What was bad for the meteorologists was great for the Village of Mamaroneck Street Fest: the predicted thunderstorms were absent, the crowds were present.
It take a certain amount of faith to put on a massive rain or shine outdoor event in early June: Jennifer Graziano and Lennie Verastro, coordinators of the sixth annual street fair, and a phalanx of volunteer and contracted help. Last year’s event had been tried in May over two days, but the cold and the rain convinced the organizers to move back to a one-day format at the beginning of June.
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The crowds might have been somewhat reduced by the threat of rain, but thousands showed up to enjoy the street entertainment, outdoor food venues, commercial vendors, non-profit information booths and tall ship tours. It was only at the end of the fair that winds picked up and the festivities were rushed to a close.