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Events for August 2016

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





August 05, 2016 (Sunset)
Movie Nights On the River: SpongeBob Movie
Hunts Point Riverside Park, Lafayette Ave & Edgewater Road

Join us and NYC Parks at sunset for SpongeBob Movie under the stars at Hunts Point Riverside Park. Thank you to Fidelis Care for supporting this evet.







August 06, 2016 (10a)
Estuary Paddle
Concrete Plant Park

Join us on a paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!
Start Location: Concrete Plant Park
End Location: Concrete Plant Park

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.



August 13, 2016 (9am - 4pm)
A Day in the Life of the Bronx River
Various locations along the river

Calling all past, present, and future Bronx River Stewards!


Bring the whole family to enjoy a day of science, history, art, and exploration. Join a science study in the morning to discover the secrets of the Bronx River, from how it flows to what lives in its depths. Then we hope to see you afterward in Concrete Plant Park for data sharing and entertainment. See you on the Bronx River!

Register for the event here.

For more information, contact Michelle Luebke at michelle.luebke@parks.nyc.gov or call 718-430-4690

This is event is part of the Wade into the Bronx River: a series of lecture, workshops, and training on how the river is an outdoor classroom. For more information please visit: www.bronxriver.org/education .Event supported by the Sarah K. de Coizart Article TENTH Perpetual Charitable Trust.

August 13, 2016 (10am - noon)
Bronx River Ramble Walking Tour, Day in the Life of the Bronx River
West Farms Square East Tremont Ave 2/5 Train Station

Sign up here!





August 13, 2016 (9am)
Upper River Paddle and Pick up
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.)

Join us on a paddling adventure and help us clean the Bronx River of floatable debris!

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 limit 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!





August 14, 2016 (10am)
Bronx River Ramble
Bronxville Metro-North train station (northbound platform; we'll wait for the 10:04 northbound train to arrive)

Join us as we explore Bronxville's history from tanning yards and woolen mills into today's suburban community. We'll examine three Bronx River tributaries, hear how a patent medicine led to the creation of an artists colony, see citizen activism beautifying the riverside parklands, and look at the place where a young John F. Kennedy learned how to dance.







August 20, 2016 (10a)
Estuary Paddle
Concrete Plant Park

Join us on a paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!
Start Location: Concrete Plant Park
End Location: Concrete Plant Park

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.



August 20, 2016 (10am-1pm)
Go Healthy in the Park
Shoelace Park (211th Street & Bronx Blvd.)

Bronx REACH Champs Parks and Open Spaces Coalition introduces FREE exercise and meditation classes at Shoelace Park.

10am
QIGONG MEDITATION with Kathryn Davis

Fun and easy mind-body practice that helps to reduce accumulated stress at the same time that it helps to build physical energy and vitality. The sessions are guided so it is easy to follow along. The practice includes breathing and visualization techniques in combination with the meditation practice, which can be done while sitting, standing or moving. The moving meditations are slow graceful movements that resembles Tai-Chi.

11:30am
PHYSICAL FITNESS with N'Namdi Nelson

The Physical Fitness Class will include a combination of strength and aerobics activity.

Wear loose clothing, comfortable shoes, Bring a large towel or exercise mat. Bring your own water.


For more information visit Bronxreachchamps.org



August 20, 2016 (4pm)
Karaoke in the Park
Shoelace Park (215th Street & Bronx Blvd.)


Come join Nest Music Conservancy for an afternoon of family "Karaoke in the Park"

For more information please contact savemusic@nestmusicinc.org









August 21, 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.




August 27, 2016 (11a-1p)
FREE Community Paddle
Starlight Park Docks

Canoe opportunity for beginners and families within Estuary of the Bronx River.

FREE, first come first served.

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.

Adult Waiver
Minor Waiver



August 27, 2016 (9:00am)
Boogie Up the Bronx River
Bronx River Greenway



Join the Bronx River Alliance Greenway Team for a friendly 23-mile ride or a round trip, 46-mile ride, along the Bronx River Greenway. Ride from the Estuaryof the Bronx River to its source at the Kensico Dam in Westchester County. The round trip ride will return to the starting point at Soundview Park in the Bronx. 

The ride will start at Sounview Park Field House (located almost in the corner of Lafayette Ave & Colgate Ave). Check the registration link for more information about the ride. 

Registration is required for all participants. To register and for more information click here