The festival will feature a stage with live music, art exhibits, children's attractions, great food and much more.
Main Stage schedule:
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Rock Band Dragonfly 13
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Guitarist Steve Oates
Fine artists Rio Davies, Valerie Deas, Deb Grinberg, and Kristina Thorstenson will all be showing their work.
Rio Alicia Davies - Everyone comes from somewhere. Southern artist Rio Davies has been living in the Kingsbridge area for two years. Originally from Valdosta, Georgia. She was brought up in a large family with strong musical and artisitc roots. She trained her self how to paint with acrylics and has kept with that medium for over 15 years. Her work is cartoon minded and inspired by love and curiosity. Rio is constantly experimentibg with comedy in her work and wants to evoke a smile in her viewers. She also has spent the last decade as a professional tattoo artist which influences several of her pieces. New York is the muse for now as well as her family, who is currently still back home. Hippie dippy gypsy mystery and the lucky number 22. See art on Instagram @RioRad
Deborah Schreier Grinberg is a visual artist in New York City. Currently she works with porcelain to make sculptural objects that may or may not hold water. Fascinated by making repeating shapes and patterns, Deborah breaks the clay down into pieces and puts them back together in ways that invite the viewer to look and touch the pieces. Being in the studio doing highly repetitive tasks is her favorite way to spend the day. Deborah graduated from the University of Michigan School of Art with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking. In addition she earned a Masters in Art and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. You can follow her on Instagram, @deborahgrinberg.
Kristina Thorstenson - Born and raised in Riverdale, Kristina is raising her own daughter, Victoria (16), there as well. Her passion for photography began at the age of 15 when she was placed in a darkroom class at John F. Kennedy High School in 1991. After beginning her Bachelor’s Degree in Photography over 20 years ago Kristina returned to Lehman College in 2014 to complete her degree. Kristina has previously had solo shows at An Beal Bocht Cafe in Riverdale (2013, "Gone But Not Forgotten") and at Indian Road Cafe in Inwood (2014, "Nature Blown Up") and has had her work featured in the Riverdale Press (September 12, 2013, "Haunting cemeteries seeking serene subjects"). In 2016 some of her newest work from "The Creepy Babies Project" was a part of a student show, "Scary", at the Lehman College Art Department. In March 2017, Kristina formed her own business, KVT Photography, LLC. In the YOHO artists studio building in Yonkers, New York where she has had a studio since July 2015. Currently Kristina is preparing for her upcoming show in October 2017 about pre-1930s composition dolls in black and white photography known as the Creepy Baby Project. At the same time she is also experimenting with various alternative processing techniques to produce unique images on wood, glass and fabric.