NBBC Annual Member Meeting: Sunday, December 2, 1:00 PM

The North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Annual Member Meeting is Sunday, December 2!

North Brooklyn Boat Club Annual Meeting
Sunday, December 2, 1-3 PM
North Brooklyn Boat Club
51 Ash St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn

NBBC members, please come on down Sunday, December 2, at 1 PM in the Crystal Shed at NBBC’s Broadway Stages Boatyard for our 2018 Annual All-Member Meeting.

Lunch and beverages are on NBBC! Come down to hang out with other members, enjoy the woodstove, eat, drink, and be merry!

We will also reflect on an amazing 2018, discuss the future of the boatyard and boathouse, and look forward to new ideas and projects.

This is a great event if you would like to become more involved or want to share your ideas for ways NBBC can grow. Committee coordinators will be on hand to discuss the work they do and hear your ideas on ways to do even better.

We cherish the culture of volunteering at NBBC. Come be a part of the greatest experience $40 can buy: membership in YOUR community boat club.


Monstrous good times!

Sunday, December 2
1-3 PM
North Brooklyn Boat Club
51 Ash St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Community * Advocacy * Adventure * Paddling

Paddleface is on board

Paddleface is on board

Haunted Paddle 2018: 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 27 at NBBC’s Haunted Paddle 2018!

Let our dark and silent (ACA-certified) guides take you on a terrifying thirty-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 $45 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/cthulhu-canoe-haunted-boat-ride-tickets-50540832992

  • NBBC Boatyard: 51 Ash St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, USA
  • October 27, 2018
  • 6:00-11:30 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/

Celebrating the 2018 Level 2 Canoe Class

Canoe training at Lake Sebago

Member paddle trips on the waterways of New York City are the invaluable reward that NBBC members get for their part in furthering our mission of advocacy for and enabling access to the waters for the NYC community. But we always hope that members will become member-volunteers and that those will in turn become trip leaders and the next cohort actively involved in bringing new people out on the water and showing New Yorkers that the waters belong to no one — and so belong to all of us.

And so it’s always great news when a group of members take the first step to becoming trip leaders: passing their Level 2 for canoe or kayak paddling. From here to Official Paddler status to trip leader: that’s the path we hope NBBC members discover and paddle down.

L2 Canoe training at Lake Sebago

And it’s for this reason that we have a culture of learning and teaching. Member trips are always skills workshops, always another chance to sharpen paddling techniques, to understand the tidal currents of our estuary, and to learn of the deep connections we all have with the waters that surround us.

The 2018 L2 Canoe Class at Lake Sebago

At our Lake Sebago cabin this past weekend, six more NBBC members passed their Level 2 tests, this time in canoe paddling. In the words of their instructor, NBBC OP (original paddler!) Jens Rasmussen, “This may be one of the strongest groups we’ve had yet — a testament to our growing canoe culture and mentorship.”

So we want to thank Jens and congratulate our new Level 2 canoeists — with the hope that all NBBC members will move along the road toward becoming more skilled, more connected, and more able to pass that knowledge along to the next group to discover our home waters.

The 2018 Level 2 Canoe class fueling up.

And thankfully there was enough food when the long days were done!

It’s Time to Rock the Pulaski!

NBBC’s Rock the Pulaski Party is coming! The September fundraiser at your community boat club brings bands, food, fire, and fellowship to the shores of Newtown Creek!

  • Saturday, September 22
  • 6 PM to midnight
  • $5 before 8 pm, $10 after
  • Food and drink for sale!

Bands

  • The Reverse Engineers: 7 PM
  • Blacktop Daisy: 8 PM
  • REvV: 9 PM
  • Leland Sundries: 10 PM
  • The Shook Ones: 11 PM

All proceeds will benefit NBBC’s community programming on the waterways of New York City.