The 2017 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla seeks to reach a goal of raising $65,000 to make canoe adventures available to approximately 1,000 kids and their families in 2017. During this trip beginning at Shoelace Park, participants get a chance to paddle through the NY Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo, get a close look at the fish ladder at the 182nd St. dam, and take a peek at Bronx River House, now in construction at Starlight Park. After the canoe trip, we will celebrate the winners and kick off an afternoon of festivities at Hunts Point Riverside Park with music, food, and much more! Shuttles will be provided to Riverside Park.
More information can be found on the event's Firstgiving webpage or by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Smarter City Conversations (Remembering Candia Bruce) April 11th, 2016
Bronx Communnity College,
2155 University Ave,
Bronx, New York 10453
Cities face multiple challenges related to environmental degradation, socioeconomic disintegration, urban blight and resource management issues. These are some of the concerns that have led to global calls for smarter cities. Come and learn how Greg Bruce and his team is helping to make the City of Townsville, Australia (winner of an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge award) smarter through the creation of an array of practical, affordable and sustainable residential living, business and government options. Come and learn more about smart cities and how you as an individual could help to make our cities and our planet smarter. Also learn about the work that Greg's late wife (Candia Bruce) did to foster collaborations that make cities optimize their human resources to become smarter.