Fireworks photos by Frank Santangelo
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This past Saturday the all-day celebration, in partnership with The City of Somerville and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, included live music from local bands, 20 local artisans, free children’s activities, roaming entertainment, a sidewalk sale, and a fireworks show over the Mystic River. Riverfest ran from noon – 8 p.m. at Baxter Riverfront Park and throughout the Assembly neighborhood.
“Celebrations like Riverfest unify our city and bring visitors from all over the region to support our local businesses and enjoy what makes Somerville so special,” said Mayor Joe Curtatone. “We’re thankful for Assembly Row’s partnership in bringing this celebration to life each year. This celebration of our newest neighborhood and our waterfront continues to get bigger and better.”
Retailers throughout the neighborhood featured fall fashion items during the sidewalk sale and will offer special promotions for Riverfest. Local nonprofits also set up community tables to provide information about their organizations.
“Riverfest is one of Federal Realty’s favorite events at Assembly Row. It truly represents the mission of our new Somerville neighborhood by bringing together families, artists and musicians,” said Matt Ehrie, vice president and general manager of Assembly Row. “It is incredible to see the people of Somerville bring Baxter Park and the neighborhood to life during Riverfest.”
About Assembly Row:
The Outlets at Assembly Row includes more than 30 nationally branded outlet shops including J.Crew Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Banana Republic Factory Store. A variety of sit-down restaurants and cafes line the riverfront park and streets, including Legal On The Mystic, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, Papagayo Mexican Kitchen and River Bar. They provide the perfect match to an evening out at the 12-screen AMC Assembly Row 12 and IMAX or afternoon respite from New England’s only LEGOLAND Discovery Center. The six-acre waterfront park with bike lanes, children’s area and an amphitheater hosts a series of free events and weekly fitness programs. Assembly Station, The Row’s dedicated MBTA high-speed transit stop on Boston’s Orange Line, sits at the heart of the new neighborhood. When fully built across 40 acres along the Mystic River, the Assembly Row neighborhood will feature a total of 635,000 square feet of outlet shops and restaurants, 2.8 million square feet of office space, a 170-room hotel, and 1,800 residences. Closer to downtown Boston than most of Boston, Assembly Row is accessible via two exits on and off I-93 and the new Orange Line MBTA station. For more information please visit AssemblyRow.com.
About Federal Realty
Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, our mission is to deliver long term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Our expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities. Federal Realty’s 90 properties include over 2,600 tenants, in approximately 21 million square feet, and 1500 residential units.
Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 47 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visithttp://www.FederalRealty.com.