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Public Paddle!

  • June 18, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Manhattan Avenue Street End Park., Greenpoint, Brooklyn


  • Help get set up, get the boats in the water (we need strong backs and willing hands!), and run the first trips.

    Sign up for one, two, or all three shifts if you want!
  • Help run trips, get waivers, fit PFDs, and serve food and drinks.

    Sign up for one, two, or all three shifts if you want!
  • Help with the late trips and cleaning up after the Public Paddle.

    Sign up for one, two, or all three shifts if you want!
  • We want to see you for as long as we can -- maybe stay all day! Leave a note to tell us how long you can help out.

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The Public Paddle series is back for 2022!

As we are once more in exile from  the boatyard, this community event will take place at Manhattan Avenue Street End Park, just one block away in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

The Public Paddles let 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, tasty beverages and snacks on hand, and friends and neighbors gathering together on the shores of Newtown Creek.

The event runs 12-4.  We have only one of our 29' Langley canoes available for this Public Paddle, so anticipate some time on land, meeting your neighbors and participating in the Community Reflection Station as we celebrate Juneteenth.

We ask that all attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please stay home if you are feeling ill. If you are worried you are sick and need help, please see NYC's Covid Resources Guide here.

If you're interested in volunteering to help out and learn more about NBCB, please use the "Register" button.

At these free, informal paddles, North Brooklyn Community Boathouse welcomes walk-up participants to join trained NBCB guides for short trips on Newtown Creek and often out toward the East River, where we often pause to take in the view of Manhattan. Usually we take our 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 Greenpoint neighbors and members of other community organizations. Come down to MASE Park, and learn more about Greenpoint’s history, environmental challenges and successes, and residents.

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 boatyard 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.

Please come join us at YOUR community boat club!

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.

North Brooklyn Community Boathouse

51 Ash St.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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