At these free, informal paddles, 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.
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! And we serve beverages and other snacks. Our public paddles are child and pet friendly.
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, June 22, 12-4 PM (rain date)