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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

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!

What a Bridge It Was: Farewell to the Kosciuszko

Newtown Creek, April 10, 2017

Newtown Creek, April 2017


After seventy-eight years of service, the Kosciuszko Bridge was dismantled and carried away by barge on July 26, 2017. A few NBBC members gathered to watch it go and bid farewell to Newtown Creek’s highest landmark.

Visit the NBBC Paddle Gallery to see some sights from the day as the Koscisuzko takes one last voyage.

To the Bitter End, Newtown Creek, July 21, 2016

To the Bitter End, Newtown Creek, July 21, 2016

Public Paddle CANCELED for 7/29

Alas, the weather looks rough for Saturday, with high winds all day and a good chance of rain. So we have decided to cancel this week’s public paddle. But don’t despair! There’s another on the schedule for August 19!

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks!
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head! And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Smite flat the thick rotundity o’ the world!

Cormorant off the NBBC dock, 10/31/2016

Sayeth the cormorant.