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NBBC at the Lost Islands of New York Concert

On October 19, 2019, NBBC took its fleet of Clipper Canoes and a few other boats and formed a large portion of the audience at the Tideland Institute‘s Lost Islands of New York Concert in Newtown Creek’s Turning Basin, once the site of Mussel Island. From aboard the Shoofly Pie, the Wollesonics played to a crowd in canoes and rowboats on a perfect fall afternoon.

With the canoe crowd around the Shoofly Pie, the Tideland Institute’s Lost Islands of New York concert, October 19, 2019

We paddled in a mix of NBBC members and folks from the North Brooklyn community and beyond, joining others who had paddled from Plank Road and the Newtown Creek Nature Walk and Long Island City Community Boathouse for a concert like none other, an event accessible to those ready to reclaim the public waters and show up to evoke an island that was destroyed to make way for industry.

Atop the Shoofly Pie, the Tideland Institute’s Lost Islands of New York concert, October 19, 2019

Gathering where Mussel Island once broke up the creek, we posited a different history, where the waters of New York were not used by the few for their own benefit but honored and celebrated by everyone as a precious thing that belongs to no one — and so belongs to all of us.

Plus, the band rocked out.

Also see this article from Gothamist about the show, and more great pictures.

NBBC Benefit Party October 6 at Brooklyn Barge!

Flyer for NBBC benefit party October 6, 6 PM, Brooklyn Barge, showing Manhattan skline and and kayaks in the East River from Brooklyn shore
Please join North Brooklyn Boat Club at this fundraiser party to help pay for a new dock at Barge to facilitate easier (and four-season) access to the water and to support for all of our fantastic programming!

  • THIS SUNDAY!
  • October 6
  • 6 PM – Midnight
  • Brooklyn Barge, 79 West St at Milton St.
  • $5 admission

We can’t wait to see you there!

NBBC Fundraiser Party at Rubulad, Saturday, September 7, 8 PM!

NBBC Fundraiser Party at Rubulad: September 7, 8 PM till late, 21 and over, bands, food, drink, fun
Celebrate the end of summer with your community boat club. We’ll have all the best things: good neighbors, good food, good music, indoors and out!

Hosted by RUBULAD in BUSHWICK — secret location revealed at ticket purchase.

Tickets available here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-brooklyn-community-boathouse-fundraiser-tickets-69558807265

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

  • September 7, 2019, 8 PM till late
  • $10 in advance
  • $12 at the door
  • Food, drinks, music, fellowship, and fun
  • 21+

Featuring music by:
Transistor Ray / Creek and Kills / The Listeners / Pussy Grabs Back!

Get your tickets today!

We can’t wait to see you there!