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Free kayak paddling trips on Newtown Creek. No experience needed! Viaje en kayaks gratis en Newtown Creek. ¡No se necesita experiencia!

Public Paddles are the heart of North Brooklyn Community Boathouse, a chance to show the community that the waters belong to all of us and to help our friends and neighbors find the same joy in paddling that we all know.

Trips are 30 minutes long. led by trained kayak guides and will use sit-on-top kayaks which seat 1 or 2 people. There is a minimum height requirement of 4’10” in order to ensure the kayak will remain balanced. Masks must be worn in the boatyard.

¡La temporada 2021 arranca con un Pádel Público! Los Public Paddles son el corazón del North Brooklyn Community Boathouse, una oportunidad para mostrarle a la comunidad que las aguas nos pertenecen a todos y ayudar a nuestros amigos y vecinos a encontrar la misma alegría en el remo que todos conocemos.

Los viajes duran 30 minutos y utilizarán kayaks con capacidad para uno o dos personas. Hay un requisito de altura mínima de 4’10 ” para garantizar que el kayak se mantenga equilibrado. Se deben usar máscaras en el astillero y en los kayaks. 

There is still plenty of room for walk-ups throughout the day, although timed tickets from 12-2 are already sold out.

We are also looking for volunteers! If you’re interested please email nbbckayaks@gmail.com and let us know what shift works best. 

Para ser voluntario, por favor envíe un correo electrónico: nbbckayaks@gmail.com

¡Espero verte allí! Comités Públicos de Padel y Kayak

Volunteer Shift 1: 10:30AM – 12:30 PM
Volunteer Shift 2: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Volunteer Shift 3: 2:30PM – 4:30 PM

No experience is necessary. We are looking for help with:

  • Setting up the event
  • Waivers, PFDs, and dock help
  • Greeting the public
  • End of event packing up

Hope to see you there!
Public Paddle and Kayak Committees

This year’s upcoming schedule (subject to change; please check our Calendar of Events):

NBCB sincerely thanks the Greenpoint Community Environment Fund and the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for financial support for our Public Paddle series.

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The Public Paddles Are Back for 2021! POSTPONED TO JUNE 5

Because of heavy rain overnight, CSO, and high winds on Saturday, we have to postpone the first Public Paddle of 2021 to June 5. All the information below still applies. We hope to see you then!

A new old name, a new old home, and a new season for North Brooklyn Community Boathouse

You know us as North Brooklyn Boatclub, but we are going with our original name: North Brooklyn Community Boathouse. Because we are YOUR community boating organization, and our mission is to enable access to and encourage stewardship of the local waters among YOU, our local community.

We missed you in 2020! And we are thrilled to announce that our Public Paddle series is back for 2021!

And even better, we are launching the public paddles from our old boatyard at 51 Ash St., just against the Pulaski Bridge in Greenpoint, Brooklyn!

The six Public Paddles already scheduled will alternate between our gorgeous 29′ Langley canoes and a new fleet of sit-on-top kayaks!

We’re kicking it all off THIS Saturday, May 29! We’ll have the big canoes on the water and ready to share with our community.

Because of lingering COVID concerns, we are running the boats at half capacity. So each trip will be limited to six people, plus the expert NBCB guides. From 12-2, tickets are available on Eventbrite. From 2-4, we welcome walk-ups and holders of physical tickets, which we are distributing to other local community organizations.

Saturday, June 5, 12-4
51 Ash St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY
Eventbrite trips 12-2: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/canoe-public-paddle-tickets-156600836317
Walk-ups and physical tickets 2-4

An Eventbrite reservation or physical ticket will allow one person to paddle with us or two people who share a “quarantine pod” — family members who live together.

We ask all our friends and neighbors to wear a mask while in the boatyard or in the boats.

This year’s schedule (subject to change; please check our Calendar of Events):

The Public Paddle Series lets NBCB do what we do best: fulfill our mission to enable access to the waterways of New York City for our local community. We’ll have canoe tours with views of Manhattan and friends and neighbors gathering together on the shores of Newtown Creek. No matter where you live, NBCB is your community boat club.

Ticket holders and walk-up participants will 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.

This Saturday, we’ll use our new fleet of 29′ 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 the park and talk to your neighbors. Together, let’s 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!

Paddle instruction before hitting the water!

Paddling is free! Our public paddles are child and pet friendly. Check our website in the morning in case of inclement weather.

Got it?

We can’t wait to see you!

Blue skies, full boats–can’t lose!

NBCB sincerely thanks the Greenpoint Community Environment Fund and the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for financial support for our Public Paddle series.

Public paddle, August 19, 2017

The Public Paddles Are Back for 2021!

A new old name, a new old home, and a new season for North Brooklyn Community Boathouse

You know us as North Brooklyn Boatclub, but we are going with our original name: North Brooklyn Community Boathouse. Because we are YOUR community boating organization, and our mission is to enable access to and encourage stewardship of the local waters among YOU, our local community.

We missed you in 2020! And we are thrilled to announce that our Public Paddle series is back for 2021!

And even better, we are launching the public paddles from our old boatyard at 51 Ash St., just against the Pulaski Bridge in Greenpoint, Brooklyn!

The six Public Paddles already scheduled will alternate between our gorgeous 29′ Langley canoes and a new fleet of sit-on-top kayaks!

We’re kicking it all off THIS Saturday, May 29! We’ll have the big canoes on the water and ready to share with our community.

Because of lingering COVID concerns, we are running the boats at half capacity. So each trip will be limited to six people, plus the expert NBCB guides. From 12-2, tickets are available on Eventbrite. From 2-4, we welcome walk-ups and holders of physical tickets, which we are distributing to other local community organizations.

An Eventbrite reservation or physical ticket will allow one person to paddle with us or two people who share a “quarantine pod” — family members who live together.

We ask all our friends and neighbors to wear a mask while in the boatyard or in the boats.

This year’s schedule (subject to change; please check our Calendar of Events):

The Public Paddle Series lets NBCB do what we do best: fulfill our mission to enable access to the waterways of New York City for our local community. We’ll have canoe tours with views of Manhattan and friends and neighbors gathering together on the shores of Newtown Creek. No matter where you live, NBCB is your community boat club.

Ticket holders and walk-up participants will 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.

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 the park and talk to your neighbors. Together, let’s 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!

Paddle instruction before hitting the water!

Paddling is free! Our public paddles are child and pet friendly. Check our website in the morning in case of inclement weather.

Got it?

We can’t wait to see you!

Blue skies, full boats–can’t lose!

NBCB sincerely thanks the Greenpoint Community Environment Fund and the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for financial support for our Public Paddle series.

Public paddle, August 19, 2017

The Next Public Paddle Is October 5!

The 2019 Public Paddles are going on at Manhattan Avenue Street End Park!

North Brooklyn Boat Club’s 2019 Public Paddle series really takes the paddling to the public! And October 5 is the last scheduled Public Paddle for 2019!

Through the generous partnership of NYC Parks, we are holding our 2019 Public Paddles in the Manhattan Avenue Street End Park at the very top of Greenpoint. Come join us for fellowship with your friends and neighbors and paddling on the waters of New York City!


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At these free, informal paddles, YOUR community boating organization, North Brooklyn Boat Club, welcomes walk-up participants to Manhattan Avenue Street End Park to join 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. Using our new fleet of 29′ canoes, everyone on the paddle works together under expert instruction to forge a unique NYC experience, seeing the city in a new way.

Paddle instruction before hitting the water!

Public paddles are free and open to everyone. We especially hope to welcome our Brooklyn neighbors to see the city the way we love to see it — from the water. In particular, we are proud to welcome other nonprofit community organizations to join us and relax from the hard work of making the world a little bit better.

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. All our voyages are led by certified trip leaders and include some of the best views of the city. This is a great way to check out the neighborhood and get a chance to explore the local waterways. Paddling is free! Our public paddles are child and pet friendly.

Got it?

In case of inclement weather, check our website the day of the Public Paddle to make sure we’re still on!

This year’s schedule (subject to change; please check our Calendar of Events):

  • Saturday, May 11, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, May 25, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, June 1, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, June 15, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, July 27, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, August 24, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, September 7, 12-4 PM
  • Saturday, October 5, 12-4 PM

At MASE: Blue skies, full boats–can’t lose!

Public paddle, August 19, 2017