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May 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Riverdale Block Festival
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.” 718music.com
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.