Arts Below Sunrise festival in Hewlett, Woodmere returns May 15 | Herald Community Newspapers


For the first time since 2019, Arts under the sunrisecommunity music and STEAM [science, technology, engineering, arts and math] street festival which also includes crafts, entertainment, food trucks and vendors, will take place on May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It was canceled in 2020 and last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Along Broadway between the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library at 1125 Broadway in Hewlett to Irving Place in Woodmere, which is billed as “the biggest outdoor festival in the five cities”, by its organizers, will feature vintage cars, artists, dancers, demonstrations , games, hands-on educational activities for children, live music and science entertainment.

The car show will feature classic hot rods, custom trucks and exotic bikes along Broadway from Conklin Avenue to Irving Place in Woodmere. There will be community art projects, including a giant mural that festival-goers can help paint, and a booth where you can learn to paint with watercolors, and places to create art that you can take home. home.

Janine Torresson, coach of the Hewlett robotics teams, said all three teams – Bionica, Innovo and Roboboogie – “will be in full force”. “The teams are so excited to see the entire community and publicly celebrate their INSPIRE award win at the 2022 Long Island Championship,” Torresson wrote in an email. The 3540 Roboboogie team will be ready to share with everyone everything they have learned and [the] amazing people from 15 different countries they met at the world championship in Houston over spring break.

All three teams will hold a full competition field near the intersection of Johnson Place and Broadway in Woodmere. There will be a scrum program to explain how robotic matches are played. Everyone present at the festival will have the opportunity to pilot one of the teams’ robots. Look out for their colorful pink, purple and yellow tents and Torresson added, “Be on the lookout for BioniCat!, she’s back.”

The Cradle of Aviation Museum will have what they call Rotor Copter Craft Fun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 30-minute planetarium shows throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a live petting zoo, games, arts and crafts raffles. and soda bottle rockets.

the Hewlett-Woodmere Trade Association, the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools Endowment Fund and the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library organize Arts Below Sunrise. There are 128 reserved exhibit spaces, HWBA president David Friedman wrote in an email.

“The Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools Endowment Fund, District 14, HWBA, HW Public Library and other community organizations have been working together for months after changing this year’s festival from fall to spring,” Friedman said. “We are ready for Sunday. I’ve heard from dozens of residents, who are so excited about Arts Under Sunrise after such a wait due to the pandemic.

He noted that there will also be firefighter gear on display, Northwell Health will be on hand to discuss its programs, and members of the Hewlett Lawrence Soccer Club will demonstrate their skills.

“This is our largest annual community event, bringing together thousands of residents and visitors to celebrate our wonderful students, teachers, businesses and community organizations,” Friedman said.


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