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.
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 glass and metal blue bird for my front yard.
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. NYS LegislatorSTEVE 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.
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 theNew 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.
Feature Photo: S. Merrick, NY, USA. Woman runs uphill late afternoon at Norman J Levy Park & Preserve, Long Island.
To celebrate this month: Women’s History Month – and today: International Women’s Day, here are a few of the memorable women, including my daughters Sue and Laurie, I’ve photographed over the past dozen years. Click each photo to see larger image:
New Paltz, New York, October 16, 2019. Childhood friends JUDY KENNEDY, who’s a singer and ukulele player, and the photographer visit historic Mohonk Mountain House. Trip was a birthday gift. [click image to see color version]
1911 – International Women’s Day is first celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, on March 19th.
1913 – Russian women observe the first International Women’s Day on February 23, which is then changed to March 8th. In 1914, women across Europe – including in London, UK – hold rallies expressing women’s solidarity.
1975 – The United Nations starts celebrating International Women’s Day.
2001 – site launches to re-energize movement and to provide guidance and resources, and adopts an annual campaign theme.
Women’s History Month 2021: “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced”