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Events for June 2017

June 08, 2017 (9a-3p)
Wade Into the Bronx River: Metropolitan Monarch Alliance Educator Workshop
Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School

Join us and Queens College GLOBE NY Metro in a teacher professional development workshop that will provide teachers with training and the tools to create and customize a versatile interdisciplinary suite of classroom activities that introduces Monarch butterflies.

To register for this event, please click here.



June 10, 2017 (11am)
Bronx River Ramble: Shoelace Park and Bronx River Parkway
Entrance at the #2 Subway Station, Gun Hill Road and White Plains Road

Join us and Stephen DeVillo ramble along a bypassed section of the roadbed of the original 1925 Bronx River Parkway through Shoelace Park and hear about the curious history of how the Parkway came about. We’ll also learn about how Robert Moses transformed the Parkway in the 1950s, leaving behind an abandoned mile and a half section that eventually became Shoelace Park.

We’ll explore how the Parkway was intended to save the Bronx River, and the roadway’s impact on the communities it passed through, as well as the efforts underway today to transform Shoelace into a true community-designed park. And just how did “Gun Hill Road” get such a name?

This free tour requires no reservations.

See Stephen DeVillo on BronxNet TV discuss the Bronx River Ramble on June 10th. Interview starts at 26:32. Check it out here!

Directions 
 #2 subway to Gun Hill Road; Bx 28, 30, 38, 39, and 41 buses
 Metro North Railroad to Williams Bridge Station and walk east to White Plains Road.
















Stephen Paul DeVillo is the author of The Bronx River in History and Folklore, available in bookstores, from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and from the History Press www.historypress.net

June 12, 2017 (7am)
Soundview Oyster Reef Monitoring
Soundview Park-311 Leland Ave, Bronx, NY 10473

 

Additional Monitoring Dates

Wednesday, June 14- 8am

Join us with NY/NJ Baykeeper and the Bronx River oyster reef to begin the symmer oyster monitoring season!

We will meet at the park entrance located at the corner of O'Brien Ave and Leland Ave at Soundview Park

Please be on time. Each monitoring session lasts approximately 3.5-4 hours, depending on tide. We will be entering the water and wading out to the reef (you will put on chest waders) to perform hands-on monitoring and data collection.


Know Before You Go

Bring socks (for the waders), dress in weather appropriate clothing, bring a bottle of water and sunscreen/hat, and prepare to get muddy! It’s a lot of fun, and you’ll meet new people who are looking to achieve the same goals as you.

To RSVP for the event click
here.



June 17, 2017 (9:30)
Estuary Paddle
Concrete Plant Park (1372 Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave. & Whitlock Ave)

Bronx River Estuary Paddle
Join us on a 2.5-mile paddling adventure and explore the estuary sections of the Bronx River!
Start Location: Concrete Plant Park near shipping containers
End Location: Concrete Plant Park

Registration available HERE.

In preparation for your Bronx River adventure, visit our FAQ section!

(Please note, registration opens 2 weeks prior to trip date at 10a and ends day before trip at 10a. In order to provide a safe trip experience there is a limit of 20 available tickets, we do not currently offer wait lists.)




June 24, 2017 (10 am)
Eco Volunteer Day
Concrete Plant Park Westchester Ave. Between Bronx River Ave. & Whitlock Ave

Join us in a day of service and fun as we recruit volunteers to help remove debris from Concrete Plant Park with Mission Continues and our Conservation Crew!

Start Location: Meeting and Registration will take place at Concrete Plant Park

More details to come!