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Events for September 2012

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