Summer Solstice Benefit Party Canceled for Weather

It’s No Go

Friends, the weather is against us once again: because of impending and music-gear-wetting rain, we are going to have to cancel the NBBC Summer Solstice Benefit Party.

There’s still a chance to party with NBBC this summer! Look for our Rock the Pulaski benefit party in September! But for Saturday,

The glass is falling hour by hour, the glass will fall forever,
But if you break the bloody glass, you won’t hold up the weather.

See you soon!
Cormorant off the NBBC dock, 10/31/2016

Summer Solstice Benefit Party 2018!

Poster for NBBC Summer Solstice Benefit Party, July 21, 6 PM

The 2018 Summer Solstice Benefit Party is July 21!

Come and play the paddlin’ way! Celebrate summer at your community boat club with all the best things: good neighbors, good food, bands on the shipping containers, and sitting by the fire to watch the water go by!

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

6 PM till late
$5 admission
Food, drinks, music, fellowship, and fun
21+ to drink

Featuring music by:
The Reverse Engineers / RYAL / The Listeners / Eliza and the Organix

We can’t wait to see you there!

The Next Public Paddle Is July 14!

The next public paddle is Saturday, July 14!

The next public paddle is July 14!


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 often pause to take in the view of Manhattan. Usually we take out our 25′ voyageur canoes. Everyone on the paddle works together under expert instruction to forge a unique NYC experience, seeing the city in a new way.

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.

On July 14, it’s our proud privilege to host the Octavia Project at our Public Paddle!

We will try to get everyone who shows up on the water using our big canoes, 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 and get a chance to explore the local waterways. Paddling is free! And we serve beverages, great veggie food, and other snacks. Our public paddles are child and pet friendly.

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

  • Saturday, May 26, 1-6 PM — Opening Day 2018!
  • Saturday, June 16, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, July 14, 12-4 PM: Special Guest: The Octavia Project
  • Saturday, July 28, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, August 18, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, September 8, 12-4 PM


The big canoes!

The big canoes!

Summer Solstice Benefit Party Postponed

It’s No Go

Friends, the weather is against us: because of impending and music-gear-wetting rain, we are going to have to postpone the NBBC Summer Solstice Benefit Party. It’s not over! Look for a raincheck date in July. But for Saturday,

The glass is falling hour by hour, the glass will fall forever,
But if you break the bloody glass, you won’t hold up the weather.

See you soon!
Cormorant off the NBBC dock, 10/31/2016