04/24/15 7:05am
Photo courtesy Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse facebook page

Photo courtesy Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse facebook page

Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, a 501c3 non-profit has announced their public schedule for the 2015 season, as well their push to recruit new volunteers. The boathouse will open on June 6th at 10AM, and go through Labor Day Weekend. They will be open every Saturday from 10:00AM to 3:00PM and Thursday from 5:30PM to 6:45PM. They’ll be running kayak polo on Sundays at 11AM for kids and 12:30PM for adults. “Keep an eye on Tuesday nights as well, because if we get enough volunteers, we may sneak in an unannounced extra weeknight here and there.”

Last year, the boathouse set a record by putting nearly 6,000 free paddlers on the water and they’re hoping to do even more this season. They will need the community’s help:

We’re actively looking for new volunteers. Our group is 100% volunteer run. We don’t get any money from the city or Parks Department, so we rely on the dozens of volunteers that enable our program to run. It doesn’t necessarily involve any kayaking, but if you wanted to learn, it’s a great way to get experience. We have positions for paddlers and non-paddlers alike. Sign up on our mailing list to find out how to become a volunteer here: bbpboathouse.org/volunteer-with-us

We’re throwing a fundraiser on May 14th at Brooklyn Roasting: eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-bridge-park-boathouse-annual-fundraising-party-tickets-16488788410. It’s the perfect opportunity to socialize with your fellow kayaking enthusiasts, have a drink or two (on us!), and win some seriously awesome raffle prizes—like access to a class where you can learn to make your own beer. What could be better? That all proceeds from this event will keep our programs running all summer long and are totally tax-deductible for you! If you can’t make it, you can still donate to our cause: bbpboathouse.org/donate. We’re hoping to raise $10,000 this year to keep our programs free to the public.

Brooklyn Bridge Boathouse is located at the Brooklyn Bridge Park between Piers 1 and 2.

04/22/15 10:00am


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04/20/15 8:30am


If you’re interested in local produce and organic farming, this is a chance to meet Fred Lee of Sang Lee Farms in Brooklyn Heights on April 22.

  • When: Wednesday, April 22nd
  • What time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: 136 Lawrence Street Apt. 3B

Fred has been delivering fresh produce to our neighborhood for almost a decade through the Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA. He’s coming into town to talk about the ins and outs of organic farming, tell his family’s story, and answer questions about how CSAs work.

Please let the Dumbo CSA know if you’re planning to attend by sending a quick note to core [at] dumbocsa [dot] org.

Previously: Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2015 Registration Open

04/17/15 1:08pm


There is a popup shop event at by Vedazzling Accessories at 145 Front Street from 6-10pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015. If you haven’t stopped by the shops at 145 Front Street, in addition to Vedazzling Accessories, there are several individual owned stores in the ‘mini-mall’.

Vedazzling Accessories (vedazzlingaccessories.com)
145 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

04/17/15 6:26am

We posted about the broken car window incidents on Water Street and Gold Street about a week ago. Yesterday, more car windows were seen broken along Plymouth and Bridge Streets in Vinegar Hill. Photos of five different cars:






Be on the lookout for suspicious activity and call the 84th Precinct (718-875-6811 (store this number in your cell phone)) or 911 if you witness any crimes. Please continue to call so they can log/track the area.

04/16/15 3:53pm


Get fresh, organic produce and help support a local farmer by becoming a member of the Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA for the summer of 2015. The last day to register is Wednesday, April 29.

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) offers a way for people in our neighborhood to buy vegetables directly from a local farmer. The Dumbo CSA works with Fred Lee of Sang Lee Farms, a family-owned and -operated certified organic farm on the North Fork of Long Island. Last year, more than 140 families in Dumbo and Vinegar Hill signed up for weekly vegetable deliveries.

Here’s how it works:

  • Veggies: Every member receives a weekly selection of fresh, organic vegetables—approximately eight different varieties each week (though it may be more during peak harvest months). The cost is $590 for 25 weeks ($23.60 per week).
  • Optional add-ons: Fruit for $195 and cheese for $195 ($10.83 per week for 18 weeks). New this year, you can also sign up to receive a weekly selection of homemade products from Sang Lee’s certified organic kitchen, from seasonal soups and salads to dressings, pestos, and dips ($375 for 25 weeks). The CSA is also partnering with local vendors to offer bread, olive oil, and almond butter shares to members.
  • Pickups: Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. at the Phoenix House on 50 Jay Street. The season runs from June to November.

This will be the Dumbo CSA’s 8th season partnering with Sang Lee Farms for organic vegetables. Briermere Farm provides the fruit, and the cheese share rotates between a selection of eight New York State dairy farms. Sali Artisans and She Wolf Bakery also provide products to CSA members.

Visit the Dumbo CSA website to learn more about how the CSA works and to sign up—it only takes a few minutes.

Feel free to contact the CSA at core [at] dumbocsa [dot] org with any questions about payment plans or details about the program.

{Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2014 Registration Open}
{Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2013 Registration Open, 07May2013}
{Sign Up for the 2012 Dumbo / Vinegar Hill CSA, 17Apr2012}
{Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2011 Season Kick Off, 15Jun2011}
{Sign up for the Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2011 Season, 07Mar2011}
{Past CSA Posts}