The 2nd Annual Down By the Riverside Festival


On Saturday, September 15, the Riverside Park Conservancy, New London Landmarks and the NENL Neighborhood Association hosted the 2nd annual DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE Festival. Thank you everyone who helped make it a great day - musicians Chris Brunelle, Bruce Gorman, Sue Mead, Carl Suiter, Cathy Yuhas, Hugh Birdsall, Trevor Giles, Lorain Ohio, Freer Wilson, Scott Mayfield, Jeff Hart, Alaa Safa and Diane Calano; flash mob dancer L'Ana Burton; bubble blower Derron Wood; park walk leaders Glenn Dreyer, Peter Miniutti and Madeline Schad; all the Plein Air painters; League of Women Voters for voter registration; New London Kiwanis for the bicycle helmets; Drop-In Learning Center for RIF books; TVCCA Head Start, Groton ECDC and Riverfront Children's Center for children's activities; Captain's Pizza for feeding the bands; BigFeatz Skateboards; Adam Campos; Acacia McDowell; all the volunteers who helped set up and clean up; and the City of New London Public Works Department and Parks & Recreation Commission. See you all next year!

We'll keep you posted on the follow-up to the Plein Air painting; an opening reception and exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, from 7-9pm, at New London's historic Union Station.

Here are a few photos from the day. If you have some to share, please email them to our webmaster.

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