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 21 @ 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.

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

2nd: Cheryl Fish, Anton Anton Yakovlev, Leah Umansky, KC Trommer
9th: Sarah Arvio, Dennis Nurkse, Mervyn Taylor, Estha Weiner
23rd: JoAnna Solifren, Sara Marron, Arden Levin, Jason Koo
30th: Scott Hightower, Sara Sarai, Bruce Whitacre, Dan Kaplan

14th: Broadstone Books: Myra Malkin, Meredith Trede, Stephanie Laterza, Marcia LeBeau
21st: Dan Nester, Carley Moore, David Francis, Linda Russo
28th: Gerry LaFamina, Maddy Barnes, Sara Wallace, Sarah Gutowski

4th: John Deming, Miranda Beeson, Amy Holman, Jason Schneiderman
11th: Jordan Franklin Matthew Thornburn, Alex Long, David Geoff
18th: Myra Shapiro, Richard Levine, Carl Rosenstock, Barbara Elovic
25th: Linda Lerner, Linda Kleinbub, Ron Kolm, Bill Considine

8th: Abigail Welhouse Jiwon Choi, Austin Alexsis, Karen Neuberg
15th: Michael Broder, Indran Amirthanayagam, Erin Lynn, Amy Lemmon
22th: Tina Cane, Zoe Ryder White, Caitlin McDonnell, Denver Butson, Terence Degnan
29th: Neil Shepard, Hilary Sideris, Kristina Anderson, Anthony Cappo

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


July 21
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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165 2nd St
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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