Summer-Fall Calendar 2014 (PDF)

News & Announcements

Calendar of Events

Explore "The Current", Our Newsletter

Calendar of Events

Events for October 2014

October 11, 2014 (10:00am)
Upper River Run
Shoelace Park (219th St and Bronx Blvd.)

 This paddle starts at 219th St. and ends in the Mitsubishi Riverwalk of the Bronx Zoo. These trips are approximately two and a half hours on water andhave one portage. On this trip, you will have the opportunity to travel south through Shoelace Park, The Bronx River Forest, The Botanical Garden, and the Bronx Zoo. For those who feel strong, we will offer the opportunity to paddle south for a short distance, portaging another dam, and then returning to the riverwalk.






















$25, registration required.
Trip sign up becomes available 2 weeks prior to trip. Please register here.


Directions:
Shoelace Park
East 219 St & Bronx Blvd
Subway: 2/5 train to 219 St
Bus: Bx39/Bx28 to 211 St

October 11, 2014 (12:00pm)
The Learning Tree's 3rd Annual Duck Race
Shoelace Park (211th Street and Bronx Boulevard)


For only $5 per duck or $25 for a set of 6 ducks, you can adopt a duck to race down the Bronx River. Adoption dates are from September 29th to October 8th. See Ms. Davis at the Learning Tree Academy or call 718-944-0958 ext. 0960.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Duck Race
Clown
Face Painting
Sing Along
50/50 Raffle
African Drummers & Dancers @ 12:30pm

Prizes for the winning ducks:
1st Place $100
2nd Place $50

$1 Raffle:50/50

Adopt a duck online at THE LEARNING TREE'S ANNUAL DUCK RACE

All proceeds benefit the programs supported by The Learning Tree Cultural Preparatory School.


SHOELACE PARK DIRECTIONS


PUBLIC TRANSIT
Subway: 2 or 5 Train to Gun Hill Rd. Walk 3 blocks west to Olinville Ave., 1 block north toward 211th St. and then 1 short block west to the park at 211th St. and Bronx Blvd.

Bus: Bx41 to Gun Hill Rd. Walk 3 blocks west to Olinville Ave., 1 block north toward 211th St. and then 1 short block west to the park at 211th St and Bronx Blvd.

DRIVING
Driving (from the south): Bronx River Pkwy to Gun Hill Rd. exit. Turn right onto Gun hill Rd. then a quick left to follow Olinville Ave to 211th Street. Follow 211th St. toward Bronx Blvd. Limited street parking available along Bronx Blvd.

Driving (from the north): Bronx River Pkwy to Gun Hill Rd. exit. Turn left onto Gun hill Rd. then a quick left to follow Olinville Ave to 211th Street. Follow 211th St. toward Bronx Blvd. Limited street parking available along Bronx Blvd.


October 11, 2014 (10:00am)
Bronx River Ramble: Woodlawn Brook
Woodlawn

Meet: Woodlawn Cemetery Northeast Entrance,
Webster Avenue and East 233rd Street

We’ll finish our Ramble season this year with a look ahead to a new series of Rambles exploring the Bronx River’s tributaries. Rising in the midst of the Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn Brook is a rare opportunity to trace the course of a Bronx River tributary from its spring-fed source at the Hudson/Bronx River watershed divide to (almost) its outlet. Along the way we’ll examine a unique Bronx River “community” and its place in the history of the river’s suburban development. Amidst the autumn glory of century-old trees we’ll pause to take in a few of the cemetery’s historic monuments and the stories behind them, including women’s rights pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton; the “brother” of the Bronx River Soldier; the mystery of the nameless mausoleum; the heroic tale of “the Woodlawn Snowman”; the man with the 15,000-mile funeral; the admiral who damned the torpedoes; and the most absurd but tragically true epitaph you’ll ever see.

To reach the meeting place by public transit, take the Metro North Harlem Line train to the Woodlawn station; the Bx16 or 31 bus to Webster and 233rd; or the Bx 34 to Katonah Avenue or the #2 subway to 233rd Street and walk downhill on 233rd Street to the meeting place. Parking is available at the Woodlawn Metro North station lot.

This free tour will take about two hours, so wear your comfortable shoes and bring water. Please note that the Woodlawn Cemetery asks that you do not take photographs without first obtaining a permit from the cemetery Administrative Office. For more information please call Stephen DeVillo at 646-271-8223.


Special note:
As part of Open House New York Weekend, the Woodlawn Conservancy will also have free “Sylvan Cemetery” walks that afternoon with historian Susan Olsen that you can enjoy after the Ramble. These walks require reservations: to make a reservation and get more information go to www.woodlawnconservancy.org, or call (718) 920-1469.


October 16, 2014 (10AM)
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Soundview Park Salt Marsh
Leland Ave and O'Brien Ave.



October 18, 2014 (9:30AM - 1:30PM)
It's Our River Day & Community Paddle
Shoelace Park

Join us for It's Our River Day on October 18th to plant some trees along the beautiful Shoelace Park and enjoy a peaceful Community Paddle on the Bronx River.

Local groups are continuously working to beautify the area and restore its ecological integrity by cleaning the area of debris, eradicating invasive plants and planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs to reestablish the stream-banks.

Limited number of spots avaiable for the planting activity. Be a part of this great effort. RSVP for this event HERE.

The Community Paddle is open to all; NO registration required. Limited spots available - first come, first serve! Arrive on time to enjoy this opportunity.

Volunteering on the Bronx River is dirty and fun. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for your river adventures!

Schedule of the Day

9:30am to 12:00pm     Sign in, get your supplies and plant some trees!
10:30am to 1:30pm     Community Paddle open to the public!

SHOELACE PARK DIRECTIONS

PUBLIC TRANSIT
Subway: 2 Train to 219th St. at White Plains Rd. Walk west (toward Carpenter Ave.) to Bronx Blvd. Follow  the staircase down into the park.
Bus: Bx41 to White Plains Rd and E. 219th St. Walk west (toward Carpenter Ave.) to Bronx Blvd. Follow the staircase down, into the park.
Metro-North: Harlem Line to Williams Bridge Station. Exit the station and walk east on Gun Hill Rd., left onto Olinville Ave. Walk north. Bear left onto 211th St., and then turn right on Bronx Blvd. Walk along the greenway and follow to Olinville Playground (219th St.).

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
Driving (from the north or south): Bronx River Pkwy to Gun Hill Rd. exit. Turn east toward Bronx Blvd., then left onto Olinville Ave. (before the gas station), then bear left onto E. 211th St. Bear right onto Bronx Blvd. Follow north to E. 219th St. Limited street parking available in the area.


October 25, 2014 (11:00am)
Estuary Paddle
Concrete Plant Park

Join us at 11 am on Saturday October 25th for a 3 hour tour of the Bronx River estuary. Starting at Concrete Plant Park, just below the 6 train station at Whitlock, we will paddle out towards the mouth of the river and the Long Island Sound to see the industrial side of river life, as well as some of the present restoration projects underway.





















$25, registration required.
Trip sign up becomes available 2 weeks prior to trip. Please register here

Directions:
Concrete Plant Park
Bronx River (between Westchester Ave & Bruckner Blvd)
Subway: 6 train to Whitlock Ave; 2/5 train to Freeman St
Bus: Bx4/Bx27 to Whitlock Ave

October 30, 2014 (11:30am)
Bronx River House groundbreaking
Startlight Park


Subway Directions:
To access the north entrance, take the #2/5 train to West Farms. Walk east to Devoe Avenue then south to the park.

For mid-entrance access, take #2/5 train to 174th St, walk east to the bridge, then take pedestrian ramps down into the park.

For the south entrance, take the #6 train to Whitlock Avenue, cross Westchester Avenue & walk north along the Sheridan Access Rd.

For Google map locator of site click here!