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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Event Series Unheard-of Ensemble

Unheard-of Ensemble : Not in Fact Dead – RESCHEDULED

Gowanus Dredgers Bunker (19th St.) 2 19th St., Brooklyn, NY

Unheard-of Ensemble's Cultural Ecologies returns! The first performance at the Bunker (2 19th Street) features ensemble members and composer-performers Ford and Iva presenting two premieres. Ford’s work sets the murky, sentimental poetry of Brad Vogel, Gowanus local and former Dredgers captain with video created in collaboration with artist Bonnie Ralston, while Iva’s work explores her […]

Emily Chiavelli: The Sky Is Blue in Boston

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

The Sky is Blue in Boston is a solo exhibition by Gowanus-based photographer Emily Chiavelli. The exhibition comprises analog images she shot in the year following her mother’s death in March of 2023, primarily in California’s San Joaquin Valley, intertwined with the medical texts her sister studied during the same period. Reception: June 8, 2024, 6:00-8:30 PM Open 1-5 PM Saturdays in June - […]

Event Series Creekers Jamboree

Ukulele Cabaret: Shipwrecked on Ukulele Island

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Get lost seeking treasure with Ukulele Cabaret on a secret tropical island. Watch out for pirates, hunky sailors, mermaids and creatures from the deep unknown. RSVP here. For nineteen years the Ukulele Cabaret has provided a stage for musicians, artists and performers from New York's underground ukulele scene. Ted and Jason of Sonic Uke started […]

The Beginning of Swimming Season at the End of the World

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

A participatory archival activation about swimming, flooding, and water relationships created for the 2024 Culture Push symposium. Visit the archive. Share your own water stories, feelings, fears, and memories. The Beginning of Swimming Season at the End of the World is part of a research and public art project about swimming, flooding, and water relationships called Open […]

Event Series The Boathouse Jam

The Boathouse Jam

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Wednesdays April 3 through October 30th, 2024 6:00 - 8:30 PM  The Boathouse Jam is hosted by the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club to activate our shoreline while fostering the continued resurgence of acoustical collaborations in Brooklyn. We are inclusive of all - young & old, new & seasoned musicians. Just bring a smile and your musical […]

Event Series Specialty Guided Tour

Sunset & Full Moon Gowanus Voyage – June

Gowanus Dredgers Bunker (19th St.) 2 19th St., Brooklyn, NY

Join our Crew on a sunset and full-moon guided adventure!! The moon will be up as the sun is setting, so we get a two-for-one! Meet at the the Gowanus Dredgers Bunker, at the end of 19th St / off 3rd Ave, 11232 - NOT our 2nd St. boathouse. Tickets required, available here. Moonrise 6:36p […]

Event Series Monthly Meeting

June Monthly Meeting & Paddle

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Socialize with the Dredgers at our BUNKER (2 19th St, off of 3rd Ave) to discuss the latest updates on Gowanus and get involved.  We continue to plan new and fun events on our shoreline and waterway.  The agenda will include: updates on summer plans for canoeing Gowanus Bay and more collaboration with other recreational organizations […]

2Step/Line Dance Party with the Slide Stops & Sargent Seedoo

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Line dancing with Sargent Seedoo! Instruction + live band, a grand time! Dances will be taught at 7pm and during intermission, all levels of experience welcome.

Event Series Walk-Up Paddles

Free Walk-Up Paddling

Gowanus Dredgers Bunker (19th St.) 2 19th St., Brooklyn, NY

Stop down and launch a canoe for a self-guided paddle from our floating docks at the Gowanus Dredgers Bunker Launch Site!  Limited to the mouth of the Gowanus Canal to 9th Street and Free (donations encouraged). Please note, this activity is NOT at our 2nd St Boathouse. Bring a friend and we'll outfit you with equipment and give […]

Emily Chiavelli: The Sky Is Blue in Boston

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

The Sky is Blue in Boston is a solo exhibition by Gowanus-based photographer Emily Chiavelli. The exhibition comprises analog images she shot in the year following her mother’s death in March of 2023, primarily in California’s San Joaquin Valley, intertwined with the medical texts her sister studied during the same period. Reception: June 8, 2024, 6:00-8:30 PM Open 1-5 PM Saturdays in June - […]

A Persistence of Cormorants Poetry Reading

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

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. Gerry reads poetry at […]

Event Series The Boathouse Jam

The Boathouse Jam

Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse 165 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Wednesdays April 3 through October 30th, 2024 6:00 - 8:30 PM  The Boathouse Jam is hosted by the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club to activate our shoreline while fostering the continued resurgence of acoustical collaborations in Brooklyn. We are inclusive of all - young & old, new & seasoned musicians. Just bring a smile and your musical […]

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