Make sure to stop by Needham Center Saturday, June 2 as the Needham Street Fair returns to a renovated Town Common.
Long organized by the Needham Business Association, the fair’s operation is now being coordinated by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, following the merger of the two business advocacy groups earlier this year.
Presented by Needham Bank, BID Needham Hospital and Briarwood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, the fair will host merchant and food vendors, a KidsZone with hands on activities, Touch the Trucks with the DPW, a photo booth, trolley rides and the ever-popular ponies. There’ll be caricaturists, balloon artists, face painting and back this year, the bouncy castle compliments of the Charles River YMCA.
Local merchants, businesses and nonprofits from across Needham will gather on the Town Common to build community awareness about their organizations, showcase their goods and services and reach out to new and old customers. Be sure to check out local artwork on display by the Needham Art Association, spruce up your garden at the Needham Garden Club’s plant sale, or immerse yourself in virtual reality at Empow Studios. BID- Needham will also be offering free screenings at their Great Plain Ave clinic throughout the day – just a stone’s throw from the main event on the common.Many of the exhibitors will offer free giveaways and special treats at their tables. See a full list of exhibitors and a map of their booth locations on the following page.
A food court will showcase numerous dining options, including Needham Center staples The James, Masala Art, Hearth Pizzeria, Gari Fusion Bistro and Abbott’s Frozen Custard. Plus, it wouldn’t be a street fair without popcorn! Visit Direct Federal Credit Union’s booth for fresh samples popping all day long.
Be sure to make your way over to the Town Hall steps, where we’ll have live entertainment throughout the day from Paulette’s Dance Studio, Plugged In Band, Hello Newman, Jam Sandwich, Needham Music, Charles River YMCA and a couple of surprise appearances.
Additional sponsors include Brookline Bank, Condon Realty, Dedham Savings Bank, Coldwell Banker, Direct Federal Credit Union, State Rep. Denise Garlick and Middlesex Savings Bank.
For more information about the fair call 617-244-5300.