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College of Mount Saint Vincent to Host Riverdale RiverFest 2011


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent is pleased to partner with Friends of the Hudson River Greenway to host the second annual Riverdale RiverFest on Sunday, June 12, 2011 on its scenic Riverdale campus on the Hudson River.

This year’s event features an expanded waterfront program to give guests a chance to experience the Hudson River up close on the College’s sprawling 70-acre waterfront campus. The festival includes additional boat rides on Saturday afternoon prior to the event, in addition to expanded rides, music and entertainment on Sunday. Three sailing vessels, the Mystic Whaler and the tugboats Pegasus and Cornell, will offer multiple rides on Saturday afternoon, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2011. In addition, the Waterfront Museum Barge will occupy a space at the temporary dock adjacent to Marillac Lawn and will be open on both days. The John J. Harvey antique fireboat will demonstrate its water cannons off-shore, within view of all festival attendees.

“The College of Mount Saint Vincent is pleased to partner with the Bronx chapter of Friends of the Hudson River Greenway to offer local residents unique waterfront access to the fun and education activities that Riverdale RiverFest’s programming and the College’s waterfront setting provides,” says Dr. Charles L. Flynn, president of the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

Reservations and Sign-Ups
Reservations will be required for all boat rides. A reservation fee of $10 will be charged for adults and $5 for children (12 years old or younger).  Reservation can be made on the RiverFest Website  beginning Wednesday, May 25, 2011.

Individuals with reservations must be lined up at the College Point site at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure.  Once individuals with reservations have boarded the vessel, the empty slots will be filled by other individuals based on first-come, first-serve sign-up at the site. No-shows will not receive reimbursement of their reservation fee. If for any reason a scheduled sail is cancelled, the individuals with a reservation on that sail will have a choice of receiving a refund of the reservation fee or a subsequent sail to the extent slots are available. One reservation allowed per individual. For more information, visit

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a co-educational, independent institution rooted in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity and committed to the liberal arts. The College’s undergraduate and master’s level degree programs prepare its uncommonly diverse students for lives of professional achievement and service. Visit for more information.