Arts & Crafts Festival, NYSEA, Coffee [A Busy Weekend in Long Beach]

The Arts and Crafts Festival @ Riverside Boardwalk is happening this weekend. 9pm to 6pm both Saturday & Sunday. Over 300 vendors and many local ones, including Get BeautifiedArdenDesigns.

NYSEA: NY Surf week is still going on, although the waves are looking kinda small and choppy, so who knows if any competition will happen Saturday or Sunday. Still, lots of fun stuff happening, so check out NYSEA online for more info and schedule:

Coffee: Newsday Reports that Gentle Brew (151 E. Park Ave) is FINALLY opening Saturday, July 14th: Gentle Brew moves to Long Beach:

[quote]The new shop has pastries, seats, regular hours. (5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends). Coffee is still the main event, though, with everything roasted on the premises. In addition to pulled espresso drinks, you can have your joe dripped, auto-dripped or cold brewed.[/quote]


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12 thoughts on “Arts & Crafts Festival, NYSEA, Coffee [A Busy Weekend in Long Beach]”

  1. Does anyone know why the boardwalk fair ends at 6pm while hundreds of people are still there. I understand that it would need to end before sunset, but why 3 hours before sunset?

  2. I found the fair to be full of junk and cheap crap, sorry it was a waste of my time. Even to food was awful.

  3. Same old cheap made in China junk and carnival food. Haven’t seen that many fat people since may last trip to Walmart.

  4. The craft fair vendors were a *LOT* better 2-3 years ago.

    There was nothing interesting this year, just a bunch of t-shirt sellers and assorted junk.

    And no Anthony, commentators aren’t imagining it.

  5. The vendors at the craft fair were a lot more varied, interesting, and just plain better 2-3 years ago.

    This year there was just a bunch of t-shirt sellers and junk.

    So I’m going to go on the record as saying that there’s been a big drop-off, and *NO* your readers aren’t imagining it Anthony.

  6. There are a lot of different vendors. Obviously they’re all not going to be great (like most street fairs), but the local Long Beach vendors are great. It makes me happy seeing people sharing Long Beach in their artwork, photographs, tshirts, etc.

  7. There is one vendor that sells hand painted glass that gets more beautiful every year. Her name is Paulette. What she sells is amazing. It is the best booth on the boardwalk, always is. The rest of the fair was basically junk. It is one step above a flee market.

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