Date(s) - 06/29/2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friends of Soundview Park and Partnerships for Parks presents
5th ANNUAL SOUNDVIEW PARK SUMMER FESTIVAL
The 5th Annual Summer Festival at Soundview Park celebrates Soundview Park as a space for arts and culture, recreation activities, environmental education, and community pride. The festival draws hundreds of people to the park every year. This annual event is organized by the Friends of Soundview Park, a volunteer-run group dedicated to engaging, educating, and inspiring the Soundview Park community.
Art: Live musicians, performances, and art exhibitions by local artists
Discovery: community visioning activities by the Friends of Soundview Park
Fitness: 5K Fitness-Nature Walk and Hula Hoop Contest by New York Walkers Club
Sports: Canoeing and Walking Tour by Bronx River Alliance
Education: River On the Go Bus exhibition by Bronx Children’s Museum
Crafts: Face painting, arts and crafts by local artists and organizations
Nature: Visit the Butterfly Meditation Garden by the Friends of Soundview Park
All activities will take place near the Soundview Park entrance at Metcalf Ave. and Lafayette Ave., Bronx, NY 10472
**Note: In event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.
About Friends of Soundview Park: Founded in 2010, Friends of Soundview Park is a community-based volunteer group dedicated to engaging, educating, and inspiring the Soundview Park community, in the South-East Bronx. We have been working in the community creating cultural programming, organizing clean ups, beautification projects, fitness classes, and a widely recognized annual summer arts festival. To learn more, visitwww.facebook.com/
About Partnership for Parks: Partnerships for Parks is an innovative joint program of City Parks Foundation and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Partnerships for Parks helps New Yorkers work together to make neighborhood parks thrive. We strengthen our diverse, growing network of dedicated park volunteers and groups by creating opportunities for them to celebrate their parks and accomplishments, access resources, become more effective leaders in their communities, and work with government to affect decisions about their parks.
Catalyst: Reclaiming the Waterfront in Soundview Park is made possible with support from:
The Scherman Foundation; The TD Charitable Foundation; New York State Department of State with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund; City of New York, Bill de Blasio, Mayor; NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, Mitchell Silver, Commissioner; NYC Council under the leadership of Melissa Mark-Viverito; NYC Council Member Annabel Palma.