Nyack’s 31st Annual SpringFest Street Fair Welcomes the Season ― Sunday, April 9th
Celebrating winter’s end with kettle corn, hand crafts, live music and fun for the whole family
Kids of all ages can join the circus for a day with Amazing Grace CIRCUS!
Sponsored by Nyack Boat Charter
Winter gives way to spring as Nyack prepares for the Nyack Chamber’s 31st annual SpringFest street fair, set for Sunday, April 9th in the heart of Nyack on Main Street and Broadway from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, rain or shine. Admission is free.
Families and fun-seekers shouldn’t miss this special event, featuring over 300 vendors offering something for everyone ― jewelry, art, photography, collectibles, antiques, quality handmade crafts, unique gifts and much more. Not to mention the great shops and restaurants that will be participating with special offers. The fair also features live entertainment, plus great food, outdoor dining and activities for the kids.
This year’s event is generously sponsored by the Nyack Boat Charter (NBC). Fair-goers can find out about exciting Hudson River sailing and speedboat adventures at NBC’s SpringFest booth.
Also of special interest, kids of all ages can join the circus for a day, taking in Amazing Grace CIRCUS! shows and trying out tightwire walking, silk climbing and juggling with help from the circus performers. The free shows are set for 1:00pm and 3:00pm in Memorial Park.* Popcorn, cotton candy and juggling equipment will be available for purchase to complete the circus experience.
Musical entertainment, organized by event manager Mark Mangan, begins at 11:00 am and continues until 5:00 pm.* Performing live on the Nyack Chamber Stage on Main and Cedar streets:
11:00am Jeff Rubin -- acoustic guitarist, formerly of Oingo Boingo
1:30pm Dead Meat -- Grateful Dead tribute band
4:00pm Richie Ranno’s All Stars – rock
While grown-ups groove to the music, the fair will offer plenty for the younger set, with kids’ games and bouncy houses in the Main Street parking lot.
Special offerings from local merchants, service providers and not-for-profits will add zest, as well as interesting opportunities for practical shoppers. Shoppers and foodies should look for Nyack Chamber member restaurants and merchants offering enticing “Here All Year” specials aimed at bringing visitors back to explore the many charms of this eclectic village.
“SpringFest is a great tradition in Nyack,” says Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber. “For over 30 years, this fair has marked the beginning of the warm season’s vibrant, outdoor cultural life in Nyack. The fair speaks volumes about our Village: Nyack is a great place to live, work, do business — and have fun.”
“We’re especially pleased to have Nyack Boat Charter as our sponsor this year,” adds Bill Batson, local artist and Marketing Manager for the Chamber. “The history and beauty of the Hudson River are deeply ingrained in the Nyack community. Nyack Boat Charter offers residents and visitors special opportunities to enjoy the river in style.”
ABOUT NYACK BOAT CHARTER (NBC)
NBC offers both public and private charters on its 54-foot luxury sailboat, Al Vento, for up to 12 passengers. Charters are available every afternoon and evening from May to October, with a quick and easy online booking system. People can sign up for a two-hour public charter, or reserve Al Vento for a private charter for a few hours, half day, full day, or an overnight sail.
A 25-foot jet boat is also available for charter offering a high-speed experience, including tubing.
All charters include a licensed captain, crew, and soft refreshments. Passengers can bring their own food and adult beverages, or choose from several catering options with NBC partners. For more information, go to nyackboatcharter.com, or call (845) 535-1675.
Booth information is available from Woodwill Corporation at 631-234-4183 or woodwill.com.
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CHAMBER GENERAL INFORMATION AND MEMBERSHIP
For more information about Chamber activities and/or about joining The Chamber, go to nyackchamber.org or contact the Chamber at 845-353-2221.
About the Nyack Chamber
The Nyack Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community for 60 years. Its mission is to foster trade and commerce in Nyack by promoting the interests of local enterprises and nurturing strong relationships with the government and residents of the village.
The Nyack Chamber runs many activities that benefit both business and residential communities ― including the SpringFest and SeptemberFest street fairs, the Halloween Parade, annual Holiday Lights tree- lighting event, Motorcycle Expo and Classic Car Night. The Chamber also runs the highly successful indoor and outdoor Farmers’ Markets throughout the year.
Upcoming events include opening day at the 20th annual outdoor Farmers’ Market on Thursday, April 6, the Chamber’s 60th anniversary Gala at 65 on Main also on April 6, and Earth Day on Saturday, April 22. For more information, please go to nyackchamber.org.