Palisades Community Fair This Weekend

Orangetown’s historic hamlet of Palisades will hold its annual community fair this weekend (Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 25 & 26) at the Palisades Community Center, located in the old wooden Palisades Grammar School at 675 Oak Tree Road, just west of the Palisades Free Library.

The main event will be a book sale at the Community Center on both days, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with the annual winter coat drive, during which residents can drop off new or gently used coats daily from Oct. 20 through Sunday, from 10-4. Book donations can be dropped off all week through Friday, since they must be categorized and priced prior to the weekend sale.

Along with the book sale and coat drive, the Community Center will also feature scarecrows and pumpkins on Sunday, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

New York State Senator David Carlucci will also have his mobile office at the Community Center on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., where visitors can meet with the senator and ask questions and get information about state programs and legislation.

The concluding event for the weekend will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday to mark the grand opening of the hamlet’s new sidewalk, on the south side of Oak Tree Road, finally connecting Routes 340 and 9W with a clearly defined and safe walking path. The ceremony, with town officials and community center members, will be held at 12 noon. The sidewalk was constructed by the Orangetown Highway Department, utilizing state grants.

During the entire weekend, the Community Center will also be accepting the final listings for inclusion in the 2015 edition of the Palisades Community Directory, last published in 2008. Residential listings cost $10, while business listings in the yellow page section are $25.

Further information about the weekend event, the directory, and any other Community Center activities can be found by e-mailing the group at PCC@Palisadesny.com.