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Events for July 2017

July 02, 2017 (10a-6p)
Soundview Park Summer Art & Music Festival
Soundview Park- Metcalf and Lafayette Ave

Join NYC Parks, City Parks Foundation and us, the Bronx River Alliance, for the 8th Annual Soundview Park Art & Music Festival. There will be all day activities such as live music from DJ Morsy and Yessai, Arts & Crafts, and morning fun fitness! The event is a FREE and family friendly!

There will also be a community paddle from 1-3pm!


July 02, 2017 (noon)
Bronx River Ramble: Soundview and the Devil's Belt
Soundview Park Festival-Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues

Join us for a special Bronx River Ramble in honor of the Friends of Soundview Park.

We’ll ramble down the Bronx River Greenway through Soundview Park and hear about the ecology, geology and Native American history of the Bronx River Estuary. We’ll enjoy spectacular views of Long Island Sound, hear dark tales of the waters once known to sailors as the “Devil’s Belt,” and see the unique river community of Harding Park. We’ll also learn about Soundview’s lost creeks and tidal marshes, check out the new salt marsh restoration and hear the strange tale of the “Moses Marina.” For information click here!

This FREE tour requires no reservations.


#6 Subway: to the Morrison Avenue/Soundview station and from there take the Clason Point bound Bx #27 bus to Lafayette and Rosedale Avenues, and walk west three blocks on Lafayette Avenue to the meeting point.

Bx #5 bus to Morrison and Story Avenue, walk down a block and turn left when you reach Lafayette Avenue; walk through the park to Metcalf Avenue.

July 15, 2017 (2pm)
River House Celebration & 5K Canoe Challenge
Starlight Park

Join the River House Celebration on Saturday, July 15 starting at 2pm at Starlight Park for this FREE, family friendly event. Boogie on the Bronx River with the latin jazz band, Consumata, dance performance by Angela's Pulse, music by DJ Pusha, sports & games, community paddles, hard-hat tours inside our new home, watercolor workshop, movie night feature of Moana, and more!

We will also have the 5K Canoe Challenge! A
transformed Amazing Bronx River Flotilla. Cheer on the teams as they compete for the title of “2017 Bronx River Canoe Champion” while fundraising for a great cause. Interested in joining a team? Contact Tahai Addea at 718.430.4602 or email at




Bronx River Ramble

 The Astonishing Story of Starlight Park

5K Canoe Challenge Teams will compete in a canoe relay course (five legs) for a total distance
of 5
Dance Performance

Angela’s Pulse creates and produces collaborative performance work dedicated to building community and illuminating bold, new stories.(This performance is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York State Council on the Arts). 

5KCanoe Award Ceremony 
River House Announcement

Find out who will be the “2017 Bronx River Canoe Champion” and we have news about the "Greenest Building in the South Bronx".
River House Hard Hat Tours

First come, first served, tours are every half hour. Please note, you will be entering a construction site and for your own safety please wear sturdy, closed toe shoes. You will be provided a hard-hat that you must wear at all times.
Community Paddle

Short canoe trips for beginners and families. First come, first served. Waivers will be required for canoe rides and minors must have a legal guarding sing in their waiver. Our paddle is also part of the Waterfront Alliance’s annual "City of Water Day"** celebrate your Bronx River waterfront with us!


[KON-SU-MAH-TAH] band will make you dance Cumbia-punk, ska-funk, boss-a-rengue, dubbed out tarantellas!

8pm Movie night featuring Moana
 Don’t forget to bring your blankets and enjoy a movie about an adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people.
*Program subject to change

Stop by and meet our local partners at the park such as: Bronx Children Museum's "
On the Go Bus", THE POINT, SWALE, Friends At Soundview Park, NYC Planning, Bronx Native, Bronx Health Reach, East Coast Greenway Alliance, Phipps Neighborhood, Bronx Sole and more! 

For directions to Starlight Park click

For more information contact Joseph Sanchez or call 718-430-4665.

City of Water Day: Get out on our waterfront—and on the water—with the Waterfront Alliance’s annual City of Water Day! Now in its tenth year, this free, family-oriented celebration of the world-class potential of the New York and New Jersey waterfront has grown into the region’s biggest harbor festival.

July 22, 2017 (10am-12pm)
River Park Clean-Up & Trash Assessment
River Park 180th Street & Boston Road

 Come join the Bronx River Alliance and Community Board 6 as we clean-up River Park!

For more info please contact or 718 579 6990 

July 22, 2017 (10am- 3pm)
Foodway Community Planting Day
Concrete Plant Park 1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave. & Whitlock Ave.

 Come join the Bronx River Alliance, NYC Parks, Youth Ministries for Peace & Justice, The POINT & other community partners as we clean-up and Plant the FIRST EVER NYC Parks Foodway at Concrete Plant Park.

All tools and supplies will be provided. Please wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a water bottle.

1pm City Parks Foundation PUPPET MOBILE will be presenting Cinderella Samba

Please RSVP at

For more info please contact Siddhartha Sanchez 718 328 5622.


July 23, 2017 (5pm)
Soundview Oyster Reef Monitoring
Soundview Park-311 Leland Ave, Bronx, NY 10473

    Additional Monitoring Dates

Tuesday, July 25- 6:45am
Thursday, July 27- 8:45am

Join us with NY/NJ Baykeeper and the Bronx River oyster reef for oyster monitoring! 

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.

To RSVP for the event click 

July 24, 2017 (5-8pm)
Project Information Meeting on the Sheridan Transformation Project
PS 811X (1434 Longfellow Ave., Bronx, New York 10459)

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is holding a Project Information Meeting to provide information and invite comment on the Arthur Sheridan Enhancement Project.

The Sheridan Project would address the need for improved pedestrian accommodations between the neighborhoods to the west and the parklands and river to the east of the expressway. This is to be achieved by transforming the expressway into an urban boulevard and constructing three new pedestrian crossings. The proposed work includes wide planted medians, signalized pedestrian crosswalks, new street lighting, drainage, pavement striping and landscaping. A new pedestrian bridge will be constructed in Starlight Park over the Bronx River and the bikeway on Edgewater Road will also be upgraded.

For questions:
Project website:

July 27, 2017 (5-6:30p)
Physical Fitness Train-the-Trainer Classes
Shoelace Park (Bronx Boulevard and 219th Street)

Bronx Community Health Network and Bronx REACH CHAMPS is presenting a series of classes that meet weekly in the park whose target audience are local community champions who wish to learn how to teach physical fitness classes. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring water. Classes are FREE.

Students attending at least 75% of classes will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the series.

You can RSVP here!


Bx 39 Bus to White Plains Rd and 219th St.

2, 5 Trains to 219th St/White Plains Rd Station