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Brooklyn Street Art Walk of Gowanus

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Brooklyn Street Art Walk of Gowanus

5 reviews
Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
art walk

Brooklyn Street Art Walk of Gowanus

art walk

Brooklyn Street Art Walk of Gowanus

5 reviews
Paused through July 31. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

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 at 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 is available for free after the tour and profits support programming. www.gowanuscanal.org

Gowanus's commitment to safety

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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.

About the organization

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

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club.

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Where you'll be

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.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. none

What to bring

Comfortable, weather-approprite shoes & clothing.

More tips

Expect to walk about 1 mile, dress for the weather wear comfortable shoes.

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Brooklyn Street Art Walk of Gowanus
5 reviews
From $16/person
5 reviews
From $16/person