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Events for September 2012

September 06, 2012 (5-7PM)
Quarterly Greenway Team Meeting
Fannie Lou Hamer (1021 Jennings St at West Farms Road)

Join us to be part of the discussion with New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs as they give a presentation, and seek input, on the greenway connectors between Starlight Park, Concrete Plant Park, and Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Please submit any agenda items that you may have to Please be aware that our general discussion will be limited to allow CDOT ample time to present and open the meeting for discussion. Additional agenda items may not be covered.

The team will also make conference calling available for the meeting. Please email to receive the call in number and access code.

September 08, 2012 (12PM - 5PM)
Pedal and Paddle: Green infrastructure
see event description for details

Pedal and Paddle - registration is required

Join us as we bike ten-miles visiting rain barrels, rain gardens, and other upland green infrastructure projects in the Bronx River watershed and then finish with a three mile paddle on the river.

Bike Ride 12pm to 2pm
Paddle 3pm-5pm

Take a peek at the Green infrastructure Tour Route.

Registration is now open!

September 08, 2012 (10AM - 1PM)
Bronx River Ramble
Hunts Point Plaza #6 station

Meet at the entrance to the Hunts Point Plaza #6 Subway Train,
Bruckner Boulevard and Hunts Point Avenue

What do Emma Goldman, Mushroom Cutlets,
and the Mambo Kings have in common?

Join Bronx River historian Stephen Paul DeVillo for a close-up look at this important Bronx River community that began as a Native American settlement, evolved into an area of elegant country estates, and was later shaped into a planned industrial community. Along the way we’ll stroll down “Maestro Street,” take in the mighty American Banknote building and the immense Hunts Point Market, seek the lost burial site of enslaved African-Americans, and enjoy the views from two new riverside parks. Along the way we’ll hear stories of the neighborhood’s lively past, including a lovelorn ghost, spies, counterfeiters, coffee roasters, community activists, poets, musicians, manufacturers, boat builders, radicals, and the Floating Pool Lady, plus the answer to the mysterious riddle posed above!

The tour begins at 10AM Saturday, September 8th at the entrance to the Hunts Point Plaza #6 Subway Train at Southern Boulevard, Bruckner Boulevard and Hunts Point Avenue. (Reachable by Bx 5, 6 and 19 Buses.)

The tour is free and requires no reservations, and will take about 2½ hours, so wear comfortable shoes and bring water. For more information call the Bronx River Alliance at 718-430-4665 or

Click here to view and print flyer.

Bronx River Rambles are a program of free monthly walking tours focused on the history and environment of the River’s different communities, sponsored by the Bronx River Alliance, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the Bronx River

September 13, 2012 (2 to 4 pm)
Ecology Team Meeting
Rocking the Boat

Meeting highlights will include:

  Tour of the amazing raingarden at Rocking the Boat

·         Update on fish passage, oyster project, and Wildlife Conservation Society's river management project

·         Information on Greenstreets/green infrastructure projects in the Bronx, current and future

·         River use survey

·         Public notification on combined sewer overflows

·         Guidelines on managing large woody debris in the river

·         Upcoming events, updates and other items

September 15, 2012 (10AM - 3PM)
Learn-to-Ride Clinic for Adults
Bronx Park (Bronx Park East at Burke Ave)

Learn-to-Ride Adult
Bronx Park, Bronx, NY

Saturday, September 15th - 10AM - 3PM
Bronx Park East - Bronx Park East at Burke Ave

Join the Bronx River Alliance and partner Bike New York for a Youth Learn-to-Ride Clinic at Bronx Park. There are two sessions for adults. The first session will be held from 10AM to 12PM and the second session will be held from 1PM to 3PM.

All participants must register for the Adult Learn-to-Ride Clinic.

Contact Devona Sharpe, or 718-430-4618, for more information.

September 15, 2012 (10am-3pm)
International Coastal CleanUp at Soundview Park
Soundview Park Metcalf Ave. & Seward Ave


Come join Friends of Soundview Park, Partnerships for Parks, REI, Futuro Media Group, Bronx River Alliance and NYC Parks as we work to improve the health of the Long Island Sound and remove waterfront debris. All tools and gloves will be provided.

Outdoors activities for volunteers will be available after coastal clean-up:
  • Bike Loans-outs for rides along teh old and new Bronx River Greenway
  • Outdoor classes by REI on "how to pack a backpack", "how to une-up a bike" , and "essentials of hiking"
  • Guided Tours of the Soundview salt marsh construction project
  • Fishing demonstration by I FISH

During the day the Bronx River will also be officially designated as a National Water Trail by the Dept of the Interior. 

Meeting location at Soundview Park Metcalf Ave & Seward Ave.

Free Lunch!

Registration required at

September 15, 2012 (11AM - 4PM)
Community Bike Loans
Bronx Park - Bronx Park East at Burke Ave

Join the Bronx River Alliance for a free bike ride along the geenway. Free, no registration required.

September 29, 2012 (10:00-2:00pm)
Plant Rescue!!
Shoelace Park

Join us as we plant, clean & rescue plants along Shoelace Park! All supplies and tools will be supplied. Free, no registration required. If you have any questions please contact Joseph Sanchez at 718 430 4636.

September 29, 2012 (9:30 am)
Green Infrastructure Pedal and Paddle Day
Meet at 233rd St and Bronx Blvd (will end at Concrete Plant Park)

It's Pedal and Paddle Day, Take 2. We were so disappointed that the weather did not cooperate for Pedal and Paddle Day on September 8, that we decided to try again. Register for a great day of cycling and paddling, exploring the new rain gardens, rain barrels, and green roofs that dot the Bronx River watershed.