What a Great Day......
Sunday June 12th downtown Floral Park was filled to capacity. The Street Fair celebrating the end of the Belmont Stakes weekend and the beginning of summer in the Village was an over the top success.
Tulip Ave saw over 5,000 attendees who enjoyed great food, shopping, meeting local business people, and live entertainment spread over 3 stages. Verbena Ave was overrun with young families with their kids looking to get into the Send in the Clowns Rides. Plainfield Ave was decorated with NYRA’s Starting Gate and Shuttle alongside The Islip Horsemen's Association Mounted Drill Team, "The Spirit of Long Island"; who perform a synchronized ride to music on horseback.
Food was plentiful. Restaurants from Floral Park and other areas participated with a wide variety of food offerings. Thanks to Bayside Lemonade, Capo’s Ristoranti, Cork & Kerry, Floral Park Station Deli, Jack Duggan’s, Jameson’s, McCarthy’s, Mr. Softee, Pete’s Zeppolis, Pita Park, Poparazzi Kettle Corn, Poppy’s Place, Tulip Bake Shop, Tulip Sweet Shoppe, Village Pizza.
Other vendors included: One Sound Entertainment and DJ’s, The Body King Studio, Andron Real Estate, Author of “A Stirring in the North Fork”, Avon, Baubles, Bangles and Bags, Bright Horizons Nursery School, Cats Meow, Coach Realtors, Cushing Media Group, Dancin Queens Dance Studio, Farmers Insurance, GOAT, Jason Chen, Nationwide - Keats Agency, Keller Williams Real Estate, L.A. Ecuadorian Craft, Legacy Strength, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Men on The Move, Mikayla’s Creations, Modern Kitchen, Newsday, Newspapernmore, Novus Realty Group, Olive and Two Bells, Oragami Owl Custom Jewelry, Project Picture Days, Quantum Meditation Society, Rosanna Jewels, Salon 311, Sears Home Services, See.Inspire.Create, Sew Crazy for Pets, Sprint, Stat MD, The Donnelly Group, Tupperware, Witchy Poo and Butts n Such.
Our community service groups were out in full force: Avon 39:Walk to End Breast Cancer, Citizen’s Party, CARE (fighting the 3rd Track), Floral Park Bellerose Rotary Club, Floral Park Fire Department, Floral Park Historical Society, Floral Park Lion’s Club, Floral Park Public Library, Floral Park American Legion, Floral Park Titans, Hance Family Foundation, Islip Horsemen Association, Nassau County Firefighters Operation Wounded Warrior, NYRA, Our Lady of Victory School, Project Picture Days, Quantum Meditation Society, Triple Crown, Legends, Secretariat, US Army, US Marines and The Floral Park Chamber of Commerce.
Special thanks go out to the Street Fair Committee - Dana DeSimpliciis - FP Chamber Executive Administrator, Ron Keats- Keats Agency, Kimberly Crail - Long Island Home Solutions, Anne Groshan - Methodist Church, Mike Jacob - Carriage Trade Insurance, and Jennifer McKendry - Wags to Whiskers, which led the charge to make sure this was again a special day. Extra thanks to Stephen Wickes, One Sound NYC and the Body King Studio, who acted as the fearless leader of the Street Fair Committee for the 2nd time- thank you Stephen!
John Beyer, President of Men On The Move Moving & Self-Storage, has been a proud member of the Floral Park business community for over 20 years. He enjoys helping the local community in providing jobs, and sponsoring local events throughout the year. John is also very involved in the autism community, and helps raise awareness and funding for organizations such as Autism Speaks and Spectrum Designs. Through his business and philanthropic motivation, John continues to be a committed force for business development and social good.
The Floral Park Chamber proudly announces that in partnership with the Village of Floral Park, that the Chamber of Commerce has also provided the flowers and mulch for the 31 trees lining the median on Jericho Turnpike. This new addition, along with the hanging baskets and banners already provided by the chamber, have certainly made the appearance of Jericho Turnpike improve greatly.
This is just one small example of teamwork between the Village and the business community. Thanks to all who made this possible.
Michael Jakob, President
Floral Park Chamber of Commerce
The scholarship committee of the Floral Park Chamber of Commerce chose Matthew Sawicki as recipient of the 2016 Floral Park Chamber Of Commerce High School Scholarship Award. Matthew wrote a well thought out essay about using social media to promote a marketing campaign for a local business.
He wrote of the importance of social media in separating one business from its competitors, and how to best use social media for brand awareness and cause marketing. The board of Floral Park Chamber Of Commerce would like to congratulate Matthew and wish him well as he attends the University of Rhode Island, majoring in Accounting/Finance.