Prepare For The Fair

Happy spring to everyone! The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce is busy putting the final touches on the kickoff to the upcoming season, the East Hampton Spring Street Fair, on May 11. We want to thank the mayor and East Hampton Village Trustees for being the village that says “yes” to having events such as the Spring Street Fair, the Summer Fair, the Artists and Writers Game, the Fall Festival, the Santa Parade, and so much more. We live in a very special community and appreciate all its support.

There will be dancing in the streets all day with live music including the Tom and Lisa Band, playing bluegrass; the Potter-Tekulsky Band, playing Americana; the Penny Lane Beatles tribute band; and the explosive Lynn Blue Band, with special guests.

This year’s fair will have some new and exciting things for families. The East Hampton Airport Association will bring a full-size flight simulator for all to experience the magic of flying. Petit Blue in East Hampton will sponsor a Make A Mother’s Day Card station; cards will include seeds to plant. The YMCA KidZone will feature a bounce castle and a climbing wall.

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons will be there with its van, as will the Gimme Shelter Pet Rescue Foundation. The Art Nanny will offer free art projects for all kids, and the Children’s Museum of the East End will present hands-on science projects. The East Hampton Library will have a Reading Tent for children to learn about the magic of reading and more about our very special library.

Speaking of books, we are excited to announce our newest member, Bedside Reading, will be presenting an Author’s Signing Tent, in front of the Eileen Fisher store, featuring such noted authors as Genie Chipps Henderson (“A Day Like Any Other”), Keele Burgin (“Wholly Unraveled”), Lee Matthew Goldberg (“The Desire Card”), Dee Delaney (“The Truth: Is the Art of Being”), Mel Greenburg (“Running with Our Eyes Closed”), Susan Silver (“Hot Pants in Hollywood”), and Saryon Michael White (“Roya Sands and the Bridge Between Worlds”).

Children’s author, Ruth Ann Warren, will do a special reading from “Blossom and Grow” at 2 PM, featuring a live pink pony and free gifts to the first 50 children.

Come hungry! The food this year will include fresh lobster rolls from Stuart’s Seafood, New York handmade pretzels, wood-fired pizza, tacos, pulled pork sliders, burgers, cheesesteaks, barbecue shrimp skewers, chili, amazing wontons, homemade ice cream from John’s Drive In, local pickles, and, of course, homemade chocolate for mom!

For more information, contact the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce at 631-324-0362 or email the address above.

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