Bronx River Current – September 2021  


Bronx River Current | September 2021

International Coastal Cleanup!

Join us for one of our biggest events of the year, International Coastal Cleanup, as we partner with Insectageddon at Starlight Park and Concrete Plant Park! This year we are dedicating our restoration efforts to our insects, whose survival is threatened by human activity. Come enjoy some family-friendly fun, join a cleanup team, and learn how you can make a difference to help save our insects!

Come out on September 25 at Concrete Plant Park in order to participate.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our Ecology Coordinator at

Seen on the River

Mugwort Appears along the River

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While paddling along the River our Recreation Assistant Victoria Toro came across something quite particular, mugwort growing out of a soccer ball!


This is quite troubling because these are two entities, trash and invasive species plants, coming together. This dangerous duo have an undoubtable impact on the ecosystem. Since the mugwort is growing out of the soccer ball it is actually able to spread even more wildly because it is traveling so quickly throughout the river.


This bizarre sight took us off guard by how strange this is but it shows the importance of maintaining and cleaning the Bronx River. You can also help with this effort by participating in our Estuary Paddles where you clean up the Bronx River while enjoying a beautiful paddle. You can sign up for our next Estuary Paddle on Saturday September 18 here.


Find out what else lives around the Bronx River here.

News and Announcements

Glow at the Golden Ball

We are very excited for our Golden Ball!

The ball will be taking place at The Bronx Zoo Tuesday October 5 from 7 – 9 PM.


There is still time to snag a ticket at a discounted rate! Make sure to buy yours now before the price goes up on September 14.


Purchase a ticket HERE.

Boogie Up The Bronx River

Join a friendly 23-mile ride (or 46-mile round trip) along the Bronx River Greenway.


Ride along New York City’s only freshwater river from

the estuary of the Bronx River in Soundview to its source at the Kensico Dam in Westchester County.


Come out and register HERE!

Food Scraps at River House

Bring food scraps to compost over at River House, (1490 Sheridan Boulevard).


Come by every Friday from 9 AM to 11 AM to drop off your scraps and help contribute to the environment.

Foodway Team Meeting

Join the Foodway Team Meeting to get aligned with what’s happening at the Foodway!


Let your thoughts be heard and help shape the future of the foodway.


Register for our September 8 meeting HERE.

Greenway Team Meeting

Join the Greenway Team Meeting on Thursday September 2  from 6 – 8 PM.  We will connect and share quick updates about the Greenway ahead of the holiday weekend!

Register HERE.

Become A Member Today

If you are looking engage with The Bronx River Alliance more intimately consider becoming a member today.


If you join now you will be able to take advantage of your membership perks for a discounted paddle before the season ends!


For more information and to become a member click here

Volunteer for the River

Help Clean Up the River

Help remove floatable debris from the river on Friday September 10from 10 AM to 12 PM. Improve the rivers habitat as part of Project WASTE (Waterway And Street Trash Elimination) at Muskrat Cove. Document your findings in the trash collections to analyze litter sources and build up advocacy against it.


Register HERE!

Tidy Thursday

Come out to Starlight Park to help remove litter, do a planting, and support our local gardens on Thursdays from 10 AM to 12 PM.


Register here for September 2

Register here for September 9

Register here for September 16

Register here for September 23

Register here for September 30


For more information, email or call (718) 542-4284.

Tuesday Volunteer Day at Concrete Plant Park

Volunteer and lend a hand at Concrete Plant Park. We look forward to having volunteers support a variety of tasks including maintaining the Bronx River Foodway, NYC Park’s only edible food forest inside a city park.


Register HERE.

Paddle the River

Free Community Paddle 

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Join free short paddles at the park great for beginners and families!


At Starlight Park on Fridays, September 3 and September 17 from 1 PM to 5 PM. 


At Concrete Plant Park on Friday, September 10 and September 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Please note that this event is first come, first served, and no pre-registration is required.

Estuary Paddle

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Come out on Saturday, September 18 to paddle the tidal section of the river and enjoy its unique mix of ecology and industry. Registration is required!


Register HERE.

Lake Paddle

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Paddle through wooded sections of New York Botanical Gardens and The Bronx Zoo on Saturday, September 4 and Sunday September 26 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Registration is required.


Buy a ticket for September 4 HERE.

Buy a ticket for September 26 HERE.

Upper River Paddle

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Join our Upper River Paddle on Sunday September 12 through some of the more heavily forested sections of the river, including old-growth forest within the New York Botanical Garden on the Bronx River.


Register HERE.

Get Moving on the Greenway

1st Saturdays at the Foodway 

Lend a hand and connect with community members every 1st Saturday at the Foodway!


Volunteer Saturday September 4 from 10 – 12 AM  to support the garden and stay for community programming from 12 – 3 PM including foraging tours, art workshops, and more!


Register HERE.

Chill on the River

Bronx River Ramble

Come explore the new pathway that connects what used to be one of the Bronx River Pathway’s missing links” on Sunday September 12  at 10:30 AM at the northbound Hartsdale Metro North station.


Register HERE.

Please note: All in person events will follow COVID guideline accordingly.


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