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Events for September 2014

September 04, 2014 (4pm-8pm)
Summer Jams: All About the DJs!
Concrete Plant Park

Classic Breaks, Soul, Salsa & more hosted by Grand Master Caz and Invicible Sound by Superman.
FREE No registration required. For more information, go to Summer Jams.



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 11, 2014 (4pm-8pm)
Summer Jams: All About the DJs!
Concrete Plant Park

Classic Breaks, Soul, Salsa & more hosted by Grand Master Caz and Invicible Sound by Superman.

FREE No registration required. For more information, go to Summer Jams.


Directions:
Concrete Plant Park
(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, Five Borough Bicycle Club, and the East Coast Greenway Alliance 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 in good working order. 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.


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 18, 2014 (4pm-8pm)
Summer Jams: All About the DJs!
Concrete Plant Park

Classic Breaks, Soul, Salsa & more hosted by Grand Master Caz and Invicible Sound by Superman.

FREE No registration required. For more information, go to Summer Jams.



Directions:

Concrete Plant Park
(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)
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 Park 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 your day right with a light breakfast provided by Cabot
              Creamery Cooperative and The Farmers' Gratitude Grille.
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 Whole Foods.
12:00pm After you are revitalized, stay for an afternoon of fun activities
             provided by REI.

*Registration for this event is required. Register today at International Coastal Cleanup



*Shuttle Service from the Morrison Ave/Soundview Ave. #6 train station from 8am-9am to the park and returning to the station after the cleanup.

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


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

This event is made possible by the partnership of Bronx River Alliance, Friends of Soundview Park, Partnership for Parks, American Rivers, NYC Parks and Recreation, and the sponsorship of REI, Keurig, Con Edison, Whole Foods, and Cabot Creamery Cooperative.

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


September 20, 2014 (9am)
Ramble Walking Tour: Tales of Clason Point
Meeting at Soundview Avenue and Cornell Avenue

In conjunction with International Coastal Cleanup Day, we'll explore the historic pennisula at the very mouth of the Bronx River - Clason Point. Starting at the site of Snakapins, the largest known native American settlement on the Bronx River, we'll wind our way through centuries of colorful history, including shipwrecks; Hell Gate Pilots and the Devil's Belt; bootleggers and badmen; the "Coney Island of the Bronx" (and the gruesome disaster that brough tit down); and the "birthplace" of Betty Boop. Along the way we'll enjoy a beautiful but little-known riverfront esplanade, walk through the unique bungalow community of harding park, and see where an oyster reed is being re-established after over 100 years. We'll end the walk at the scenic boat launch in Soundview Park, where if you wish, you'll be welcome to join in cleanup and help preserve our Bronx River Estuary shoreline.

This Ramble tour will begin at 9am, meeting at Soundview Ave and Cornell Ave (the last stop on the Bx27 & Bx39 buses).

For more information on this great activity call us at 718.430.4665.
T
o RSVP, email us HERE.

September 25, 2014 (4pm-8pm)
Summer Jams: All About the DJs!
Concrete Plant Park

Classic Breaks, Soul, Salsa & more hosted by Grand Master Caz and Invicible Sound by Superman.

FREE No registration required. For more information, go to Summer Jams.



Directions:

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