The Season Begins
By Caitlin Hawke
Two days of nearly 60 degrees has my thoughts turning to spring! Perhaps too much, too soon? But a little harbinger of fair weather to come was welcome.
Of course, with fair weather comes the dreaded/beloved street fair.
I love a street fair that isn't "canned" -- one that has originality. There's nothing that beats our local Block Associations' Spring Bazaar or W. 104th Street Yard Sale. Those are real to the core. And we feature those on the home page of the site and on this blog -- so you cannot miss them.
Now, take a look at the bespoke creation that delighted the kid below who was overheard to order "a brown-haired princess in a pink gown." Not blond, not purple. This kid was asking for her ownself as a balloon avatar. And she got it. In three minutes flat.
It gives me hope there is a little hidden joy for everyone at these ubiquitous fairs.
Whether you like 'em or not, they're here to stay. So check out the list below and plan accordingly!
Street Fair Schedule for CB7: 2017
4/23/17: Columbus Avenue, 66th to 72nd Street
4/30/17: Broadway, 96th to 106th Street
5/07/17: Broadway, 86th to 93rd Street
5/14/17: Broadway, 60th to 65th Street
5/21/17: Amsterdam Ave, 77th to 88th Street
5/28/17: Broadway, 72nd to 86th Street
6/4/17: Broadway, 65th to 72nd Street
6/10/17: Columbus Ave, 96th to 106th Street
6/11/17: Broadway, 73rd to 86th Street
8/13/17: Amsterdam Ave, 79th to 86th Street
9/17/17: Columbus Ave, 96th to 106th Street
10/15/17: Broadway, 96th to 106th Street
10/22/17: Broadway, 86th to 96th Street