This is a calendar of Bronx grassroots, social/economic/racial/environmental/food justice events listed chronologically. Are you a local Bronx group working on behalf of the people of the Bronx? Please email your event to: firstname.lastname@example.org to have it listed here. Be sure to include all relevant details: date, time, location, title and brief description of the event, a link to your website and/or Facebook page.
Hosted by South Bronx Unite
Saturday, July 16, 11-4 pm, 80 Lincoln Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454
From land and from water, join us for a celebration of South Bronx resiliency and public waterfront accessibility. Despite nine miles of public, state-owned waterfront land along the Mott Haven-Port Morris peninsula of the South Bronx, community members currently do not have a single public access point. This special waterfront event – part of the city-wide Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s City of Water Day – celebrates the efforts of the community to build bridges to the public waterfront. See SBU’s Mott Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan
International Musical Line-up – including:
* Bandistan Ensemble – Musicians from Kyrgyzstan,
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
* Plenartorium – contemporary interpretation of traditional
Puerto Rican plena
* UpBeat – South Bronx children’s orchestra
* DJ Manny – Mott Haven’s own resident DJ
* BBQ – with Mott Haven resident garbage can grill master Jake
* Water Activities – water testing, canoeing and fishing (with a $50
1st place prize for the largest fish)
* Unveiling of the Lincoln Avenue and Alexander Avenue public
waterfront renderings from PennDesign – based off of the Mott
Haven-Port Morris Waterfront Plan
Hosted by The BLK Projek
Join us, Saturday, July 16th from 12-4 pm for our season’s first Community Volunteer Workday and BBQ. Bronx Greenup will be on scene to help us build raised beds, we’ll clean up, plant seedlings, eat grilled corn and have fun activities for the kiddies.
Please share widely and make sure to RSVP…we need to know things like “are you vegan”…no, that’s not a joke we really need to know!