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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

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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Comment balloon 11 commentsMitchell J Hall • April 07 2013 06:12AM



Beautiful pictures this looks like fun. Hope you have a great weekend. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 6 years ago

Beuatiful place. I drove on the West Side every day, and envied people living in the area.

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 6 years ago

No doubt, Riverside Park is spectacular.  Great photos Mitchell, now you've got me jonesin' for NYC.....which is never far from my mind.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

Mitchell  looks like it will be a lovely event . A Spring fair for a great cause and a reasonable price

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 6 years ago

Good afternoon Mitchell. This is a wonderful blog about a great event. Your pictures and descriptions are terrific. Suggested.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 6 years ago

Alan, Thanks. It is a fun event, Hope you have a great weekend too.

Jon, Thanks, I prefer the west side to the East side.

Roger, I know you enjoy interesting data and facts about NYC. Did you know New York City has approximately 520 miles of shoreline? New York City’s waterfront is the longest of any single city in the US. In fact, if you were to combine the waterfronts of Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, they wouldn’t total New York City’s.  Here is the breakdown of the miles of waterfront by borough.

Bronx: 90

Brooklyn: 132

Manhattan: 60

Queens: 160

Staten Island: 78

Hannah, It is a fun event and a bargain at 50 cents a ticket.

Sheila, Thank you and thanks for suggesting.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) over 6 years ago

Very cool info Mitchell, thanks...............

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 6 years ago

I love when you write about Manhattan. Such beautiful pictures that you probably took the one day it reached 60 degrees.

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) over 6 years ago

Should be a great time.  Always a great turnout.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 6 years ago

Mitchell, your photos are making me very homesick! Oh, and my first apartment in New York was on Riverside Drive.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Nice pics. George Gershwin was a Riverside resident. I visited his home a few years ago. Great post. Have a fantastic weekend and an excellent week ahead.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) almost 5 years ago