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The 23rd Annual Village Street Fair
Sunshine, warmth, and crowds fill the streets of New Hyde Park.
Music on the West End.
On Saturday, September 15th, an annual community tradition continued. The 23rd Annual Village Street Fair was held on Jericho Turnpike. The skies was blue and sunny, the temperature was warm, and merchants and residents came out to greet thousands of visitors to our community. There was an abundance of food and drink, a variety of Village businesses, street merchants, NHP Chamber of Commerce members, and local charity/service organizations. We were thrilled to welcome back Northwell Health as the official Street Fair Sponsor again this year. Health care professionals from the North Shore University Hospital and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center spent the day sharing their knowledge and providing visitors with important health and wellness information, along with lots of samples and giveaways. Northwell Health supports this community in a number of ways, the Village Street Fair is just one example.
New to the Fair this year was Music on the West End. Thanks to the generosity of the New Hyde Park Funeral Home and the Katie McBride Foundation, we were treated to a three-hour musical performance by His Boy Elroy, a popular and talented local band. The Village Board is grateful to Mike McBride and both organizations for their willingness and desire to be the first Music Sponsor of the Village Street Fair.
This year’s fair featured over 280 sidewalk and street merchants selling jewelry, clothing, candles, perfume, business services, charitable outreach, and lots more. Market Place Publications organized and coordinated a scavenger hunt involving 15 participating merchants with prizes awarded to ten eager and lucky shoppers. And for sure no one left the Fair hungry. There was food, snacks, and beverages available on every block, including grilled corn at the Gladiator Fundraiser Tent, Umberto’s pizza and Italian food on the west end, barbeque at the Olde’ Trading Post and Gino’s pizza and Italian food in the center, and a food court at the east end. Ice cream, pretzels, lemonade, candy, baked goodies, and zeppoles rounded out the selection of treats for all to enjoy.
There are many people involved in planning this event and working behind the scenes. Trustee Richard Pallisco, DPW and Building Supt. Tom Gannon, and Fair Coordinator Janet Bevers worked closely with Craft A Fair Promotions and Jeanette Frisina, NHP Chamber of Commerce President and Market Place Publications to ensure all details are addressed. Officers and members of the NHP Fire Department, the Nassau County Police, and Auxiliary Police Unit #212 provided the patrol and presence needed to ensure the safety of the thousands of guests who spend the day in the Village.
A special thank you to all Village residents and merchants for your support and hospitality throughout the day. Street Fair Day is a perfect opportunity to let the spirit of our great community shine bright.