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Events for May 2015

May 02, 2015 (9:30am)
The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla
Starting at 219th Street Shoelace Park to Hunt'sPoint Riverside Park

May 2nd




   

is back with a full river paddle and a host of festivities at
Hunt's Point Riverside Park
For more info please visit
FLOTILLA


                                    

May 07, 2015 (9am-5pm)
2015 Waterfront Conference
Hudson River Park Pier 40- 353 West Street NYC 10014

Please join the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance for their
2015 Waterfront Conference
Shaping your 21st Century Waterfront


Aboard the Hornblower Infinity
Hudson River Park Pier 40

Early Bird Registration through March 31

for more information please visit Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

facebook.com/metroplitanwaterfrontalliance

or contact
Louis Kleinman
lkleinman@waterfrontalliance.org / Tel: 212-935-9831 ext 104
 

May 07, 2015 (6:00 to 8:00 pm)
Bronx River Long Term Control Plan Public Meeting
Casita Maria Ctr. for Arts and Education, 928 Simpson Street, 6th Floor, Bronx NY

Attend this critical meeting and find out what the City will do to insure the long-term health of the Bronx River.  The Department of Environmental Protection will present options for cleaning up the Bronx River, as part of the development of a Long Term Control Plan.  Public input is needed to get the best possible plan for protecting water quality in the river, important for the recreational and habitat values it provides.

Additional information available DEP's website here.

May 10, 2015 (2 PM)
Community Paddle
Concrete Plant Park

FREE, no registration required.

Calling all paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River!


Directions
Concrete Plant Park
Westchester Ave between Sheridan Expressway & Bronx River Ave
Subway: 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street, 6 train to Whitlock Ave
Bus: Bx4, 4A to 174th St.


May 16, 2015 (10am)
Bronx River Ramble
Gunhill Rd. Subway Station

Join Bronx River Rambler Mike Gupta and Stephan DeVillo as they lead a tour that will follow the path of the old Bronx River Parkway from Gun Hill Road to E 233rd Street at Muskrat Cove (Approx. 1.5 miles) through the communities of Wakefield, Williamsbridge and Woodlawn and highlight the collection of 1920’s and 1930’s apartment building along Bronx Boulevard.

There will be some walking along Shoelace Park, some talking and tales of the old neighborhood, some facts, some stories, some amazing old photos and some handouts.


Free no registration required.



May 23, 2015 (10:00 AM)
Upper River Paddle
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.)

This paddle starts at 219th St. and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours on water and have one portage. On this trip, you will have the opportunity to travel south through Shoelace Park, The Bronx River Forest, The Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance and then returning to the riverwalk.


$30, registration required.
Trip sign up becomes available 2 weeks prior to trip. Please register here.


Directions:
Shoelace Park
East 219 St & Bronx Blvd
Subway: 2/5 train to 219 St
Bus: Bx39/Bx28 to 211 St

May 30, 2015 (1 PM)
Community Paddle
Concrete Plant Park

FREE, no registration required.

Calling all paddlers: come explore the tidal section of the Bronx River!





















Directions
Concrete Plant Park
Westchester Ave between Sheridan Expressway & Bronx River Ave
Subway: 2 or 5 train to Freeman Street, 6 train to Whitlock Ave
Bus: Bx4, 4A to 174th St.



May 31, 2015 (10:00am)
Bronx River Bike Tour
Bronx River Greenway

Come be awed by the Bronx River's beauty: bike with NYC H2O's Matt Malina & Leigh Wells to tour the river from Williamsbridge Oval to its source in Valhalla!

Did you know that the Bronx River is NYC's only true fresh water river? It was considered as a source for NYC's drinking water in the 1830's but was labelled "an open sewer" by the end of that century. The river has made a comeback since the days of reckless dumping and now supports many forms of aquatic life like Alewife Herring and even a beaver named "Jose."

The ride is 17 miles long and will take 3 hours. 7 miles of the tour will be on the Bronx River Parkway which is open to bikes for Bicycle Sundays.

For tickets and more information click here!


(Foto of The Kensico Dam, Valhalla, NY)