With rain threatening the Israeli Independence Day Festival was moved indoors at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. The two floors of space were filled with information tables upstairs while downstairs were the inflatables, clown, face painting, and entertainment. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was on hand to celebrate 66 year of Independence for the state of Israel. Councilman Andrew Cohen was also on hand, but Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and State Senator Jeff Klein were stuck in Albany as both houses of the legislature are still in session.
Left - Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. colors in a section of the page.
Right - one of the many inflatables for the kids to enjoy.
Left - There was a face painter.
Right - Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. with Mr. Clown who is pointing to his choice for BP, and no the clown was not another politician
Left - Councilman Andrew Cohen, BP Diaz, Rabbi Steven Exler, Rabbi Ari Holt (holding proclamation from BP Diaz), and Rabba Sara Hurwitz.
Right - The band Kids Rock for a Cause perform.