The Douglaston Arts Festival will return to 235th Street in October after having been cancelled last fall, the event's organizer said.
The festival, which was postponed in 2012 at the last minute, will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 on both sides of Douglaston’s Long Island Rail Road station along 235th Street.
“People missed it last year and they are very excited we’re doing it again,” said Carol Pagani, the festival’s organizer. “All of the local businesses are on board and excited to support the community.”
The festival will include musicians, dancing and other forms of entertainment as well as food vendors, such as Dragon Express, Smokin’ Aces BBQ and Charlie’s Deli.
will sell everything from arts and crafts to jewelry, honey and artwork. Pagani
said she is expecting more than 50 vendors to participate in the festival.
“People are still signing up and we’re still looking for artists and crafters to participate,” she said.
Children’s activities will include face painting, hair braiding and a bouncy house, while nearby P.S. 98 will hold a book sale.
Douglas Montgomery, president of the Douglaston Garden Club, said he thought it was important for the community to host events, such as the arts festival.
“It’s a community day,” he said. “Since we lost the greenmarket, it’s important to have that.”