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7th Annual Nanuet Street Fair Scheduled for October 17th

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The Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce will host its Seventh Annual Nanuet Street Fair on Sunday, October 17th from 10am – 5pm on Main Street. The event has quickly become one of the most popular in Rockland County and attracted more than 15,000 people in previous years.

Parking and admission are free. This year’s Fair will feature nearly 200 vendors, a Kidz Zone, car/jeep show, musical entertainment all day long, and more. Musical performances will include FDR Drive Band, Country Fresh, and Georgia 5.

The day will start with free coffee at 10am. Everyone who shows up by 11:15am to the coffee area will receive a ticket for the special “Small Town, Big Heart” raffle and 20 people will win a $10 gift certificate to spend during the Fair at any vendor.

The Kidz Zone will include rides, crafts, local dancers, singers, karate demonstrations along with musical performances, and a live reptile show. Children can have an all-access pass for rides and bounce houses for $15 for the day or purchase tickets individually for $5.00 each.

The Nanuet Street Fair will also feature local bands on the main stage at Church Street, plenty of unique food purveyors, wine, beer, and dessert options. Nearly 200 vendors will be onsite selling clothing and jewelry, artwork, quality handmade crafts, along with many local businesses showcasing goods and services.

The car/jeep show will take place in front of the old firehouse on Prospect Street. People interested in showing their car can sign up that morning for $10 entry fee. First, second, and third place trophies will be given in both the car and jeep categories.

“It was a tough year and half for many residents and businesses, so we are thrilled to be able to bring back our Fair this year. We only host one Street Fair a year, so we want to make sure it’s memorable,” stated Jerry Tuchband, President of the Nanuet Chamber.

This year the Fair’s Premier Event Sponsor is the Tourism Board of Rockland County. Gold sponsors are Dynamic Productions, Luxury Kitchen & Bath, and RocklandParent.com. Silver Sponsors include Active International, GMG Public Relations, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet, Nanuet Restaurant, Town of Clarkstown, and WestRock Pool & Spa. Bronze Sponsors include Bach to Rock, Kumon of Nanuet, Orange & Rockland, Prestige Realty Group, Rockland Bakery, and Wallauer Paint & Design.

“We are the only Street Fair in the tri-state where you can pick up a free goody bag when you arrive. The bag itself is a gift but inside are goodies and coupons from local vendors around Nanuet,” stated Susan Farese, Fair organizer for the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce. The bags are distributed to the first 500 families who stop by the Nanuet Chamber booth at Market Street.

You can check out our photos from 2019  HERE.

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Rockland Community College’s Hospitality And Culinary Arts Center introduced “Delightful Dough” To The Food Enthusiast

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Rockland Community College’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center introduced the 2024 Food Enthusiast Program, a series of cooking lessons available to food lovers throughout the county. The popular program was recognized as the “Best Cooking Class” in Hudson Valley Magazine’s 2022 Best of Hudson Valley competition, while Chef’s Pencil, an international food magazine, ranked RCC’s Culinary Arts program sixth in their top ten programs in New York.

As a participant of the “Delightful Dough” class upon arrival they had a nice spread of cheese, crackers, veggies and finger sandwiches for the participants to enjoy. As for the baking everything was pre measured and ready to prepare for baking. All we had to do was mix the items and follow “Chef Catie’s” instructions. In our class we made carrot cake scones with cream cheese frosting and strawberry shortcake biscuits. You are able to bring home what you make. I highly recommend this program. By the way you can BYOB 🙂

 

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“A Special Fair Helping Special Needs” By County Executive Ed Day

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Without question parenting often times is a thankless role. There is so much you’re doing for the good of your family day in and day out that nobody sees and, at times, is almost expected. It’s a lifelong responsibility with no manual, no training, and no compensation other than the joy of seeing your children learn and grow. There is no doubt the hardships and challenges that come with the charge are far greater for parents raising a child with special needs. This is exactly why back in 2019 I restored the county’s Office for People with Disabilities (OPWD).

The charge of the OPWD is to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities and ensure they have access to all the rights and responsibilities they desire to exercise. The OPWD is an informational resource for people with disabilities by connecting families with available services, including an upcoming event I’m proud to highlight called the Rockland Resource and Transition Fair.

This annual fair offers support to students with special needs who are transitioning out of high school and into the world of work or other educational opportunities. As students leave high school, they experience a very big change. All during their school years they receive a variety of individualized services adjusted according to their needs. However, when they exit high school, they no longer receive those services automatically. They must know what to ask for and how to do so, which can be daunting for families and students who still need those services.

This transition fair was created to bridge that gap and make the transition a little easier for families. Multiple community-based agencies along with some colleges and other programs that service these young individuals will be at the fair showing multiple pathways available following high school, such as recreation, advocacy, education, and employment training. The highly interactive event, which includes presentations and break-out sessions, is scheduled for April 17th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Palisades Mall Community Rooms located on the 4th floor by the ice-skating rink.

In Rockland, we do not feel any parent should have to bear these challenges alone and encourage all families to attend this fair and take advantage of the help being offered to navigate these difficult decisions with comfort and confidence. We remind residents that our Office for People with Disabilities can be reached at 845-364-3980.

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