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coming again on
september 14, 2019

Waterfront Park
Dobbs Ferry, NY

Public markets were once a hallmark of civic life, where producers and neighbors could meet as they went about their daily routines. We are embracing the sense of community that defines the Rivertowns, while providing a forum for our local culinary stars to share their latest creations. Join us at the Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park for a day filled with vibrant food, exciting drinks, live music, kids' activities, and an easygoing but festive vibe.


Photos by Doug Schneider Photography. Logo design by Robin Helman.
Video shot and edited by
Edouard Nammour.




If you don't see the answer here, feel free to email us at info@rivertownpublicmarket.com

+ When will the Market take place and where?

Rivertown Public Market will take place at the Waterfront Park in Dobbs Ferry from 11 am - 5 pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019!

+ How much does it cost?

Rivertown Public Market is free to enter starting at noon, and all the entertainment and kids’ activities are free, as well. In order to consume alcohol, you must show ID and purchase a wristband at the entrance. All food and drink is pay as you go, but items are sized and priced to encourage trying lots of different foods.

+ What's this about a VIP Early Entrance?

New this year: VIP ticketed entry for the first hour (11 am - noon). Get first crack at the deliciousness with shorter lines, and experience an exclusive performance by Dobbs Ferry’s own emerging singer-songwriter Ursula Hansberry. $25pp includes $5 wristband (required to purchase liquor), kids 11 and under free, but everyone needs a ticket (available here).

+ What kind of food will be there?

We’ve got a great line-up of vendors selling all sorts of savory and sweet treats. There will be wine, beer, and hard cider, as well as a wide variety of non-alcoholic drinks. You can see the full list of vendors here.

+ What’s there for kids to do?

Like last year, there will be a wide variety of free kids' activities.

+ Is there music?

We’ll have five rocking local bands taking the stage between 11 and 5.

+ Can I park at the station?

A limited amount of free parking is available at the station on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to walk or carpool if at all possible, and if you have friends joining from outside Dobbs, suggest they take the train to meet you.

+ Is the event cash only?

No, but it’s best to bring both cash and cards. Many of the vendors will not accept credit cards, a few will not take cash, and wristband purchases will be cash only, so come prepared!

+ Are dogs allowed?

While we love dogs, unfortunately they don’t always mix well with food and kids, so they are not allowed at the Market.

+ Does the event benefit anything?

Net proceeds will benefit the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization dedicated to making the Rivertowns a fun and inviting place to eat, drink, shop, and have a good time.

+ How can I find out more?

Check out the rest of our website, follow us on instagram, or like us on facebook.

+ I’d like to participate in or help with the event — or I have a business that would be interested in sponsoring it. Who should I talk to?

Drop the organizers a line at info@rivertownpublicmarket.com. We’d love to connect with you!



Kids’ activities



We are grateful to the following sponsors of the 2019 Rivertown Public Market for their support. We couldn't make Rivertown Public Market happen without them! If you’re interested in sponsoring the next edition, please fill out the sponsorship inquiry form, and we will be in touch soon. We’re also still very appreciative of those who supported us in our inaugural year!

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Official Media Partners

Entertainment Sponsors

Local Business Sponsors



Ali Moss

Ali is a documentary producer and writer who lives in Dobbs Ferry with her husband Jon Bardin and two young daughters, Esme and Sylvie. She spends most of her time thinking about what to eat next -- and running on the aqueduct trail to make up for it. Her favorite foods include sushi, tomato sandwiches, black truffles, parmigiano reggiano, lemon meringue anything, and mac and cheese.


Doug Schneider

Doug is a Dobbs Ferry-based food photographer with clients that include Atlantis Bahamas, Rosa Mexicano, Bronx Brewery, and Westchester Magazine. He’s also the co-founder of Mohican Studios, a collective focusing on corporate photography. Doug has a particular weakness for Thai food, pickles and ice cream.


Jenny Rosenstrach

Jenny is the creator of Dinner: A Love Story, a website devoted to family dinner, and the bestselling author of three books, Dinner: A Love Story, Dinner: The Playbook, and How to Celebrate Everything. She lives in Dobbs Ferry with her husband, Andy Ward, and two daughters.


Kate Sonders Solomon

Kate is a children’s cooking instructor who lives in Irvington with her husband and son. She also dabbles in food writing and is an avid cake enthusiast. While not teaching, she can be found at home baking tarts and decorating cakes. She adores pasta and noodles, especially ramen.


Michelle Adams

Michelle lives in Nyack with her son, Auguste, and partner, Chris Vergara, the chef/owner of three Westchester restaurants -- Harper's in Dobbs Ferry, Saint George in Hastings-on-Hudson, and Meritage in Scarsdale. Michelle oversees all events at each location, and also runs Michelle Adams Events. In her free time, she keeps a community garden plot in Nyack. Food is a way of life for Michelle and her family -- dining out at restaurants as much as cooking at home.


Robin Helman

Robin is a graphic designer and art director who lives in Irvington with her husband Phil Whitney, and daughters Clementine and Scarlett. She has worked with Mouth.com, The Irvington Farmers Market, and Martha Stewart Living. Every summer Robin returns to Italy to visit family and master creating the perfect truffle pizza.

Rivertown Public Market

Waterfront Park
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522


September 14, 2019, 11-5


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