It’s That Time of Year Again… Covert Ave Street Festival This Saturday

There’s a street fair coming to town. Well, not to Garden City per se… but close enough! The Covert Ave 20th Annual Street Fair is on Saturday from 11am-6pm. Inside Garden City was happy to speak with the Covert Ave Chamber of Commerce President and owner of Capo Ristorante, Mr. Paul Capoziello, and we got the inside scoop.

As always, this year’s fair promises a lot of activities for all ages and interests and a big turnout is expected. According to Mr. Capoziello, the street fair will include lots of family fun- live musical acts and dancing, vendors, raffles, rides, games, a petting zoo, pony rides and the Covert Ave Express- a kids train that will be running up and down Covert Ave. And of course, there will be fantastic food and drinks (my favorite part). 

On an average day, most of us know you don’t have to go much further than Covert Ave to find a good cannoli or fresh seafood. So don’t be surprised at what you will find there to feast on this Saturday. Capo Ristorante will have a stand outside their establishment where they’ll be serving barbecue pulled pork, baked mac ‘n cheese, Spanish roast pork with rice and beans as well as some good ‘ol chicken strips and fries. Talk about delish comfort food! Try some of their sangria while you’re there. That’s on Saturday’s menu too! Hey- bathing suit season is over, isn’t it?

Pellegrini Prime Meats will also have a similar set-up, as well as Manor Fruit Shack and V.I.Pizza. Personally, I believe calories don’t count at street fairs.

Mr. Capoziello also shared his secrets for best places to park for the event: “Best parking is on the side streets in Floral Park and Stewart Manor or on the southwest side of the New Hyde Park train station.” When I asked him to describe the tasks involved in the planning of the street fair, he said it was way too long to list but he did ensure that this year’s event would be a fun-filled day out with family and neighbors. Sounds good to me. Will you be going?

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