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’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.
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.
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
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