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Our private, non-profit organization is leading the effort to reconnect metropolitan Hartford with the Connecticut River by providing access to four Riverfront parks in Hartford and East Hartford.

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Rescheduled: Free Movies In Riverside Park, The Martian - Thursday, July 21
The free screening of The Martian in Riverside Park scheduled for July 22 has been postponed due to predicted thundershowers. The new date is Friday, September 2.
Free Movies Return to Riverside Park - Saturday, July 2
Free movies in Riverside Park are back, thanks to Bear's Smokehouse BBQ. We will be screening the The Martian on 7/22, Bee Movie on 8/12 and Big on 8/26. View Details
New Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk Mobile Tour - Friday, June 24
Renowned author, Doris Kearns Goodwin, is the voice of the new Lincoln Financial Sculpture Walk mobile tour. View Details
Thursday Nights on the Plaza - Thursday, August 4
Turn rush hour into happy hour -- join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company, Thursday nights this summer. View Details
Taste of the Caribbean & Jerk Festival - Saturday, August 6
Enjoy authentic Caribbean cuisine, cool island beverages, spectacular costumes and dance, island rhythms and more. View Details
Thursday Nights on the Plaza - Thursday, August 11
Turn rush hour into happy hour -- join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company, Thursday nights this summer. View Details
Free Movies in Riverside Park: Bee Movie - Friday, August 12
Free movies return to Riverside Park on August 12 and August 26 and September 2, thanks to Bear's Smokehouse BBQ Hartford. View Details
Thursday Nights on the Plaza - Thursday, August 18
Turn rush hour into happy hour -- join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company, Thursday nights this summer. View Details
Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival - Saturday, August 20
The Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival celebrates its 16th year with a free, family-friendly event celebrating Asian culture and the exciting sport of dragon boat racing. Festival highlights include authentic Asian music and dance performances, food and merchandise vendors, an Asian beer garden, martial arts expo, arts and crafts for the kids and more. View Details
Riverfront Scramble: Superheroes - Thursday, August 25
It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman...No, wait. It's one of the costumed runners in the superhero-themed Riverfront Scramble. View Details
Thursday Nights on the Plaza - Thursday, August 25
Turn rush hour into happy hour -- join us at Upper Mortensen Riverfront Plaza for gorgeous views, cold beer, music and good company, Thursday nights this summer. View Details
Bears Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships - Saturday, September 3
The Bears Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships are back. Get ready for a night delicious BBQ. View Details
Riverfront Crossfest - Sunday, September 11
Crossfest returns to Riverside Park for a third year of fast-paced, high energy cyclocross racing. View Details