The forecast is sunny for this Sunday, May 3, when the Village of Great Neck sponsors its 37th 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 producers Showtiques Crafts Inc. once again touts this as the “number one best-attended one-day event on Long Island.” A crowd of more than 50,000 is expected, coming from near and far, to enjoy the food, games, entertainment and an 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,” he said. 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 fairgoers.
And, don’t forget, the Great Neck Park District will add to the fun again this year with their ever-popular rock climbing wall in the Village Green. Also in the Village Green, the park district will set up a general information table and a skating school information table.
More than 150 “quality exhibits” will be featured, including 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 nearing, 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 said: “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, eat lunch, stroll through the village and enjoy the entertainment, rain or shine.
All of the village’s proceeds go towards upgrading the aesthetics of the business district, including plantings, repairs and upgrades to center islands and banners.