Harlem River Festival – land, water, boat, bike, walk, learn

September 23rd, 2010 Posted in Front Page News, Harlem River Working Group

Press Alert

Harlem River Festival – September 25th from 11 am to 5 pm

Celebrating the Harlem River

The Harlem River Working Group* is holding its first annual Harlem River Festival on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at Mill Pond Park, the new riverside park created under the 2006 Yankee Stadium Parks’ Redevelopment projects.  The day will be celebrating the Harlem River and edge through walking, biking or boating activities including:  Arts and Crafts; Hawk Talk; Live Music; Educational Workshops; Water Demonstrations; Boat Tours; Tennis Lessons and much more ….

Guided Walks

10am from High Bridge Park

(170th and University Avenue)

Day of Walk call: 646 719 0034

Guided Bike Ride

10am from Randall’s Island

(Meet on the Bronx Side of the RFK Bridge)

Day of Ride call: 718 796 1648

Refreshments at noon

Harlem River Ferry Tour

4pm from Mill Pond Park

Take a ferry boat ride up the Harlem River!

(Meet at Yankee Stadium Dock)


Getting Here

  • Subway #2, 4 or 5 to 149th/Grand Concourse
  • Metro Hudson Line to Yankee Stadium Station

Mill Pond Park is on the waterfront at 153rd and Exterior Street

Across from the new Gateway Center Mall

The Harlem River Festival is sponsored by NY WATERWAY and represents the efforts of the following organizations and agencies: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., National Park Service, Partnerships for Parks, Bronx Council for Environmental Quality, Friends of Brook Park, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, Highbridge Community Life Center, Friends of the Woods, Harlem River UDEC, and more

*Harlem River Working Group is a coalition of community organizations and agencies working on, at or near the Harlem River. For more info:  HarlemRiver@bceq.org or call 646.719.0034

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