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Good Times Ahead At Sunday Street Fair

New City Street Fair takes over South Main Street on Sunday

 

South Main Street in New City turns into a pedestrian’s paradise on Sunday during this year’s second street fair.  Fun is in the forecast for the area’s youngest residents with pony rides, bounce houses, a petting zoo and carnival rides. More than 100 craft and food vendors, the Rockland Rodders’ classic car display and entertainment will keep adults happy as well. 

The street fair will extends along South Main Street from Congers Road to Second Avenue with a possibility of being expanded to Third Street if vendors keep signing up.

Clarkstown’s snowmobile stage will be located in the connected parking lots of strip shopping centers with 100 chairs available for spectators to relax and enjoy the music of the Bel Aires and a DJ plus watch jugglers and magicians perform. 

 A video game van and arcade game booths will be set up.

The fair begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., rain or shine. The New City Chamber of Commerce is organizing the street fair.

It is the group’s third year of street fairs and the second year the event has been on South Main Street. Heavy rains caused the to end early.  

Will McAvoy August 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM
How great more traffic and road closure just what we need.
J H August 30, 2012 at 12:36 PM
This has the POTENTIAL to be a fantastic day - if they have fixed the problems. The biggest problems that ruin this for families are the rides and bounce houses - unlike Clarkstown's July 4th festivities, this event charges (a lot) for these. And of course the kids want to do them and nothing else. Pick up the tab for these, then this won't feel like a "come out and spend all of your money" day and could be a great event!
Jim August 30, 2012 at 01:34 PM
They could have at least held it on the courthouse grounds the way it used to be. It was much better & residents didn't have to worry about the never ending road closures. Another case of poor planning.
Will McAvoy August 30, 2012 at 01:53 PM
New City wants to show off the newly ugly constructed and poorly planned main st.
J H August 30, 2012 at 01:53 PM
I have to disagree with this. In their defense, the road closures are minimal (it's a small section of Main street and easy to get around so "never ending" is a WEE bit of an exaggeration). The idea is sound and the area needs something like this. On the courthouse grounds was too compressed, too crowded - it is FAR better with the street setup.
J H August 30, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Ugly, no, it looks great. Poorly planned - absolutely. Can't wait to see how they deal with plowing after a decent snowfall...
Tom Truth August 30, 2012 at 05:25 PM
They will deal with it the same way they did last year when it snowed...they will take twice as long using three times the manpower and equipment to get it done. Someone from the town must have been down south and saw this design and thought it looked great...which I think it does, except they don't have to deal with snow removal down south.
Will McAvoy August 30, 2012 at 05:29 PM
I think anyone who makes these decisions never thinks and they are all corrupt.
B John August 31, 2012 at 09:29 AM
You people make me laugh! Where do you go when it snows! The day before a predicted snowstorm 99% of the people in this county run to the supermarket to stock up on toilet paper, milk, and bottled water. Makes me laugh every time. I wake up early shovel and go to work.....life goes on. We seem to survive when Nyack closes a huge stretch of road for their street fairs. We survived the closure of the PIP for the ironman race. And we got ripped off on that one by not charging for the use or the overtime for workers to set up the barricades at all on ramps. You can survive the 100 yards of closed road on main street. You can continue down 304 and make the next turn to avoid it. Better yet.... Go to the street fair and walk around,......talk to your neighbors.

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