Hippo Playground Spring Fair

Hippo Playground 39th Annual Spring Fair

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When:            Sunday, May 1st; 10 am – 4 pm (Raindate Sunday, May 15th)

Where:           The Hippo Playground, 91st Street in Riverside Park

What:             An Upper West Side institution, the Annual Hippo Playground Spring Fair is Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date – Sunday, May 15). We are so excited to offer pony rides, games, prizes, a petting zoo, inflatables, bouncy house, food, entertainment and much more.

Why:              For 37 years, the Hippo Spring Fair has been the primary fundraiser to support The Hippo Playground. This year we are raising funds to serve the broader community and fund free activities (Art in the Park, Summer Concert Series, and the Halloween Parade and Concert, etc.).

The only way the Hippo Fair is a success is through the support of community volunteers. We need VOLUNTEERS for the day of the Hippo Fair.

All AGES are welcome to assist. If a child under twelve wants to volunteer, the child and parent can be a team. All students are eligible for community credits. This is a great way for students and parents to get involved in the community.

How Can You Help?

Volunteer — The success of the Fair depends on hundreds of volunteers. It is a great way to give back to the playground and community. Collect tickets,  face paint, run games, guide children in an art activity,  or petting zoo. Sign up for a full or half-day shift HERE. All volunteers will receive a form letter from the Riverside Park Conservancy stating their volunteer hours served.

Spread the Word — Tell your friends and neighbors about our beautiful playground and our fabulous Spring Fair.  Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Please e-mail Nicole Moore at hippoplaygrounduws@gmail.com if you have any questions/comments.



*All donations are tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law.