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Anniversary Celebration

An Upstream Soiree: The Golden Ball, 20 Years

The Golden Ball: 20th Anniversary Celebration

| October 5th, 2021 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

We can’t wait to celebrate the river with you!

Join us in celebrating 20 years of The Bronx River Alliance at The Golden Ball* on Tuesday October 5th from 7-9 PM

This will be a night of festivities for your river with music, dancing, drinks and incredible food – GOLD attire encouraged. 

Make sure to snag an Early Bird ticket now before the price goes up!

Save the date

October 5th 2021, 7 to 9pm

This Year's Honorees

Eric Soto

Eric Soto has been dedicated to preserving the river for years! His passion for the river has been incomparable. He also recently retired from his long time position as the Director of Bronx Regional and Community Affairs at Con Edison.

Liam Kavanagh

Liam Kavanagh, the first Deputy Commissioner at NYC Parks, has been a long term supporter of the Alliance. He has helped to encourage folks to maintain The Bronx River. His dedication is unmatched and his impact along the watershed is incredible.

The History of the Golden Ball

Play Video

Historical Video from our friends: Mags Harries and Lajos Héder

On April 22, 1999 (Earth Day) the gilded ball first floated down the Bronx River from suburban Bronxville to inner-city South Bronx. The ball acted as a Pied Piper, with people from the Bronx to Westchester County encouraged to follow the Ball and walk the 10 mile route to learn how the River connects their homes. The voyage revealed the prime places for social gatherings along the River as well as access problems to be addressed. The event took place on Earth Day the following year and in 2001. Residents continue to celebrate the Bronx River by recreating the voyage every Earth Day. The events have raised money to make permanent improvements along the River.

RSVP for the Soiree

Buy your tickets today!

To purchase tickets or for more information, you can also email chris.caraballo@bronxriver.org.

General Ticket

$ 175
  • A seat at 1 of our 20 tables
  • An incredible meal
  • Free drinks all night

Patron Ticket

$ 250
  • A seat at 1 of our 20 tables
  • An incredible meal
  • Free drinks all night
  • Access to a pre event toast ceremony

Sponsor Packages

$ 1,000 to 15,000
  • 5 different packages
  • Parton tickets
  • Logo Display on Annual Video
  • Logo Display on Communications
  • Access to Pre-Party Event
  • And More!


Pay What you Wish
  • We understand that not everyone is capable of coming out to the event. If you will still like to support our efforts please feel free to make a contribution of any sort so that we may continue to restore the river!

A big 
Thank You 


Con Edison

Our Emcee

Olga Tirado

Host Committee

Linda R. Cox (Co-Chair)

Elizabeth Bennett

Nilka Martell

Paul Luria Caplan

Julie Robbins

Steven Smith

Marit Larson

Joan Byron

Nicole Perrino

Iris Rodriguez Rosa (Co-Chair)

Maarteen De Kadt

Larisa Ortiz

Michael Max Knobbe

David Simone

Veronica Vanterpool

David Shuffler 

Adam Green

Liz Neumark

Elizabeth Figueroa

Greg Kiss 

Raji Kalra

Carolyn Mclaughlin

Dart Westphal

Brian and Sarah Aucoin

Javier López

Marcos Crespo

Become a Sponsor!

Interested in supporting the event as a corporate or individual sponsor?