Brightwaters block party set for October

By RANDALL WASZYNSKI
Posted 9/12/19

The village is looking for local businesses and vendors to sponsor the event

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Brightwaters block party set for October

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As the second annual Village of Brightwaters Block Party is in its early planning stages, local businesses, realtors and organizations have been invited to apply as a sponsor or vendor. Proceeds of vendor and sponsor fees will benefit the beautification of downtown Brightwaters.

The block party, set for Oct. 13 from noon to 5 p.m., will be held at the intersection of North Windsor Avenue and Orinoco Drive, otherwise known as the Four Corners of Brightwaters.

The village, alongside Brightwaters Business Association and Brightwaters Involvement Group, intends for this year’s block party to be more formal than last year. The Board of Trustees held a meeting on Tuesday in which the planning for the block party was briefly discussed, and mayor John Valdini has engaged in public conversations regarding the event.

Individuals can apply as a vendor as well, and each vendor must contribute some form of complementary service, such as pumpkin painting, live music, and a host of other options in between. The application form reads: “All vendors must provide a free children’s activity, or complementary fun service, or free giveaways, free chances, entertainment for the guest attendees.”

The vendor fee is $50 and reserves a 10-by-8-foot curbside plot to set up shop. Vendors are responsible for providing their own chairs, tables, and pop-up exhibition tents. Nonprofit organizations, including Scouts organizations, Lions Club and Rotary Club, are exempt from vendor fees.

The special-event sponsor fee is $250 and includes name/business on T-shirts with all advertisements, as well as a prime curbside location reserved for the event.

Food and beverage sales for the block party are only permitted by local village businesses of the Brightwaters Business Association.

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