Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club

Unless otherwise noted, canoeing events depart from 19th St. off of 3rd Ave. Walking tours start from different locations and bicycle tours depart from Brooklyn Borough Hall.  Other events occur inside or outside our boathouse, at 165 2nd St. / off Bond St.

[ Rain 30 min. Prior to start time may cancel event and dates +30 days in the future are subject to change ]

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A Persistence of Cormorants Poetry Reading

July 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A cormorant in the water with text "A Persistence of Cormorants, Poetry by the Gowanus" in the water below it.

A Persistence of Cormorants is a summer-long poetry reading series on our shoreline featuring accomplished and exceptional poets from the New York area, many of who live in Brooklyn. On each of the scheduled Sundays, from 1:30 to 3:30, up to four featured poets will read for 10 to 15 minutes each.

A man in a cowboy hat stands at a microphone, speaking to people seated on benches across from him. The Brooklyn skyline is in the background.
Gerry reads poetry at the canal

The readings will be followed by open mic time limited to ten readers (one poem no longer than 3 minutes) who have signed up the day of the reading on a first come basis.

Reading will be outdoors at the Gowanus open shoreline and we invite you to engage with the emerging Gowanus Canal habitat as we witness the EPA conduct their SuperFUN/d cleanup program. Event may move to inside the boathouse if it begins to rain or we want to escape the summer heat. If other activity is occurring on the street or esplanade, event may move inside.

Participation is free but we encourage donations to sustain the efforts of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club, an advocacy stewardship organization who has been representing neighborhood interests for over two decades.

May 5 Safia Jama, Ruh Danon, Elaine Sexton, JoAnne McFarland 19 Willa Schneberg, Kristine Esser Slentz, Silvia Thomas, John Leo

June 2 Cheryl Fish, Anton Anton Yakovlev, Leah Umansky, KC Trommer 9 Sarah Arvio, Dennis Nurkse, Mervyn Taylor, Estha Weiner 23 JoAnna Solifren, Sara Marron, Arden Levin, Jason Koo 30 Scott Hightower, Sara Sarai, Brad Vogel, Dan Kaplan

July 14 Broadstone Books: Myra Malkin, Meredith Trede, Stephanie Laterza, Linda Russo 21 Dan Nester, Carley Moore, David Francis 28 Gerry LaFamina, Maddie Barnes Sara Wallace, Sarah Butowski

August 4 John Deming, Miranda Beeson 11 Jordan Franklin Matthew Thornburn, Alex Long 18 Myra Shapiro & TBD 25 Linda Lerner, Linda kleinbub, Ron Kolm, Bill Considine

September 8 Abigail Welhouse Jiwon Choi, Austin Alexsis, Karen Neuberg 15 Michael Broder, Indran Amirthanayagam 22 Tina Cane, Zoe Ryder White, Caitlin McDonnell, Denver Butson 29 Neil Shepard, Hilary Sideris, Kristina Anderson, Anthony Cappo

October 6 Lisa Andrews, Lisa Badner, Karen Heldebrand, Grace G 13 Broadstone Books: Susana H Case, Lynn Mcgee, Amy Barone, Margo Stever


July 7
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse
165 2nd St
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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