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Events for April 2017

April 01, 2017 (11am)
Ramble: Starlight Park
1500 Boone Avenue (between East 172nd St. & Jennings St.)

Governor Cuomo has pledged state funds to transform the Sheridan Expressway and open up community access to Starlight Park.

Expanded and reopened in 2010, Starlight Park is today a quiet spot where you can enjoy the beauty of the Bronx River, but it has a lively history – and the river wasn’t always where we see it today.

Join us as we introduce you to this wonderful new/old park, it’s fascinating past (including a famous amusement park), and the future to come with the opening of Bronx River House and the development of Starlight II.

 
Meeting Location:
Meet at 11am in front of 1500 Boone Avenue (between East 172nd and Jennings Streets. (2 or 5 subway to 174th Street station; Walk east on 174th Street and turn right onto Boone
Bx 19 bus to 172nd or Jennings Streets and Southern Boulevard 
Bx 11 bus to 172nd or Jennings Streets and Boone 
Bx 36 bus to 174th Street and Boone

For more info contact Joseph Sanchez at Joseph.Sanchez@parks.nyc.gov 718 30 4636


April 08, 2017 (9am - 1pm)
Wade Into the Bronx River: Water Quality Monitoring Training for Stewards
CURB, 35 Alexander St, Yonkers, NY 10701

As part of our Wade into the River series, we are pleased to offer this water quality training day in partnership with Sarah Lawrence College, Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB), and Riverkeeper.

Tentative schedule (subject to change):
9a-10p: water quality sampling training for new stewards
10a-12p: information on data interpretation, advocacy, education, and other applications        
12p-1p: networking time, hands-on time with equipment, and questions for partner staff and experienced volunteers

To RSVP, click here.



April 13, 2017 (8am - 5pm)
Resilience Summit - Water Cooperation and Conflict: The Local and Global Challenge
Pace University, New York City Campus Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce Street New York, NY 10038

Pace University presents its Third Summit on Resilience, focusing on water. Our Ecology Director will be a panelist for "Enacting Water Resilience at the Local Scale." If interested, we'd love to see you there! Registration is required.

April 19, 2017 (6:30p-8p)
DEP City Stormwater Management Program Meeting
Hudson River Foundation 17 Battery Place - Suite 917 New York, NY 10004

Voice your suggestions and concerns at the City of New York for the next update on the City's Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) development as they speak on the reduction of trash in our local Bronx River and neighboring waterways.

This presentation will focus on:

Trash Free NYC Waters - and the goal to reduce the amount litter and debris that enters the City’s municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) and pollutes local waterways

Public Education & Outreach planning

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

More Information here.



April 20, 2017 (6:30pm)
Foodway at Concrete Plant Park Meeting
The POINT 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx, NY 10474

Join the Bronx River Allinace along with Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, The POINT, NYC Parks and many others as we plan and discuss the creation of a Foodway at Concrete Plant Park.


Thursday, April 20th
6:30 p.m

The POINT
940 Garrison Ave
Bronx, NY 10474

Please RSVP Here!

What's a Foodway?
The term "foodway" is a cultural concept that refers to the intersection of food in culture, traditions and history. The goal of developing a Foodway at Concrete Plant Park is to create a productive landscape make up of edible and useful plants that the local community can use, interact with and learn from. Beyond just growing food, the Foodway will serve as a catalyst for activating Concrete Plant Park with interesting, community-led programming and engagement. The plants, which will reflect the cultures of the surrounding communities, will provide opportunities for diverse cultural expression and serve as a launching pad for creative arts, health, community and recreational programming at Concrete Plant Park throughout the summer and fall of 2017.

Food will be provided and kids are welcomed!


April 28, 2017 (Sunset)
Movies Under the Stars: Finding Dory
Concrete Plant Park 1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave. & Whitlock Ave.

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


Amnesiac blue tang Dory searches for her long-lost parents with the help of pals Nemo and Marlin. She eventually heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home.

Please arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, bottled waters are OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!

Directions to Concrete Plant Park: 


By subway:
 

Take #6 train to Elder Ave. Walk west on the southern side of Westchester Ave. Cross the Bronx River Avenue and the Bronx River. On the left hand side is Concrete Plant Park. Look for the Big Red towers. 

Or, take #2 or #5 train to Simpson street station. Walk west on Westchester Ave. ¼ mile. Cross under 6 train and over the Sheridan expressway. Concrete Plant Park is on the right.


By car:

From the South - Bruckner Boulevard (not expressway, but local lanes) to Bronx River Avenue.  At light turn left onto Bronx River Avenue (under the expressway).  On street parking is available on Bronx River Avenue. The Concrete Plant Park is on the west side of the River. 

 

From the north - Bronx River Parkway to Sheridan Expwy. Take Westchester Exit. Left at light onto Westchester. Pass entrance to Concrete Plant Park on your right and turn right onto Concrete Bronx River Avenue. Parking available on street.

 

From Cross Bronx. Cross Bronx to Sheridan. (Same as above)

 




April 29, 2017 (11a)
Recreation Program Volunteer Training
Concrete Plant Park (1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave. & Whitlock Ave)

Do you love being out on water?!
Do you love volunteering your time on the Bronx River?!

Join our recreation team in a morning of safety training and canoeing basics for our upcoming on water volunteer opportunities.

(This will be an on-land safety training for adults only)

We ask that those interested in becoming a trained volunteer be 18 years of age and older.