Calendar of Events
Events for July 2012
July 01, 2012 (2PM - 4PM)
Arts amd Science Sunday on the Hudson
99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY 10701.
A R T & S C I E N C E S U N D A Y S
Aboard the Science Barge
The Science Barge is located at 99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY 10701.
Every Sunday, from July through October, the Science Barge on Yonkers'
waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard the Barge to learn about everything from growing hydroponic plants to making kaleidoscopes to the dynamics of juggling. And, back by popular demand are Blue Crab Blitz days. Learn all about the crabs that you catch with Science Barge Director Bob Walters. So get your sea legs ready and come aboard on Sundays from 2-4 pm.
The Science Barge is located at 99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY 10701.
Suggested $5 donation for supplies. Space and supplies limited, so please rsvp to email@example.com. For more info, visit groundworkhv.org, or call 914-375-2151.
July 1: Pinwheels and Thaumatropes (turning marvels) July 8: Solar Cooking and Photovoltaic Panels July 15: Anatomy of Plants and Hydroponic Farming July 22: Jacob Kim and the Dynamics of Juggling July 29: Blue Crab Blitz August 5: Hunting for Oxygen August 12: Blue Crab Blitz August 19: Magnetic Attraction August 26: Blue Crab Blitz September 2: The Language of Liquids September 9: Blue Crab Blitz September 16: Where Science and Magic Collide September 23: Mosaics from Scratch September 30: Harvest Moon Kaleidoscopes October 7: Biological Vectors—Nature’s Railroad October 14: Static Electricity—A Touchy Subject October 21: Fun with Fractals (irregular shapes) October 28: Pumpkins become Jack-O-Lanterns
July 07, 2012 (11:00 am)
July 7th Bronx Pedal and Paddle !!Cancelled due to heat!!!
Concrete Plant Park
Our apologies but this event has been cancelled due to the heat advisory.
Join us at 11 am on Saturday July 7th for bike tour and a paddling tour (2pm launch) of the Bronx River estuary. Starting at Concrete Plant Park, just below the 6 train station at Whitlock, we will paddle out towards the mouth of the river and the Long Island Sound to see the industrial side of river life, as well as some of the present restoration projects underway. You must register for the paddling ( space limited) and RSVP for the biking. Several bikes are available for loan. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for bike loan info.
July 12, 2012 (10:30am-11:30am)
Arts in the Park
River Park 180th St. at Boston Road
City Parks Foundation’s puppet & traveling theater will be visiting River Park three consecutive Thursdays presenting Bessie’s Big Shot, Patty Cake Theater & Zany Umbrella Circus. Free for all age no registration is required.
July 14, 2012 (8:30 am)
City of Water Day Bronx River Full River!
Start at 219th street, ends at Soundview Park
Celebrate City of Water Day on the Bronx River!
As part of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's City of Water Day, the Bronx River Alliance is offering a full river canoe experience on NYC's only true, freshwater water river.You and other participants will paddle and portage along almost six miles of the Bronx River, from 219th Street to Sound View Park. Enjoy unique views of the neighborhoods through which the river flows on its way to the sea.
This is a long day, 4 hours on water, with three portages which includes carrying your canoe ( on wheels) for .5 miles, as well as down two 19th century dams. Though a slow river, there are several points where experience in a canoe is a necessity. Please consider this before registering.
The trip does not include a shuttle. You will have to make your own way back to the start or home at the end of the trip in Soundview Park.
July 14, 2012 (10am-6pm)
Soundview Park Festival: City of Water Day
Celebrate City of Water Day at the annual Soundview Park Festival. Free community paddling & bike loans along with performances for all ages, family-friendly fun and educational activities.
July 15, 2012 (9AM - 2PM)
Van Cortlandt to Kensico Dam - Ride to the River's Source
Van Cortlandt Park - Broadway at 242nd Street (last stop #1 train)
Join the East Coast Greenway’s New York Chapter and the Alliance as we traverse from Van Cortlandt Park to Kensico Dam, the source of the Bronx River, using portions of the Bronx River Greenway. Participants will meet ECG and Alliance riders in Van Cortlandt Park (Broadway at 242nd Street) where we will all travel along the greenway from the Bronx into Westchester. The ride will proceed at a very easy-going pace of 10 - 13 MPH.
We will explore existing off-road portions of the East Coast Greenway, including the Bronx River Greenway, the Bronx River Forest, Mosholu Greenway, Van Cortlandt Park Greenway. We expect to end about 2:00 PM, at the Kensico Dam Park and Plaza where there is a cafe.
To Return Home: there is a Metro North train stop at Valhalla with regular service to Grand Central Station. You will need a Metro-North Bike Permit which can be purchased for $5 at Grand Central or by mail.
Bring water, snacks, a spare tire, and wear a helmet. We usually ride rain or shine but if the weather is particularly unpleasant, you will receive a cancellation email at 7:45AM on the day of the ride.
The leader will be Anthony Savarese, volunteer for the East Coast Greenway Alliance. For more information, contact Anthony at email@example.com.
July 15, 2012 (2PM - 5PM)
Architecture and Public Art Tour along the Bronx River
Gun Hill Road #2 Train Station
Final walk: Sunday, July 15 begins at 2 p.m.
Meet at the steps outside of the no. 2 train station at Gun Hill Rd. @ White Plains Road
You will need three train fares to do the full tour which concludes in Hunts Point
Morgan Powell invites Bronx residents and friends of the Bronx to delight in over 140 years of American history encoded in monuments and historic buildings on or near the Bronx River including an 1860s landmarked mansion, stained glass mosaics created by contemporary Bronx artists, innovative housing designed to house the working class with dignity and more. This broad survey of art and architecture is intended to spark interest in the upcoming bicentennial in 2018 of NYC's first art museum, the Rotunda, of which Panoramic paintings were the primary attraction!
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July 21, 2012 (9am-12pm)
Burke Bridge entrance on Bronx Blvd. & Allerton Ave.
Join us as we clean and plant along Burke Bridge. All tools and materials will be supplied.
July 23, 2012 (6:30PM - 8PM)
Bronx Health Reach Listening Session
Walker Memorial Baptist Church - 120 E. 169th St, Bronx, NY 10452
Monday, July 23rd
RSVP by Friday, June 20th to Emma Rodgers (firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 633-0800 x1249)
Please JOIN US to discuss and identify ways as a community we can partner together to eat healthier, be more active and cut down on tobacco and alcohol use. Together let’s make the Bronx a healthier place to live, work, play, pray and go to school.
Bronx Health REACH has been selected as the Borough Lead Organization by the Partnership for a Healthier New York City. The Partnership, funded through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Community Transformation Grant received by the NYC Health Department, aims to improve the health of all New Yorkers, specifically focusing on healthy eating, active living, tobacco control and reducing alcohol consumption. As Borough Lead, Bronx Health REACH is organizing and leading a borough-wide coalition of community partners that will work with the Partnership to identify and implement evidence-based and innovative health promotion strategies.