Riverdale Spring Festival
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 12-4pm, Riverdale Avenue, 258th-259th Street
Join us for a day of community fun! Support our local businesses as we hold this event with the North Riverdale Merchants Association. We will post more festival details soon but the event will feature live music all day, a bouncy castle. face painting, clowns on stilts,fun characters like Handy Manny, delicious food, fab shopping specials and much, much more.
Please support this event. Click on our sponsor brochure for details below.
Download the poster and postcard to help promote the event.
Go to our events website for more information.
||West Bronx Green Candidate Political Education Forum
Monday, May 6, 2013, 7pm, Riverdale Y
Join us for an evening of environmental education on topics important to the West Bronx communities including climate change, healthy and sustainable food, the Hudson River, Putnam Trail and Bronx River Greenways and more.
Monday, May 6, 2013, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5625 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY
Council Speaker Christine Quinn
Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion
NYC Comptroller John Liu
Click here to reserve your space for this FREE event.
Download the Flyer here:
Co-Sponsored by: Christ Church, Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale, Friends of the Hudson River Greenway in the Bronx, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Van Cortlandt Development Corp., Natural Resources Defense Council, North Riverdale Merchants Association, Open Space Institute, Riverdale Community Coalition, Riverdale Jewish Center, Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council, Riverdale Nature Preservancy, Riverdale Presbyterian Church, Riverdale Press, Riverdale Temple, Riverdale YM-YWHA
Summer 2013 Movies in the Park Series!
Save the Dates! Festivities begin at 8pm and Movies will begin at Dusk
Saturday, June 22nd – Movie Night in Indian Field, VCP East, Woodlawn – The Incredibles!
Saturday, July 27th – Movie Night in Vinmont Park, Riverdale – Mr. Popper's Penguins
Saturday, Sept 7th – Movie Night in Seton Park, Riverdale– UP!
Please Support our Summer 2013 Movies in the Park Series by becoming a Sponsor!
The June 22nd Woodlawn Movie Night will include a "Meet the Merchants" movie as a preview. Click the links below for more information on the Woodlawn event and calendar:
Hundreds Gathered in the Park for our Movie Nights in Seton Park and Our Movie on the River at the College of Mount Saint Vincent!
Several hundred members of our community turned out for our Movie Nights in Seton Park, hosted by the KRVC in September 2011 and July 2012 and our Movie on the River in September 2012. People spread their towels, chairs and glow bracelets all over the park and lawn to get a good view of the huge 14 foot by 10 foot screen, on which the smash family hits E.T. "The Extra-Terrestrial"; "Back to the Future" and "Night at the Museum" were shown.
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 12-6 pm, College of Mount Saint Vincent
Thousands attended the last three Riverfront Celebrations!
Riverfest is an exciting day filled with boat rides, special environmental and water-related exhibits, live music, food, children's activities and much more. The day also features a very popular Medieval Battle demonstration. Riverfest is organized, promoted and held by a coalition of residents, community groups, including KRVC, and elected officials from Riverdale and the surrounding areas with an interest in promoting riverfront access and celebrating the Hudson River, which gives our community its name. The last three have been very successful and the planning is well underway for RiverFest 2013!!
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You can register to volunteer at the link above. The events requires dozens of volunteers so please try to sign up for a shift. Thanks!
Riverdale Holiday Festival - Held December 2012
Another Huge Success!!
We were lucky to have a beautiful December day. Thousands of community members turned out for the festival, which featured the Bronx Culture Trolley, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Live Music, Children's Activities, Delicious Food, Special Business Exhibits, Raffles and more.
For more details about the festival, click here:
We thank our supporters and sponsors including Baby It's You * Salvatore's of Soho * Yo Burger * 236th Street Riverdale Realty * Chase Bank * Citibank * TD Bank * Corner Café * Country Bank * DJ Drugs * Ginger Grill * Greek Express * John's Botany Bay * Larry the Locksmith * Palombo's * River City Grille * Riverdale Crossing * Tin Marin * Dr. Steven Odrich, Dr. Marc Odrich, Dr. Kenneth Greenberg * Ha-Makolet * Kidaroo * Pretty Please * Salon Zoe * State Senator Klein * Tiny's Diner * Wells Fargo * Whole You Spa
We are also grateful for the support of Community Board 8 and the 50th Precinct. KRVC was the not-for-profit sponsoring organization for this festival, which was led by the merchants of South Riverdale Avenue.
Become a Member of KRVC!
Join KRVC as we celebrate 30 years of Service to our Community with a BIG Membership Drive!This year, KRVC is celebrating 30 years of service to the Northwest Bronx Community. Please support KRVC so we can continue to support our community for another three decades!
Become a Member of KRVC and:
Support Friends of Seton Park—movies, concerts, Art in the Park and more!
Support Riverdale Festivals & Movie Nights—bringing together our community to celebrate the arts in a series of festivals and movie nights to boost businesses and bring people from outside our community to Riverdale.
Support Go Green the Bronx—promotion and support for energy efficiency measures for all the buildings in the communities we serve.
Support Merchant Organizing—bringing merchants together to plan events and festivals; promote their businesses and the association with logos, websites, brochures and more; strategize about how to address issues they all face and much, much more.
Support Holiday Shopping Shuttles—traveling from business "Hot Stop" to business "Hot Stop" throughout the community with a busload of shoppers!
With More, We Can Do More! Support KRVC so we can support our Community!
Click the links below for more information:
[Photo Gallery of Recent Events]
Click the links below to join KRVC online or to download our donation form:
[Join KRVC online]
[Click Here to Download our Membership Form]
Riverdale Festival of the Arts
Out last event was held in October 2012 at Riverdale Neighborhood House and it was another great success!!
The mission of the Riverdale Festival of the Arts/RFA is to enrich the Riverdale Community by bringing diverse groups, across all ages, races and religions, together through a series of specially created cultural events and festivals. Our goal is to create, build, and grow a vibrant, connected and engaged Riverdale community for its residents and businesses by leveraging the universal power of live music, theater, street performers and original art. KRVC is the not-for-profit sponsoring organization of RFA.
[Click Here for More Information about RFA]
Woodlawn Holiday Festival of 2011
We had a great community day last December! The event began with a special holiday concert at the Woodlawn Cemetery featuring performances by the Children's Choir of Woodlawn, the McGough & Haggerty Academy of Irish Dance and the Girl Scouts of America Woodlawn Division from St. Barnabas and PS 19. The concert took place in the Woolworth Chapel and was attended by more than 150 people. Then, special events were held in the stores on Katonah and Webster Avenue including Santa visits, a Magic Show, Clowns, Live Music, Face Painting, Ornament and Cupcake Decorating, Raffles, a Coat Drive and much, much more! The Bronx Culture Trolley shuttled hundreds of community members around the festival free of charge throughout the day. Riders were greeted by Mrs. Claus! This event was sponsored by the newly formed Woodlawn Heights Merchants Association, KRVC and State Senator Klein's Office.
Click on the links below for the event flyer and booklet with details about the different attractions.
[Event Booklet Cover]
Business Beautification Program
A PS 24 & KRVC Partnership
All businesses,organizations, professionals, etc. with offices in the Riverdale/Kingsbridge community are invited to participate in this program. Participating businesses will receive beautiful, colorful artwork created by the children of PS 24. The artwork is free. However, donations to this program are welcome and will be shared by PS 24 and KRVC to support their art programs. Thank you for your support!
[Click here to Sign up for the Business Beautification Program]
Nothin' But The Biz
RivBiz is a new advertising vehicle to showcase businesses exclusively for the businesses, organizations and professionals of Riverdale. RivBiz is not a newspaper. It is an advertising circular for businesses produced by KRVC. Look for RivBiz all around town. 5000 free copies will be distributed monthly throughout the community. If you would like to advertise in RivBiz, it is just $30 to place a BizCard Ad and $20 to place a "Cornerpon" promoting a special or discount for your business. Contact us at email@example.com to place your ad today!
[Click here for more information about RivBiz]
Help Keep our Community Beautiful
Tree pits filled with garbage are very unattractive. Clean tree pits treated with wood chips or even ivy or flowers are a far more attractive option making our community more desirable to shop in. The plan for keeping our community clean and beautiful is Adopt-a-Tree Pit. Access our donation flyer to participate in this important beautification program:
[Click here for the Adopt-a-Tree Pit Donation Form]
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the "Go Green" Celebration on last Spring!
[Click Here for More Information]
Report Graffiti Here
Take Advantage of our City's Free Graffiti Clean-Up Program!
Property owners are encouraged to take advantage of the city's free graffiti removal program by calling 311 or by completing the Forever Graffiti Free Form to report graffiti and have removed.
[Click Here to take advantage of the FREE Graffiti Clean-Up Program]
If you see graffiti in our community, please take a moment and tell the property owner about this program OR report it to us so that we can contact the property owner and tell them about the Graffiti Clean-Up Program! Thank you for your help in keeping our community graffiti-free!
[Click Here to Report Graffiti to KRVC]
KRVC is seeking Volunteers & Interns. Apply Today!
Limited Number of Positions available for High School, College, Graduate Students & Any Interested Community Members