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 2022 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! Buy your ticket early and take advantage of the Early Beaver Special ending on September 26,2022 at 11:59pm.
$175 per person / $200 after September 26, 2022
$250 per person / $275 after September 26, 2022
*Patron Event commences at 6pm
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 2022!
As a company, Patagonia is in business to save our home planet. Patagonia’s self-imposed Earth tax, 1% for the Planet, provides support to environmental nonprofits working to defend our air, land and water around the globe. In the past year, they funded 1,020 groups working on issues from biodiversity loss to climate action. The Bronx River Alliance is honored to be one of the organizations consistently supported by Patagonia and its local employees. They are committed to helping Bronx residents access healthy outdoor recreation opportunities along the river, and to the larger goal of restoring the river as a part of a vibrant, living ecosystem in New York City. We salute Patagonia for its vision of what the Bronx River corridor could be and its steadfast leadership in supporting community development and environmental restoration in the heart of the Bronx.
Olga has recently launched her private consulting business, O Communications & Solutions, as a public relations, community engagement, economic development and relationship building agency. Previously she served ten years as the executive director of The Bronx Tourism Council (BTC), a division of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation. Throughout her career, Olga has promoted the best of the Bronx, including the Bronx River. The Alliance honors her legacy of Bronx pride and her assistance in helping us reclaim the Bronx River for the communities through which it flows.
Madhur came to New York City from Mumbai, India, in 2015 to study Economics and Environmental Studies at New York University. For more than three years she has been volunteering with the Alliance as an unpaid Development and Communications intern. In that time, she has worked with organizing Soirees and Flotillas, taken the lead on social media, and has generally been an outstanding support to the entire Alliance team.
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.
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