Restoring Our Home Waters
The North Brooklyn Boat Club is dedicated to enabling and advocating for human-powered boating on the waterways bordering Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Our mission is to enable local citizens to be effective stewards of the ecology and so preserve the recreation and freedom that the waterways engender.
And next week brings two opportunities to NBBC members to learn about — and help with — remediation efforts on the waterways of NYC.
Screening: Saving Jamaica Bay
Thursday, May 4
NBBC is excited to present a screening of Saving Jamaica Bay in our boatyard on the shores of Newtown Creek.
Come and watch what we call the movie about nature in NYC. Critics we didn’t ask rave, “It’s a masterpiece,” ‘It’s a celebration of communities fighting for their waterways,” and “Hey, was that a heron and a Boeing 747 in the same scene?”
$5 suggested donation, soft drinks and beer available for purchase.
Following the screening we’ll have a Q&A with Dan Hendricks, producer of Saving Jamaica Bay.
No registration required. More details on the NBBC calendar.
Riversweep Volunteer Creek Clean-Up
Saturday, May 6
11:00 AM – 4 PM
NBBC Members Only
NBBC members are invited to join Riverkeeper for its sixth annual day of service for the Hudson River Estuary. We’ll be doing our part on Newtown Creek on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
At the 2016 Riverkeeper Sweep, more than 2,200 volunteers, and dozens of community partners worked along hundreds of miles of shoreline from Brooklyn to Troy to remove over 48 tons of debris and plant or maintain 836 trees and native grasses.
Register on the NBBC Calendar to come help out. This is an on-water event, so dress appropriately:
- No cotton!
- Wear layers!
- Bring water! (Nondisposable bottle, of course)
Hope to see you at one or both of these events!