Sunday, May 16, 2021
4:30 – 5:30 pm
From the comfort of your home!
Presentation of the
2021 Donald B. Jones Conservation Award to
James E. Lynch, Jr., Mayor, Bordentown City
Become a 2021 Greenway Gala Sponsor with International Flair!
Each Sponsor Receives Tickets to our May 16th Virtual Gala
and an Invitation to Take Part in Unique One-Time Experiences Offered
Tickets are now available!
The event will be held virtually again and this year we’ll feature remarkable stories of our newly preserved Point Breeze in Bordentown, previously the home of Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte, former King of Spain and Naples, and where nearby, along the river, Teedyuscung, known to some as King of the Delawares, was born in 1700.
This oil painting by Charles B. Lawrence shows Point Breeze as it appeared two centuries ago.
Where can you find Two Kings, Four Nations, and One Mayor?
In Bordentown, New Jersey, on a property historically known as Point Breeze!
Following a year that has been difficult for everyone, we are thrilled to announce the return of our Greenway Gala – this year highlighting our 315th preserved property, with surprise speakers you will not want to miss.
Bordentown Mayor James Lynch will be presented with D&R Greenway’s premiere annual award – the 2021 Donald B. Jones Conservation Award –on Sunday, May 16th from 4:30-5:30 pm.
Private tours, special art and garden talks and an archeological dig are among the unique experiences that will be available to our sponsors this summer and fall, in an outdoor location following CDC guidelines.
A leader who has dedicated his life to service, Mayor Lynch and the City of Bordentown have collaborated with D&R Greenway in meaningful ways for years. The Mayor’s commitment was critical to the preservation of “Point Breeze” – the former estate of Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte. His support of D&R Greenway’s kayak education program, at Bordentown Beach, was fueled by his lifelong love of the Delaware River.
“After all my years in Bordentown, preserving this special land feels like a wonderful victory,” Mayor Lynch said. “To be honored by D&R Greenway with this meaningful award makes it feel all that more real.”
“Mayor Lynch joins a distinguished list of honorees that hold a special place in the history and future of D&R Greenway,” says President & CEO Linda Mead, who will present the award along with Board Chair Peter Dawson. “When we walk along the Bordentown bluffs, we are taken back to other eras, remembering Native Americans who once lived along the Delaware River on this land that became home to the former King of Spain. Join us on May 16 and walk in the footsteps of history with Mayor Lynch and D&R Greenway.”
Mark your calendar now for May 16, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.