Merrick, New York, U.S. October 24, 2021. Merrick Fall Festival, presented by Merrick Chamber of Commerce, has family fun, including carnival rides and food.

One of a kind Merrick Fall Festival

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
October 28, 2021

Though this year’s Merrick Fall Festival sponsored by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce was scaled down, there were bands, booths and fun food to enjoy. And children could, and did, spend hours on the rides if they were lucky enough to have an all day pass.

Guitarist in band at north end:

““Merrick,

Merrick, NY, USA. Oct. 24, 2021. Guitarist performs in band outdoors at the Merrick Fall Festival, sponsored by Merrick Chamber of Commerce. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Scott Brinton:

““Merrick,

Merrick, NY, U.S. Oct. 24, 2021. SCOTT BRINTON, executive editor of Herald Community Newspapers, helps at the LI Herald booth during the Merrick Fall Festival. Also, Brinton is a special assistant professor in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communications at Hofstra University. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

SPIRIT SKY DRUM:

““Merrick,

Merrick, NY, U.S. Oct. 24, 2021. SPIRIT SKY DRUM musician performs at her booth at the Merrick Fall Festival. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Ryan Cronin:

““Merrick,

Merrick, NY, U.S. Oct. 24, 2021. RYAN CRONIN, Democratic challenger for Nassau County Comptroller, meets visitors at the Merrick Fall Festival. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

One of a Kind:

““Merrick,

Merrick, NY, U.S. Oct. 24, 2021. Chalk markings indicate location of the “One of a Kind” booth at the Merrick Fall Festival. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Merrick Chamber of Commerce booth, & stage:

““Merrick,

Merrick, NY, U.S. Oct. 24, 2021. The Merrick Chamber of Commerce booth is next to a band performing on a portable stage during the Merrick Fall Festival. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)


FEATURE PHOTO (at top of post): Merrick, NY, U.S. Oct. 24, 2021. The Merrick Fall Festival, sponsored by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce, has family fun, including carnival rides and food.


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Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 25, 2021. L-R, NYS Senator JOHN BROOKS and visitor BOB STUHMER, wearing a face mask because of COVID-19, chat at the senator's booth the 34th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival.

Twice Around the Bellmore Family Street Festival

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
October 2, 2021

VIDEO  Click bottom right corner for Full Screen – Bellmore Family Street Festival, Sept. 25, 2021:

The first Saturday in autumn, August 25th, Bob and I visited the 34th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival. The food, the smells, the crafts… were tantalizing, and the people were the highlight of the afternoon.

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 25, 2021. Nassau County Executive LAURA CURRAN visits the 34th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival.

Bellmore, NY, U.S. Sept. 25, 2021. Nassau County Executive LAURA CURRAN visits the 34th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival. (© 2021 Ann Parry, annparry.com)

As we walked to the carnival rides at the opposite end of the festival, I ate grilled corn on the cob, chatted at various political booths, and browsed at countless crafts booths, including one where I bought a solar powered blue bird for my front garden. 

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 25, 2021. At center, JASON ABELOVE, the Democratic candidate for Town of Hempstead Supervisor, visits the South Shore Women's Caucus booth at the 34th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival.

Bellmore, NY, U.S. Sept. 25, 2021. At center, JASON ABELOVE, the Democratic candidate for Town of Hempstead Supervisor, visits the South Shore Women’s Caucus booth at the 34th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival.

We were about to leave when we ran into my daughter Sue’s family, so the five of us headed off together towards the carnival rides and ices.

Bellmore, NY, U.S. Sept. 25, 2021. New York State Legislator STEVE RHOADS (R-19th District) speaks with a visitor at the 34th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival.

Bellmore, NY, U.S. Sept. 25, 2021. NYS Legislator STEVE RHOADS (R-19th District) speaks with a visitor at the 34th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival.

After the bonus hour or so of family fun at the festival, Bob and I decided, once again, to leave.

““Merrick,

Bellmore, New York, U.S. September 25, 2021. New York State Legislator TOM MCKEVITT (R-13th District) visits the 34th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival. (© 2021 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Just before we turned off Bedford Ave to head to the car, DAN YNGSTROM — wearing his bright pink Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores VOLUNTEER shirt (as seen early in above video) — said a cheery hi.   

Bellmore, N.Y., U.S. Sept. 25, 2021. Musician at the New York Musician's Center (NYMC, 701 Bedford Ave) sings, while accompanying himself on electric guitar, during the 34th Annual Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival.

Bellmore, N.Y., U.S. Sept. 25, 2021. Musician at the New York Musician’s Center (NYMC, 701 Bedford Ave) sings, while accompanying himself on electric guitar, during the 34th Annual Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival.


FEATURE PHOTO (at top of post):  Bellmore, NY, U.S. Sept. 25, 2021. L-R, NYS Senator JOHN BROOKS and visitor BOB STUHMER, wearing a face mask because of COVID-19, chat at the senator’s booth at the 34th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival.


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