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Bocce Ball Thursday’s at Sal Builione Court in Suffern

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SUFFERN, NY – Every Thursday people from Ramapo and the surrounding areas gather at the Sal Builione Bocce Court located at Bon-Aire Park in the Village of Suffern. The loyal group of players will play multiple games of bocce ball, and enjoy many laughs. The court is named after Village of Airmont resident Salvatore Builione, who passed away in February of 2006 at 94.

In 1941 Mr. Builione served with the 69th Regiment, New York State Guards and was stationed at Camp Smith. He was President of the Airmont Seniors for 14 years, President of the Ramapo Council of Seniors for three years, Board of Ramapo Consumers Protection for eight years, and The Ramapo Housing Authority for twenty three years.

Builione was also a proud member of the Sons of Italy, the Vincent Linguanti Lodge #2212 and was honored by the Italian Twinning Committee, of which he was a member. He served as a Special Deputy Sheriff of Rockland County for eighteen years. In 1995 he was nominated Rockland County Senior Citizen of the Year.

Before the season starts, the leaders of the club meet with Town of Ramapo Parks and Recreation officials who are very supportive. The Bocce Court Club is primarily responsible for purchasing of the equipment, the Town is very proactive about the up-keep, according to multiple members.

The park is located at :

Campbell Ave. and Bon-Aire Circle, Suffern, NY
Directions: Route 59 to Campbell Ave. and right onto Bon Air Circle and right onto Bon Air West

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Congers Halloween Spooktacular Set for October 30th and 31st

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Congers Halloween Spooktacular 🎃 Set for October 30th and 31st.

This year they will be hosting two nights from:

Sat 30th / 5pm – 10pm
Sun 31st / 4pm – 930pm (Main event)

Located at 99 Highway Ave, Congers.

“Sat might not have all the scary monsters in the yard as we always have last minute things to setup. So you’ll prob seeing us walking around fixing things. If you want the full scare factor we suggest you come Sunday.

We recommend younger kids come during day light hours if they don’t want to see the ghouls and scary creatures. They tend not to come out during the day!”

Entry Fee: Bring canned food or non perishable food donations, which will get donated back to a local charity in need of it.

We highly recommend grabbing a friend or two, grab some canned good and enjoy the Congers Halloween Spooktacular! 👻 🧟

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7th Annual Nanuet Street Fair Scheduled for October 17th

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The Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce will host its Seventh Annual Nanuet Street Fair on Sunday, October 17th from 10am – 5pm on Main Street. The event has quickly become one of the most popular in Rockland County and attracted more than 15,000 people in previous years.

Parking and admission are free. This year’s Fair will feature nearly 200 vendors, a Kidz Zone, car/jeep show, musical entertainment all day long, and more. Musical performances will include FDR Drive Band, Country Fresh, and Georgia 5.

The day will start with free coffee at 10am. Everyone who shows up by 11:15am to the coffee area will receive a ticket for the special “Small Town, Big Heart” raffle and 20 people will win a $10 gift certificate to spend during the Fair at any vendor.

The Kidz Zone will include rides, crafts, local dancers, singers, karate demonstrations along with musical performances, and a live reptile show. Children can have an all-access pass for rides and bounce houses for $15 for the day or purchase tickets individually for $5.00 each.

The Nanuet Street Fair will also feature local bands on the main stage at Church Street, plenty of unique food purveyors, wine, beer, and dessert options. Nearly 200 vendors will be onsite selling clothing and jewelry, artwork, quality handmade crafts, along with many local businesses showcasing goods and services.

The car/jeep show will take place in front of the old firehouse on Prospect Street. People interested in showing their car can sign up that morning for $10 entry fee. First, second, and third place trophies will be given in both the car and jeep categories.

“It was a tough year and half for many residents and businesses, so we are thrilled to be able to bring back our Fair this year. We only host one Street Fair a year, so we want to make sure it’s memorable,” stated Jerry Tuchband, President of the Nanuet Chamber.

This year the Fair’s Premier Event Sponsor is the Tourism Board of Rockland County. Gold sponsors are Dynamic Productions, Luxury Kitchen & Bath, and RocklandParent.com. Silver Sponsors include Active International, GMG Public Relations, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet, Nanuet Restaurant, Town of Clarkstown, and WestRock Pool & Spa. Bronze Sponsors include Bach to Rock, Kumon of Nanuet, Orange & Rockland, Prestige Realty Group, Rockland Bakery, and Wallauer Paint & Design.

“We are the only Street Fair in the tri-state where you can pick up a free goody bag when you arrive. The bag itself is a gift but inside are goodies and coupons from local vendors around Nanuet,” stated Susan Farese, Fair organizer for the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce. The bags are distributed to the first 500 families who stop by the Nanuet Chamber booth at Market Street.

You can check out our photos from 2019  HERE.

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