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Events for August 2017

August 22, 2017 (6am)
Soundview Oyster Reef Monitoring
Soundview Park-311 Leland Ave, Bronx, NY 10473

Join us with NY/NJ Baykeeper and the Bronx River oyster reef for oyster monitoring!

We will meet at the park entrance located at the corner of O'Brien Ave and Leland Ave at Soundview Park

Please be on time. Each monitoring session lasts approximately 3.5-4 hours, depending on tide. We will be entering the water and wading out to the reef (you will put on chest waders) to perform hands-on monitoring and data collection.


Know Before You Go

Bring socks (for the waders), dress in weather appropriate clothing, bring a bottle of water and sunscreen/hat, and prepare to get muddy! It’s a lot of fun, and you’ll meet new people who are looking to achieve the same goals as you.

To RSVP for the event click
here.


August 24, 2017 (6-10p)
Family Night on The Bronx River
Concrete Plant Park (1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave. & Whitlock Ave)


Yoga (6-7pm):

A well-rounded Intentional Yoga/Mindfulness Curriculum for children and families. Four pillars (1) physical postures (2) breathing exercises, (3) relaxation techniques, and (4) mindfulness practices with positive reinforcement will be introduced to children and families.

Cooking Workshop (7-8pm):

Vegetarian cooking demo showing how to use vegetables in delicious and culturally relevant ways. Demo will showcase different techniques for preparing vegetables.


Movie Night: Frozen (8-10pm): 

Join the Bronx River Alliance, NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for the free film. 

A kingdom is cast into eternal winter by the Snow Queen Elsa. Her sister Anna teams up with a mountaineer and his reindeer Sven to break the icy spell.

 

You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!


August 24, 2017 (7:45am)
Soundview Oyster Reef Monitoring
Soundview Park-311 Leland Ave, Bronx, NY 10473

Join us with NY/NJ Baykeeper and the Bronx River oyster reef for oyster monitoring!

We will meet at the park entrance located at the corner of O'Brien Ave and Leland Ave at Soundview Park

Please be on time. Each monitoring session lasts approximately 3.5-4 hours, depending on tide. We will be entering the water and wading out to the reef (you will put on chest waders) to perform hands-on monitoring and data collection.

Know Before You Go

Bring socks (for the waders), dress in weather appropriate clothing, bring a bottle of water and sunscreen/hat, and prepare to get muddy! It’s a lot of fun, and you’ll meet new people who are looking to achieve the same goals as you.

To RSVP for the event click here.


August 24, 2017 (5-6:30p)
Physical Fitness Train-the-Trainer Classes
Shoelace Park (Bronx Boulevard and 219th Street)

Bronx Community Health Network and Bronx REACH CHAMPS is presenting a series of classes that meet weekly in the park whose target audience are local community champions who wish to learn how to teach physical fitness classes. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring water. Classes are FREE.

Students attending at least 75% of classes will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the series.

You can RSVP
HERE!

Transportation:

Bx 39 Bus to White Plains Rd and 219th St.
2, 5 Trains to 219th St/White Plains Rd Station



August 25, 2017 (10:00 - 1:00)
Project WASTE Volunteer Event
Muskrat Cove Trash Boom

Project WASTE is one of the Bronx River Alliance's Citizen Science stewardship project focused on source-reduction of trash pollution. As of June 2016 there has been two installed trash booms that capture flotable trash in the Bronx River. This event is part of our hands-on outreach strategy which includes trash collection and assessment. As a volunteer you will count, assess and remove trash from the Muskrat Cove boom and tally the flotable trash into distinct categories. Information on the quantity, toxicity, material, and brands of trash will help to identify sources of pollution and to eventually inform communities, buisnessess and municipal officials.

Meet at: Woodlawn Metro North Parking Lot: East 233rd Street near Webster Avenue

Click
here to sign up for this event! 


August 25, 2017 (6pm)
Bronx Park East Community Association: Free Zumba
Bronx Park East / Waring Avenue

Join Bronx Park East Community Association for FREE Zumba outdoors! Boogie along the Bronx River with instructor Dena Sarauw Bring friends and family of all ages. Make sure to bring water and comfortable clothing.



August 26, 2017 (1-6pm)
Rocking the Boat: Community Rowing
Hunts Point Riverside Park

Through Community Rowing, Hunts Point residents of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by Program Assistants who teach them about the local waterways. The free program takes place every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For more info please contact
info@rockingtheboat.org / 718 466 5799




August 26, 2017 (1-7p)
It's My Park: Concrete Plant Park
Concrete Plant Park (1372 Westchester Ave. and Bruckner Blvd.)

Lets keep our park and the Bronx River beautiful. Join SWALE for a full day of activities and workshops. Help sustain a community with planting and other projects at the Bronx River Foodway! 

To register, email Foodway@bronxriver.org
 

August 28, 2017 (5-6:30p)
Physical Fitness Train-the-Trainer Classes
Shoelace Park (Bronx Boulevard and 219th Street)

Bronx Community Health Network and Bronx REACH CHAMPS is presenting a series of classes that meet weekly in the park whose target audience are local community champions who wish to learn how to teach physical fitness classes. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring water. Classes are FREE.

Students attending at least 75% of classes will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the series.

You can RSVP
HERE!

Transportation:

Bx 39 Bus to White Plains Rd and 219th St.
2, 5 Trains to 219th St/White Plains Rd Station




August 29, 2017 (6pm)
ShapeupNYC: Free Zumba
Concrete Plant Park (1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave. & Whitlock Ave)

Join ShapeupNYC, NYC Parks, NYC Service for a FREE citywide fitness program. These classes will be part of the Bronx River Foodway event series at Concrete Plant Park. The fitness programs aims to reduce health inequalities across NYC. Have fun while staying healthy along the Bronx River!




August 31, 2017 (5-6:30p)
Physical Fitness Train-the-Trainer Classes
Shoelace Park (Bronx Boulevard and 219th Street)

Bronx Community Health Network and Bronx REACH CHAMPS is presenting a series of classes that meet weekly in the park whose target audience are local community champions who wish to learn how to teach physical fitness classes. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring water. Classes are FREE.

Students attending at least 75% of classes will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the series.

You can RSVP
HERE!

Transportation:

Bx 39 Bus to White Plains Rd and 219th St.
2, 5 Trains to 219th St/White Plains Rd Station