Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Riverfest This Saturday (6/16) at Herter Park Along the Charles River

Brighton-Allston Bicentennial 2007

Riverfest at the Charles River
Saturday, June 16, 2007
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Herter Park
Brighton, MA
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We expect thousands to attend this major outdoor family-friendly event, which will offer fun, food, and festivities for all ages including music, pony rides, face painting, clowns, art exhibits, and boat rides on the Charles River. The River Fair will take place in Herter Park, which hugs the Charles River in Allston-Brighton and includes playgrounds, picnic tables, a theater, and ample free parking.

How to find it? Located between the Arsenal Street Bridge and the Eliot Bridge on the south side of the Charles River. Direct access from North Brighton/Allston via Everett Street.

Children’s Activities 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Get free tickets at the “Welcome Tent.”

10 a.m.-4 p.m.(tentative) — Fishing lessons along river;

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Pony rides-four ponies at the Children’s Grove;

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — 20-by-20 moonbounce at Riverside;

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Children’s Hi Striker Children’s Grove;

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Speed Pitch-attended at Riverside;

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Inflatable Obstacle Course at Riverside;

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.— Magic Shows, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. at the Children’s Grove Tent; between magic shows— Additional child games and entertainment in the Children’s Grove Tent;

11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Face decorating and stamping in the Children’s Grove;

11 a.m.-2 p.m.Bubble Entertainment and Bubble Blowing in the Children’s Grove;

11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Balloon entertainment in Wandering;

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Boat rides on the hour, $5, river dock (buy tickets at the Welcome Tent);

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Adult Hi Striker at Children’s Grove.

Music Stage 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

10-10:55 a.m.Phil Ayoub;

11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m. — Grupo Chevere;
12:30-1:25 p.m. — Half Moon;
1:30-2 p.m. (tentative) Mayor Thomas Menino;
2-3:45 p.m. — Joshua Tree;
4:05-5 p.m. — Soul City;
5:15-6 p.m. — Sinha Capoeira.

Volunteers are needed. Please call Tim Schofield at 617-557-4545 or Theresa Hynes at 617-782-1718.

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