Written by Wendy Kreitzman Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
The forecast is “sunny” for this Sunday, May 5, when the Village of Great Neck sponsors its 35th annual Crafts Fair. It is always a beautiful Sunday when the Old Village presents the crafts fair. This year, as always, the fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., all along Middle Neck Road from Fairview Avenue to Hicks Lane.
And of course, admission is free.
Event coordinator Jennifer Wood touts this as the “number one best attended one-day event on Long Island.” A crowd of over 50,000 is expected, coming from near and far, to enjoy the food, the games, the entertainment and the amazing shopping experience.
Village of Great Neck Deputy Mayor Mitchell Beckerman once again “runs the show.” Beckerman invites everyone to come and enjoy the day: “There will be artisans selling homemade products and food courts with a variety of ethnic foods as well as booths offering Kosher food. And of course there will be lots of entertainment for the children.” As a special treat once again this year, the village is providing the popular petting zoo and free pony rides to delight even the smallest little fair-goers.
More than 150 “quality exhibits” will be featured, including “the ultimate” in handcrafted pottery, stained glass, jewelry, and fiber, wood and metal art, along with leather goods and other unique gift items. Perfect gifts for the perfect time of year. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are right around the corner, graduation is coming up, and let’s not forget gifts for that special June bride and groom. A birthday party coming up? Great birthday gifts for the birthday girl or boy of any age. A new baby on the way? You will find a wonderful selection of handmade toys and baby clothes.
Beckerman promises: “There is really a treasure out there for everyone.” No wonder the Old Village always calls the Crafts Fair “the shopping experience of the year.”
Come to the Crafts Fair in the Old Village. Bring the family! Remind friends. Shop, enjoy lunch, stroll through the village and enjoy the entertainment.
All of the village’s proceeds go towards upgrading the aesthetics of the business district (i.e. plantings, repairs and upgrades to center islands, banners).