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.

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Arts Gowanus presents: Gowanus Art Parade – Creatures of the Canal!

June 1 @ 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come one! Come all! March with Arts Gowanus and creatively show everybody your Gowanus love ❤️!

All are invited to join us on Saturday, June 1 in the inaugural Gowanus Art Parade!

The theme is Creatures of the Canal – Real or Imaginary. Come rain or shine, join us and show us your creature creations!

Wear your art! Don your wackiest, most inventive, most Gowanus-y outfit! Transform yourself into an edgy egret, a harried heron, a crabby crab, a jaunty jellyfish, a yummy mummichog, a poised porpoise, a radioactive rat, the legendary Sludgie the Whale, or any fantastical canal creature you fancy!

Carry your artwork! Posters, sculptures, puppets… bring them all! We want to see your most wondrous and bizarre creations come to life! Just make sure they are mobile and easy to carry throughout a procession.

We’ll meet in the alleyway between 543 Union and 280 Nevins at 2:30pm and kick off the march at 3pm. The procession will traverse an iconic Gowanus bridge, traipse along the waterfront, and end at a community street festival at 2nd Street in front of the Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse.

The outdoor fest will feature Mookntaka‘s spectacular interactive sculpture Hedgehog, live music, and fun activities led by local organizations. Inside the Boathouse will be an art exhibition by Manju Shandler, and after the sun sets – in usual Arts Gowanus fashion – an afterparty!

More details to come, but start preparing now for what’s sure to be an unforgettable event – a Gowanus Carnival in the “Venice of Brooklyn!”


June 1
2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse
165 2nd St
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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