Thursday, June 9, 2016

Senator Klein Hosts Chart-Topping Band Orleans at Riverfest

    State Senator Jeff Klein, hosted the popular 70’s pop/rock band Orleans at RiverFest on Sunday evening.  

The annual festivities, sponsored by the Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corporation, celebrated the picturesque Hudson River and highlighted the need for a Greenway, during a fun-filled day along the waterfront.
“RiverFest has become a valued tradition in the Riverdale community. This year I was proud to present Orleans, the chart-topping music group, to wow our residents with a memorable show. This festival truly celebrates the beauty of the Hudson River. Further, with the $250,000 funding I secured for the Greenway study and the newly updated timeline for this project, Riverdalians will soon be better able to enjoy this gorgeous outdoor area,” said Senator Jeff Klein.

Senator Klein secured $250,000 for a Greenway feasibility study last year. Now, the MTA will issue a Request For Proposals at the end of this month, bringing the long-envisioned project closer to reality. The study will examine the stabilization of the Hudson River’s embankment in Riverdale and include the development of several design alternatives as well as the selection of the final trail design.

For this year’s bash. the group Orleans, which has produced 16 albums, amazed the crowd with hits like “Still the One,” “Dance with Me,” and “Love Takes Time.” Families gathered throughout the day to enjoy arts and crafts, boat rides, face painting, food, miniature golf, and more.


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