Special Attractions & Entertainment

Great initiatives and giveaways…

  • FREE bike helmets for kids and adults! Come and get fitted for a free bike helmet from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM on the Great Lawn, sponsored by Council Member Andrew Cohen and in cooperation with Vision Zero and the New York City Department of Transportation. Download the bike helmet fitting flyer for details!
  • Mobile adoption center by the Animal Care Centers of NYC, bringing adoptable dogs and cats in search of loving homes to RiverFest from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. All animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. There is an application process and an adoption fee for each animal; once that’s taken care of, they can go home with their new families the same day. Click here to see the flyer.
  • Bring groceries for the Kingsbridge Riverdale Marble Hill Food & Hunger Project – see the Hunger Project flyer and list of suggested grocery donations for details
  • FREE Bike Valet provided by Transportation Alternatives

Special performances…

Exciting displays and fun activities…

  • Museum on the Go Bus from the Bronx Children’s Museum
  • Win great prizes at the RiverFest Wheel of Chance!
  • Riverdale RiverFest Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Olympics, organized by the Riverdale Y
  • Free family boot camp workout at 2:00 PM and yoga class at 4:00 PM by Body Goddess
  • Cardio-kickboxing class by the Riverdale Y at 2:30 PM
  • Demonstrations and free lessons in fly casting by Orvis
  • BoatFest at RiverFest – fun with remote controlled boats
  • Bright Horizons – make your own instrument
  • Bounce castles at key festival sites
  • Mini golf on the Great Lawn
  • Barbara Ann Michaels, Jester of the Peace, featuring clown street theater projects #IVOTE4U and #IDANCELIKEU
  • Face painting by Yelena Raffoul and Jennifer Valdes
  • Balloon sculpting with Bettina Skye
  • Fortune telling by Steve Rubin
  • Native American crafts and artifacts by Barry Keegan

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