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The 2023 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla

Get ready to explore the ONLY freshwater river in all of New York City! 

The Annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla is a 4-mile paddle down the Bronx River to raise funds for the Alliance’s Paddling Program and the River. Save the date: Saturday May 06, 2023 (Rain date: Sat. May 20, 2022). 

How does it work? A designated captain will form a team of 6 people (in 3 canoes) to paddle 4-miles down the Bronx River. Each individual will need to pay a $50 registration fee and commit to fundraising a total of $350, for a total of $400 per person or $2,400 per tem.

Paddlers need to register in advance.

Individuals spots area also available, please contact Mailah Medina to help you find a team.

We help support your fundraising! We provide you with your very own online fundraising webpage to spread the word to family, friends and social networks.

Don’t want to paddle or unable to fundraise? You can still contribute or join! Contribute to the event and your favorite teams here. OR, join us at Starlight Park starting at 11am for FREE Community Rowing, face painting, and produce distribution on Saturday, May 06.

The Amazing Paddle Details! On Saturday, May 06, 2023 (rain date: May 20), you’ll get a chance to paddle through the only freshwater river in all of New York City. We will be paddling through the New York Botanical Garden, the Bronx Zoo, and get a close look at the fish ladder at the 182nd St. dam! (Note: We will offer on-site support when possible, but please be ready to carry or wheel your canoe with your partner at these portage sites.)

The paddle will start at Shoelace Park and end at Starlight Park with a gathering at the unique River House.

We provide you with all the necessary equipment: a canoe, paddles, and life vests for your team. To sign up for this event you must be 18 years of age and feel comfortable canoeing in rivers. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a goody bag at the end of their trip. There will be fun prizes for the top fundraising teams and individuals.

You MUST bring both the Adult Waiver Form as well as the Consent to Use Name and Likeness Form on the day of the event in order to participate.

Spots are limited for the 4-mile paddle. The time is now! Form your team, come up with an exciting team name, choose your designated captain, and start raising funds. Your support will make canoeing on the Bronx River accessible for thousands of New Yorkers to enjoy!



Help fund our paddling season! This event is vital, as it keeps our river accessible to over 1,000+ Bronx residents

Forms & Waivers


If you have any questions please reach out to Mailah Medina:

Email: mailah.medina@bronxriver.org

Phone: 718.542.4124 ext.118