Bonnie’s kayak blog
Bonnie is an energetic and generous person who’s always got smart things to say, usually brightened by compassion and enthusiasm. Aren’t we lucky to have her sharing her thoughts about the harbor?
Chris Schiffner’s Kayaking Page
Chris Schiffner paddles in and around New York City. The Kayaking section of his personal website contains useful information as well as some maps for possible trips in and around the city.
The pioneer of free public paddling in contemporary NYC! No group in NYC puts more people in kayaks for 20 minute paddles and three-hour tours to the Statue of Liberty and USS Intrepid. Also check them out for skills building and special events.
If you want to get jazzed about the potential of harborwide community growth, read the books and attend the events produced by this dynamic little group!
Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club
Our dear friends and affiliates on the Gowanus Canal. This welcoming group of paddlers is on the front lines of ecological recovery in one of NYC’s most challenged waterways. They also assist sister paddling groups throughout the harbor.
Hoboken Cove Boathouse
On the far side of the Hudson River, in a place ridiculed as often as Queens, folks bootstrapped themselves up to a boating program with help from the Downtown Boathouse. A great spot on the Hudson to rest and socialize!
Kayak Staten Island
Kayak Staten Island is an all-volunteer organization. We provide free kayaking for the public at the shoreline on South Beach in Staten Island.
LIC Business Development Corp
In many ways, this is where we began. This business center is also a community hub, helping to encourage new amenities and partnerships. The LICBDC introduced the boathouse to Plaxall, Inc. and to many of our sponsors. Thanks!
Our generous landlords (free rent) on Anable Basin!
Our wonderful new neighbor and Plaxall, Inc. co-tenant refurbishes vintage bikes, has drop-in tune up service, and provides great programs for inner city youth. There’s also an enormous amount of overlap between our volunteer bases.
A gorgeous catering hall provided to the LIC Community Boathouse fundraisers for free by its owners, the Du Val Family. The Du Vals also lend us kayaks and volunteer at beach cleanups in Hallets Cove. Thanks!!!
Tim Gamble’s Message-in-a-Bottle Blog
Tim is a Downtown Boathouse stalwart and founding member of the Redhook Boaters. And now he’s revealing a quirky side, dropping off bottles (sometimes with bribes) in the many far-flung places he paddles. Who knew Tim was so communicative?