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Events for May 2010

May 01, 2010 - May 02, 2010 (9:00am)
2010 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla
Concrete Plant Park

Join us for the 2010 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla on Saturday, May 1, 2010. The  Flotilla begins in the north section of the river and winds down through the heart of the Bronx to the recently completed Concrete Plant Park! This trip is for experienced paddlers only!

See you there! Reclaim your river by participating in the largest paddling event in the Bronx! For more information, contact Michelle Williams at 718.430.4636 or michelle.williams@parks.nyc.gov

Unfortunately, spaces are filled for the Flotilla. However, you are still invited to the picnic at Concrete Plant Park from 1PM - 4PM. We are also inviting those with canoes to contact Michelle Williams to register and participate.

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For those participants that are interested, there will be a bike ride following the Flotilla. Bikers will bike from Concrete Plant Park, to Hostos Community College, and then to Brooklyn Bridge Park to meet with other cyclists from all over New York City. The event is a part of Transportation Alternatives kick-off for Bike Month. For more information on the event visit TA's website.

May 01, 2010 (10:00am)
Walking Tour Along the Old Bronx River Road
Gun hill road/ E233rd

Gun Hill Road / E 233rd
(Along the Old Bronx River Parkway)
Walking Tour
Date: Saturday MAY 1, 2010 (rain date: May 2)
10:00 a.m.

Walking Tour: Along the Bronx River – north of Gun Hill Road

Shoelace Park; The Bronx River; the Old Bronx River Parkway roadbed; Bronx Boulevard; Muskrat Cove

Meet at #2 Train Gun Hill Road Station promptly at 10:00AM

Tour will follow the path of the old Bronx River Parkway from Gun Hill Road to East 233rd Street at Muskrat Cove (approx 1.5 miles) through the communities of Wakefield, Williamsbridge and Woodlawn. The collection of 1920’s and 1930’s apartment buildings along Bronx Boulevard will be noted.

Tour leaders will be Mike Gupta and Hank Stroobants, history buffs and volunteers with The Bronx River Alliance and the Wakefield, Williamsbridge & Woodlawn History Project and members of the East Bronx History Forum. There will be some walking, some talking, some facts, some stories, some amazing old photos, and some handouts.

Please join us as we explore
The Bronx as you’ve never seen it!