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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.

We Are Ready to Rock the Pulaski!

Some bridges creak. Some bridges sway. This bridge was made to ROCK!!

The 6th annual Rock the Pulaski party is this Saturday! Once again, it’s time to send off summer like you mean it with bands, beer, BBQ, and bonfire under your favorite and ever-faithful bridge in Greenpoint.

Awesome performances on the NBBC shipping containers by:

Hongo Beats & Mike Bhaiya ft. Bunny Rose
Jules and the Jinks
Blacktop Daisy
Dark Tea
Outros

Saturday, 9/23, 5 p.m. – ??
$5 before 8 p.m. / $10 after
16+/21+ to drink
At the North Brooklyn Boat Club Broadway Stages Boatyard
51 Ash St., Brooklyn NY 11222

Poster art by Ellen Lindner

Rock the Pulaski Is Going to Rock!

The 5th annual Rock the Pulaski party is here! Once again, it’s time to end the summer with bands, beer, BBQ, and bonfire under your favorite and ever-faithful bridge in Greenpoint.

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Awesome performances on the NBBC shipping containers by:

Ocho Ocho Ocho
Pat Irwin (of the B52s!) with Sasha Dobson (of Puss ‘n Boots)
Blacktop Daisy
Marine Snow
…and more to be announced!

Saturday, 9/17, 6pm-1am
$5 before 7pm / $10 after
18+ (under 18 with parent/guardian)

At the North Brooklyn Boat Club
437 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn NY 11222

https://www.facebook.com/events/200978206986361/

Poster art by Ellen Lindner