This allows me to see more parts of the Bronx I never knew existed like the Rocking the Boat program at Riverside Park.
When we entered riverside park, we saw a small universe with big people doing big things!
When we first entered the park, we saw a boat safe with beautiful graffiti all over the walls. Lined up were small trailers with boats in them. As we ventured further into the park we saw about 16 or more teens working on a boat.
I was a little surprised, to tell you the truth, because I didn’t know the Bronx had boats in her! (Really, it’s hard to find a person in the ‘hood that likes to swim much less paddle a boat). I felt proud of my Bronx.
While the children were taking pictures, Adam, the director of Rocking the Boat, told us that the teens make the boats themselves then ride in them!! I also learned that this program hire the teens! (How cool is that?)
I aim to visit Riverside park again before the summer ends…I want to get in a boat!