Brooklyn Bridge Brunch Sponsor Paddle

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HarborLAB shared a wonderful day a new sponsor, which is helping fund new safety equipment and other necessities for public programs. We put in at the growing HarborLAB GreenLaunch and paddled down to Red Hook, Brooklyn, with a stop-off at the Dumbo Arts Festival for creative and physical nourishment. The weather was perfect as we paddled with the ebb past our city’s incomparable skyline. We were surprised to see a duckling line of Rocking the Boats beautiful, hand-crafted wooden rowboats empty and towed up river. A posse of cigarette boats roared past in a rare display, while sea planes touched down and helicopters whirred. One of our participants introduced novelty with his Oru origami kayak, while a guide paddled a Cooper made by the established-yet-innovating Folbot.

A special thanks to Jeff Lim for driving our trailer and to Facilities Manager Patricia Menje Erickson, for preparing the boats from her wheelchair (recently broken ankle). Even though they weren’t able to share the fun of the paddle, they gave so much to its success. The very spirit of generosity.

If you’d like your corporate team to paddle with HarborLAB as volunteers or a sponsor, email support@harborlab.org! THANKS!

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