Manorhaven Street Fair returns this Saturday

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The Manorhaven Street Fair returns to Manorhaven Boulevard on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The fair, organized by the Village of Manorhaven, is a longtime tradition in the village that was resurrected by Manorhaven Mayor James Avena when he was elected in 2012, according to Manorhaven Village Clerk Sharon Abramski. 

Spanning Dunwood Road to Furwood Road on Manorhaven Boulevard, the fair will be packed on both sides of the street with food trucks and merchants, Abramski said.

An array of cuisines will be featured from Mexican and Greek foods to Italian and American.  Specifically, 1958 On the Road will serve classic American cuisine as well as gyros, an Italian meat vendor Bambino’s is expected, Yummy Gyro, Ayhan’s Shish Kebab, calzones from Coney Island Joe and Ray’s Pretzels, which Abramski described as “everyone’s favorite,” will also be big draws.

There will also be an assortment of merchandise for patrons to peruse such as clothing, jewelry, artisan goods, toys and herbal remedies, among a variety of other goods. 

Anabel the Clown, who is sponsored by Ressa Real Estate, will be in attendance to entertain the children with magic and games, and Karima will offer free face-painting, courtesy of Lamotta Restaurant. 

Tunes will be provided by DJ Tommy G and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. 

Abramski said about 300 people attended last year’s street fair. She said it is fun for people to come from Manorhaven Pool and grab a bite to eat. 

Since 2013, Abramski has spearheaded the event’s organization with the help of village staff and Department of Public Works employees who “make it all possible,” she said. 

“I am really looking forward to another fun community event with residents of Manorhaven and other surrounding communities,” she said. 

Avena said he looks forward to enjoying the day with the residents and participating in the variety of activities available throughout the day. 

The next event in Manorhaven will be the village’s Sept. 11 memorial, which will be hosted at Village Hall beginning at 9:30 a.m., Abramski said.

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