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West Hempstead Street Fair Showcases Community, Businesses [Photos]

Photos of West Hempstead's 2012 fall street fair.

The annual West Hempstead Street Fair showcased the very best of the community Sunday as families, local businesses and volunteer groups came out in droves to enjoy food, fun and perfect fall weather.
The fair featured a diverse selection of food trucks and vendors selling everything from pocketbooks and pillows, soaps and scarves, to toys and dish towels. Families enjoyed a magic show, free Zumba classes, live music, a petting zoo, inflatables, and a train ride. The New York Equestrian Center also provided pony rides.
Several community groups had a presence at the fair including the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, West Hempstead Lions, American Legion Cathedral Post, the West Hempstead and Lakeview Volunteer Fire Departments, the West Hempstead Chiefs Soccer, West Hempstead Broncos Football, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, and the West Hempstead PTA, PTSA and SEPTA. The West Hempstead Community Support Association created a special display, revealing a rendering of the 9/11 Memorial that will soon open in the park.
For the first time this year, the fair was moved from its original location on Nassau Boulevard to Hempstead Avenue, stretching from Giordano's Garden Shoppe to Fischetti Garden Center. The location change was no doubt a boon to businesses located on the stretch including Riesterer's Bakery, the Community Cafe, and  7-Eleven.
This year's fair sponsors included Long Island Judaica, Capital One Bank, Giordano Garden Services, Lady of America, Hot Stop Cruises, Popkin-Brogna Jujitsu Center, Community Cafe, Becky's Delicatessen, 7-Eleven, Rosenblatt, Levittan, Vulpis, Goetz & Co. and Edward Jones of West Hempstead.
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Manny Martinez October 19, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I am sooo glad that the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce decided to try "something different" and move the street fair to Hempstead Ave. as a means to support the businesses. It was great to see all the owners of the local businesses, residents, vendors and organizations together. That along with a beautiful fall day made it a very memorable day. Much thanks to Hilda Manuella for running point on the fair! You go girl!!! I think we should do it all again in spring....Hilda??? Hilda????

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