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Volume XXVIII, Number 5857
Friday, May 10, 2013

This Weekend In Parks

2012 Bronx River Flotilla;
2012 Bronx River Flotilla;
Photo courtesy of Bronx River Alliance

14th Annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla

Join us on Saturday, May 11 for a unique Bronx River Flotilla, complete with a first-ever canoe 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.

Full schedule of the day's events:
11:00-12:30: Starlight 5k Canoe Challenge
12:30-1:00: Award Ceremony & Starlight Park Celebration
1:00-4:00: Music, art, free fishing instruction, free bike loan-outs, bird watching and public paddling, including free short community paddles, intermediate paddles to Concrete Plant Park, and a round-trip paddle to the Soundview salt marsh restoration project.

Directions to 3 Park Entrances:
North Entrance- Take the 2 or 5 train to West Farms Station walk to 177th St & Devoe Ave. (by the Bus Depot) park entrance

Mid Entrance- On the east side of the 174th Street Bridge there is a staircase that leads right into Starlight Park.

South Entrance- Take 6 train to Whitlock Ave cross Westchester Av. & walk along Sheridan Access Rd. to park entrance

Paddled the Flotilla before? Please note that this year’s event will be different. Construction of a fish passage will be underway at the southernmost dam on the river at 182nd St, marking the latest milestone in the restoration of the river. While we celebrate this progress, it means that a full river paddle is not possible. Besides the team canoe challenge, there will be plenty of opportunities to get out on the river at the 2013 Flotilla!

Sunday, May 12

Birding: Piping Plover
Beach 59th Street, Queens
10:00 a.m.

Japan Day
Central Park Bandshell, Manhattan
11:00 a.m.

Family Nature Hike (Light)
at Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
11:00 a.m.


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