Riverfest - Yoga, Music, Art and History, June 17

06/17/2018 11:00 am
06/17/2018 7:00 pm

Come to the riverbank by foot, or paddle, bring a picnic, and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment at the historic Old Manse (269 Monument Street).
Interested in renting a boat? Contact the South Bridge Boat House.

Robbins Open House: Learn Concord’s early African-American history at the Robbins House, built for the son and daughter of slavery survivor and Revolutionary War veteran Caesar Robbins in the early 1800s. River stories from Thoreau's journal notes and from Jack Garrison, the fastest ice skater in town, will be on display! 11am - 4pm

Outdoor Yoga Join us for this family-friendly yoga session out in the nature with Meghan Powers from Bliss Be With You. Children are welcome and a few mats will be available. Please bring your own if you have one. If rain, the yoga will be held under a tent with a gorgeous view of the Concord River. 11:30am -12:15pm

Celebrate our Earth with Music Guitarist Paul Goldman will lead a children's sing-along with songs we all know and some of his own. Come sing, dance, play instruments, or just listen. 12:30- 1:30pm

Create Your Own Fish and Turtles Join OARS to to turn a recycled soda bottle into a colorful fish. Or paint a turtle! Younger children can celebrate the rivers by creating their own watersticks. And, get your face painted!Email OARS or call 978-369-3956 for more information. 1 – 2:30pm

Window Writing Come write your thoughts, wishes, and ideas on glass panes just like the Hawthornes and other Old Manse residents did. Finished panes will be displayed so everyone can see the art that's been created. Suitable for all ages (with a little adult assistance). 1 – 3pm

Wetland Wildlife Join Mass Audubon naturalist for a family-friendly visit with native wildlife, birds and reptiles that live along the banks of the rivers and depend on a healthy habitat. 1 – 3pm

RIVERUKE! Come celebrate the joys of rivers in song. Bring your use, a stand, and a seat; please download and print chord chars & words here. All are welcome ! No Uke? come and sing with us or just enjoy the sounds as you explore the river banks at the Old Manse. For info, call Man at 508-358-5430. 1:30 - 3pm

Old Manse House Tours: Enjoy a special dusk exploration of the Old Manse, a property of the Trustees of Reservations and the historic home of Emerson and Hawthorne, situated on the banks of the Concord River. Sign up on day of is required. Space is limited. 6 & 7pm

Complete list of Riverfest events taking place throughout the watershed on June 16-17 is at