We can’t wait to celebrate the river with you!
Time goes by quickly when you are restoring the Bronx River! Believe it or not, it will soon be fall, so we are gearing up to make the 2023 Soirée a truly special night.
The gala will take place at the Bronx Zoo—the largest zoo in the metropolitan United States and a long time partner of the Alliance. With incredible views of the Bronx River, amazing scenery, and delicious food and drinks, this gala will be FUN!
Celebrate with us!
*Patron ticket holders are invited to join a reception with honorees starting at 6:00pm.
Your support powers our work to protect, improve and restore the Bronx River and Greenway so that they can be healthy resources for the communities through which the river flows.
We look forward to commemorating the Bronx River with you.
Join us as we honor these amazing leaders at An Upstream Soirée in 2023!
From 2017-2023, Maggie served as the Executive Director for the Bronx River Alliance Bronx River Administrator for NYC Parks. Before that, she also served in various roles at the Bronx River Alliance from 2005-2017 ranging from Greenway Coordinator to Director of Programs and Development. Her background in environmental science and policy and urban planning has involved work in the environmental review process at the Federal, State and local levels and nearly two decades of urban river restoration, waterfront park and trail development, environmental education and community engagement in the Bronx. During her 18 year tenure at the Bronx River Alliance, Maggie secured and guided investments of more than $250 million in greenway and ecological restoration and climate resiliency projects, and worked with multiple partners, ranging from community based organizations to Federal agencies, to reclaim the river as a resource for the communities along it.
Lina Krakue is an early childhood educator with 25 years of experience under her belt! She has been a part of the Bronx River Alliance's membership program for a little over a year as well as an active Paddle volunteer. "As an educator and life long learner I am always looking for different opportunities to learn new things and find meaningful ways to give back to my community, because even the small things matter! I am proud to belong to the Public Prep Network of charter schools in our pre-school division. I consider teaching preschool grass roots activism because preschoolers are the basis for change! When I volunteer weekly I think about how I can bring what I've learned back to the classroom to guide our students in realizing their power and promise through the values of scholarship, excellence, integrity and of course community!"
Langan provides an integrated mix of engineering and environmental consulting services to clients around the world. Founded in 1970, Langan is especially well-versed in waterfront projects, working with property owners and their design teams to assess waterfront sites, shorelines, and structures to determine the best approach to achieve their goals. Langan has teamed with the Bronx River Alliance to improve access and stabilize safe kayak/canoe launches and portages for public access along the Bronx River Water Trail in New York City.
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