Such a fun, festive night! This is just the second holiday season that the Riverdale community has been treated to holiday lights along the commercial corridors. In 2016, with funding from State Senator Jeff Klein, KRVC was able to contract to install three strands of lights along the South Riverdale commercial corridor. Riverdalians said this was the first time they had seen holiday lights in the community in decades. For 2017, thanks again to Senator Klein and also Councilmember Andrew Cohen and local business sponsors (see image below), KRVC was able to install ten strands of lights throughout the commercial corridors of Riverdale.
On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, our community came together to celebrate the holiday lights with a special event. About a dozen children from the Riverdale Music Studio enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate at KRVC, sang a few carols in front of the KRVC office and then boarded a bus to head up to North Riverdale. The children were joined by Senator Klein, a representative from Councilmember Cohen's office and business owners to celebrate the lights in front of Brown's Jewelers. Then, the children boarded the bus again and headed back to South Riverdale where they were joined by business owners to celebrate the lights in front of Yo Burger. After all the caroling and celebrating, the children came back to KRVC for more cookies and hot chocolate. It was a very special way to celebrate the beautiful holiday lights in Riverdale.