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College of Mount Saint Vincent Hosts Riverdale RiverFest June 14, 2015


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent will host the annual Riverdale RiverFest celebration from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2015 on the Great Lawn of the College’s Riverdale campus. This year’s event marks the sixth year the College has opened its campus for this community event. RiverFest, which is free and open to the public, welcomes all to enjoy the festival’s schedule of local musicians and performers, food, crafts, family-oriented activities, boats, and exhibits by local schools and environmental organizations.

RiverFest will feature local artists, scenic boat rides, children’s entertainment, waterfront activities, Renaissance-style fantasy battles by the popular Society for Creative Anachronism, and more. The event will be headlined by the contemporary jazz-rock American music group, Blood, Sweat & Tears, as part of State Senator Jeff Klein’s Summer Concert Series.

Boat rides on the river will be offered on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14. Space is limited on the boats, but guaranteed reservations for all rides can be made for a small fee on the Riverdale RiverFest website,

The festival is organized by community volunteers and is supported by local elected officials and more than 40 community organizations, including the neighborhood’s schools and religious institutions. The purpose of the festival is to celebrate the Hudson River and promote the Hudson River Greenway Link, an initiative to extend the Hudson River greenway from its current terminus at the north end of Manhattan through the Bronx along the Riverdale waterfront to Yonkers.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.