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About the Riverfront

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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Riverfront-Spotlight Theatres Benefit Movie - Wednesday, April 22
Curious about underground rivers? Discover them with us. View Details
Legal Counsel Services Needed - Wednesday, April 1
Get involved in Riverfront's Riverwalk South & Gateway project View Details
Columbus Boulevard Bridge rehabilitation - Wednesday, March 18
Project bidding open until 4/7/15 View Details
Miles and miles … walking, running, snowshoeing - Wednesday, February 25
Whatever the season, these friends visit Riverfront parks to enjoy the fresh air and exercise View Details
Happy Walks in the Park - Tuesday, February 24
An introvert becomes socialized thanks to Miss Elka. View Details
2014 Rowing Report - Thursday, February 12
Riverfront Rowing 2014 Year In Review! View Details
Triple Involvement at the Riverfront - Friday, February 6
Not just double -- but triple the Riverfront enjoyment! View Details
Thank You for making a difference! - Monday, January 26
See how you impacted Riverfront Recapture in 2014 -- and can make a difference in 2015! View Details
Movie Screening Benefit for Riverfront - Wednesday, April 22
Guided by intrepid groups of subterranean explorers, see the hidden river networks of London, Brescia (Italy), Montreal and Toronto, as l the buried waterways that house the secrets of each city’s past are revealed. Our own Park River, sometimes called the Hog River, was buried by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1940 and is now a subterranean urban river that flows through and under the city of Hartford, Connecticut. View Details
Samba Fest - Saturday, May 2
Celebrate the region’s rich Brazilian culture. Led by the rhythmic beat from Trinity College’s Samba Ensemble, the event features international and local music which integrates people from different countries and generations alongside the inspiring scenery of the Riverfront. View Details
Riverfront Summer Pops - Saturday, May 23
Spend a relaxing evening on the Riverfront with the Middletown Symphonic Band. View Details
Riverfront Swing Night - Saturday, May 30
Presenting Simply Swing, an amazing 10-piece swing orchestra recreating dance-able favorites and memories from the Big Band and Swing Dance eras. View Details
Hartford Earth Festival - Sunday, May 31
Enjoy live entertainment featuring Caribbean music performed by the Hartt Steel Band. Other festival highlights include food, educational displays, and inspirational speakers. View Details
A Sporting Chance for Youth Day - Saturday, June 6
A Sporting Chance for Youth Day is a free, fun-filled day that gives young people the opportunity to sample activities and adventures on the Riverfront. View Details
Down & Dirty Obstacle Race - Sunday, June 14
Two courses, 20+obstacles, one true challenge. Athletes will experience an action-packed day while giving back to our military heroes. View Details
Riverfront Summer Pops - Saturday, June 27
Spend a relaxing evening on the Riverfront with the Middletown Symphonic Band. View Details
Riverfest Food Truck Festival - Thursday, July 9
The food truck explosion comes to Hartford at Riverfront Recapture’s annual Riverfest. This three-day event will feature some of the best mobile culinary cuisine in the region accompanied by live entertainment, family fun, and of course spectacular fireworks! View Details
Riverfest- Hartford - Saturday, July 11
Join us for the area's largest festival and fireworks celebration! View Details