boating on the waterways of new York City, especially around our Greenpoint home. We hope to enable local citizens to be effective stewards of the ecology and so preserve the recreation and freedom that the waterways engender. Thanks to special help from the New York City Parks Department, we were able to expand our efforts to fulfill that mission by getting members of the public on the waters of Newtown Creek from the park at the end of Manhattan Avenue as well as our Broadway Stages Boatyard at 51 Ash St.

At MASE: Blue skies, full boats–can’t lose! Public paddle, August 19, 2017

Check out our Paddle Gallery for more pictures from the day and from other NBBC trips. And there’s at least one more Public Paddle to come in 2017: September 16!

One boat launches from MASE while another passes on its way to the mouth of the creek.

Come join us then!

Extra Public Public Paddle This Saturday!


At these free, informal paddles, North Brooklyn Boat Club welcomes walk-up participants to join trained NBBC guides for short trips on Newtown Creek and often out toward the East River, where we can pause to take in the view of Manhattan.

And at this extra-special, extra-public public paddle, we are expanding the programming to a second location! We will launch sit-on-top kayaks from the Manhattan Avenue Street End Park. And one block away at our Broadway Stages Boatyard, we will continue to launch our 25′ canoes.

Heading west along the bulkhead

Heading west along the bulkhead

In Dutch Kills

In Dutch Kills

Public paddles are free and open to everyone. We especially hope to welcome our Brooklyn neighbors to the boatyard to see the city the way we love to see it — from the water. In particular, we are proud to welcome other nonprofit community organizations to join us and relax from the hard work of making the world a little bit better.

Whether in our 25′ big canoes or on the sit-on-top kayaks, everyone involved works together under expert instruction to forge a unique NYC experience, seeing the city in a new way.

We will try to get everyone who shows up on the water, but the earlier you arrive the better your chance of going on a paddle. All our voyages are led by certified trip leaders and include some of the best views of the city. This is a great way to check out the boatyard, meet your neighbors, and explore the local waterways. Paddling is free! And at the boatyard, we serve beverages, veggie dogs, and other snacks.

Our public paddles are child and pet friendly.

The next public paddle is June  10!

That paddle sure looks public!


This year’s schedule (subject to change; please check our Calendar of Events):

  • Saturday, May 20, 12-4 PM — Special Guest: El Puente
  • Saturday, June 10, 12-4 PM — Special Guest: Make the Road New York
  • (read all about it here!)

  • Saturday, July 8, 12-4 PM — Special Guest: Mayday Space
  • Saturday, July 29, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, August 19, 12-4 PM — Special Guest: Manhattan Avenue Street End Park!
  • Saturday, September 16, 12-4 PM
The big canoes!

The big canoes!