Lyndhurst Hosts Fall Crafts This Weekend

Rockland residents will be among the three hundred artists and exhibitors will appear at 28th annual, three-day show in Westchester.

At the twenty-eighth annual Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, in Tarrytown, approximately 300 artists and craftspeople will be on hand to offer their wares. More than 15,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day fair, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21-23.

Outdoor booths and indoor stands (in two mammoth tents) will display jewelry, stylish clothing, leather, glassware, ceramics, woodwork, scenic photography, sculpture, handcrafted furniture, quilts, prints and paintings. New City resident Jeffrey Sherman will display his photography. Stony Point resident Ronnee Peters will bring stained glass works to the fair.

The cruise and resort-wear collections of Colombian born designer Sandra Baquero will include a wrap that can be worn twelve different ways.

Don Hart will demonstrate wood turnings to include small wooden pens.

White Plains resident Deborah Loeb Bohren will offer color prints of urban environments taken around the globe (including Venice, Havana, Cusco and Paris) and unaltered by Photoshop.

Jacqueline Johnson, a Yonkers resident, will show necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches and chains made from tiny beads using a single needle.

Cortlandt Manor resident Susan Obrant will demonstrate her versatility with  crocheted fashions, handbags and hats, and paintings that include watercolors, pastels, pencil and crayon drawings.

The Arm-of-the-Sea Puppet Theater will entertain children at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with the first appearance of the Reguvenary River Circus at this show. The production features dozens of masks and puppet characters together with music by Dean Jones in a tale that moves from mountain peaks to the deep blue sea.

Local artists with work on display

  • Ardsley. Susan Ullman. Paper collage
  • Bedford. Lynn Pullman. Wearable fiber
  • Buchanan. Margaret Lent Buchanan. Wearable fiber
  • Cortlandt Manor. Susan Obrant. Wearable fiber
  • Cortlandt Manor. Soli Pierce. Wooden painted bowls
  • Katonah. Suzanne Schwartz. Metal jewelry
  • Mamaroneck. Libby Denenberg. Mixed media mosaics
  • New City. Jeffrey Sherman. Photography
  • Peekskill. Kevin Burnett. Painting
  • Port Chester. Brian Toohey. Belts
  • Stony Point. Ronnee Peters. Stained glass
  • Tarrytown. Karen Fairborne. Metal jewelry
  • Warwick. Julie Hammet-Cone. Metal jewelry
  • Warwick. Jacques Hemsi. Metal jewelry
  • Warwick. Claudia Pflueger. Painted gourds
  • White Plains. Deborah Bohren. Photography
  • Yonkers. Jacqueline Johnson. Non-metal jewelry
  • Yonkers. Sam Spano. Mixed media plant holders

To see the full exhibitor list, click here.

Fifteen food concessions and thirty food-product merchants will also participate in the twenty-eighth staging of this event. New to the show—A Taco Pacifico truck. Food-related vendors include Bella's Home-Baked Goods, Betty Jane's Sweet Delights, Dutch Desserts, Everything About Crepes, Heittmann's Nuts, Island Cow Ice Cream, Udder Ideas Fudge and Warwick Valley Winery.

The show is managed by Artrider Productions, formed in 1983 to run crafts shows at Lyndhurst and elsewhere by Stacey Jarit and her husband and co-director Jeff Sobel, formerly a town planner for the Village of Tarrytown. Laura Kandel is the assistant director. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is the show sponsor.

Festivities begin each day at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission costs are—$10 per adult, $9 for seniors and $4 for children 6 to 16. Weekend passes cost an additional $3.

For a $1 per person discount coupon, click here.

Parking is free on site on each day or at adjacent Kraft Foods (Saturday and Sunday parking only) located on Broadway just north of Lyndhurst, and at other nearby parking areas on Route 119 with frequent free shuttle-bus service.

A similar spring-time show is held annually at Lyndhurst. The next one will take place May 3-5, 2013.

Artrider Productions, P.O. Box 28, Woodstock, New York 12498, 845-331-7900.

Lyndhurst, 635 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. 914 631-4481. www.lyndhurst.org.


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