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Events for July 2016

July 02, 2016 (9a)
Upper River Paddle
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.) to Hunts Point Riverside Park

Join us on a paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River!
Start Location: 219th and Bronx Blvd
End Location: Bronx Zoo (Boston Rd. Entrance)

All need to wear close toed attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver.

Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

Registration opens 2 weeks prior to trip date at 10a and ends day before trip at 10a. There is a limited of 20 tickets, once site has sold out of tickets there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Registration is available here.



July 09, 2016 (9a)
Upper River Paddle and Pick up
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.)

Join us on a paddling adventure and help us clean the fresh water sections of the Bronx River of floatables!
Start Location: 219th and Bronx Blvd
End Location: Bronx Zoo (Boston Rd. Entrance)

All need to wear close toed attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver.

Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

Registration opens 2 weeks prior to trip date at 10a and ends day before trip at 10a. There is a limited of 20 tickets, once site has sold out of tickets there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Registration is available here.


Many thanks to L.L.Bean, American Canoe Association, and the Long Island Sound Future's Fund for support of our Paddle and Pickup Stewardship Program!!



July 10, 2016 (10am- 6pm)
Annual Soundview Park Art & Music Festival
Soundview Park- Enter at Metcalf Ave & Lafayette Ave

Come join the Friends of Soundview Park as they celebrate with live performances, art exhibitions, workshops, fitness programs, nature, waterfront activities and more!





July 10, 2016 (1pm)
Bronx River Ramble
Soundview Park- Enter at Metcalf Ave & Lafayette Ave

Join Stephen DeVillo for a Ramble down the Bronx River Greenway in Soundview Park and hear about the ecology, geology and Native American history of the Bronx River Estuary. We’ll enjoy spectacular views of Long Island Sound, hear dark tales of the “Devil’s Belt,” and see the unique river community of Harding Park. We’ll also learn about Soundview’s lost creeks and tidal marshes, see how Soundview became a landfill (with rubble from Brooklyn), check out the new salt marsh restoration and hear the strange tale of the “Moses Marina.” We’ll see where an oyster reef is being re-established, and pause for a cinematic moment by the spot where they “sank” the Titanic.



July 16, 2016 (9am)
Upper River Paddle & Ramble - City of Water Day Celebration (Refunded Deposit)
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.)



JOIN THE BRONX RIVER ALLIANCE PADDLE & RAMBLE IN CELEBRATION OF CITY OF WATER DAY


Join us on a paddling adventure and explore the freshwater sections of the Bronx River via canoe.  Starting at 219th Street and Bronx Blvd, Alliance staff and volunteers will guide adn explain the unique ecology of the Bronx River and surrounding lands such as the Bronx River Forest, Fort Knox, New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo areas. Instructors leading the tour will educate paddlers on the vast history of the Bronx River and how it has become a wonderful natural recreational and educational resource to our Bronx borough. 


Where:
Meeting takes place at 219th Street and Bronx Blvd.
When: Meeting time of 9am

Registration is open 2 weeks prior to trip date at 10am and ends on a day before trip at 10am. There is a limit of 20 tickets, once site has sold out of tickets there are no spots open and no waiting list, so please plan your purchase accordingly. This is a refunded deposit trip. Registration and payment of $5 is necessary to guarentee a spot on the trip. Registration is available here. (Refunds to deposit made at least 1 week after trip date to original form of payment)

All need to wear close toed attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver.
Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.


July 23, 2016 (9a)
Full River Paddle
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.) to Concrete Plant Park

Join us on a paddling adventure and explore the fresh water and Estuary sections of the Bronx River!
Start Location: 219th and Bronx Blvd
End Location: Concrete Plant Park

Please note: We will be paddling over 4.5 miles of river to our end destination, please plan accordingly and be aware, you will be resposible for the transport of your vessel through all miles and 3 portage stations.

All need to wear close toed attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver.

Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

Registration opens 2 weeks prior to trip date at 10a and ends day before trip at 10a. There is a limited of 20 tickets, once site has sold out of tickets there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Registration is available here.



July 23, 2016 - August 20, 2016 (12-7pm)
Swale: Floating Food Forest
Concrete Plant Park- Entrance on Westchester Ave between Whitlock Ave & Bronx River Ave.

SWALE- Floating Food Forest

All are welcome to tour through the Swale - a floating food forest designed to provide free vegetables and herbs like kale, beets, chard, arugula, leeks, atichokes and others grown for the community.

Open to the Public
July 23rd- August 20th
Every Wednesday to Sunday
12pm-7pm


Movies Under the Stars
July 27, 2016
ZOOTOPIA
Sunset


Community Paddle
July 30, 2016
11am-1pm


Family Day
August 6, 2016
Hosted by Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice

A Day in the Life of the Bronx River
August 13, 2016
12pm- 4pm

ABC 7 News article describing the Swale

For more information about guided tours please contact Dariella Rodriguez 718 328 5622 x16





July 23, 2016 (1pm-5pm)
Rocking the Boat: Community Sailing
Hunts Point Riverside Park, Lafayette Ave & Edgewater Road

Rocking the Boat
presents

COMMUNITY SAILING

All community members from all ages are welcomed to come explore the beautiful Bronx River and learn to sail with our long time partners, community rowing experts, Rocking the Boat!

Sunday, June 5
Saturday, July 23
Sunday, August 21

1pm-5pm

Hunts Point Riverside Park
- Lafayetter Ave & Edgewater Road

No reservations necessary

For more info please visit Rocking the Boat or call 718.466.5799


Directions: Take 6 train to Hunts Point Avenue, walk south on Hunts Point Ave (crossing under the Bruckner Expressway overpass) until you reach Lafayette Ave. Make left turn at Lafayette Ave and walk all the way down the steep hill to Edgewater Road. Cross Edgewater Road and train tracks to Hunts Point Riverside Park.






July 27, 2016 (Sunset)
Movie Nights On the River: ZOOTOPIA
Concrete Plant Park- Entrance on Westchester Ave between Whitlock Ave & Bronx River Ave.

Join us and NYC Parks at sunset for Zootopia under the stars at Concrete Plant Park.

Thank you to Fidelis Care for supporting this event.








July 30, 2016 (11a-1p)
Cancelled FREE Community Paddle
Concrete Plant Park

Due to current forecasted inclement weather, this event has been cancelled.
Please join us 8/27 for our next FREE paddle out of Starlight Park!


For fast registration on day of, please print and bring the following waivers for each participant. These paddles have an approximate 15-20 minutes on water time.




July 30, 2016 (11am-1pm)
Friends of Soundview Park Big Read 2016
Soundview Park Amphi Theather (Rosedale Ave & Lacomb Ave)

Join the Friends of Soundview Park for a reading and giveaway of "TuTu goes Green" written by Tulani Thomas at the beautiful Soundview Park amphitheater Author Tulani Thomas to read her book along with the families in the park.

In this fun and adorable little girl named TuTu sets out on a quest to spread the message of how children can contribute to saving the environment. Children will learn how small changes to their daily routines such as recycling old notebooks, turning out the lights, and using reusable shopping bags can play a huge role in helping the environment. Vibrant and colorful illustrations help make often difficult terms and topics more digestible and easy to understand. Appropriate for 3rd grade and below.

For a free book you must register here!

One book per familyIn this fun and engaging book,

Books will be distributed at the event

With Support from Actuator Inc., Bronxmama.com, MetroOptics, OmeshPersaud.com & Slammers Snacks