Sunday’s weather switched from cloudy to sunny and from rain
showers to high humidity but it had little impact on the hundreds of people who
attended the New City Street Fair.
The crowd grew steadily larger in the early afternoon and people strolled along South Main Street between Congers Road and Second Street stopping at booths with jewelry, ceramics, tie dye merchandise, books, memorabilia, pocketbooks and a wide assortment of other items. Youngsters enjoyed creating sand art masterpieces, getting tattoos and going on rides. Food vendors selling Gyros and Thai and Italian specialties and other treats were lined up next to booths staffed by health practitioners, non profit organizations and politicians seeking votes in the September 10th primary and November 5th general election.
Gillian Ballard, vice president of the New City Chamber of Commerce, which organized the semi annual street fair, said despite the iffy forecast most of the more than 100 registered vendors showed up. She was pleased the weather was not discouraging people.
A stilt walker and the mascot from the Clarkstown North High School Rams Football Team mingled with pedestrians some of who brought their dogs.