Category Archives: Public

It’s Time to Rock the Pulaski!

NBBC’s Rock the Pulaski Party is coming! The September fundraiser at your community boat club brings bands, food, fire, and fellowship to the shores of Newtown Creek!

  • Saturday, September 22
  • 6 PM to midnight
  • $5 before 8 pm, $10 after
  • Food and drink for sale!


  • The Reverse Engineers: 7 PM
  • Blacktop Daisy: 8 PM
  • REvV: 9 PM
  • Leland Sundries: 10 PM
  • The Shook Ones: 11 PM

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

Join the Fight Against Local Overdevelopment

On the waters of NYC, you learn quickly that everything in the city is connected. We deal with the legacy of industrialism and unchecked development every day. We see the damage wrought by the pursuit of profits at any cost, and we know that only determined, careful, and vocal action by local communities can hope to check the partnership of capital and politics before every living space in the city is overwhelmed.

Klaus steers the Public Paddle

The population of the areas surrounding our home waters has grown dramatically in recent years, and there has been almost no effort to control this growth or make sure that infrastructure and services grow also or to prevent long-term residents’ being priced out of their homes and neighborhoods. Come out to Long Island City’s New York Irish Center on September 12 to TAKE BACK LIC from overdevelopment:

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

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!

Opening Day 2018! Saturday, May 26!

Paddle instruction on the NBBC dock. Public paddle, August 19, 2017

North Brooklyn Boat Club’s 2018 Opening Day celebration will feature the good things in life: tasty food, cold drinks, fellowship, fire, and paddling on the waters of New York City!

Come join us:

  • Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Broadway Stages Boatyard
  • 51 Ash St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
  • 1 PM – 6 PM

This is the season’s first chance for NBBC to do what we do best: fulfill our mission to enable access to the waterways of New York City for the residents of our local community.

As at all our Public Paddles, on Opening Day we’ll welcome walk-up participants 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.

We’ll use our 25′ big canoes, the perfect vessel for working together to forge a unique NYC experience, seeing our city in a new way.

Public paddles are free and open to everyone. We especially hope to welcome our Greenpoint neighbors and members of other community organizations. Come down to our community boatyard, and learn more about Greenpoint’s history, environmental challenges and successes, and residents. Get out on the water and see the neighborhood as you never have before!

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. Paddling is free! And we serve beverages, tasty veggie food, and other snacks. Our public paddles are child and pet friendly.

For this year’s schedule, please check our Calendar of Events and the Public Paddle page on our blog.

NBBC is your community boat club. Come join us to start up another great season of community, advocacy, adventure, and paddling!

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.