In memory of our beloved friend and partner in RiverFest For Pete’s Sake, Jeremy Tepper, 1963-2024.


RiverFest FPS

We are a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is creating and operating a multi-cultural music festival dedicated to educating attendees about environmental issues and promoting a sustainable planet.

Their Vision

In the late 1960’s, legendary musician Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi envisioned an outdoor music festival on the shores of the Hudson River. They wanted to bring people to the river to appreciate its sheer beauty and become part of a movement to clean it up. For over fifty years, their vision was turned into a reality.  More than half a million music lovers became concerned citizens. 


Our Vision

RiverFest FPS will revive this music festival

We will bring communities back to the river annually for an environmental outdoor music festival to honor Pete and Toshi’s legacy.

RiverFest FPS will produce an annual, outdoor, family-oriented, environmental, music festival on the shores of the Hudson at Croton Point Park. Festival goers will be informed and educated on contemporary, environmental, and social issues impacting the Hudson Valley and the world.

There will be multi-dimensional experiences with speakers and booth exhibits throughout the park grounds.

Booths and representatives from local, national, and global organizations will share information on subjects such as diversity, equity and inclusion, climate change, zero waste, anti-violence, and sustainable energy and practices.

Concurrently, musical acts on multiple stages throughout the park will attract festival goers and optimize attendance, providing entertainment to audiences of all ages. 

Attendees will be given the opportunity to become empowered and educated on how to protect and preserve our communities and planet, while also catching a musical performance line-up of curated bands. 

RiverFest FPS will offer attendees multiple educational experiences, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Activist area booths
  • Performance Stages
  • Zero waste/recycling/food stations, and
  • Green living sustainability exhibit


Contact Us

PO Box 98, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

By Email:

Founding Visionaries:

Mitzi Elkes

Roy Volpe

Hal Cohen