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Events for May 2017

May 13, 2017 (8:30a-3:00p)
The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.) to Hunts Point Riverside Park

Flotilla Annoucement:

Due to the predictions of heavy rain on Saturday May 13, lingering on until Sunday morning, we cannot guarantee a safe paddling experience this weekend. We evaluate multiple factors when making these tough calls including the potential for newly-downed trees/blockages, dangerous river currents, impaired water quality due to combined sewer overflows, and strong winds.

Instead we would like to invite you to join us
Saturday July 15 for the Celebration of River House, "the greenest building in the South Bronx". The celebration will include music, dance, food, games and sporting activities at Starlight Park. And, paddlers who signed up for the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla will compete in a 5K Canoe Challenge.

May 20, 2017 (10a-12:30p)
520 Waterfront Walk: Bronx River
Meet at Fannie Lou Hamer High School 10001, Jennings St Bronx, NY 10460

Walk along the Bronx River with the Department of City Planning, the Bronx River Alliance and other partners to hear about ongoing work to create a more accessible, active, and healthy river. The tour will highlight fish restoration efforts, the Bronx River Arts Center, Starlight Park, River House and plans to transform the Sheridan Expressway.

FREE. Register

May 20, 2017 (10a-1p)
Learn-To-Ride For Kids
Shoelace Park

Join NYC Parks to learn to bike on the Bronx River Greenway! Kids between the ages of 5-13 can participate (accompanied by an adult) and should bring their own bike and helmet.

FREE. Register 

May 25, 2017 (4:30p)
Soundview Oyster Reef Monitoring
Soundview Park-311 Leland Ave, Bronx, NY 10473

Unfortunately, due to weather and concerns about health and safety. Oyster monitoring for Thursday, May 25 has been cancelled. Please join the other available dates coming up soon! 

Additional Monitoring Dates

      Monday, June 12- 7am
      Wednesday, June 14- 8am

Join us with NY/NJ Baykeeper and the Bronx River oyster reef to begin the symmer oyster monitoring season! 

We will meet at the park entrance located at the corner of O'Brien Ave and Leland Ave at Soundview Park

Please be on time. Each monitoring session lasts approximately 3.5-4 hours, depending on tide. We will be entering the water and wading out to the reef (you will put on chest waders) to perform hands-on monitoring and data collection.

Know Before You Go

Bring socks (for the waders), dress in weather appropriate clothing, bring a bottle of water and sunscreen/hat, and prepare to get muddy! It’s a lot of fun, and you’ll meet new people who are looking to achieve the same goals as you.

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May 27, 2017 (Sunset)
Movie Night Under the Stars: SING
Concrete Plant Park 1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave. & Whitlock Ave.

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

A koala impresario stages a gala singing competition in order to save his theater, and the contest attracts the attention of such musically inclined animals as a harried pig mom, a teenage gorilla, a shy elephant and a punk porcupine

Know Before You Go
You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome!