This course is for those new to kayaking. Either you've never kayaked before or have gone out a few times and want to learn more about the basics. We're here to give you an overview of kayaking. We will also review what LICCB is all about and give you an idea of some of the fun activities we have coming up this summer! Sign up here!
The National Weather Service has lifted the Storm Warnings for this area as Hermine has moved further out to sea. See you on the water!
This Sunday, join us and even help with our walk up paddling and enjoy a summer’s day. We’ll be active starting at noon (or before if enough volunteers sign up on Request a Trip!). Volunteers will have extra time on the water to practice and play, when not helping the public get on the water. It’s very rewarding, easy and free! Plus we have the LIC Flea & Food next door, extra fun and yummy food. Click on “Volunteer” in the menu bar on the left, to get on the list for more access, Trip Leader Training and other [...]
Based on overnight rainfall rates and totals, as well as the early-morning NWS Flood Advisory for more, the potential wider impact on local water quality beyond the current CSO advisory for Newtown Creek warranted a decision earlier this morning to cancel our northbound trip to bring boats and equipment to the beach. So, despite the fact that it may not be raining for the 1-4pm window for Hallet's Cove, we will not be able to run our walkup program there, today. Health and safety of our guests and volunteers is top priority. With increased awareness of the risks posed by poor [...]
LIC Community Boathouse is excited to announce our first walk-up event at Hallets Cove plus two short and easy river trips on the Memorial Day holiday, May 30th. To request seats for one or both trips, click the "Request-a-Trip" link to your left. If you wish to go on a river trip, you must be an adult (at least 18 years of age) and be able to swim. Registration is not required for any of our walk-up paddles. Just show up at the beach at 31st Ave and Vernon Blvd. between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Kids of all ages are welcome to [...]
You've seen us on-water by the Pepsi sign or carrying boats about the LIC Food and Flea Market and wonder...what's up with that? Or perhaps you’ve spotted us along Vernon Blvd by Hallets Cove. We are the Long Island City Community Boathouse and we are cordially inviting you to our Spring fundraiser. Thursday, May 12, 2016 7:00pm to 9:00pm Alewife (upstairs), 5-14 51st Avenue, Long Island City 11101 $10 General Admission $35 VIP Package (includes drink ticket and finger foods) Raffle prizes include private trips! To purchase tickets, go to http://lickayaking.eventbrite.com or buy at the door.
Wed July 29, 4p - 6p, One Way Trip from Anable Basin to Hallets Cove This is a moderately easy outing suitable for adults with little or no paddling experience. All participants must be 18 or over and able to swim. Pets are not allowed on this river trip but may join you on a boat at Hallets Cove between 6PM and sunset. Actual time on the water will be about one hour. Request a spot on this trip here: Trip Request. Wed July 29, 6p - 8p, ** Volunteer Opportunity ** Community Sponsored Paddling at Hallets Cove Come to [...]
For City of Water Day, with the help of great volunteers, we executed multiple events in spite of morning thunderstorms. Intrepid volunteers stuck around and when the weather cleared around 10:30, we offered remaining morning guests a paddle to Newtown Creek and back before setting up for the afternoon events--walkups at Anable Basin and Gantry Plaza State Park. We welcomed hundreds of new and not-so-new kayakers, who celebrated our City of Water by paddling up a storm! We even hosted one great dog at Anable Basin. Thanks to Bob, our barbecue master, for delicious sausage and grilled veggies (and pineapple) [...]
Unfortunately, due to impending poor weather, all LIC Boathouse on water activities for tonight have been cancelled. This includes the following - One way Trip from Anable Basin to Hallets Cove 4p - 6p Community Sponsored Paddling at Hallets Cove 6p - 8p One Way Trip from Hallets Cove to Anable Basin 8p - 10p We invite experienced volunteers to join us this Friday. We invite guests to join us this Saturday and volunteers to sign up this Saturday for our City of Water Day activities!