Rocking the Boat: Free community rowing and sailing

Although the idea of being on a boat freaks me out, I wanted to challenge myself to try something new and so I did! I went on a boat, with two program assistants who made my experience memorable. Generally speaking, the whole staff are knowledgeable and very passionate about their work (which honestly put me at ease). This is a great experience and if you are a Bronxite or looking to visit The Bronx, I suggest you stop by for a row! You have everything to gain and nothing loose, plus its free.

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Whether you want to row or sail, both are completely free. This opportunity however is available from Memorial day to Labor day, as listed on the website. So go ahead and pick any Saturday from 1pm to 6pm for some fun!

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Macombs Dam Park

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I enjoy this park because the track and field is honored after a remarkable man, Joseph Yancey. Originally from Harlem, he was known as a star athlete who trained many athletes across the country. Yancey dedicated most of his time to train and develop other athletes. However, the same dedication led Joseph to create his own track club (New York Pioneers Track and Field). A track club that was one of the few places that minority athletes were able to train.

Honoring Joseph Yancey, the city named the track and field within Macombs Dam Park after him.

Macombs Dam Park includes of:

  • Track field
  • Soccer field
  • Football field
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball courts
  • Calisthenic workout section
  • Children’s playground
  • Plenty of benches around the park

Personally, I love coming here on a sunny afternoon for a walk around the track field. All you need is music and comfortable sneakers! Aim for at least 6 laps of walking, stretch before and after.

The park is easily accessible as it is located across the street from Yankee Stadium, come on down for a workout, picnic, or even a kids play date!

For more information about the Joseph Yancey Park, please click here.

Check out the Facebook page for updates on events and much more.

Lou Gehrig Plaza

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I would like to introduce to you, the “Lou Gehrig Plaza”. This park peacefully sits in between of the Bronx Supreme Court and Joyce Kilmer Park, which is a bigger park that sits right next door.

There are a couple of interesting things that we should know about this eleven year old park. One, if you are like me and you are a resident in the area, than you will know that this used to be a small parking lot. Another thing is, ceremonies, and performances are hosted here in this plaza all the time by Bronx officials and artists, especially during the summer time. You can “Like” the Facebook page for further information on the events. Lastly, who is Lou Gehrig? Originally known as Henry Louis Gehrig, he was baseball’s first baseman and played with the New York Yankee team for more than fifteen seasons straight!

Well there you have it folks! I’d love to hear more from you guys! Have you seen this spot yet?

Highbridge

 

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Did you know that the oldest bridge in New York City is located here in The Bronx? Yes, I am talking about a bridge that is over 165 years old. This bridge connects Manhattan (Washington Heights) and The Bronx (Highbridge), withholding a breathtaking view! After closong down for approximately 40 years, this iconic landmark was reopened to the public in the year of 2015. Besides traveling and photography this is also a great spot for a morning run or a cute picnic with your lovie!  Have you visited Highbridge?

Hours of Operation: Everyday 7am-7pm

For further information, visit Nyc Gov Parks