We're rebuilding a cultural ecosystem on the water.
Our programs enable access, make opportunities for engagement, and support diverse voices working on the water.
Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Dock
We designed and built a floating stage and social space for this super active community group.
New York's floating reading room, an exhibit space and residency space that can go anywhere in the harbor.
Mobile Creative Labratory
We're restoring a 1941 tugboat to act as a mobile creative studio and on-water residency space.
resources & host residencies
Lost Island Concert Series
A paddle-in concert over the site of an island dredged out in the 1920s. Made w/ Honk NYC
On Deck Short Film Festival
Each fall we create and host an on-water boat-in short film festival.
Soothing Sounds of Superfund Sites
An album of field recordings from toxic locations around New York Harbor.
Made w/ Jeremy Bloom
Awesome on the Water
We give monthly micro-grants for projects that bring culture and creativity to the water. Apply here.
Collaborations and Resource Sharing
We often collaborate and use our infrastructure to support others making work on the water.
We regularly host a range of capacity-building workshops, from boating safety to habitat restoration.
NY's Most Socially Distanced Office
Made w/ Impov Everywhere
Cultural Residency - Southeast Alaska
We ran a cultural residency program on our historic 1907 wooden tugboat. 2015-2018.
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