Canoe on the Bronx River in the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla 2020

Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Bronx River Flotilla, a 5-mile paddle down the Bronx River! So grab some friends, form a team, and get ready to row! The purpose of the flotilla is to raise funds for the river- this year’s fundraising goal is $65,000! Be a part of the Bronx River Alliance’s goal to keep canoeing accessible to 1,000 Bronx youth and families.

How does it work? A designated captain will take the lead in forming a team of 6 people (in 3 canoes) to paddle down the Bronx River. Each individual will commit to fundraising a total of $350 per person or $2,100 per team. We will support you in reaching your fundraising goal by providing you with your very own online fundraising webpage to spread the word to family, friends and social networks.

Paddlers will be required to cover a registration fee of $50 which is tax-deductible and applies towards fundraising goal.

Individuals spots area also available, please contact Thomas Capozzi to help you find a team. On Saturday, May 9th (Rain date: June 6th), you’ll get a chance to paddle through the NY Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo, and get a close look at the fish ladder at the 182nd St. dam! The paddle ends at Starlight Park, where the public will be invited to participate in the first annual Bronx River Flotilla Block Party! There will be food, music, and a plethora of exciting activites for attendees to enjoy!

We will provide you with all the necessary equipment: a canoe, paddles, and life vests for your team. To sign up for this event you must be 18 years of age and feel comfortable canoeing in rivers. Though we will offer on-site support, please be ready to carry or wheel your canoe with your partner at these portage sites.

All participants will receive a t-shirt and a goody bag. There will be fun prizes for the top fundraising teams and individuals.

To register, and for more information, visit


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