News & Announcements

Calendar of Events

View "The Current", Our Newsletter

Calendar of Events

Events for June 2016

June 04, 2016 (9a)
Upper River Paddle
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.)

Join us on a paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River!
Start Location: 219th and Bronx Blvd
End Location: Bronx Zoo (Boston Rd. Entrance)

All need to wear close toed attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver.

Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

Registration opens 2 weeks prior to trip date at 10a and ends day before trip at 10a. There is a limited of 20 tickets, once site has sold out of tickets there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Registration is available here.


June 04, 2016 (2-4 pm)
Great Fish Count - World Science Festival
Concrete Plant Park

A one-day event each summer during which naturalists at multiple sites along the rivers in the Lower Hudson River watershed and New York Harbors catch fish to show visitors the variety of slippery, wriggly, and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the river's surface.

Join us to learn about different water quality parameters and to discover what aquatic species call the Bronx River home!

If you would like to join, please wear rain boots or other sturdy close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. This is a family-friendly event, but please no pets. For more information, please contact our Ecology Director, Michelle Luebke at 718-430-4690 or by email.

June 05, 2016 (1pm-5pm)
Rocking the Boat: Community Sailing
Hunts Point Riverside Park, Lafayette Ave & Edgewater Road

Rocking the Boat
presents

COMMUNITY SAILING

All community members from all ages are welcomed to come explore the beautiful Bronx River and learn to sail with our long time partners, community rowing experts, Rocking the Boat!

Sunday, June 5
Saturday, July 23
Sunday, August 21

1pm-5pm

Hunts Point Riverside Park
- Lafayetter Ave & Edgewater Road

No reservations necessary

For more info please visit Rocking the Boat's website or call 718.466.5799


Directions: Take 6 train to Hunts Point Avenue, walk south on Hunts Point Ave (crossing under the Bruckner Expressway overpass) until you reach Lafayette Ave. Make left turn at Lafayette Ave and walk all the way down the steep hill to Edgewater Road. Cross Edgewater Road and train tracks to Hunts Point Riverside Park.






June 11, 2016 (9am-1pm)
Soundview Marsh Planting
Soundview Park

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and help restore our precious salt marshes! Volunteers will plant native Spartina grasses and help restore our coastline in Soundview Park in the Bronx. Volunteers will be trained the day of the event, no prior experience necessary. Come dressed in workboots or shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.


Register at 
https://www.nycgovparks.org/reg/stewardship/1589

June 11, 2016 (9a)
CANCELLED - Upper River Paddle and Pick up
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICT, PLEASE LOOK TO OUR CALENDAR FOR SIMILAR FUTURE EVENTS
 


June 11, 2016 (9:30am)
We Love our Trees!
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.)

Come join the Conservation Crew in planting trees at Shoelace Park. Please wear outdoor working shoes and clothes. Gloves and tools will be provided. No registration required.




June 11, 2016 (2:30pm)
Puppet Show- Puss in Boots
River Park- 180th Street & Boston Road


Come enjoy a Puppet Show in River Park, "Puss in Boots" tale, with a twist, presented by the City Parks Foundation's Puppet Mobile.



Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life - a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!

June 16, 2016 (Sunset)
Movie Nights On the River
Concrete Plant Park

Join us and NYC Parks at sunset for The Lego Movie under the stars at Concrete Plant Park. Thank you to Fidelis Care for supporting this evet. 


 

June 18, 2016 (9a)
Upper River Paddle
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.)

Join us on a paddling adventure and explore the fresh water sections of the Bronx River!
Start Location: 219th and Bronx Blvd
End Location: Bronx Zoo (Boston Rd. Entrance)

All need to wear close toed attached shoes and complete an ACA adult or child waiver.

Please bring limited personal belongings and a light snack.

Registration opens 2 weeks prior to trip date at 10a and ends day before trip at 10a. There is a limited of 20 tickets, once site has sold out of tickets there are no spots open and no waiting list. Please plan your purchase accordingly.

Registration is available here.



June 18, 2016 (10:30am)
Fish Parade
Hunts Point Riverside Park to Barretto Park

The 13th Annual Hunts Point Fish Parade and Summer Festival

"UNITING COLORS OF THE BRONX


Join The POINT's community collaborative as we lead the Fish Parade from Hunts Point Riverside Park to Barretto Park.

Fish Parade 2016 will include a basketball tournament, Greening the City Arts Festival, prizes, food, activities, and performances.





10:30AM Registration at Hunts Point Riverside Park
11:30PM Fish Parade Marches through Hunts Point 
12:00pm Festival at Barretto Point Park


How to participate:
As a Community Organization
click here.
As a Vendor
click here.
As a Marcher
click here.






June 25, 2016 (11a-1p)
FREE Community Paddle
Concrete Plant Park

Canoe opportunity for beginners and families within Estuary of the Bronx River.

FREE, first come first served.

For fast registration on day of, please print and bring the following waivers for each participant.
Adult Waiver
Minor Waiver


June 25, 2016 (12pm)
Bronx River Ramble
East 174th Street 2 & 5 Train Station street level Boston Road, and Southern Boulevard

Come join our volunteer Ramblers and discover the neighborhood of the Bronx River watershed from 174th Street to Starlight Park. Conversations include moments in local history, architecture, new developments, street art, local parks all before ending at Starlight Park.




June 28, 2016 (Sunset)
Movie Nights On the River
Concrete Plant Park

Come enjoy a family movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens under the stars at Concrete Plant Park




June 30, 2016 (5:45-7:30pm)
Greenway Team Meeting
The Laundromat Project, Kelly Street Apartment, 920 Kelly St, Bronx, NY

Join the Greenway Team meeting!

The Greenway Team is committed to advocating for and promoting the Bronx River Greenway as a complete and connected trail and series of parks for all users, providing access to the Bronx River waterfront and open green space for mixed use by, with, and for community members and local community groups. For more information about the Bronx River Greenway, please visit www.bronxriver.org/greenway

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP to: claudia.ibaven@parks.nyc.gov