LGBTQ+ Community Celebrate Riverdale Pride Event
By Robert Press
The weather was gorgeous for Sunday’s Riverdale Pride event at the Riverdale Neighborhood House. The number of people who came out to show their pride was in the hundreds. Information tables and others with gifts or items for sale were set up all around including a face painter and basketball game for the children. If this was a poker game organizer Laura Levine-Pinedo had Four Queens for a winning hand. Kelly KaBoom, Alexa DU Mont, Jahiyrah Mc Queen, and Alexus Lewinsky held a Drag Queen show to the enjoyment of all who watched.
The three hour event also had visits by local elected officials such as Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Councilman Eric Dinowitz, and State Senator Gustavo Rivera who found out that Kelly Ka Boom is one of his constituents. Senator Rivera’s opponent in the upcoming August 23rd primary stayed only a few minutes for a few photo ops with the other elected officials who are supporting her over Incumbent 33rd State Senator Gustavo Rivera, who is the State Senate Health committee chair.
The Duo Rizzo-Frenzy was the opening act, then Kelly Ka Boom came out as Whitney Houston, as the other girls came out as other stars such as Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, and Diana Ross. They took a break then came out for a second act. Kelly KaBoom said you can catch her every Friday at the Identity Bar located at 119 East 233rd Street in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx.
Here you see a young girl having her face painted as the balloon person checks her balloons that were made into animals.