Riverfest GMO-Free Picnic

Riverfest GMO-Free Picnic


Riverfest has been postponed due to unsafe conditions on the Connecticut River.  As soon as that event is rescheduled, we will reschedule our picnic and let you know.



Bring your non-GMO picnic basket, some friends, and a healthy desire to learn more about GMO labeling efforts nation-wide for this Moms Across America picnic. While labeling legislation has been passed here in CT, there is still more work to do! We'll gather near Riverfest in Hartford, enjoy the company, event, and good food, all in the name of community and knowledge for the sake of our families! After the picnic, please stick around and enjoy the fireworks over the beautiful CT River (fireworks begin at 9 p.m.).

July 06, 2013 at 5:00pm - 9pm
Riverfest Picnic
50 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06106
United States
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Kathy Engle-Dulac · · (860)868-7166
Martha Szpak Kathy Engle-Dulac Mishka Dobshevitch Melissa Monko Robert Grady Robert Grady Tracey Shirshac Bob Ocegueda Trina Jaminet Gabriela Cosma

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  • Kathy Engle-Dulac
    commented 2013-07-03 16:23:42 -0400
    Riverfest has been postponed due to turbulent waters on the CT River. As soon as the festival is rescheduled, this event will be as well.

  • Kathy Engle-Dulac
    commented 2013-07-03 15:53:06 -0400
    Note from the coordinating group for the previously-planned event:

    Thanks to all of you who responded with interest in a July 6 march for GMO labeling. We have had to cancel this event and we want you to know why, and give you some more information regarding that weekend.

    1. After much research and effort, we learned that any march activity where we would be most visible is not legal, and therefore will not be safely possible on that day.
    2. With the labeling bill having been passed here in CT recently, the best way for us to support labeling efforts in other states is to visit their sites and follow their suggestions for influencing each state’s legislators. And don’t worry, we have not stopped fighting this battle, we will be gearing up energy for the Oct. 12 March Against Monsanto that will target the corporation specifically. Activate CT will begin organizing that march in the near future.
    3 . There is a parade event in Madison scheduled for July 4. This one will be in line with what the organizers are trying to implement, we have included a link to that event and encourage you to attend and let your voice be heard on the labeling issue.


    4. Activate CT was created with the goal of inspiring activism on many important issue. In the spirit of that, we want to make you aware of a rally in Hartford on July 6 at 4pm to raise awareness of the NSA spy debacle and drone warfare and to present a united response by Connecticut peace and justice groups to these issues. We will be providing you more information on this event as soon as it is available. Activate CT supports this effort and will be present!
    Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about the change or the alternate events.

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  • Kathy Engle-Dulac
    is hosting. 2013-07-03 15:38:30 -0400
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