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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.

Summer Solstice Benefit Party Canceled for Weather

It’s No Go

Friends, the weather is against us once again: because of impending and music-gear-wetting rain, we are going to have to cancel the NBBC Summer Solstice Benefit Party.

There’s still a chance to party with NBBC this summer! Look for our Rock the Pulaski benefit party in September! But for Saturday,

The glass is falling hour by hour, the glass will fall forever,
But if you break the bloody glass, you won’t hold up the weather.

See you soon!
Cormorant off the NBBC dock, 10/31/2016

Summer Solstice Benefit Party 2018!

Poster for NBBC Summer Solstice Benefit Party, July 21, 6 PM

The 2018 Summer Solstice Benefit Party is July 21!

Come and play the paddlin’ way! 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 NBBC’s community programming on the waterways of New York City.

6 PM till late
$5 admission
Food, drinks, music, fellowship, and fun
21+ to drink

Featuring music by:
The Reverse Engineers / RYAL / The Listeners / Eliza and the Organix

We can’t wait to see you there!

Summer Solstice Benefit Party Postponed

It’s No Go

Friends, the weather is against us: because of impending and music-gear-wetting rain, we are going to have to postpone the NBBC Summer Solstice Benefit Party. It’s not over! Look for a raincheck date in July. But for Saturday,

The glass is falling hour by hour, the glass will fall forever,
But if you break the bloody glass, you won’t hold up the weather.

See you soon!
Cormorant off the NBBC dock, 10/31/2016