Benefit Party 2014

Benefit 2014: Gowanusian Ball

gowanusian ball

Join Us for the 2014 Proteus Gowanus Benefit Gala,
The Gowanusian Ball
A Celebration of Disorderly Conduct
and Delightful Derelicton Down By the Canal

Thursday, May 15, 7-10pm

Strange creatures from the Gowanusian mud will cavort with you as we drink, dance and conduct ourselves badly on the banks of our nasty, beloved canal.

Ticket Prices: $65 per person in advance; $75 at the door.

Pay online (click on ticket to pay with credit card or your PayPal account) or send a check to Proteus Gowanus, 543 Union Street, #1-C, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

Payments taken at the door can be made with Visa or MasterCard.

Proteus Gowanus is a non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3. Your donation is tax deductible.


Hear the music of the Gas Drip Bard with Launa Schweizer and the Buffalo Nickels and water songs by Sara Bouchard; meet the Merman of the Gowanus; discover the ghost streams of Brooklyn; get the inside story on Sludgie the whale, whose skull will party with the worst of us; dance the Gowanusian Waltz; hear gorgeous poems of the Gowanus and Newtown Creek, and more!

Gowanusian attire will not be discouraged!


Join us in thanking our 2014 Gowanusian Honorees for working to protect our waterways:

Alex Prud’homme, author of five books, including The Ripple Effect, about fresh water in this century, which led to the documentary film “Last Call at the Oasis”. He also wrote Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know (2013).

Curtis Cravens, Senior Program Manager for Coastal Protection, NYC Mayor’s Office for Long-Term Planning & Sustainability, once had an art studio at the headwaters of the Gowanus and wrote Copper On The Creek, about the Newtown Creek copper refinery.

Daniel Wiley, SW Brooklyn Community Coordinator for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, Board Member for the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and coordinator of initiatives spanning Brooklyn waterfront communities from the Navy Yard through Red Hook, Gowanus and Sunset Park.


Libations and comestibles have been generously donated by Ample Hills Ice Cream, Brooklyn Brine, Bella Gioia, Brooklyn Brewery, Chief Gowanus Gin, Brooklyn Winery, Oaxaca Taqueria, The Pines, Runner and Stone, and more.