Babylon Village’s Spring Fling Art & Music Festival is quickly approaching.
The annual event, which is sponsored by the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce, will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.
Street closures begin at 10 a.m.
Deer Park Avenue from Park Avenue to Montauk Highway will be blocked off for the street fair.
There, in front of the Conklin House, the chamber will be hosting a car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Each entree [into the car show] will get a free t-shirt with the chance to win trophies,” said chamber president, Kelly Peckholdt. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.)
The prizes include an audience choice award, best pre-1980, and best post-1980.
The roads will also be closed to the north of Montauk Highway to the Babylon Carriage House on Fire Island Avenue. The chamber is moving its yearly sidewalk chalk contest to this area— typically its been held on James Street.
Throughout the festival, there will be 40-plus, all carefully selected.
“We strategically pick vendors to ensure that the products they are selling are handmade and that they don’t conflict with participating businesses in the village,” said Peckholdt.
In addition to buying food and merchandise, there will be plenty of live music and entertainment during the day. There will be three areas designated for music, along with Long Island ReSound Handbell Ensemble playing south of Main Street.
For more entertainment, beginning at 3 p.m. in front of Positions Dance Studio, there will be dancing from performers at the dance school, as well as by a Spanish folklore group from NoaMar Markets, along with the Hibernian Hall Irish Step dancers.
Check back at GreaterBabylon for photos from the event.
Top: Scene from last year’s Spring Fling Art & Music Festival (file photo.)