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Events for October 2017

October 18, 2017 (5-7:30p)
Arthur Sheridan Enhancement Project Meeting
PS 811X 1434 Longfellow Ave., Bronx, New York 10459

Arthur Sheridan Enhancement Project

The 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: sheridan@dot.ny.gov
Project website: www.dot.ny.gov/southbronx
Spanish flyer: Download

Don't forget to also submit your comments
here about the Hunts Point Interstate Access Improvement Project by October 18th


October 21, 2017 (10am-12pm)
Bronx River Cleanup
Soundview Park - Morrison Ave & Lafayette Ave

Please join us with United by Blue for their 2nd cleanup of the Bronx River at Soundview Park! 

United By Blue will provide all the cleanup supplies. Volunteers will have a chance to win great prizes during two cleanup games. 


Just so You Know 

The cleanup is most suitable for volunteers 12 and older due to the rocky waterfront at Soundview. Please wear sturdy close toed shoes and appropriate clothing. 

For more information and registration
click here!




October 21, 2017 (12-4pm)
Healing Drum Circle
Concrete Plant Park (1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave and Whitlock Ave.)

 Join us in the park for healing through drumming, poetry and journaling. Drums will be provided on a first come first served basis. All skill levels welcome to join. 


October 21, 2017 (12-2pm)
Fishing Workshop
Concrete Plant Park (1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave. & Whitlock Ave)

 Join us for fishing lessons in the Bronx River led by I Fish NY. 


October 21, 2017 (2-4pm)
Cooking Workshop
Concrete Plant Park (1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave and Whitlock Ave.)

 Join us for a cooking workshop along the Bronx River! We will be learning how to create classic Latin-American dishes with a vegetarian spin. 

This workshop is conducted in Spanish and English. 


October 22, 2017 (10a)
Tour de Bronx
Concrete Plant Park

Join nearly 6,000 cyclists as they hit the road for the Tour de Bronx, the largest free cycling event in New York State.

With a choice of either a 25 or 40-mile course through the borough’s 61 neighborhoods, there will be fun for families, casual riders and avid bicyclists.

Men and women of all ages as well as children participate in this annual event. Every year local, national and even international visitors make their way to the Bronx just to be a part of the “Big Bronx Ride!”

Presented by the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Transportation Alternatives and produced by the Bronx Tourism Council, the Tour de Bronx promotes bicycling and pedestrian environmentally-friendly methods of travel.

For more information click here. 






October 22, 2017 (12-6pm)
Community Art Day
Concrete Plant Park (1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave. & Whitlock Ave)

Join us for a day of art at the Bronx River Foodway!

Mobile Play Unit / 11AM-3PM
Get active in the park with toys and games for the whole family! We have hop scotch, obstacle courses, yoga and lots more, including the Imagination Playground.

Mural Painting and Art Activities / 12-4pm
Help us paint the new mural! Register as a volunteer at this link here. 
We will have arts and crafts available for younger volunteers as well.


Healing Drum Circle / 1PM-5PM
Join us for a calming afternoon of healing through drumming, poetry and journaling in the park. Drums are provided on a first come, first served basis. All skill levels and ages are welcome to join!

Swale / 1PM-6PM
Check out this floating food garden on the Bronx River that functions as a sculpture, edible garden, and FREE education tool. Visit swaleny.org for more information.

Cooking Workshop / 4-6pm
Join us for a cooking workshop that will teach you how to create vegan Latin-American dishes!


October 25, 2017 (12-1pm)
Archtober: Bronx River House Tour
Starlight Park (1490 Sheridan Expressway, Bronx, NY 10459)

Join Archtober on a tour of the Bronx River House for "Building of The Day".  

Bronx River House is a cutting-edge environmental learning laboratory and base of operations for the restoration of the Bronx River and the development of the Bronx River Greenway. A NYC Parks facility that serves as headquarters of the Bronx River Alliance, Bronx River House includes a boat house, work space, and rooms for community use. A living part of the park, River House is wrapped in a double layer living wall system of vines and mosses, irrigated with rainwater, to create a favorable microclimate for energy efficiency, improved air quality, and habitat creation. An integrated PV and daylighting roof system will supply all the building’s energy.

To register for the tour, click
here.




October 29, 2017 (1-5pm)
Healing Drum Circle
Concrete Plant Park (1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave and Whitlock Ave.)

 Healing Drum Circle / 1PM-5PM

Join us for a calming afternoon of healing through drumming, poetry and journaling in the park. Drums are provided on a first come, first served basis. All skill levels and ages are welcome to join!



Photo courtesy of Pope Jackson.