Sunday's premier Craft and Gift Fair at the Plainview Library will showcase an outstanding lineup of local talent.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce will host the first-ever community craft fair Sunday in the parking lot of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (rain or shine) Sunday.
In addition to multiple booths displaying expert craft and gift vendors, both local and from around Long Island, the talents of the Plainview area's talented young people will also be center stage. There will be food and childrens' games, as well.
Performances at the town's showmobile include music by Plainview JFK's renowned a cappela singing groups and members of the Drama Cadets. Also scheduled are a karate demonstrations by Busto’s Martial Arts and a unicycle performance by Just One Wheel.
Then, at 5 p.m. the residents can join in a community Y-JCC Zumba party, taught by certified instructor Amy Bernstein.
"The whole idea is for the Chamber to put something together for the community and to have a family fun day," said Bryan Trugman, the Chamber's 2nd Vice President and driving force behind the event.
"We want to promote the community," said Chamber President Gary Epstein. "This is a great way to do that."
Organizers are working with local police and fire department authorities to close off streets and provide free parking in the immediate area.
The craft fair will be professionally run by Nassau County Craft Shows, which has worked to book the exhibitors.
- 10 a.m: Craft and Gift Fair opens:
- 11 a.m.: Busto’s Martial Arts
- Noon: The Rolling Tones and the AcaFellas from Plainview JFK.
- 1 p.m. Drama Cadets, musical performances
- 2 p.m. Noteworthy, an all-female a cappella group from JFK.
- 3. p.m. Chock Full of Notes.
- 4. p.m. Just One Wheel—Unicycle demonstration showing various skills and different size wheels.
- 5. p.m. Community Zumba party.
- All day: Children's rides--inflatables.
- Free face-painting for donations of food to the Harry Chapin Food Bank (LI Cares)