The Bronx River in a woodland landscape, New Y...
The Bronx River in a woodland landscape

Saturday, April 30

Shoelace 10K Fun Run/Walk : the first ever in Bronx Park!

The event begins at 10am and is a scenic tour of Shoelace Park and the Bronx River.


May 4-8, 2011

NYC The Future Metropolis Volume III is part of the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for The New City. For more information about the festival, please visit:


Wednesday, May 4 • 3:30–5:30 p.m

NYC Compost Project Information Table: Teacher Open House
The New York Botanical Garden, Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

Stop by for free information on how schools in New York City can improve their recycling, composting, or community cleanup programs and win prizes and recognition for their efforts. Contest brochures, tip sheets, and pamphlets designed to help teachers increase their horticultural, composting, and recycling knowledge will be available. Admission is free for teachers. To RSVP, call 718.817.8157.

Compost Q & A and Bin Sale
Wednesday, May 4 • 6–7:30 p.m. • The New York Botanical Garden, Home Gardening Center

NYC Compost Project staff and volunteers will provide you with the practical tips, advice, and encouragement you need to take your composting to the next level, whether you are just starting out or have been digging in for years. The Garden Gourmet, a recycled plastic bin for outdoor composting, will be available at cost ($61) to NYC residents or for use on NYC school property. Proof of residency or school employment required. To RSVP or to reserve a bin, call 718.817.8543 or e-mail

Saturday, May 7

The Amazing Bronx River Flotilla . Join us to kick off the paddling season with a five-mile paddling trip down the Bronx River.  The flotilla is for experienced paddlers 18+ yrs. Registration is available here. You must reserve your space in a boat. New and younger paddlers can join us at the end-point of the flotilla at the Concrete Plant Park, for free community paddling from 1-4pm hosted by Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice. No registration necessary.

All funds raised by the Flotilla go to support the work of the Bronx River Conservation Crew to clean and maintain access to the river. For more information, call the Flotilla hotline at 718-430-4665.


Vegetable Garden Planting Workday
Learn the basics of starting seeds outdoors and transplanting vegetable starts. Stay afterward to help prepare the vegetable garden for the season.

Saturday, May 7 • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. • Davidson Avenue Community Garden • 2385 Davidson Avenue, between West 184th Street and Fordham Road

Saturday, May 7 • 2–4 p.m. • Daly Avenue Community Garden • 2139 Daly Avenue, between Bronx Park South and East 181st Street


Bronx Week May 12th

Stay tuned for details!


Butterfly Project Workshop and Native Plant Giveaway
Saturday, May 14 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. • River Garden • 1086 East 180th Street, between Boston Road and Devoe Avenue (My Community Garden!)

Join Bronx Green-Up, GreenThumb, and the Butterfly Project in learning the importance of pollinators and how to attract them to your garden using native plants. This year’s planting workshop will include an interactive activity as participants assist River Garden in installing a pollinator garden area. Topics of discussion will include garden design, soil type, and how to choose the right plants for a given location. Please note: the available plants are for planting in community gardens and other public spaces (while supplies last). Funding for native plants is provided by GreenThumb. To RSVP or for more information, e-mail


LGBTQ(S) United As One March in the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade
Sunday, May 15 · 9:00am – 7:00pm

Join the NYC LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Bronx for Change, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and whomever else wants to be a part of our coalition in peacefully and proudly marching in The Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, May 15th.

!Vamos a marchar con orgullo y unidad en nuestro querido condado! !Acompanenos!


Compost Made Easy
These workshops start with a one-hour session covering the essentials of outdoor composting, from choosing your bin to harvesting and using your finished product. In the second hour, we’ll apply the workshop tips and techniques by helping the host community garden recycle their garden trimmings into compost. Registration is required. Call 718.817.8543 or e-mail

  • Thursday, May 19 • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. • Drew Gardens East Tremont Avenue and West Farms Road
  • Saturday, May 28 • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. • Davidson Avenue Community Garden 2385 Davidson Avenue, between West 184th Street and Fordham Road


Tree Stewardship with MillionTreesNYC
Saturday, May 21 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m. • St. James Park • Jerome Avenue at West 192nd Street (meet in front of the park house)

Adopt a tree on your block and receive free tools and instruction. We’ll beautify the block around St. James Park as part of a workshop on caring and gardening with street trees. Please be ready to tell us the location of the tree you’d like to adopt. To register or for more information, call 718.817.8026 or e-mail


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