Fall 2017 Block Festival Rocked South Riverdale Today!

iSeptember 17, 2017

Sunday, September 17th was not a typical Sunday Afternoon for South Riverdale!  Riverdale Avenue was packed from 236th to 238th Street with families enjoying the last moments of summer on a fun, steamy day.  There were many children's activities, great live music and lots of sponsor exhibits. Riverdale Children's Theatre came out and gave us a stellar performance of show tunes from their recent productions.  Adair Gilliam, a singer/songwriter, who works with the children at Bedrock Preschool entertained the little ones.  And then the Francisco Mela jazz trio gave us a provocative set of free jazz and standards.  Francisco lives in Marble Hill and was very happy to be part of this event in his own neighborhood.  The Robert Mitchell Quartet was next, a mix of blues and rock, playing their original songs and covers. The stores and restaurants all along the Avenue participated with fun activities and delicious food.  We were so pleased to have our local elected officials, Community Board 8 and the 50th Police Precinct there to enjoy the day with us.  The event received media attention and coverage from the Riverdale Press, News 12 and BronxNet. It was a terrific closing to all our outdoor summer events.