Children’s rides, a variety of live entertainment, a bluegrass music festival, and 100-plus vendors — including restaurants, shops, and craftspeople — will transform Raymond Avenue in the Town of Poughkeepsie into the 14th annual Arlington Street Fair on Saturday, September 21, from 12:00 to 6:00pm, rain or shine. Admission to the fair is free and open to the public. The fair stretches on Raymond Avenue from Collegeview Avenue to the Eastbound Arterial Highway (Route 44/55). All monies raised will go to support local charities.
“The main purpose for this annual fair is to welcome new and current residents, merchants, students, and families to the Arlington neighborhood,” remarked Andrew Meade, Director of International Services at Vassar and special events chair for the Arlington Business Improvement District. “It is about revitalization, and it is also about having lots of fun!” The fair is co-sponsored by the Arlington Business Improvement District, Vassar College, Vassar Student Association, and Clear Channel Radio of the Hudson Valley.
Children’s activities located by the Arthur S. May School on Raymond Avenue will include carnival and inflatable rides, a fingerprinting unit from the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, and pony rides. The 100 plus vendors lining Raymond Avenue will offer selections from local shops, crafts, and restaurants, including a variety of ethnic cuisines. The Arlington Fire Department’s Smoke House and a First Aid station will be located at the intersection of Raymond and LaGrange avenues.
The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association will once again host a music festival throughout the fair, in the Garden Arts Space off Raymond Avenue between Collegeview and LaGrange avenues. The Vassar student “Barefoot Monkeys” circus arts group will also perform at the fair, as will a variety of people representing the Arlington School District
Parking for the Arlington Street Fair will be available at the Davis Avenue parking lot and the Prime Financial lot on Raymond Avenue, as well as on neighboring streets.For further information contact Andrew Meade at (845) 437-5831 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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