Harlem River Working Group General Meeting September 28, 2023

Join Us for our Fall General Meeting of the Harlem River Working Group, Thursday September 28th at 6:00pm.  Email  Harlemriver@bceq.org or call ‪(646) 820-5151‬ for more information

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Email:  harlemriver@bceq.org  or Facebook: www.facebook.com/harlemriver

14th Annual Harlem River Celebration at Roberto Clemente State Park Harlem River Working Saturday October 21st, 2023 from 11am to 6pm

Join the Harlem River Working Group (HRWG), the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ), Wilderness Inquiry (WI), the Urban Waters Federal Partnership and dozens of community, city, state and federal partners as we celebrate the Harlem River and have free canoeing for all with Wildness Inquiry.

The Harlem River Working Group has coordinated the Harlem River Celebration since 2010 (https://motthavenherald.com/2010/09/30/festival-brings-residents-to-harlem-river-shore/see article).  Originally, we organized the event in Mill Pond Park shortly after it opened for the community and although we had wanted to provide free canoeing and kayaking for the community, the Oak Point Link was barrier to safe water recreation in the park.  We instead collaborated with NY Water Taxi Ferry to provide community members free ferry rides in the Harlem River in 2010 and 2011 before the ferry was discontinued during Yankees Games and losing this program, we moved the Celebration in 2012 to Roberto Clemente State Park, where we were able to offer free on-water programming with Wilderness Inquiry and other programs.  We have continued the program at Roberto Clemente ever since and have taken out thousands of NYC Public School Students and Staff and Bronx community members (see article)

The Harlem River Working Group (HRWG) is a group of community organizations, governmental agencies and other commercial stakeholders, focused on improving environmental quality and access to and along the Harlem River — from the Randall’s Island to the Hudson River in Bronx County, New York City.

Formed in 2009, we organized and developed goals to ensure that a green corridor is established along as much of the length of the Harlem as possible, with habitat buffer, bike and walking path greenways and river access points.  We meet to discuss all things about the Harlem River, its waterfront, our greenway.  Sometimes we are on the water; others we are fighting for it.  Join us!

Thank you for visiting, come back soon.

Email:  harlemriver@bceq.org  or Facebook: www.facebook.com/harlemriver


The Harlem River Greenway: Our River, Our Future 

 This plan was sponsored by  The Trust for Public Landl; the Harlem River Working Group (HRWG); the Pratt Center for Community Development, Pratt Programs for Sustainable Planning & Development, Spring 2012 Sustainable Communities Studio; National Park Service Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance; NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service—Restoration Center; the J.M. Kaplan Fund; and Partnerships for Parks.

Bronx Meet your Waterfront Plan

MIT Bronx Meet Your Waterfront Plan

This describes the processes and ideas generated by students and faculty of the 2011 Site and Environmental Systems Planning practicum at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, School of Architecture + Planning at MIT.