Campus & Community

RiverSing to ring in fall with communal sing-along

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Later this month, the Revels and the Charles River Conservancy will again team up for RiverSing, a free and open-to-the-public event celebrating the beauty of the Charles River and the first day of fall. Featuring seasonal music and communal singing, the Sept. 21 event will be held on the John W. Weeks Footbridge linking Allston and Cambridge.

The public is invited to convene at Winthrop Park at 5 p.m. for preshow entertainment. At 5:45, a grand procession featuring giant puppets, circus performers, and brass bands will make its way to the footbridge. Led by Revels music director George Emlen with help from a massed chorus, the communal singing begins at 6 p.m. and lasts until sunset when the underbelly of the bridge will be illuminated by LED lighting.

RiverSing is sponsored in part by the Harvard Office of Community Affairs and the Allston Development Group. For more information on RiverSing 2008, visit