Rivière28 is an auxiliary group within the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy that organizes fun and inviting experiences on the riverfront and Dequindre Cut for active professionals who live, work or play in the City of Detroit, while cultivating a new generation of supporters for the Conservancy.

 Rivière28 aims to raise awareness of the Conservancy and its mission to develop public access to Detroit's international riverfront from the MacArthur Bridge on the east to the Ambassador Bridge on the west. As the permanent stewards of this public space the Conservancy is responsible for the construction as well as the year-round operations, maintenance, security and programming of the riverfront and the Dequindre Cut.

Please come out and join Rivière28 at its special events to support the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy! 

For more information on Riviere28 signature and partner events, please contact Kate Andrecovich at katherine.andrecovich@detroitriverfront.org. You can also follow us on Facebook for the latest updates.

Rivière28 Signature Events

Riviére28, the Conservancy’s young and active professionals auxiliary, is planning several fun, funky events this summer along the riverfront including “Light Up the Riverfront” in June, and “Soiree on the Greenway” in August.   In addition to drawing the many hundreds of guests who attended previous R28 events, the auxiliary hopes that this year’s events will also attract new guests.  

Riviére28 will once again be seeking sponsorships and partner opportunities to enhance its event offerings during the season. Plans for later this year include a Riviére28 membership program that will feature exclusive member discounts and special events.

Light Up the Riverfront - Held annually in early June - BBQ, bonfires, and music at Milliken State Park

Soiree on the Greenway -  Summer garden party on the Dequindre Cut with local art, food trucks, and live entertainment.

Stay tuned to this page and to our Facebook page for further details on our 2016 season.

Rivière28 Steering Committee

The Riviere28 steering committee is chaired by Mitra Jafary-Hariri and Kristin Lusn, with support from Detroit RiverFront Conservancy board members Penny Bailer, Hon. Mary Sheffield, and Beverly Watts.  Committee members include: Greg Allare, Katherine Andrecovich, Austin Black II, Mike Boryca, Jade Burns, Katherine Cockrel, Josephine Cook, Katie Dirksen, Julie Howe, Lorron James, Heather Kazmierczak,  John Marcicky, Liz McClure, Paige Shesterkin, Drew VanTongeren, and Jessica VanWert.



                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo credit: Noah Stephens