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Update for the 2022 Season

Hi, friends, neighbors, members, and the wider NBCB Community.

Because of construction at the lot at 51 Ash St., access to the NBCB boatyard will be severely limited for the foreseeable future. NBCB will continue its community and member programming, mainly from the alternate site at the Manhattan Avenue Street End Park. We’ll also continue to search for other launch options and also work toward establishing some sort of access at the boatyard.

For NBCB members this means that all kayak programming will be suspended until we find another launch site. Canoe programming will use a smaller fleet than previous years, though we plan on launching member canoe trips from the park, especially skills trips on Newtown Creek for beginners and new members.

We are also committed our welcoming the wider community to the waters through our Public Paddles series, and we are working to schedule these at Manhattan Avenue Street End Park. Watch here for updates and more information.

We hope to see you this season.


The Pulaski opens to welcome us back, Public Paddle, June 1, 2019

Public Paddle, May 25, 2019

Bridges Made of Boats / Puentes hecho de barcos: Public Paddle with Make the Road New York

North Brooklyn Boat Club’s public paddles are free and open to everyone and are one of the most important things the club does. NBBC is a community organization dedicated to enabling and advocating for access to and preservation of the waters of New York City for the community of North Brooklyn. And it is on these days of public access that we are best able to share what we do with our neighbors.

This summer, we have been inviting other nonprofit North Brooklyn community organizations to join us and relax from the hard work of making the world a little bit better.

On June 10, it was our pride and pleasure to share the public paddle with Make the Road New York. Make the Road New York “builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.” This is a mission that NBBC can fully support.

We think that seeing the world from the water renews our connection to it, renews the impetus to struggle to make the world better. We think that being on the waters of New York, in a boat powered only by the people in it, immerses us in the city’s history, in the ecology of our estuary, in the long struggle for dignity and peace around these waters, and in the power of our local community — immerses us even as we float upon it!

So we welcome our neighbors and our fellow community organizations to the boatyard to see the city the way we love to see it — from the water.

For a collection of images from the June 10 public paddle, please see our Paddle Gallery. And please consider supporting Make the Road New York with your time or money as they continue the struggle to set all New Yorkers free from injustice and discrimination, from poverty and want.

It was our great pleasure to invite Make the Road New York to paddle with us — you should join us, too, as we break tradition by building bridges on the water!

NBBC’s new friends from Make the Road New York, June 10, 2017

Summer Solstice Party 2016!

Solstice 2016
Solstice Party 2016
Steer by the sun, steer by the stars! Come celebrate summer at your community boat club with all the best things: good neighbors, good food, bands on the shipping containers, and sitting by the fire to watch the water go by! All proceeds will benefit community programming on the waterways of New York City.

June 25, 20016
6 PM to 1 AM
North Brooklyn Boat Club/Broadway Stages Boatyard
437 McGuinness Blvd.
16+/21+ to Drink

Featuring Music By:
Gingerlys / Holy Tunics / Laura and Greg / Blacktop Daisy /
The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman

Sponsored by Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. and Royal Wine Merchants

Art by Ellen Lindner

4th Annual Solstice Party


Summer is coming! Come join your neighborhood boat club as we grill great food, catch up with friends, and dance under the stars along the scenic shores of Newtown Creek. Our special musical guests include Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, Belle Mare, LTrain, Bonsai, Maybird, and Mira Cook. It is an all ages show with a $5 cover.

Special thanks to our sponsors The Brooklyn Brewery, Dandelion Wine, Kirsten Pincket, and Aura Sonic. We can’t wait to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook and buy your tickets in advance here.