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Riverside Park's 30th Annual Spring Fair

Riverside Park's 30th Annual Spring Fair
 
DATE: May 5, 2013
LOCATION: Riverside Drive & West 91st Street
TIME: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
The Spring Fair will feature lots of activities for kids, including a jumping castle, pony rides, petting zoo, a maze, face painting, games, and prizes. 

Each ticket costs 50 cents and each activitiy costs a certain number of tickets.  All proceeds go to the maintenance and repair of Hippo Playground. 

If you are interested in volunteering to help with this event, please send an e-mail to hippoplayground@riversideparknyc.org.

Our Beloved Riverside Park stretches over four miles along the Hudson River from 62nd to 158th Streets, the 330 acres of Riverside Park provide recreation and relaxation for a uniquely diverse population.

Riverside Park/Riverside Drive

Riverside Park is widely regarded as Manhattan's most spectacular waterfront park. As one of only 10 officially designated scenic landmarks in the City of New York, it has a long and storied history.

Riverside Park/ Bike Trails

Rugged bluffs and rocky outcroppings created through prehistoric glacial deposits once descended directly to the Hudson River shore. They were densely wooded until 1846, when the Hudson River Railroad cut through the forested hillside.

Riverside Park/ Dog Run

Today it is enjoyed by all through it's many playgrounds, bike paths and dog runs.

Riverside Park/Playground

In 1865 a scenic drive and park was built on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The development of the park encouraged the construction of mansions along the drive. Monuments placed along the drive during this era included Grant's Tomb (1897), Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (1902), Firemen's Memorial (1913), and Joan of Arc (1915).

Riverside Park/Soldiers and Sailors

In 2000, seven acres of land stretching from 68th to 72nd Streets was added to Riverside Park, called Riverside Park South. This section of the park now known as the Joe DiMaggio Highway, and Trump Place (the site's original developers) when completed Riverside South park will extend south to 59th street.

Riverside Park/Trump Place

Riverside Park South includes a soccer field, three basketball courts, and a public pier extending 750 feet into the Hudson River.

At 79th Street is The Boat Basin and The Rotunda a hidden Manhattan treasure that many New Yorkers enjoy once they discover the hidden treasure below the west side highway.

Riverside Park/ Rotunda

Recreational facilities include a range of sports courts and fields, a skate park, a large portion of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway (for bicycles), and the 110-slip public marina at 79th street, The 79th street Boat basin an important part of New York State's Water Trail.

79th Street Boaty basin

 Photos Courtesy of: Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker, The Corcoran Group Real Estate

 

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