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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The Big Mo' at UConn Hartford - Thursday, February 9
Save the date -- the Big Mo' goes back to school on Saturday, May 20. View Details
Park Usage Survey - Friday, September 16
Riverfront Recapture is conducting a survey to learn more about how people use our four parks. Your answers will help us gain insight into the ways in which different people utilize our parks and will be used to help improve our services in the coming years. View Details
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
Intro to Indoor Rowing - Saturday, May 6
Indoor rowing is the new spinning. Come learn the proper techniques for a complete full body workout, for free. View Details
The Big Mo' at UConn Hartford - Saturday, May 20
Save the date -- the Big Mo' at UConn Hartford will be held on May 20. View Details
Dragon Boating 101 - Tuesday, May 23
Learn to dragon boat, or improve your dragon boat techniques in this eight-week class. View Details
Summer Pops: Salute America - Saturday, May 27
Join the Middletown Symphonic Band for Salute America, a performance of patriotic tributes. View Details
The Big Run - Wednesday, June 7
Celebrate Global Running Day at The Big Run, a 5K that's locally run and nationally won. View Details
Riverfront Swing: Salute to the Big Bands - Saturday, June 10
Riverfront Swing Night returns to Great River Park with Simply Swing’s Salute to the Big Bands featuring danceable favorites from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and more. View Details
Dragon Boating 101 - Tuesday, June 20
Learn to dragon boat, or improve your dragon boat techniques in this eight-week class. View Details
Hartford Latino Fest - Saturday, June 24
Celebrate Latino culture during a day of live entertainment, food and drink, exhibitors, merchandise, kids games and activities, View Details
Riverfront Scramble: Red White & Brew - Thursday, June 29
The theme for this summer's first scramble is Red, White & Brew -- wear your most patriotic ensemble. View Details
Riverfront Swing: Salute to America - Saturday, July 1
Simply Swing will perform danceable favorites from the WWII era including American Patrol, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Bugle Call Rag, St. Louis Blues and I’ll Be Seeing You, and pay tribute to our veterans with the Armed Forces Medley. View Details