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Northland by Porter Fox: Book Launch Party and more!

Book luanch party for Porter Fox's Northland at NBBC, June 28, 6 PM to 9 PM

Porter Fox canoed and hiked along the entire northern U.S. border. His book, Northland, will be published by Norton on July 3.

Come join us for a launch party and reading. There are even a bluegrass band, a raffle, good food and drinks, and more!

Thursday June 28, 2018
The Crystal Shed at NBBC’s Broadway Stages Boatyard
51 Ash Street Brooklyn, NY 11222
Rain or Shine

6 pm: Relax with food and drinks
6-7 pm: Bluegrass music and a slideshow
7 pm: Q&A with Porter Fox and a short reading
7:30 pm: Raffle drawing for a Boundary Waters trip

See the NBBC Calendar for the latest details.

NBBC Is Hiring: Environmental Education Coordinator

Environmental Education Coordinator (Seasonal)

About NBBC

The North Brooklyn Boat Club is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that provides public access to the East River and Newtown Creek. NBBC is dedicated to advocating for human-powered boating and stewardship of the waterways around North Brooklyn. Since 2012, NBBC has safely taken thousands of people out onto the water and run environmental-educational programming for dozens of schools and educational groups. More info here.

Job Description

The North Brooklyn Boat Club (NBBC) is seeking a part-time Environmental Education Coordinator to oversee educational programming throughout the summer and fall season of 2018 (June-October). NBBC offers environmental education to visiting school groups, community organizations, and the general public through on-water trips and on-land activities at our boatyard in Greenpoint. We are seeking a motivated self-starter to conduct outreach, organize volunteers, handle administrative duties, maintain our educational space, and run on-land programming. The coordinator reports to the president of the Board of Directors.


Tasks include outreach and scheduling with existing and new educational, community, and corporate partners; coordinating with volunteers; marketing of education programs; administration of payments and invoices; and running marine-based education programming using established NBBC lesson plans and activities. Opportunities for additional tasks depend on the candidate’s experience and availability and on additional funding resources.

Work Schedule & Compensation

  • 15 hours per week, June 1st through October 31st
  • Availability to work some weekends is required; scheduling is flexible
  • Possibility of additional hours depending on funding availability
  • $20 per hour


  • Highly motivated and self-driven with ability to work well with others
  • A natural communicator with experience in environmental education, community outreach and engagement
  • Experience working with groups of all ages in an educational setting
  • Familiarity with Greenpoint/Williamsburg/Bushwick neighborhoods is helpful
  • Background in marine or earth sciences is a plus
  • Knowledge of grassroots nonprofit administration helpful
  • Must be comfortable in small boats, willing to learn basic paddle skills; canoe experience is a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish or Polish is a plus.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Résumé should include 2 to 3 references.

Position will remain open until filled.

Spring Soirée and Raffle at NBBC

Fire, food, drinks, entertainment, and raffle prizes!

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 6-10pm
NBBC Broadway Stages Boatyard
51 Ash St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn
$5 admission, which includes a raffle ticket

Raffle tickets will be sold from 6-7, with drinks, food, and fire available
Speaker: Shawn Forno 7-7:30
Acoustic Set: Concetta Abbate 8-8:40
Raffle Winners Announcements! 9:30

Buy raffle tickets and try for one of many excellent NBBC prizes, from paddle trips to art lessons

NBBC Annual Member Meeting: Wednesday, November 29, 7:00

Big canoe at sunset, July 2014

Paddle down to the Annual Meeting!

The North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Annual Member Meeting is this Wednesday!

North Brooklyn Boat Club Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 29
7:00 PM!!
The Wythe Hotel Basement Screening Room
Cash bar
80 Wythe Avenue at N. 11th St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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The North Brooklyn Boat Club has had another wonderful year in the Broadway Stages Boatyard. There have been almost 200 different paddle trips, some as short as down to Bushwick Inlet and some as long and adventurous as our annual circumnavigation of Manhattan. Hundreds of children and other learners have been given access to what the waters of NYC have to teach at out environmental-education events, and we have also invited our neighbors to experience the lurking horror beneath the waters! We also reached out to other community organizations to extend a network of advocacy and action, and we extended our own reach by offering public paddling from a second location for the first time.

And all these things are possible only because of our members. Indeed, NBBC exists only through its members. And the Annual Meeting is every member’s chance to find out about what has gone on all year and talk about what the future holds. Come add your voice to the conversation.

Hope to see you there!

Williamsburg sunset paddle, September 20, 2016

The meeting is *that* way!