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This is the best, most advanced free kayak learning experience you can get in NYC.

Visualize basketball or soccer, but played on the river, between Brooklyn and lower Manhattan.

Only TWO organizations in NYC even do this.

Brooklyn Kayak Guides–in association with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse–is setting up kayak polo games on Sunday afternoons.

We've got the equipment (kayaks, vests, helmets, paddles)--you bring the enthusiasm and sportsmanship (shorts/sandals, too).

Your level of experience doesn't matter. Prepare to get addicted.

Paddle leisurely or whitewater, kayak polo improves your game big time.

The catch? We're limited to 15 participants per game. Meetup members play for the first game of the day at 11AM. Arrive at 10:15am to set up the goals and get your gear together (boat, vest, helmet, paddle, etc.). Being late is a big no-no.

We'll put you in a team and give you a vest number. Dedicated players and volunteers, though, will end up being teachers to others, and won't need to reserve.

• Season begins soon and continue till mid-September.

• Our Meetup game is begins 11AM (again, arrive at least by 10:15am--the walk from nearby subway stations is roughly 15 minutes).

• Keep an eye out for our notices, to learn when our first session in 2018 happens.

• Don't be left out. See ya soon.

Upcoming events (5+)

3rd Annual Exhibition Kayak Polo Games & Lakeside BBQ!

Camp at Lake Sebago

Hi BKP Players, Join us as we host for the third year, Kayak Polo Games & BBQ at the ACA camp at Lake Sebago. Come for the weekend or the day to take part in this spectacular two-day event of kayak polo mashups, fun outdoor activities including SUP, kayaking, hikes, bonfires, games and good food. This event is geared towards creating a wider focus on Kayak Polo in the region as well as building boathouse and inter-club relations. It is a family oriented event, so we welcome all ages to join us! We are inviting our BKP Players who are active volunteers with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse and have played at least one game with us, you can sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054BAFAB22AAFD0-exhibition WHEN: Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25, 2019 WHERE: ACA Camp at Lake Sebago, Harriman State Park, Sloatsburg, NY Use this link to get to the camp entrance: https://goo.gl/maps/uFY2Z4u48Jfjh2N88 COSTS/PACKAGES: Activities, Accommodations and Meals Accommodations are in cabins. One lodging reservation entitles one person to one bunk in a shared room in the cabin. There are 3 bunk beds per shared room, lodging a total of 6 per room. Bathroom and Shower facilities are located in a centralized bath house. (Camping accommodations available. Please contact us for additional information) Games and activities will take place throughout the weekend. All fees include the required Daily ACA Camp Access charge of $10.00. Two-day Ticket: These ticket options cover all the games and activities, lunch and dinner Saturday, and breakfast and lunch Sunday, and the $10/day ACA camp access fee. Two Day Ticket With lodging: $150 Two Day Ticket Without lodging: $80 One-day Ticket: These ticket options cover all the games and activities, lunch and dinner Saturday, or breakfast and lunch Sunday, and the $10/day ACA camp access fee. One-day Saturday ticket: $60 One-day Sunday ticket: $40 Friday Lodging & Meals Add On: This ticket covers Friday lodging in the cabin as well as Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and $10/day ACA camp access fee. Friday ticket: $50 NOTE: Rates for children under 12 available upon request. *Current ACA membership is required to participate. If you’re not a member, becoming a member is easy. Visit the web site https://aca.site-ym.com/ and sign up for an introductory membership for a minimal fee of $25. Remember to select Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse as your Paddle America Club when signing up. BBPB volunteers, you must be an active volunteer to participate, but you are encouraged to bring children, partners and friends with you. One adult guest per volunteer (Please note Volunteer Name when registering for a guest). Transportation: Carpooling is encouraged and a shuttle will be provided Saturday and Sunday from the Sloatsburg train station for select trains. We will assist will coordinating ridesharing and supply additional information regarding transportation options. After you sign up we will send you a confirmation email with the payment link, sign up sheet for the kayak polo games and further details of the event including transportation details and cancellation policy. Questions? Email [masked]

Kayak Polo at Pier 5 ( One15 Marina docks entrance)

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Hi BKP Players, A huge jostling welcome to our new members and our returning players. I hope you are all excited and ready to launch onto our new pitch. The Meetup group is scheduled for the first game which begins at 11 am. Please sprint to Pier 5 Marina One15 docks entrance (look out for a blue pop-up tent) by 10:30 am to help set up for the session and get your gear in order. We will be on the water throughout the early morning and afternoon. If you are not with us by 11 am, you may have to wait until we finish a game to come let you in through the gate. It is going to be an awesome season at Brooklyn Kayak Polo! Please watch the video below to get familiar with the basic flow of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7cZdpzUPcg See you on the pitch!

Sunset 20 Auction winners Kayak Polo at Pier 5 ( One15 Marina docks entrance)

Thank you to our Sunset 20 auction winners! This session is private for you. Come meet us down at one15 marina for a few hours of polo fun!

Kayak Polo at Pier 5 ( One15 Marina docks entrance)

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Hi BKP Players, A huge jostling welcome to our new members and our returning players. I hope you are all excited and ready to launch onto our new pitch. The Meetup group is scheduled for the first game which begins at 11 am. Please sprint to Pier 5 Marina One15 docks entrance (look out for a blue pop-up tent) by 10:30 am to help set up for the session and get your gear in order. We will be on the water throughout the early morning and afternoon. If you are not with us by 11 am, you may have to wait until we finish a game to come let you in through the gate. It is going to be an awesome season at Brooklyn Kayak Polo! Please watch the video below to get familiar with the basic flow of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7cZdpzUPcg See you on the pitch!

Past events (84)

Kayak Polo at Pier 5 ( One15 Marina docks entrance)

Brooklyn Bridge Park

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