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!