The Graham Avenue BID hosted the fifteenth annual Graham Avenue Fiesta on May 19th. For the first time the weather wasn’t with them. Umbrellas and galoshes were required dress. However those who ventured out could get their fill of Italian festival staples (zeppoles and Italian sausages and peppers), delicious latin delights from George’s Restaurant, the Moore Street Market was there and Sustain Table (one of their eateries) was handing out healthy snacks, the NYPD had a booth for recruitment, CABS Homecare smiled through the downpour, and Traditional Okinawan Karate were kicking up a storm, and some other regulars of past Fiestas were there.
Betty Cooney, Executive Director of the Graham BID said, “Our Fiesta rain dance didn’t work on Saturday, but Mother Nature couldn’t dampen our spirits at the Graham Avenue event. We enjoyed great food under the umbrella, a nostalgic vintage bus from the MTA, Traditional Okinawan Karate demos — wet ones, music and a rocking church group raising the spirits of those who braved the weather. Thanks to all who came and supported us, our local businesses and our fantastic sponsors. We’re working on other events-hopefully without a rainy forecast!”
The Fiesta’s mission is to invite the community to come out and support the retailers and businesses on this historic thoroughfare. The stores are always there for you to shop local and support your neighborhood businesses!