Despite heat, Myrtle Ave street fest draws crowd


Despite the heat, hundreds packed the streets for the annual Myrtle Avenue street fair last Sunday. The annual event brought residents from Ridgewood and Glendale out of their homes, an onto the central business district for an afternoon of family fun.

The fair featured tables from local vendors, as well as informational booths from businesses in the area. While most of the action was on street, the businesses behind were also open and especially the restaurants were packed with customers, enjoying the increased foot presence on the avenue.

In addition to vendors, there was also classic fair food, thrilling rides for the youngsters to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Down at the Fresh Pond Road portion of the fair, the East Coast Car Association set up some of their classic cars on display to benefit Toys for Tots. There was no charge for the spectators, but money is raised through an entrance fee and 50/50 raffle.

This year, all proceeds from their shows go to benefit St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.

The festival was presented by the Glendale Kiwanis Club and organized by Meteor Festivals, who present street festivals across New York City.

See more photos from the celebration below:

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Myrtle Avenue street fair this weekend

The Ridgewood Local Development corporation is hosting their annual spring street festival this Saturday, April 17.

This year’s event features over 200 merchandise and vendors, international food and entertainment as well as vintage buses that fairgoers can tour.

Starting at noon and running until 6 p.m., on Myrtle Avenue between Wyckoff Avenue and Forest Avenue, the fair highlights the Myrtle Avenue Business District. See the flier below for more information: