Revenue is invested in encouraging waterfront activity and stewardship of the waterway, reconnecting the local community with their shoreline.
The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is a nonprofit organization committed to transforming a dilapidated, historically significant estuary into a self-sustaining, environmentally friendly, and healthy waterfront to be enjoyed and treasured by current and future generations.
Stroll along the Gowanus shoreline while supporting the preservation of the Gowanus Canal.
Explore public art with local experts and learn about Gowanus’ quirky art scene.
Learn about the evolution of the neighborhood and how you can support its positive growth.
About this Experience
Embark on a walking tour along the Gowanus shoreline and discover why the Gowanus Canal has been inspiring creativity for decades. In a neighborhood once notorious for industrial pollution and the death of waterfront marine life, a renaissance is underway. Explore the neighborhood’s quirky art and athletic scene while hearing stories of its past and anticipated changes to come. Learn how you can get involved to ensure the neighborhood’s growth supports the exciting dynamics between business, art, and recreational activity.
Tours are led by Rich Garr, a local artist and guide specializing in street art, or Owen Foote, a local architect and avid canoeist who has advocated for Gowanus neighborhood improvements over the past 25 years. Each month this tour evolves depending on public art, events, and the accessibility of hidden treasures, art studios, and galleries. The walk begins at the Gowanus Souvenir Shop and concludes at Threes Brewing, where you can finish off your visit with a drink or a quick bite to eat.