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Events for May 2016

May 07, 2016 (9:00)
The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla - RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 21
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.) to Hunts Point Riverside Park

Heavy rains on Friday, May 6 have made river conditions unsafe to paddle on Saturday, May 7, so we have decided to postpone the Flotilla until the scheduled rain date of Saturday, May 21
Bronx River Ramble walking tour will still take place on May 7! To join in, Meet at 11am at Concrete Plant Park (Westchester Ave, just east of Whitlock Ave) and will end at Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Registration for paddlers is now closed; but if you are already registered to paddle & have questions? Visit or contact Tahai Addae, Development Associate.

May 07, 2016 (11am)
Bronx River Ramble: Jane Jacobs Walk from Concrete Plant Park to the Flotilla Celebration
Concrete Plant Park- Entrance on Westchester Ave between Whitlock Ave & Bronx River Ave.

Legendary community planner Jane Jacobs may have never set foot in the South Bronx, but there are many examples of how community activism has made neighborhoods all but written off in the 1960s. 

Join our volunteer historians as they lead a walk in the spirit of Jane Jacobs through Concrete Plant Park to Hunts Point Riverside Park where Bronx activist once fought against auto oriented plans and led a movement toward increasingly livable communities. More info > here

The walk will end at Hunts Point Riverside Park at the Flotilla Festival.


May 15, 2016 (10a-2p)
Soundview Park - It's My Park Day Volunteer Opportunity
Soundview Park - Lafayette Ave at Metcalf Ave

Celebrate It's My Park Day! with the Friends of Soundview Park and Partnerships for Parks on Sunday!

Volunteers will be asked to help rake leaves, plant and help the overall beautification and protection of this local Bronx River park!

For more information please visit

May 17, 2016 (9am-1pm)
Bronx River Forest Restoration
Bronx River Forest Burke Bridge (Entrance into the park on Bronx Blvd & Burke Ave 10467)

Come be part of our restoration crew and contribute to the health of the Bronx River Forest. Gloves and shovels will be provided. For more information please contact Joseph Sanchez.  

May 21, 2016 (TBD)
CANCELLED: Wade into the Bronx River - World Fish Migration Day, Eel Mop Training

Unfortunately, due to the rescheduling of the Bronx River Flotilla for May 21, we regret to inform that we have had to cancel this event.


May 21, 2016 (10am-1pm)
Learn to Ride Clinic- Kids
Shoelace Park (219th and Bronx Blvd.)

NYC Parks-Recreation will be hosting a Learn to Ride Clinic on the Bronx River Greenway! Kids of all ages can participate and should bring their own bike and be accompanied by an adult. For more information please visit

May 21, 2016 (8:30 am - 3:00 pm)
Amazing Bronx River Flotilla!
Launch at Shoelace Park. End at Flotilla Celebration at Hunts Point Riverside Park

Registration is now closed, but you can still support our amazing teams!

The 2016 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla celebrates the progress we have made in reclaiming the river, and also raises funds so local children can enjoy the river in a way their parents and grandparents couldn't.

Full info

May 25, 2016 (6:30am)
Oyster Reef Monitoring at Soundview Park
Soundview Park - O'Brien Ave and Leland Ave, Bronx NY 10473

Over the summer, the Baykeepers will begin a new phase in their long term monitoring plan. Over the past decade, various projects and monitoring has taken place at Soundview, helping to shape our knowledge of oyster restoration in an urban estuary like the Hudson River. We are proud to have contributed to that knowledge and have had a lot of help from EcoVolunteers along the way.

This summer we will begin a new monitoring phase, focusing on establishment of the reef and the other animals that use the oyster reef. Oyster reefs not only help to filter the water and protect from storm surges, but provide a home for many different organisms. By establishing an oyster reef, we are increasing diversity in the urban estuary which is very important.

This summer we will be able to monitor not only the oysters but the various crabs, fish, worms, and other critters than live there. A large part of the EcoVolunteers program is allowing you, the citizen scientist, to collect relevant data that will help us (and others in the restoration world) make educated decisions on how to best help our estuary and the organisms inhabiting it.

YOU are an integral part of the scientific process, and will learn all about it while participating in actual research projects and monitoring sessions.

Come join our EcoVolunteers in monitoring the oyster reefs on Wednesday, May 25th at Soundview Park

Click here for more information

All field gear, including waders will be provided

Volunteers should bring water, a hat/sunscreen/sunglasses (if necessary), and dress in clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

If you can't make it Wednesday, May 25th feel free to inquire about other EcoVolunteer dates: June 7/8, June 23, July 6/7.

To RSVP or if you have any questions please contact:

Dr. Allison M. Fitzgerald

May 27, 2016 (7:30pm)
Movie Nights On the River
Soundview Park Amphitheather (enter at Rosedale Ave & Lacombe Ave)

Come enjoy a family movie Happy Feet under the stars at Soundview's new amphitheather!