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About Jens

Founding Member, American Canoe Association Certified Canoe Instructor and Trip Leader.

Nautical Crafts Heating Up

Nautical Crafts - Spoon Carving

Spoon Carving

Nautical Crafts - 1930 Old Town Canoe

1930 Old Town Canoe Restoration

The temps have dropped, and paddling for the general membership has ended, but there’s still plenty going on at the boatyard.

Now’s a perfect time to join or renew your membership for 2015 and take advantage of our Nautical Crafts Programming: boat restoration, paddle carving, spoon carving, knitting, survival skills, sea shantiesbook club, knot tying, chart reading, wood turning.

You can be creator, not just a consumer!

Check the calendar for scheduled events or come down to boatyard for a visit. Sit and stoke the fire. Inspiration will strike.

No experience required, beginners welcome.

Interested in our Fire & Survival Course for corporate training and team building? Email for more info.

Halloween Canoe Tours & Party!

Halloween Canoe Rides

Halloween Canoe Rides



Our Halloween Party is Free and open to the public!

See Fire Dancing, Eat Boneless Troll Finger Sandwiches, Make S’mores around the fire, Watch mommy and daddy drink fermented elixirs and act curiouser and curiouser.

Come to the best Halloween party under the Pulaski Bridge.

Ticket holders must arrive 30 minutes before their ticketed trip time to be fitted for life vests and sign waivers. The event is expected to sell out, making it impossible to accommodating late-comers. Don’t miss your boat! There will be no refunds! (except for weather cancellation)
Come early and cook a smore around the fire or eat a boneless troll finger sandwich (free orc blood sauce included!). *All Canoes Will Have an Official Guide. All guests must be able to wear life jacket over costume. No consumption of alcohol before entering a canoe.

Halloween Canoe Tour FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We are at the Broadway Stages Boatyard at 437 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11222 at Ash Street next to the Pulaski Bridge. There is on street parking nearby. The closest public transit is G train to Greenpoint Ave; 7 train to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave; B43 bus to Clay St; and B62 bus to Green St.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Dogs and children of all sizes are welcomed at boatyard. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. Costumes are encouraged but you must be able to wear a life vest over the costume, if you are taking the canoe tour.

Is it safe?
All participants must wear a life jacket. All guides will have level 2 American Canoe Association (ACA) certification.

What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds except for inclement weather.

When should I arrive?
Ticket holders must arrive 30 minutes before their ticketed trip time to be fitted for life vests and sign waivers. Refunds will not be provided if you miss your scheduled boat departure time.

Boat Club Helps End Illegal Oil Dumping in Newtown Creek.

Boat Club helps end illegal oil dumping in Newtown Creek.

Oil spill reaching boat club dock

In April of 2014 boat club members began reporting a series of heavy and vibrant sheens (like the one pictured) on Newtown Creek. In each case, the Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Response was quick to act, but each time unable to find the culprit – until August when an anonymous tipster provided the needed break in the case.

The North Brooklyn Boat Club was conceived, in part, with the belief that getting people on the water, would turn them into stewards of those waters. We are immensely gratified to see this already taking place, and even more gratified to see it acknowledged by others:

We look forward to creating more stewards, and watching these North Brooklyn waters flourish.

3rd Annual Rock the Pulaski Benefit Concert

3rd Annual Rock The Pulaski Benefit Concert


Winter is coming! Before it does come celebrate the end of summer with the North Brooklyn Boat Club featuring:

The Brooklyn Brewery beer, delicious New York Distilling Company‘s gin, fire grilled food, and a fantastic line up of bands including sea shanties by the Brooklyn Blowhards, Brittany Campbell, Twin Wave, Semi Femme, and special guests.

Admission is $5. Show is all ages and pets are welcomed. Help us put the fun in super fund as we end the season in style under the stars. See you there!

Special thanks to our volunteers and our sponsors Aura Sonic, Brooklyn Brewery, and NY Distilling Company. All proceeds go to funding North Brooklyn Boat Club.

Get more info at: 3rd Annual Rock the Pulaski Benefit Concert event page.