We are deeply grateful for the support our friends, families and community on this project.  If you able to support our Kickstarter, we appreciate your contribution and will use it to fully realize The Newtown Creek Armada in September.  No amount is too small!  Or too large! Check out our video:

Above all, we hope to see you at The Armada in September.


Save the date! Armada artist Nathan Kensinger will give an illustrated lecture called “Lost Waterfronts of New York” at Proteus Gowanus Observatory on Friday, July 27, at 7pm. For more info and to purchase advanced tickets, visit Observatory.

In the last decade, large sections of New York City’s waterfront have been rezoned, parcelled off and handed over to developers. A new landscape of luxury condominiums has replaced the old sugar refineries, powerhouses, bungalows and docks that once lined New York’s shores. However, some vestiges of the historic waterfront remain, mainly in forgotten or off-limits neighborhoods like Bloomfield, Edgemere, New Dorp Beach and Hammels Wye. Join Nathan Kensinger as he shares his photographs documenting the changing waterfront.


We’ll be participating in Bushwick Open Studios on June 2 & 3, 1-5pm. Check out our feature on the Arts in Bushwick blog!

Come by and hear about the project, see the boats in progress, and meet two of the artists, Laura Chipley & Sarah Nelson Wright.

Brooklyn Fireproof – 119 Ingraham at the corner of Porter, #411, Brooklyn, NY 11237. L train to Morgan.

spray paint hulls

Bonuses: We share our studio with Brooklyn Torch Project and we plan to have some libations.


The Newtown Creek Armada will set sail in September 2012 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We’re busy in our workshop preparing the fleet, but check back soon for more updates.