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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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North Merrick, New York, USA. December 19, 2020. North Merrick Fire Department has its annual Santa Claus ride in red sleigh pulled by NMFD fire truck that goes through the streets of North Merrick community. (© 2020 Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

North Merrick Fire Department Santa + Holiday Walk

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
December 31, 2020

Outdoor Holiday Fun

The North Merrick Fire Department escorted Santa in his sleigh throughout our community the night of December 19. It’s a tradition our family looks forward to each year, and the snow lined streets made it particularly festive.

After Santa and his firefighter helpers visited our street, I drove across town to the Community Holiday Tree and Lumiere Walk.

“North Merrick, NY, U.S. Dec. 19, 2020. L-R, JOSH MACK, JESSICA MACK, and daughter CALLEIGH MACK, 10, are posing at their Candy Cane Lane candy stand in front of their home during Community Holiday Tree Walk. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

North Merrick, NY, U.S. Dec. 19, 2020. L-R, JOSH MACK, JESSICA MACK, and daughter CALLEIGH MACK, 10, are posing at their Candy Cane Lane candy stand in front of their home during Community Holiday Tree Walk. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Twenty-nine North Merrick homes had their front yards decorated, each in a different theme, for the Community Holiday Tree and Lumiere Walk the night of December 19, 2020.

Two of the many themes my family enjoyed were:  “A Very Murray Christmas” starring a festive photo of actor Bill Murray, and “Candy Cane Lane” featuring a candy cane stand and metal pit fire.

“North Merrick, NY, U.S. Dec. 19, 2020. At center, L-R, JESSICA MACK and JOSH MACK stand with 2 neighbors around fire pit during Community Holiday Tree Walk. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

North Merrick, NY, U.S. Dec. 19, 2020. At center, L-R, JESSICA MACK and JOSH MACK stand with 2 neighbors around fire pit during Community Holiday Tree Walk. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

What a creative and fun way to celebrate the holiday season while also staying outside and observing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic!


FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: North Merrick, NY, USA. December 19, 2020. North Merrick Fire Department has its annual Santa Claus ride in red sleigh pulled by NMFD fire truck going throughout the community. (© 2020 Ann Parry, ann-parry.com).


North Merrick Fire Department:  northmerrickfd.org

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