Riverdale Festival of the Arts

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Drama, Music
Location of Festival Riverdale, New York, USA
Festival Contact Information

Riverdale Festival of the Arts
P. O. Box 391
Riverdale, NY 10471 USA
Email: info@RiverdaleFestivaloftheArts.com

Festival Description

The Riverdale Festival of the Arts is a one day festival that takes place in the open air. The festival founders have created a labour of love for arts enthusiasts and families looking for a day out together. The programming includes a day of visual and performance arts for the community and its visitors — original art work by local and national artists, and entertainment that includes live music (jazz, rock, classical and more…), performances by street performers and local theatre groups, great food, and a marketplace of local merchants.

Festival Dates October 14, 2012
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Festival Events:

Programming 2012:
  • Live music performances (starting at 11:00am including:
    • Traditional Irish music from Moakland led by Shane O’Sullivan
    • Original jazz compositions and arrangements of traditional Serbian music performed by recording artists Alma and Rale Micic
    • A Swedish composition Aftonen (which means evening), and a Russian Ave Maria performed by the Riverdale Choral Society
    • American classics including Grammy-award winning bassist Phil Palombi and his “718” jazz trio, as well as Folk Rock band, Seeing Voices.
    • The Sinfonietta of Riverdale will also be performing.
    • Performances also include students from The Riverdale Music Studio, The Rising Stars/Junior Rising Stars from the Riverdale Y, and students from Michele Compa Dance Studio.
  • Original Art and exhibits including:
    • Japanese Artist, Kiyoishi Otsuka
    • Iraqi Refugee Art featuring Artists, Omar Odeh, Khalid Al Aani, Asam Al Mandlawie.
    • Mexican Artist, Manuel Servin
    • Turkish Artist, Yasemin Kackar-Demirel
    • Chinese Artists, Amy Cheng, James Chen-Feng Kao
    • Canadian Artist, Marie Danielle Leblanc
    • German Artist, Michael Mendel
  • Participating arts organizations include:
    • Derfner Judaica Museum + Art Collection at the Hebrew Home in Riverdale
    • Elisa Contemporary Art
    • Riverdale Art Association
  • Foods
    • The cuisine will be internationally flavored with tastings and plates from Nam Thai (Vietnam-Thailand), Nonna Tony’s (Italy), Palace of Japan (Japan), Hunan Balcony (Chinese), Cumin (Indian), Café Blue and Blue Bay (The Americas) and Kosher/Glatt restaurant, Second Helping (Israel) and Leibman’s Deli.
  • Kids
    • Children’s activities, art projects led by Scribble Art and Kidaroo. We’ll have facepainters, clowns and so much more!


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Practical Info:

  • Hours
  • West 256th Street
    Located between Delafield and Moshalu Avenue


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