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Opening Day 2016 Saturday May 14th!

This Saturday May 14th (noon – 4pm) we’re ditching the dry suits for a sunny and beautiful 2016 opening day!

Join us for a public paddle with beautiful views, nosh on stuff from the grill, and tie knots by the campfire. Visit the Ed Shed, check out the boat we’re building, and stick your hands in some dirt. Enjoy the music of our returning guest and troubadour Morgan O’Kane, who will drop in by boat and kick off his Sailing the Hudson Tour.

There’s no better time to swing by and learn about membership and our programming. Meet your old paddling pals or make new friends. Get on the water with us this summer!

Ghostship Ball this Saturday 5PM!

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Wind Against Current paddlers with tales of expeditions, mishaps, and hallucinations!

Hōkūleʻa Polynesian Voyaging Society adventurers with stories and history of their amazing journeys!

Music by Morgan O’Kane, Blacktop Daisy, & Laura and Greg!

and aerialists from Urban Circus NYC!

Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook and get your tickets here!

The Colors of Decay at Pugsley Creek


On the approach to Pugsley Creek in the Bronx lies a ghostship of vibrant red decay. Looking at it from the side it resembles a fish skeleton with head attached, but most beautiful of all are the colors these nautical ghosts painted their carcass in, when in the long and lonely nights no one was looking.

The internet is as barren of information about this rusty beauty as the guts of her hull itself. Who is she? Where did she come from? Who was her crew? What brought her to her perilous end? Members and curious browsers, help us solve the mysteries of this maiden! We are looking for any information or leads to write this story in depth. Please email Roman at