Starlight Park is a critical link for the Bronx River Greenway in the South Bronx, serving as a central meeting point and allowing for an uninterrupted connection to miles of trail and parkland to the north and south. Phase 1 ofStarlight Park opened in January 2013, but Phase 2 is stalled because the State pulled funding from the project in 2009 when it hit a legal roadblock. Sign your support for this crucial link on the greenway!
Without this link, over 100,000 residents in adjacent neighborhoods will remain cut off from the river, the new parks along its banks, and an invaluable bike and walking trail system.
Read more about the project and sign your name to a petition asking the City and State to bridge the gap!
Lots of great ways to explore the Bronx River all summer:
There are many ways to explore the Bronx River. Talk a walk along the river, or get out your bike or blades and reacquaint yourself with the deep pools and sparkling surfaces of this free flowing little water body. Bring a friend or a fishing rod. Organize a picnic or ball game. Remind people of this river that shares its name with a borough, a parkway, an avenue, and a cheer. Check out more ways to explore the river here
Saturday, May 17th
Amazing Bronx River Flotilla & 5K Canoe Challenge
Starlight Park | 11am-4:30 pm
Come open our paddling season with a modified Flotilla featuring paddling opportunities for every age and skill level. If you're an experienced paddler, gather up a fundraising team for the second annual Starlight 5K Canoe Challenge to raise vital funds for Bronx youth and families to enjoy paddling adventures this summer. All can come cheer on the racers and enjoy an afternoon of free music, canoe trips, learn-to-ride bicycle clinics, Bronx River Ramble tours, and much more! Rain date is May 18. Register and get information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to our Members!!
Thanks to the participation and support of our community members, we’ve made 2013 a record breaking year.
Please consider a gift by becoming a member or making a donation to support the essential work we are doing out on the river.
Here are some 2013 highlights:
- New Parkland and Greenway Trails: The opening of the one-mile Bronx Park Connector in West Farms and the creation of the 13-acre Starlight Park means there are more places to relax, play, bike, and jog along the Bronx River in 2013 than ever before.
- Green Jobs: Our locally-recruited Crew Members and Apprentices engage the community in the restoration of the river. This year, six of them were hired by NYC Parks, and two of our Crew Leaders celebrated 10 years of working with us in positions of growing responsibility.
- Wildlife thriving: Fish passage construction has begun at the 182nd Street dam which will allow alewife herring to travel upstream to spawn in New York City's only freshwater river. Additionally, a new generation of oysters is growing again at the mouth of the river! We loved working with partners to add new reef and spat.
- On-water recreation and education: So far this year we've brought more than 1,000 paddlers to the river and trained close to 200 teachers in using the river as an "outdoor classroom." We offered six "Open Paddles" as the entryway for many Bronxites to get their first experience in a canoe.
From canoeing to greenway construction, the Bronx River Alliance is helping thousands of people discover and experience the river each year, while building a community that is learning how to protect it. Please consider a year-end gift that will allow us to continue the essential work we are doing out on the river.
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