Celebrate Hartford’s history, future, and connections to the Connecticut River at the Big Mo’ on October 12!

Thursday, October 12
Momentum Reception: 5:30 pm, Main Event: 6:30 pm
3580 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06120

The Big Mo’ is Riverfront Recapture’s major annual fundraising event; held in a different location each year, it celebrates new and positive changes happening along the Connecticut River in Hartford and East Hartford. This year’s location is the historic Fuller Brush Building, just around the corner from where we’ll build our fifth park.

You won’t want to miss this event! Be among the first to take a tour of the building, enjoy great food, drinks, music and support Riverfront Recapture. 

Don’t wait — reserve your Big Mo’ sponsorship or purchase tickets today.

Celebrating Mo'mentum

Riverfront Recapture is transforming 60+ acres of inaccessible riverfront land into a community park, Garmany Cove, a regional trail system, and complementary commercial development. The creation of this healthy community asset will benefit the environment, link the region, boost economic growth, and connect even more people with the Connecticut River. The multimodal trail will connect Hartford’s Joe Marfuggi Riverwalk and the Windsor Riverwalk, closing the final gap in a seven-plus mile Riverwalk system linking the region from South Windsor to the south end of Hartford and East Hartford.

Shelbourne is transforming the 101-year-old former Fuller Brush manufacturing building into Bristle & Main, a 160 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Located in the Hartford North East neighborhood along the main artery of Main Street, this project is strategically positioned to establish a strong connection between the resurgent growth of the downtown and the residential communities to the north. Just .6 miles from Riverfront Recapture’s future park, Bristle & Main tenants will have easy access to riverwalks to downtown and southeast Hartford, northwest East Hartford, and South Windsor, and in coming years, to the center of Windsor.

Support Riverfront Recapture.
Purchase tickets to The Big Mo' today.


Thanks to the following sponsors for their support of this event, bringing the mo’mentum home and helping us connect people with the Connecticut River. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download our sponsorship package and contact Deborah Baker by email or at 860-713-3131 x326. 

Host & Presenting Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
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Hospitality Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
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American Eagle Financial Credit Union
Grunberg Realty
M&T Bank
Pratt & Whitney
RMS Companies

Goodwin University
Hartford Marriott Downtown
Liberty Bank
Mullaney Keating & Wright
Jacobs Financial 
JKRP Architects

In Kind:
Ballet Hartford
Bear’s Restaurant Group
Bloom Bake Shop
Doro Group
Drink Mechanics
El Gallo y El Coqui
Hartford Business Journal
Hartford Flavor
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Perfect Poundcakes
Savage Pianos
Tavern at Keney Park
The Statement Group (Place2Be/RAW)
1080 WTIC Newstalk

The Fuller Brush Building holds a significant place in the city’s history as an iconic symbol of industrial innovation and economic prosperity. Constructed in 1921, the building served as the headquarters for the Fuller Brush Company, a renowned manufacturer of high-quality cleaning products. It stands as a testament to the company’s success and enduring legacy. The Fuller Brush Building’s distinctive architectural design, characterized by its elegant brick façade and ornate detailing, showcases the craftsmanship of its time.

Over the years, it has become an integral part of Hartford’s skyline, representing the city’s industrial heritage. Today, the Fuller Brush Building stands as a beacon of entrepreneurial spirit, embodying the innovative values that have shaped Hartford’s history, and soon, it will shape Hartford’s future. Learn more about the project here