North Riverdale Block Festival 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue Name: 
North Riverdale Avenue
Venue Address: 
Riverdale Avenue between 258th and 259th Streets, Bronx, NY, 10471

We are really excited to have two great bands joining us on Sunday, May 7th.

Main Stage Schedule for the day:

1:00 p.m. - Riverdale Rising Stars

1:30 p.m. - Masala Bhangra Demonstration

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - 718 Jazz Trio

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Rocky and The Pressers

Jazz Trio "718" - The NYC-based electric trio (718) plays original alternative groove music that blends modern, creative jazz-inspired improvised music with the feel good rhythm of a funk-rock trio. Matthew Fries, winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Phil Palombi, a Grammy Award winning bassist, and Eric Halvorson, a NYC first-call drummer, mix the sounds of vintage electric piano, electric bass and drum set with modern effects to create a unique experience that is both soulful and progressive. Mark Corroto of All About Jazz calls it “sticky chicken-shack meets P-funk music as your satellite orbits New Orleans.”

Rocky and the Pressers -   Lead by singer/songwriter Eric Sullivan, who has been performing and writing music for almost twenty years, Rocky and The Pressers is a reggae band based in The Bronx, which originated in 2012, and released a full length album in 2014. 

The festival will also include facepainting, street performs, great food, and all the businesses in the area will be out offering specials for the day.

Street performers, stilt walkers and face painters Adam Auslander, Dawn Jones and Bettina Skye will all be there.

The Riverdale Rising Stars will be performing songs from their recent productions of "Les Mis" and "Into the Woods".

There will be a Masala Bhangra demonstration by Deborah Kahan Kolb - Spice up your workout! Masala Bhangra is a Bhangra inspired dance workout with highlights of Bollywood. It combines the masculine athleticism of Bhangra and the sassy feminine flare of Bollywood. Set to catchy, high-energy Hindi hits, it's an hour of pure cardio joy. For all levels. Deborah will conduct a 20 minute demo class that will get everyone up and dancing to the beat of the dhol drum. 

Sponsor Exhibits

* Event will feature a canned food drive!  Please participate!  Click here for the brochure.  Click here for the suggested food donations list.

Math Confidence: Math activities including Brain Puzzlers. Ken Ken, Kakuro, Sudoku, Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?, Guessing the Number of Items in Jar to win a prize.
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City MD: promotional materials like football,s hand sanitizers, tissues, and pens and telling people about the great services we offer right in the Riverdale community.

Skyview Wines & Spirits:  an in-store tasting and a grape crush for kids to learn how wine is made.

Pumkin Paws: free sign up for service for all clients who mention that they heard of us during the street fair. This is a $17 value. 

Bright Horizons: Our team will do a children’s gardening activity at our booth. We will have children’s sensory tables with soil, pots, and seeds.

Lloyd’s Carrot Cake: Delicious Cupcakes for Sale - proceeds donated  to KRVC

FOOD!  - Madison’s, Connaughton’s SteakHouse and Carlos and Gabby’s will have delicious food outside

Magnum Comics: All trade paperbacks will be 50% off

Brown’s Jewelers: Special promotions inside the store

 More for Kids: There will be Kids activities at Riverdale Presbyterian Church Nursery School, and Riverdale Family Orthodontics tables

Festival Program

Riverdale Press Coverage

Click below to listen to 718:


Click below to listen to Rocky and The Pressers: