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An Upstream Soirée 2016

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An Upstream Soirée is the premiere party to celebrate the protection, improvement and restoration of the Bronx River. Join 200+ supporters for a festive evening featuring live music, cocktails, a light buffet and silent auction.

Thursday September 29, 2016

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

*Patron ticket holders are invited to a 6:00 pm reception to toast honorees with our signature cocktail.

For more information, contact Ms. Tahai Addae at (718) 430-4602 or tahai.addae@bronxriver.org

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Filed under: Bronx Parks, Bronx River, Bronx River Alliance, Community Green, Environment, Events, , , , , ,

The Bronx River Alliance Presents “An Upstream Soiree”

Honorees:

Nilka Martell
Extraordinary community volunteer and Director & Founder of GIVE (Getting Involved, Virginia Avenue Efforts)


Kiss + Cathcart, Architects
Advancing the art and technology of environmentally responsive architecture, including the new Bronx River House

Filed under: Bronx Parks, Bronx River, Bronx River Alliance, BxRA, Events, , , , ,

Soundview and the Devil’s Belt

Bronx River Ramble
SUNDAY, June 28th, 1PM
At the Friends of Soundview Park Festival
Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues

Join us for a special Bronx River Ramble in honor of the Friends of Soundview Park.

We’ll ramble down the Bronx River Greenway through Soundview Park and hear about the ecology, geology and Native American history of the Bronx River Estuary. We’ll enjoy spectacular views of Long Island Sound, hear dark tales of the waters once known to sailors as the “Devil’s Belt,” and see the unique river community of Harding Park. We’ll also learn about Soundview’s lost creeks and tidal marshes, see how Soundview became a landfill (with rubble from Brooklyn), check out the new salt marsh restoration and hear the strange tale of the “Moses Marina.” We’ll see where an oyster reef is being re-established, and pause for a cinematic moment by the spot where they “sank” the Titanic.

This free tour requires no reservations. We’ll meet at1PM at Lafayette and Metcalf Avenues – to get there take the #6 Subway to the Morrison Avenue/Soundview station and from there take the Clason Point bound Bx #27 bus to Lafayette and Rosedale Avenues, and walk west three blocks on Lafayette Avenue to the meeting point. Or take the Bx #5 bus to Morrison and Story Avenue, walk down a block and turn left when you reach Lafayette Avenue; walk through the park to Metcalf Avenue. We’ll end up at the #27 bus stop where you can catch the bus home. For information or directions call Stephen DeVillo at 646-271-8223.

Stephen Paul DeVillo is the author of the newly published

The Bronx River in History and Folklore, available in

bookstores, from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and from the

History Press http://www.historypress.net

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Starlight Park Ribbon-Cutting May 10, 2013

Join Bronx River Alliance, and a plenty of local leaders, elected officials, governmental agencies, a few eels, ducks, geese, and other aquatic creatures – for the official Ribbon-Cutting Grand Opening of the newest Bronx River Greenway Park: Starlight Park on May 10, 2013 at 11am!!

Today Starlight Park is 13 acres with just over a half-mile of walk-bike path. It extends from 177th Street to below 174th Street – see basic Starlight Park map here. Enter the park at 177th (at Devoe), 174th (ramps off the bridge) or the north end of Edgewater Road (by the Sheridan Expressway onramp.) For transit and parking directions, see this flier.

For more information, see the BxRA Event Listing.

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Bronx River Flotilla and 1st-Ever Canoe Relay Race May 11, 2013

Join us on May 11, 2013 for a unique Bronx River Flotilla, complete with a first-ever canoe relay race on the Bronx River, free community paddling and guided trips of the estuary. This event will also be a celebration of our newest park on the Bronx River Greenway: Starlight Park.

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Registration for the Starlight 5k Canoe Challenge is now open! Proceeds from the race will power us to bring out over 1,000 children and their families this summer on paddling adventures on the Bronx River, many for their first time! We can only accommodate 10 Teams, so pull together your family, friends and colleagues and register today!

Bronx River Alliance!.

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About Community Greens

It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view.

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Chuck Vasser

Blacks In Green

There are more of us people of color out there than you realize and we are coming together to express our concerns, ideas and sit at the table!

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The push-up is an essential muscle-building move. They're a barometer of your overall cardiovascular health as well. A recent study by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that men who can complete 40 consecutive push-ups have a 96% lower risk of coronary artery disease and heart attacks in the future compared with those who can only do 10 or fewer. Push-up capacity was more strongly associated with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease events than was aerobic capacity as estimated by a treadmill exercise test. If you're not hitting 40 but can still perform more than 10, you're doing some good. Heart disease risk decreased with every push-up completed over the baseline of 10.

Upcoming Events

  • Chuck's Bissel Gardens Work Day June 30, 2019 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • Chuck's Bissel Gardens Work Day July 7, 2019 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting July 13, 2019 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • New York Cares Volunteers at Bissel July 13, 2019 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Chuck's Bissel Gardens Work Day July 14, 2019 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Bissel Gardens
  • Harlem Rhythm 2nd Annual Community Dance August 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive, at 145th Street and the Hudson River, New York, NY, 10031 https://www.harlemonestop.com/event/27384/harlem-rhythm-2nd-annual-community-dance -- http://go.addtocalendar.com
  • Harlem Health Day & Walk September 7, 2019 St. Nicholas Park, St Nicholas Ave &, St Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10030, USA
  • Bike Ride and Paddle the Bronx River! September 14, 2019 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm St. Mary’s Recreation Center - 450 Saint Ann's Avenue - E 149th Street between St. Ann's Ave and Jackson Ave - Bronx, NY 10455 For details, link here: https://pedalpaddle.eventbrite.com

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Green Tips!

Nutrition Content of Eggs

One extra large egg (whole with the yolk) contains:

  • 80 calories
  • 5.8g fat
  • 1.8g saturated fat
  • 216mg cholesterol
  • 80mg sodium
  • .4g carbohydrate
  • 0g fiber
  • 4g sugar
  • 7.3g protein
Aside from saturated fat, the yolk of the egg is actually nutrient dense, containing vitamin D, essential fatty acids, and protein. Eggs are naturally low in carbohydrate too.

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