Gowanus Dredgers Battle Paddle
Aug 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm– 8:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
In partnership with the Old Stone House, the Gowanus Dredgers invite Loyalist, revolutionaries and common folk to join a canoe tour of the famous Battle of Brooklyn escape route. Paddle with the Dredgers and ask for planners to provide a barrier free shoreline access similar to Dutch Canals. Learn the History of Gowanus at the Dredgers 2nd St. dock. Wear a RED PFD to support the King or arrive early to get a BLUE PFD to join the revolution.
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