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Getting Acquainted at 16th Annual Street Fair

Vendors and local merchants bring the community together.

Through the 's on Saturday, many people from the community became familiar with local businesses and organizations.

Dozens of food vendors, local merchants and non-profit organizations lined Jericho Turnpike from New Hyde Park Road to Covert Avenue to showcase themselves to the community. 

has been coming to the street fair for about 14 years, where they sell all sorts of plants and garden decorations. Milena Basso of Milena's Garden Center explains that the fair is a great occasion to promote the local nursery.

"The street fair opens up new customers to our store," said Basso, adding, "people enjoy tax-free purchases here as well." 

Colette Coyne of sets up a booth at the fair every year to raise awareness about skin cancer in honor of her daugher's life. 

"Melanoma is a disease that many people don't know about," Coyne said. "This is an opportunity to urge folks, young and old, to protect themselves."

With unique booths that feature things such as fried oreos, feather hair extensions and hand-made goods, the fair had offerings for just about everyone.

New Hyde Park resident Anthony Imbriano said he looks forward to the fair every year.

"It's nice to get together with neighbors, family, and friends who I haven't seen in a while," Imbriano said.

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