Calendar of Events
Events for May 2013
May 11, 2013 (11am-3pm)
The AMAZING FLOTILLA
The AMAZING FLOTILLA
(full details here
May 11, 2013
11am-4pm at Starlight Park
Join us as we kick off the paddling season with canoe trips, picnicing, music and a day of festivities at our newly renovated Starlight Park. Introducing our first ever Starlight 5k Canoe Challenge
Registration required for canoe events.
For further details click here
or call our Flotilla hotline at
Free Fun afternoon activities:
Participants for The Amazing Flotilla will gather around the North Entrance on Sheridan Access Rd. & 174th Street.
- Family Canoeing
- Bike Rentals
- Bird Watching
- Community Paddles
- Guided Ramble Tours
Directions to 3 Park Entrances:
North Entrance- Take the 2 or 5 train to West Farms Station walk to 177th St & Devoe Ave. (by the Bus Depot) park entrance
Mid Entrance- On the east side of the 174th Street Bridge there is a staircase that leads right into Starlight Park.
South Entrance- Take 6 train to Whitlock Ave cross Westchester Av. & walk along Sheridan Access Rd. to park entrance
Starlight Park Google Map
May 11, 2013 (10am)
Starlight Park Ramble
Click here for the flyer.
FREE, no registration required.
Join fellow Bronx River Rambler Stephen Paul DeVillo as we explore both the new Starlight Park and the legendary old Starlight Park. Ramble with us - and check out the festivities at the annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla!
We’ll hear about a World’s Fair that wasn’t, the Bronx Coliseum that came from Philadelphia, and the lively Starlight Park amusement park, with its unique swimming pool fed by the Bronx River, which hosted everything from boxing and soccer matches to political picnics, even opera and cricket! We’ll see how restoration efforts have reclaimed this once-abandoned patch of the Bronx River, learn about historic submarines on the Bronx River, and hear about the lost New York, Westchester and Boston Railroad that opened 100 years ago this year. Also learn about the Bronx River Alliance's campaign to Bridge the Gap - by building phase 2 of Starlight Park!
10am Ramble - meet at West Farms Square Subway Station
#2 or #5 subway West Farms Square Station (at East Tremont Avenue) also reachable by Bx 9, 21, 36, 40 and 42 Buses.
The tour is free, requires no reservations, and will take about 2 hours, so wear comfortable shoes and bring water. For more information call the Bronx River Alliance at 718-430-4665.
(updated: 2 April 2013 - earlier announced afternoon ramble will not take place - join us at 10am!)