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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City of Water Day 2024!

Now in its 17th year, City of Water Day — taking place this year on Saturday, July 13 — is a region-wide day of free, family-friendly events on or near the water, organized by Waterfront Alliance and New York–New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP), to champion a climate-resilient New York and New Jersey harbor. 

Here’s what the Dredgers’ have planned for the day. Additional events can be found on the City of Water Day site here.

Unheard-of Ensemble x Gowanus Dredgers

Join us for the premiere of a unique, site-specific music journey curated by Unheard-of Ensemble in collaboration with the Gowanus Dredgers. Launch yourself into the Gowanus on a canoe for a musical experience inspired by the surprising, beautiful stories of its contamination, resiliency and recovery.

Self-guided tours will launch from our 19th St. Bunker (2 19th St.) from 10Am to 4PM. RSVP here for specific details about launch times. 


Gowanus Canal Conservancy x Gowanus Dredgers

Drop in at the Lowlands Nursery, 25 9th Street, between 11 AM and 4 PM to learn about the Gowanus Canal and visit our own Mussel Beach! All ages are welcome. Visit our education stations all day for observing wildlife, mussel crafts, and flexing your Gowanus Mussels. During the event take part in scheduled lectures, demonstrations, water quality testing, and performances.  

Mussel Beach Stations @ Lowlands Nursery
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Water Quality Testing @ Lowlands Nursery
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Atlantic Ribbed Mussel Talk and Habitat Casting Demo @ Lowlands Nursery
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Artichoke Dance Company Performance (300 Huntington Waterfront Esplanade)
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Esplanade accessible via 300 Huntington Street or Lowlands Nursery.

This event is free for all to attend. Registration encouraged but not required. Please note, all participants will be asked to sign a waiver while on site. These activities will be available weather permitting. A port-a-potty is available on site. The Lowlands Nursery is a mulch and gravel surface; those using mobility devices such as walkers and wheelchairs may find it challenging to traverse the landscape.
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