Honorable Mentions

City Council Citation: Honoring Aprylcadabra
Providing Professional Entertainment for Both Children and Adults…
Worthy of Esteem of the Great City of New York”
The Council of the City of NY – Majority Leader Hon. J. Rivera, 2012

Recognition of Personal Achievement in their Professionalism
Honoring Apryl Cadabra Entertainment Agency
Exemplary Service to the Community…
– NY State 33rd Senate Award – Senator G. Rivera, 2012

Community Service Award to Apryl Cadabra
In recognition of efforts to ensure a better quality of life for all residents.
City of NY Award 2012 – Bronx Community Bd. #6, 2012

“Best of the Bronx” Award Apryl Cadabra Entertainment Agency
Party Entertainment Services
– US Commerce Association 2011-12

State of New York Legislative Resolution – “Favorite Clown/Santa Claus”
Whereas: Through their long and sustained commitment to the youth of the City of New York, Apryl Rivera, and the Rivera family have so unselfishly advanced that the spirit of united purpose and shared concern which is the unalterable manifestation of our American experience; now therefore , be it RESOLVED, that this legislative Body pause in its deliberations and most joyously commend Apryl Rivera, henceforth known as New York State’s Favorite Clown/Ms. Santa Claus.
– Assembly No. 1996, Adopted in Assembly on March 7, 1994

Bx., NY Proclamation: “Ms. Santa Claus Day”
Whereas: With her troupe of family members, Ms. Rivera has made “herstory” from New York State to the White House, and continues to pursue her goal of bringing joy, humor and equal opportunity to all with her special kind of magic.
– Bronx President Fernando Ferrer – December 8, 1996

Bx., NY Proclamation: “Santa Claus of the Bronx”
Whereas: Apryl Rivera has brightened the days of many, young and old, and ensured that this special season is one of laughter and celebration, and, as a professional clown, has dedicated herself to entertaining the children of our city, conveying joy and good will wherever she goes.
– Bronx President Fernando Ferrer – Served for various years

NYC Council Proclamation: “Apryl Rivera Day in the City of New York”
Apryl Rivera enjoys the distinction of being one of the few professional Latina clowns in our City. She has brought her particular brand of comedic art to inner city neighborhoods, providing youngsters with an opportunity to enjoy her work. In recognition of her untiring efforts to lift the spirits of New Yorkers, I take great pleasure in commending her for her civic spirit and presenting of this Proclamation.
– New York City Council President of Council Andrew Stein , September 20, 1993


Ms. Cadabra’s professionalism and talent are unsurpassed! She is a gifted artist who is gentle and friendly, engaging the faces of children and adults alike as she transforms them from beautiful to unforgettably gorgeous! She uses vision and creativity and incorporates jewels, sparkles and other embellishments to complement her amazing designs! Working at a school and attending hundreds of parties & special events, I’ve seen many, many face painters. Ms. Cadabra is not simply a face painter; she is an artist who transforms, using faces of all ages as her canvas!

El talento de Apryl Cadabra es increible! Utilizando vision y creatividad, ella incorpora joyas y brillo para complementar! Como trabajo en una escuala y asisto a varios events especiales incluyendo fiestas de cumpleanos, he visto muchos pintores de cara. Apryl no es simplemente una pintora de caras mas, ella es una artista que transforma las caras con sus disenos fabulosos!!

-Liz Fernandez , Dean of Ethical Culture Fieldston School, Bronx (Riverdale), NY