Block Festivals

Since 2010, KRVC has organized numerous festivals in the communities of Riverdale and Woodlawn.  These festivals serve to  enrich our community by bringing diverse groups, across all ages, races and religions, together. Our goal is to create, build, and grow a vibrant, connected and engaged community for its residents and businesses by leveraging the universal power of live music, theater, street performers, original art, children’s activities and more. Most of our festivals have been held on commercial corridors, engaged the local businesses, generated media attention and been attended by thousands of people.  KRVC has partnered with the local Merchants Associations for some of our events, which have served to promote the local businesses on those blocks. Our local elected officials, Community Board 8 and the 50th Police Precinct have also played instrumental roles in making these events, some of which have required the closure of major streets, possible. KRVC’s goal is to revitalize our community, boost our businesses and create a unique cultural experience through these festivals.  Our festivals are partially funded by a generous grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts and by many local business sponsors.  State Senator Klein has also sponsored our last several festivals and has allocated funding to KRVC so that we can purchase our own stage, sound equipment, tents, amusement rides and even a truck to transport the items to our events!

Check out the links below for more on our festivals!

Fall Funday - October 2010

South Riverdale Avenue Festival of the Arts - May 2011

Riverdale Festival of the Arts - October 2011

Woodlawn Holiday Festival - December 2011

Johnson Avenue Block Festival - May 2012

Fall 2012 Festival

Holiday Festival - December 2012

Spring 2013 Block Festival

South Riverdale Avenue Block Festival - September 2013

Johnson Avenue Block Festival-November 2013

South Riverdale Avenue Block Festival-May 2014