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Recycle, Replant, Rejoice Riverdale

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Come to the Environmental Fair

Come recycle your hard-to-get-rid-of items, and learn about recycling and other environmental actions you can take, at the Riverdale Y’s Environmental Fair on Sunday, June 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Y is located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (off 256 Street) in Northwest Bronx. Directions to the Y can be found here. You can also call the Riverdale Y at 718-548-8200.

Participate in SHREDFEST - Shred your personal documents on Pratt Industries industrial shredder, protect your identity and recycle!

Drop off your gently used toys (NO plush toys, please!) in the bin in the Y's main lobby. The Y will sell them at the Fair and profits will go to the Y’s children's programming.

Bead for Life: As seen on NBC’s Today Show and PBS. The Y will be selling beaded jewelry made by Ugandan women from recycled magazine paper. The project is bringing these women, and their children, out of poverty. 100% of the proceeds benefit Bead for Life.


Items being accepted for recycling are:

  • Textiles: bring any (clean) clothes and other textiles in any condition
  • Electronics (everything except for TVs and small household appliances such as toasters, microwaves, vacuums, etc.)
  • CFL (compact florescent light) bulbs (unbroken)
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Cellular phones
  • Hardcover books
  • Used Crocs shoes (the company will donate used Crocs to impoverished countries via their SolesUnited program)


This year, we will have booths set up by New York Greenmarket flower growers. Come fill your garden with locally grown beauty!


Cool Rainforest Connections – 11:00 a.m.
by the Wildlife Theater of the Central Park Zoo

The show features intrepid Jungle Explorer and her puppet sidekick Youcan the Toucan, in an engaging audience participation poem, and the play "The Adventures of Captain Cocoa." The audience joins with humorous superhero, Captain Cocoa, on an adventure to save the rainforest - only to discover it might be the common person who can really save the day. There will also be recycled instrument making and other hands-on projects for children and more!

The Riverdale YM-YWHA is a Jewish community center which has been serving the Bronx since 1909. Located along the Hudson River in the northwest corner of Bronx, the Riverdale Y is a multi-generational community service agency providing informal education, physical education, leisure activities, and social services. The Y houses a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, and departments concentrating on Early Childhood Education, After-School, theater, film, dance, music, visual arts, and senior adults.


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