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The Next Public Paddle Is August 18!

The next public paddle is Saturday, August 18!

The next public paddle is August 18!

Due to recent rain volume, there is a CSO advisory. As a result we will have to suspend the on-water portion of today’s public paddle. We are still going to be hanging out at the boat yard,  EdShed environmental education programming and general open house at the boatyard (that is to say, we’re still hanging out, doing our boat club things, so come on over).

Our sewage treatment plans can handle up to 2x it’s operating capacity, but on days with excess rain, our sewers can fill to capacity and a mix of wastewater and rain water can end up going into our waterways here’s more information about Combined Sewage Overflow events.

 

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.

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
  • Saturday, July 28, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, August 18, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, September 8, 12-4 PM

The big canoes!

The big canoes!

Creek Life! Tuesday Open Hours at NBBC

Come to the NBBC Broadway Stages Boatyard at 51 Ash Street most Tuesday evenings for open hours. The Ed Shed will be open; come look at plankton in our microscope, talk about our new composting system, paint a sign, or just hang out and watch the water go by in Newtown Creek.

For more information or to collaborate on an Open Hours event or find the volunteering opportunity that’s best for you, please contact Lena at education@northbrooklynboatclub.org.

These events are open to the public. We want to welcome you to come learn more about the mission and volunteering opportunities of your community boat club.

Shaped by the waters of NYC: NBBC Open Hours!

The Next Public Paddle Is July 28! (and watch this space for weather updates!)

UPDATE (Saturday 9 AM): We are on! Hope to see all our neighbors and friends from farther away at your community boat club this afternoon!

UPDATE (Friday, 11 AM): The overnight forecast is a little iffy, and there’s a chance we will have to suspend the paddling portion of the day in case of a CSO — combined sewer overflow. These pollution events are one of the many environmental challenges facing Newtown Creek and its revitalization. Please check this space in the morning for updates on the programming for Saturday afternoon.

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.

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
  • 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 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