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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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Conversations at Noon: Welcome to the Neighborhood - Thursday, August 18
Watch "Welcome to the Neighborhood" featuring Michael Zaleski, along with Bridget Quinn-Carey of Hartford Public Library and Dr. Frank Mitchell of The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. View Details
From Riverfront to Rio - Wednesday, August 3
Meghan O'Leary got her start at Riverfront Rowing, and now she's competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Join to cheer her on at the Riverfront Boathouse on 8/6, 8/9 & 8/11. View Details
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, September 1
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: The Martian - Friday, September 2
Free movies return to Riverside Park on August 26, September 2, and September 9, thanks to Bear's Smokehouse BBQ Hartford. View Details
Thursday Nights on the Plaza - Thursday, September 8
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, September 9
Free movies return to Riverside Park on August 26, September 2, and September 9, thanks to Bear's Smokehouse BBQ Hartford. View Details
Riverfront Summer Pops - Saturday, September 10
The Middletown Symphonic Band brings the pops to Great River Park. 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
Run for the Riverfront 5K - Friday, September 16
Get ready to sweat in support of Riverfront Rowing! Register to run, erg or row a 5K to benefit Riverfront Recapture's Community Rowing Program. View Details
Riverfront Swing Night: Unforgettable - Saturday, September 17
Simply Swing’s salute to Natalie & Nat “King” Cole, led by vocalist Vivian LaRosa makes for an unforgettable night, in every way. View Details
Pipes in the Valley - Saturday, September 24
Come raise a pint with 10,000 of your friends on the banks of the scenic Connecticut River where the fun is free for the whole family! View Details
Head of the Riverfront Regatta - Sunday, October 2
Save the date -- the Head of the Riverfront Regatta will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016. View Details