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Events for July 2012

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

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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