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New Yorkers explore local waterways at SUNY Maritime College's Boogie Down to the Sound event

Boogie Down to the Sound returned to SUNY Maritime College Saturday.

News 12 Staff

Jul 16, 2022, 9:56 PM

Updated 705 days ago

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Boogie Down to the Sound returned to SUNY Maritime College Saturday.
The event encourages residents to appreciate their local waters.
The free community open house taught people about preserving local waterways like the East River and Long Island Sound. Water safety and shoreline cleanup were also topics of discussion.
Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson praised how important the event is for the borough.
“This is the hidden gem of the Bronx, it’s a great SUNY institution,” Gibson said. “Many alumni have come through Maritime and now we just want to prepare for the next generation of SUNY Maritime students.”
People were also able to enjoy the waters by kayaking, going on power boats and sailing.
Boogie Down to the Sound was halted due to COVID-19 for the previous two years.
The first Boogie Down to the Sound event in 2019 attracted over 1,000 people from different sections of the Bronx and surrounding communities.


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