Fireman’s Fair Kicks Off Tonight

GREENLAWN, New York, August 28

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

The longest running Fireman’s Fair in New York is kicking off in Greenlawn tonight.

Kids play a game in hopes of winning a goldfish at the 2011 Greenlawn Fireman’s Fair. (Photo by Greenlawn Fire Department)
Kids play a game in hopes of winning a goldfish at the 2011 Greenlawn Fireman’s Fair. (Photo by Greenlawn Fire Department)

The Greenlawn Fireman’s Fair, run by the Greenlawn Fire Department, will begin with a parade on Broadway at 7 p.m. The annual parade will end at the fairgrounds on Fenwick Street.

“Our fair has become an end of summer tradition for generations of local families,” Chairman Lee Joseph writes on the Greenlawn Fire Department website.

After the parade, the fairgrounds will remain open until 11 p.m. and will offer guests attractions like food, drinks, snow cones, ice cream, skill games, “Big Six” and “Nevada” booths and a giant slide – with DJ Smoke handling the tunes for the night.

As usual, the fair will offer a smorgasbord of prizes to guests who choose to donate $5. This year’s big prizes include: a 2014 Dodge Journey Crossover, large screen TV, snow blower and gas barbecue. Only entrants 18 years or older will be eligible to win the car.

“Our prizes are of the highest quality, from sides of beef to house wares and brand-name electronics, it’s the prizes that keeps [them] coming back,” Joseph said.

On Friday, the fairgrounds open once again at 7 p.m. and close at 11 p.m. Saturday will open the festivities up an hour earlier at 6 p.m. and two hours earlier on the last day, Monday, at 5 p.m. The fair will not be open on Sunday. Rain dates are scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday Sept. 6.

Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander (Thursday, August 28, 2014;  A17)

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