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Events for September 2015

September 05, 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 andhave 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, portaging another dam, and then returning to the riverwalk.

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

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

September 12, 2015 (10:00 AM)
Full River Run
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.)

This trips starts at 219th St. in Shoelace Park and ends Concrete Plant Park.These trips takes approximately four hours of paddling, and up to five hours total, with registration, put in and take out, etc. During these trips, you will travel south through Shoelace Park, The Bronx River Forest, The Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, Drew Gardens and then into the South Bronx and the estuarine, or tidal, section of the Bronx River. You will see wildlife throughout your trip (fish, turtles, birds, native trees and shrubs). You will encounter three waterfalls/dams, at which points you will be required to portage. The staff can provide some assistance, but for the most part, you and your paddling partner will carry your boat and equipment yourselves.

Please note: we will be ending at a different location on the river than where we have put in. The Alliance does not provide transportation up to the starting point of 219.

Also there is NO Bathrooms at the Starting Point. Plus use them before you come to the Park.

Please Click here to register 

September 12, 2015 (TBA)
Bronx River Bike Tour (aka Boogie up the Bronx River)
Bronx River Greenway

Join the Bronx River Alliance Greenway Team, Boogie Down Rides, TA Bronx Committee, Five Borough Bicycle Club, G.I.V.E. and the East Coast Greenway Alliance for a friendly bike ride of the full length of the Bronx River. Our "One-Way" option is a friendly 23-mile ride while more advanced riders might enjoy the "Roundtrip" 46-mile ride along the Bronx River Greenway. The ride starts at the estuary of the Bronx River and continue to its source at the Kensico Dam in Westchester County. The "Roundtrip" ride will return to the starting point at Soundview Park in the Bronx.

The ride is Free but participants will need to register > click here!

Would you like to volunteer during the event?

September 19, 2015 (9am)
International Coastal Clean-Up
Soundview Park

Join the Bronx River Alliance, REI, Whole Foods, Con Ed and Friends of Soundview Park as we work together to improve the health of the Long Island Sound and remove waterfront debris.

Trash bags and gloves provided.

Schedule of the day:
9:00am International Coastal Cleanup begins!
Check in at the welcome table, fill out waivers and retreive the supplies and directions needed to
start the largest cleanup of the year.

Click Here to register!

Volunteering on the Bronx River is dirty and fun. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for your river adventures!

Soundview Park
Rosedale Ave and Lacome Ave
Subway: 6 train to Morrison Av-Soundview
Bus: Bx5, Bx27

Additional questions or concerns? Email or Call us at 718-430-4665

This event is made possible by the Bronx River Alliance and the following partners:

September 26, 2015 (10:00 AM)
Community Paddle
Concrete Plant Park

FREE, no registration required.

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

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.

September 29, 2015 (6:30pm-9:00pm)
An Upstream Soirée
the Bronx Zoo

An Upstream Soirée is the premier party to celebrate the protection, improvement and restoration of the Bronx River. Join 200+ supporters for a festive evening featuring live music, cocktails and light buffet and silent auction. For more information please visit