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Events planned for Stroll Weekend (June 4-7) have been cancelled or postponed. Please read Executive Director Lissa Harris's full statement here.

The River Garden will be closed to the public until Vermont's Stay Home Stay Safe orders are lifted. At that time the staff will use the latest information from the Department of Health to determine if we should resume our regular open hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All Brown Bag Lunches and Vendor Expos will be rescheduled when it is safe to do so.

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Tristan Toleno

Tristan Toleno

Tristan TolenoTristan Toleno is the lead chef and caterer for various Stroll events. He grew up in Marlboro and graduated from Brattleboro Union High School in 1989. Four years studying philosophy and religion at Wesleyan University led him on an unusual path: he decided he wanted to be a chef. He moved to Burlington and attended New England Culinary Institute. He owned and operated the Riverview Cafe in Brattleboro, and now operates Rigani Catered Wood-fired Pizza (with Dan and Karyn Tyler) and Entera Catering. He has a penchant for using only the highest quality ingredients to create innovative and delicious dishes. In 2012, Tristan was elected to the Vermont House as a Representative from Brattleboro.