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The Next Public Paddle Is July 27!

The 2019 Public Paddles are going on at Manhattan Avenue Street End Park!

North Brooklyn Boat Club’s 2019 Public Paddle series really takes the paddling to the public!

Through the generous partnership of NYC Parks, we are holding our 2019 Public Paddles in the Manhattan Avenue Street End Park at the very top of Greenpoint. Come join us for fellowship with your friends and neighbors and paddling on the waters of New York City!


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At these free, informal paddles, YOUR community boating organization, North Brooklyn Boat Club, welcomes walk-up participants to Manhattan Avenue Street End Park to join to join trained NBBC guides for short trips on Newtown Creek and often out toward the East River, where we pause to take in the view of Manhattan. Using our new fleet of 29′ canoes, everyone on the paddle works together under expert instruction to forge a unique NYC experience, seeing the city in a new way.

Paddle instruction before hitting the water!

Heading west along the bulkhead

Heading west along the bulkhead

Public paddles are free and open to everyone. We especially hope to welcome our Brooklyn neighbors 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, 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 neighborhood and get a chance to explore the local waterways. Paddling is free! Our public paddles are child and pet friendly.

In case of inclement weather, check our website the day of the Public Paddle to make sure we’re still on!

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

  • Saturday, May 11, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, May 25, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, June 1, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, June 15, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, July 27, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, August 24, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, September 7, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, October 5, 12-4 PM

Public paddle, August 19, 2017

At MASE: Blue skies, full boats–can’t lose!

The 2019 Public Paddles Are Here! (updated)

The 2019 Public Paddles are going on at Manhattan Avenue Street End Park!

We have updated this post with the Public Paddle schedule for the rest of the 2019 season! See below for our dates in July, August, September, and October. Check back to make sure the dates haven’t changed, and check our site for more updates or weather information.

At these free, informal paddles, North Brooklyn Boat Club welcomes walk-up participants to Manhattan Avenue Street End Park to join to join trained NBBC guides for short trips on Newtown Creek and often out toward the East River, where we pause to take in the view of Manhattan. Using our new fleet of 29′ canoes, everyone on the paddle works together under expert instruction to forge a unique NYC experience, seeing the city in a new way.

Paddle instruction before hitting the water!

Heading west along the bulkhead

Heading west along the bulkhead

Public paddles are free and open to everyone. We especially hope to welcome our Brooklyn neighbors 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, 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 neighborhood and get a chance to explore the local waterways. Paddling is free! And we serve beverages and other snacks. Our public paddles are child and pet friendly.

In case of inclement weather, check our website the day of the Public Paddle to make sure we’re still on!

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

  • Saturday, May 11, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, May 25, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, June 1, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, June 15, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, July 27, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, August 24, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, September 7, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, October 5, 12-4 PM

Public paddle, August 19, 2017


At MASE: Blue skies, full boats–can’t lose!

Upcoming Creek Life Events – Via Eventbrite

Join us for a canoe trips from Manhattan Avenue street end park to the end of Newtown Creek, exploring the changing scenery and observing the wildlife, ships, and infrastructure that make make up this historical waterway. We will be paddling in one of our 29′ canoes to provide the best group experience – no previous paddling experience required. Come dressed for the weather.

Spots on the canoe trip are limited and registration must be done on Eventbrite. We charge a nominal fee to help ensure attendance; if the ticket cost is a barrier please contact us. We reserve the right to cancel the trip for weather or other reasons, we will notify registrants at least 12 hours in advance.

These programs are made possible with generous support from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Creek Life: Low Tide Birdwatching
Creek Life: Infrastructure of Newtown Creek
Creek Life: Ship Spotting on Newtown Creek
Creek Life: Low Tide Birdwatching (Rain Date)

The Next Public Paddle Is June 15!

The 2019 Public Paddles are going on at Manhattan Avenue Street End Park!

North Brooklyn Boat Club’s 2019 Public Paddle series really takes the paddling to the public!

Through the generous partnership of NYC Parks, we are holding our 2019 Public Paddles in the Manhattan Avenue Street End Park at the very top of Greenpoint. Come join us for fellowship with your friends and neighbors and paddling on the waters of New York City!


View Larger Map

At these free, informal paddles, YOUR community boating organization, North Brooklyn Boat Club, welcomes walk-up participants to Manhattan Avenue Street End Park to join to join trained NBBC guides for short trips on Newtown Creek and often out toward the East River, where we pause to take in the view of Manhattan. Using our new fleet of 29′ canoes, everyone on the paddle works together under expert instruction to forge a unique NYC experience, seeing the city in a new way.

Paddle instruction before hitting the water!

Heading west along the bulkhead

Heading west along the bulkhead

Public paddles are free and open to everyone. We especially hope to welcome our Brooklyn neighbors 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, 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 neighborhood and get a chance to explore the local waterways. Paddling is free! Our public paddles are child and pet friendly.

In case of inclement weather, check our website the day of the Public Paddle to make sure we’re still on!

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

  • Saturday, May 11, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, May 25, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, June 1, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, June 15, 12-4 PM

Public paddle, August 19, 2017

At MASE: Blue skies, full boats–can’t lose!