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Events for September 2014

September 06, 2014 (9:00 AM)
Estuary Paddle
Concrete Plant Park

Join us at 9 am on Saturday September 6th 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

September 13, 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
 

September 13, 2014 (9am)
Come Clean, Go Green: International Coastal Cleanup at Concrete Plant Park
Concrete Plant Park

International Coastal Cleanup is a worldwide effort to bring beauty to our shorelines by removing trash and debris. This year the Bronx River Alliance is partnering with many organzations and businesses to bring you invite you to this great cause!

Join the largest cleanups of the year. Registration today - Come Clean, Go Green.







September 14, 2014 (9:30am)
Bronx River Bike Tour
Soundview Park field house


FREE


Join the Bronx River Alliance Greenway Team, Boogie Down Rides, and 5 Five Borough Bicycle Club for a friendly 23 or 46-mile ride along the Bronx River Greenway, from the estuary of the Bronx River to its source at the Kensico Dam in Westchester County. Also a chance to experience the car-free parkway event in Westchester County.

Gather at 9:30am at the Soundview Park field house (on Lafayette Avenue near Colgate Avenue). Nearest subway stop #6 Elder Ave.

Ride will break for approximately 45 minutes at the Kensico Dam Plaza - bring your own lunch or purchase lunch on site. The shorter ride (23 miles) will be available by peeling off to the Valhalla Metro North train station.

* Please bring your own bike. Recommended for adult riders with some experience riding on streets with shared car traffic. Roughly two-thirds is on bike paths, with some riding on city streets.  Helmets and waivers are required. If you are planning on coming back to NYC by taking the Valhalla Metro North Train Station, please make sure to review ticket prices and the bike policy (http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/getaways/bikerule.htm)


Please register by contacting:
claudia.ibaven@parks.nyc.gov


September 17, 2014 (6:30pm - 9pm)
An Upstream Soiree
Bronx Zoo



Celebrate the rebirth of the river at our annual benefit with honorees Tim Tompkins, Nancy Wallace and Sims Metal Management. For more details, visit
bronxriver.org/soiree.

September 20, 2014 (8:30am)
Paddle & Pick-Up for International Coastal Clean-Up Day
Concrete Plant Park

 
Join the Alliance and Friends of Soundview as we paddle from Concrete Plant Park to Soundview Park while removing waterfront debris. Do your part for this global clean-up of oceans and estuaries! 

Registration for the Paddle & Pick-Up begins two weeks prior to the event. Reserve your spot 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

September 20, 2014 (8:30am - 2pm)
International Coastal Clean-Up Day!
Soundview Park

Join the Bronx River Alliance and Friends of Soundview as we work together to improve the health of the Long Island Sound and remove waterfront debris. Trash bags and gloves provided.

Schedule of the day:

8:30am   Start of the day right with a light breakfast provided by Cabot.
9:00am   International Coastal Cleanup begins! Check in at the welcome take,
              fill out waivers and retreive the supplies and directions needed to
              start the largest cleanup of the year.
11:30am Hard work burns lots of energy. Refuel with a lunch kindly contributed
             by our sponsors.
12:00pm After you are revitalized, stay for an afternoon of fun activities.


*Registration for this event is required. Registration link will be up shortly.



Directions
Soundview Park
Rosedale Ave and Lacome Ave
Subway:
 6 train to Morrison Av-Soundview
Bus: Bx5, Bx7, Bx8, Bx9, Bx27

If you have any questions or would like to register a group to participate in this event, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Alex Nieves.

Additional questions or concerns? Call us at 718-430-4665