From left: Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, Alliance Board Chair; Linda Cox; Maria Hinojosa, Eric Soto of Con Edison; Judy Hutson, Friends of Shoelace Park; Kim Mathews
Photographer: Malcolm Pickney, NYC Parks & Recreation
Thank you to the many, many who joined us at the Bronx Zoo on October 2nd for our annual benefit. Over 200 people celebrated the rebirth of the river with honorees Maria Hinojosa and Kim Mathews. Live Latin Jazz and Salsa by Chico Alvarez & Rumbayson kept the dance floor busy. Each image that was projected on large screens and each speaker contributed to the sense that something tremendous is underway on the Bronx River.
Honorees at the 2012 Upstream Soiree:
Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of the NPR program Latino USA.
For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America's untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Maria launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience.
Maria Hinojosa is a long time and ardent supporter of urban nature as demonstrated by her Radio Nature series on Latino USA dedicating a piece about canoeing on the Bronx River.
Click here to visit Futuro Media Group.
Kim Mathews is a founding principal of Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C. Kim became a landscape architect because it is an art whose canvas is people - - the people she brings together to renew a space and the people who come to use and enjoy it.
Kim's keen interest in cultural and historic landscapes has complimented the work of the Bronx River Alliance. In 2004, she crafted design and management guidelines for the Bronx River Greenway and more recently directed the award winning Master Plan for Shoelace Park on the Bronx River Greenway.
Click here to see Kim's work on the Shoelace Master Plan.
LIVE MUSIC: Latin Jazz & Salsa by Chico Álvarez (WBAI Radio host) & RumbaySón
Frances Beinecke and Paul Elston
Dr. Elizabeth Bennett, Wildlife Conservation Society
John Calvelli, Wildlife Conservation Society
Bill and Paula Luria Caplan
Nydia and Wally Edgecombe, Hostos Community College
Elizabeth Figueroa, New York Botanical Garden
Lisa Liquori, Fine Arts & Sciences, LLC
Sonia Manzano, "Maria" from Sesame Street
Joseph Muriana, Fordham University
Gail Nathan, Bronx River Art Center
Eric Soto, Con Edison
Bernard Stein, Hunts Point Express
Tom Webler, PWB Management
Dart Westphal & Ellen Pollan
Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, Chair
Maarten de Kadt, Vice Chair
Adam Green, Secretary
Raji Kalra, Treasurer
Richard S. Reagan
A special thanks to all the individuals, establishments and service providers that made donations, and contributed to our biggest Silent Auction ever!
Abode New York
Adam Green & Rocking the Boat
Bistro Rollin Restaurant
Bronx River Art Center
Castillo Theatre, The Proverbial Loons
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Don Coqui Restaurant
Freddy Sepulveda, T.M.E. Pro Recordings
French Bistro SK
Friends of the High Line
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
New York Botanical Garden
New York Sports Clubs
NYC Parks & Recreation
Pamela Shaw & Kent Redford
Pelham Picture House
Riverdale Equestrian Center
Tonia Papke & Whit Waterbury
Wildlife Conservation Society
The mission of the Bronx River Alliance is to serve as a coordinated voice for the river and work in harmonious partnership to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River corridor and greenway so that they can be healthy ecological, recreational, educational and economic resources for the communities through which the river flows.
If you missed out on this event and want to support theimportant work we do, you can make a gift online at www.bronxriver.org
or send a check to Bronx River Alliance, 1 Bronx River Parkway Bronx NY 10462.
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