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April 2019

10th Great Saw Mill River Cleanup

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for the 10th Great Saw Mill River Cleanup Every year, hundreds of volunteers join Groundwork Hudson Valley to haul tons of trash and construction debris (5 tons last year) — leaving the river cleaner and freer-flowing for the critters and human folk to enjoy.  Please be a part of this feel-good community event by volunteering with us on April 13 from 10-1pm! Sign up for one of our 7 cleanup sites along the Saw Mill River below: žFarragut…

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10th Great Saw Mill River Cleanup

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for the 10th Great Saw Mill River Cleanup Every year, hundreds of volunteers join Groundwork Hudson Valley to haul tons of trash and construction debris (4 tons last year) — leaving the river cleaner and freer-flowing for the critters and human folk to enjoy.  Please be a part of this feel-good community event by volunteering with us on April 14 from 10-1pm! Sign up for our Sunday cleanup site along the Saw Mill River below: žLiberty Coca- Cola…

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May 2019

Science Barge Grand Opening

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Science Barge, 99 Dock Street
Yonkers, NY 10701 United States
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Join us on Saturday, May 11th from 12:00-4:00pm to celebrate the Science Barge’s 11th year in Yonkers! Ribbon cutting at 1pm by city officials. The Science Barge has been a revelation on the Hudson and a beacon of sustainability education! *Over 50,000 school students, and another 50,000 public visitors have come aboard in our 10-year tenure to share in ideas for a more sustainable future. *We’ve been featured on CBS, PBS, NPR, and countless international broadcasts. *We’ve inspired others to…

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June 2019

Barge to Bridge Cruise

June 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Barge, 99 Dock Street
Yonkers, NY 10701 United States
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Back by popular demand, our Sunset Cruise is set to sail on Wednesday, June 19th. Board the Majestic Princess yacht from the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront for a round-trip sail up the Hudson River to the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Enjoy a fun evening with cocktails, dining and dancing as well as a short talk about growing oysters in the Hudson River by Dr. Matthew Hare from Cornell University.  Click on the link below to learn more about…

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The City of Yonkers is Hosting the Yonkers Greenway Trail Community Meeting

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cesar E. Chavez School, 20 Cedar Place
Yonkers, New York 10705
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Learn more about the Yonkers Greenway - a safe, continuous pedestrian trail extending from the Yonkers Metro North train station to Van Cortlandt Park on the Yonkers-Bronx Border. This meeting will discuss environmental studies, existing conditions, project overview, and the preliminary design. Refreshments will be provided! For more information, contact Oded at oded@groundworkhv.org or 914-375-2151 This is a Locally Administered Federal Aid NYSDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) project being progressed in accordance with all NYSDOT requirements for the proposed Yonkers…

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July 2019

Kids Science Workshop

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cross County Shopping 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, New York 10704

Come join GWHV Director of Sustainability Education, Jennifer Sloan, on Wed, July 24th at 6 pm - 8 pm as she shares what she teaches on the Science Barge in an interactive workshop for kids at Cross County Shopping Center https://www.facebook.com/events/2268090063444295/ - Learn about different ways to grown plants, flowers and vegetables without using soil! - Enjoy a planting activity using coco coir - Learn about energy and energy efficiency using an Energy Bike Kids will learn about planting, electricity and…

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August 2019

Summer Lecture Series – A Climate Conversation: Home, Community and Global Resilience

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Science Barge, 99 Dock Street
Yonkers, NY 10701 United States
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with Robert Hothan and Jennifer Sloan Robert Hothan studied Passivhaus architecture design in Austria and interned in Germany. Passivhaus architecture focuses on creating energy efficient structures by default, which equals comfortable spaces in sustainable urban living arrangements. Jennifer Sloan has been Groundwork’s Director of Education for over seven years and worked in partnership with NOAA for three years to create a comprehensive climate curriculum for the Science Barge, EcoHouse, and for use in the classroom. Come learn about lowering your…

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Summer Lecture Series – Mycology and Bioremediation

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Science Barge, 99 Dock Street
Yonkers, NY 10701 United States
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With John Abbatangelo, Craig Trester, & Alex Byrne Craig M. Trester is a citizen scientist that applies biomimicry and permaculture principles through mycology to develop re-generative solutions. Alex Byrne is the Van Cortlandt Park Field Scientist and Research Coordinator and a graduate of Biol-ogy from Paul Smiths College. John Abbatangelo is an engineer and a graduate of the Environmental Engineering Masters program at Manhattan College. His experience includes working as the water quality lab technician and trainer for the Van…

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Summer Lecture Series – Perspectives on Pollinators

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Science Barge, 99 Dock Street
Yonkers, NY 10701 United States
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with Gregory Wechgelaer Gregory Wechgelaer is the Director of Education for Greenburgh Nature Center , as well as the resident bee-keeper. Join us to get the buzz on honeybees, butterflies, and hear about the Greenburgh Nature Center’s efforts to revitalize their meadow to support local, native pollinators as well as their domesticated honeybees. Then learn about Groundwork Hudson Valley’s efforts to introduce native plants along the Daylighting parks of the Saw Mill River and the new “Greenway” where the abandoned…

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September 2019

Groundwork Hudson Valley’s Urban River Party

September 19 @ 6:00 pm
X20, 71 Water Grant Street
Yonkers, NY 10701
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Honorees:  Bank of America, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers Community Activist, Renee Milligan For more information, please contact Sara Brody, sarab@groundworkhv.org  Click here to purchase tickets

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