Hippo Playground Spring Fair

Hippo Playground 36th Annual Spring Fair

How can you help:





When:            Sunday, May 5th; 10 am – 4 pm (Raindate Sunday, May 19th)

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

What:             An Upper West Side institution, The Hippo Playground Spring Fair features pony rides, bouncy castles, petting zoo, games, prizes, food, entertainment and this year we are introducing a lot of new exciting activities.

Why:              For 35 years, the Spring Fair has been the primary fundraiser to support The Hippo Playground. The Hippo Playground Project funds and runs free programming: Art in the Park, our Free Summer Concert Series, and the Halloween Parade, etc.

In the past few years, we have funded the complete renovation and conversion of the Park House into an affordable party space, installed the Bobble Rider & Cozy Dome at Hippo Playground, resurfaced the Tot Lot at 112th Street, and funded the installation of a gorgeous interactive water feature at the Riverbank Playground at 142nd Street. In 2018 we installed exciting Playcubes at River Run Playground at 83rd Street.

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. Pass out hot dogs, decorate cupcakes, face paint, or help at the petting zoo. The shifts are only 3 hours long.

Baked Goods — We need 60 dozen unfrosted cupcakes. Email us to let us know you are baking cupcakes and then drop them off the day before or the morning of the Fair by 10am.

Spread the Word — Tell your friends, children’s schools, and neighbors about our beautiful playground, the great community work we do and our fabulous Spring Fair.  Join our Facebook page at Hippo Playground UWS.

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.