Grab a Friend and Get Thee to the Bazaar!
If you are a reader of this blog, I am guessing you like your community and share an interest in the neighborliness we all are privileged to have up here in Bloomingdale. As an 18-year member of the block association and a huge fan of everything it does, I would be bereft to see this annual rite of passage dissolve into memory.
The community event formerly known as the yard sale and now festively as the Spring Bazaar is an all-out, hands-on, from-the-heart, laborsome, behind-the-scenes effort that surprisingly few people make happen for the delight of all. But YOU, dear neighbors, pedestrians, passersby and bargain hunters, make it happen.
Come in large number! Come in a swath of age groups! Come with a bounce in your step, a buck in your pocket and a gleam in your eye for that trinket and a hope in your heart of winning the raffle. Come because neighbors are our fabric. Because New York is still a tremendous place to live. Because place matters. And because, let's face it, you are going to find the bargain of your life and wash it down with a homemade chocolate chip cookie and cup o' joe. And you are going to leave loving life and thinking, by golly, there actually is something real left in this city of uber-commerce.
Let's make it a Bloomingdale Bash. See you in the streets tomorrow from 10 am to 5 pm -- come sun or soak! (And keep an eye on our homepage in case Mother Nature has other plans for our day).