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The Market on The River in Verplanck Opens on Mother’s Day

Auntie Liana of Auntie Liana’s Small Batches Made with Love

Mother’s Day is opening day for The Market on The River, now in its third season at Cortlandt Waterfront Park. Beginning May 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then every Sunday through October, the market will offer fresh produce, baked goods and handmade art. PranaMoon Yoga of Peekskill will also lead an “all-bodies” drop-in yoga class outdoors on the lawn every Sunday at 10 a.m. 

“Shoppers come from all over the Hudson Valley to spend time at this spot on the river. We even have shoppers arrive by kayak,” says market creator Kacey Morabito Grean. A morning radio host, Grean is also the founder of Let it Shine, Inc., a volunteer-run nonprofit supporting women in times of need and transition.

“We invite all community groups to come and share their magic at The Market on The River,” she says. “The market supports The Pantry, which provides free groceries to 80 families each week. 

Let It Shine was created in March 2020 to “gather love and give it away,” Grean says. Both the Market on The River and Let It Shine Again Thrift Boutique support The Pantry and Let It Shine’s mission to connect women to the things and services they need.

The market is free to approved vendors for the month of May. After that it’s $25 per week for a 10-by-10-foot space.

Location: Cortlandt Waterfront Park, 45 Riverview Ave., Verplanck, NY. For more info, call 914.323.834, email [email protected] or visit