SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx will be hosting a free community day called “Boogie Down on the Sound” on Saturday July 16 from 11am – 4pm. We had the opportunity to attend the summer before the pandemic and we had an amazing day out on the Long Island Sound.
The event is part of City of Water Day, a celebration of the waters that surround us in the Metropolitan area, and an opportunity to learn about the current and future impacts of climate change and sea level rise.
Other City of Water Day events across the Bronx are below:
|*Waterfront Access for the South Bronx!||South Bronx Unite||Join South Bronx Unite at their Waterfront Access for the South Bronx event, 11am-2pm, on City of Water Day. Their event will take place at a local community garden just two blocks from the Lincoln Ave Street End project. Participants will get the chance to learn more about the Lincoln Ave Street End project as well as the community’s vision for the entire waterfront. There will be tours of the Lincoln Ave waterfront every half hour, as well as food, music, open mic, and a local thrift shop. Stay on top of their latest event news by following them on facebook: www.facebook.com/southbronxunite||Maria Sola Community Garden|
|*Harlem River Waterfront Tour – High Bridge North||Harlem River Working Group||Join the Harlem River Working Group on their Harlem River Greenway Tour on City of Water Day! Participants are asked to meet on the Bronx side of the High Bridge – 170th & MLK Drive. For more information visit the Harlem River Working Group Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/harlemriver/||Highbridge Park|
|Boogie Down to the Sound||SUNY Maritime College Waterfront||This interactive event is free to the general public and will connect residents to Long Island Sound/East River to increase the use, appreciation, and support for our local waters. Community members can participate in maritime activities such as: Stewardship Activities (i.e. shoreline cleanup, oyster restoration with Billion Oyster Project); Marine Environmental Science (i.e. shoreline exploration/seining, touch tank, water quality monitoring); and Waterfront Community Programs (i.e. kayaking, sailing and boating with qualified skippers). Learn more at: www.sunymaritime.edu/waterfront||SUNY Maritime College Waterfront/McMurray Hall|
|*Celebrating City of Water Day along the Harlem River at Roberto Clemente State Park||New York State Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation/ Roberto Clemente State Park||Visit Roberto Clemente State Park on City of Water Day for a chance to participate in a variety of activities suitable for all ages that include, water sampling, walks along the river, planking, arts and crafts and music. Visit the NY Parks website here: www.parks.ny.gov||Roberto Clemente State Park|
|*Community Rowing||Rocking the Boat, Inc.||Rock City of Water Day this year with Rocking the Boat! This year’s City of Water Day, Rocking the Boat will bring community residents out on the Bronx River to learn about its history and ecological importance, and celebrate community-led efforts to clean up the river and provide an accessible river front for all South Bronx residents. Rocking the Boat is thrilled to present an expanded Community Rowing schedule in 2022—both days per weekend!—and use it as a platform to celebrate City of Water Day. Activities will highlight the importance of parks and greenspaces in advancing equitable access to our city’s waterfront and center the work of the community in restoring and maintaining the ecological integrity of the Bronx River and the larger watershed. Participants will will the chance to get out on the water in rowboats and learn about the history and ecology of the Bronx River from staff—all Rocking the Boat participants or graduates. Rocking the Boat will partner with two artists to present special hands-on experiences to engage guests while they wait for their turn to row. Percussionist Ernesto Abreu will be leading participants in drumming and call and response songs and Wave Hill’s current artist in residence, Maya Ciarrocchi, will lead guests in making cyanotype prints. Keep up with Rocking the Boat at their website: www.rockingtheboat.org/||Hunts Point Riverside Park|