Halloween activities happening in Riverdale


The Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp. and the Kiwanis Club of Riverdale are teaming up with merchants and other non-profits to bring Halloween to children of all ages this month.

Working with the 4Bronx project and the Bronx Burger House, KRVC is holding a costume drive. According to a recent email, they still need six costumes for 1-year-olds. Costumes can be dropped off at the Bronx Burger House at 5816 Mosholu Ave., by Oct. 22.

On that same date, the Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the 65th annual Halloween window painting contest. The event will take place on Riverdale Avenue, Johnson Avenue and other streets in North and South Riverdale. The painting gets underway at 9 a.m. (or when the store opens) and concludes at 3 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 23.

To participate, children must have their parents sign a waiver and send complete registration forms at or to Kiwanis Club of Riverdale, P.O. Box 711, Ardsley, N.Y., 10502. Contestants will be assigned a store window.

To register online and fill out an application, go to

The 4Bronx project, the Riverdale Pop-up Market and La Escuelito de Sofio are sponsoring the Boo! On Mosholu Halloween parade on Oct. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. in North Riverdale. There will giveaways, arts and crafts and Halloween treats.

Other businesses participating in the parade are L.E.D.S., Bronx Burger House, Corkmaster, Emiliano’s, PowerSpeed Taekwondo, Coldwell Banking, Dino’s, Re/Max Real Estate, Universal Pet Care, Ultima Hair Salon, Hugo’s Gourmet Market, Frida Tacos, Beccofinos, Greystone Coffee, Downeys and Early Bird.

The final event is a Halloween celebration on Oct. 31 from 1-7 p.m. at KRVC’s office at 505 West 236th Street. In addition to candy, there will crafts and music.

Rosary rally at KofC

The Pro Patria division of the Knights of Columbus of Riverdale took part in the America Needs Fatima rosary rally on Oct. 15.

The rally, which is designed to get people together to collectively pray to God for help in resolving the country’s problems, attracted 40 participants at Our Lady’s Grotto at the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

The event was co-sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, who suggested the need for prayer from people of all faiths in response to today’s challenges.

Missing some

For those greater Riverdale cable television and streaming subscribers to Verizon Fios, you may have noticed you are missing some stations. It’s the latest battle between TV networks and cable networks.

This time Nexstar has pulled its stations off the Verizon Fios TV provider as of Oct. 14. In the Bronx and all of New York City, that means the following stations have gone dark: WPIX-11, the CW Network, Antenna TV, CourtTV, RewindTV, NewsNation and QVC.

According to a statement from Verizon, “Nexstar failed to agree to fair renewal terms for its contract with Verizon, and on behalf of our customers we would not stand for their unfair demands.”

“Nextstar declined an extension that we offered to continue negotiations and released a statement spreading false narratives and wrongfully placing blame on FiOS.”

In its own statement, Nexstar said: “Verizon FiOS is refusing to reach a new distribution agreement allowing the cable company the right to continue airing the highly-rated programming on Nexstar’s local stations.

“As a result, millions of Americans across the country have lost local news, traffic, weather, sports, and entertainment programming as well as critical, up-to-date news regarding the mid-term elections and possible hurricanes in the South and on the East Coast, as well as college and NFL football this weekend.”