Amazing Bronx River Flotilla Sets Sail

Lieutenant governor Hochul (l) and her niece Samantha rowed their canoe along the Bronx River.
Photo by Laura Stone

In honor of Bronx Week, Councilman Andy King, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and the the Bronx River Alliance joined in launching the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla at Shoelace Park on Saturday, May 18. Bronxites paddled south on the 23-mile long Bronx River from Shoelace Park to embark on an incredible journey to Hunts Point Riverside Park.

(l-r) Rocking the Boat volunteers John Thomas, Laurie Buisch, Dan Olson and Manny Roman were ready to assist those in need along the river tour.
Photo by Laura Stone

Bronx River Alliance volunteer Peter Doherty readied Jennifer Herring’s life jacket.
Photo by Laura Stone

(l-r) Maggie Greenfield, Bronx River Alliance executive director and Bronx River administrator for NYC Parks, Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, Councilman King and NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanaugh welcomed everyone to the event.
Photo by Laura Stone

(l-r) King, Maggie Greenfield, Hocul and Rodriguez-Rosa were excited to explore the Bronx River.
Photo by Laura Stone

The fleet of over 60 canoes and kayaks that were used in the Bronx River Flotilla.
Photo by Laura Stone

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