Local insider artist and Gowanus Dredger Rich Garr collages together an art-centric walking tour of the streets around Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal. Each tour is unique and mines the community's deep creative base to explore the past, present and future of the changing neighborhood. Art studio or gallery visits may spice up the walk and assist in understanding this rapidly changing corner of NYC. Whether featured art is legal or not, painted or printed, tame or wild - it all has a place in this unique multi-sensory experience. Our walk meets Brooklyn Habit coffee, 405 Smith St. and ends 1.5 hours later at the boathouse or near an appropriate local watering hole where further discussion (& drinks) are encouraged. During the summer, canoeing the Gowanus Canal will be available for free after the tour and profits support programming. www.gowanuscanal.org
Rich is an insider with the stories behind the walls featuring works of Swoon, Mast, Wolf Tits and other renowned street artists of our Gowanus waterfront neighborhood. He has intimate knowledge of hidden alternative art spaces and the work of anonymous "green guerillas" and graffiti artists. Rich Garr holds a NYC Tour Guide license tour guide and is CPR / First Aid certified. He is a Gowanus artist who studied art & history and worked at the Cleveland Museum teaching art to youth. Upon returning to NYC he worked at the Brooklyn Museum helping plan interdisciplinary programming. Freelancing followed, as did an art studio in Gowanus Brooklyn.
Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club
The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is an advocacy group for the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. We introduce people to the canal with shoreline walks, bike rides and on-water canoe voyages. Funds raised by this experience directly support our free and low-cost programs that raise awareness of the environmental issues of NY Harbor. Many more timely & exciting details can be found at www.GowanusCanal.org
こちらは社会貢献体験です。参加費は全額、「Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club 」に寄付されます。
The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn is a Superfund site & cleanup of this industrial waterway is underway. While pollution lingers, there are new issues of development, zoning & gentrification. The neighborhood is changing rapidly, and our tour features real-time information & insight. We'll walk the uplands to visit a custom mix of historic businesses, hip new bars & cafes, view unique art & discover recreational spaces from ax throwing to canoeing.
Comfortable, weather-approprite shoes & clothing.
Expect to walk about 1 mile, dress for the weather wear comfortable shoes.