A street fair on Columbus Avenue.

Technically, street fair season started last week with a 6-block fair on Columbus Avenue, but this Sunday is a big one.

There’s a 10-block fair from 96th to 106th Street on Broadway that they’re calling the 26th Annual West Side Spring Festival, but we call it mozzarepa-and-tube-sock-fest.

See the full schedule of street fairs here.

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    1. james says:

      FWIW, the street fair on Columbus and 72nd last week was much better than any other i’ve seen. better food vendors, more interesting crafts, and less socks, sheets, iPhone accessories. almost even bought something, though, still wouldn’t consider eating a thing!

    2. Cyrus says:

      Can’t wait!

    3. Glen says:

      I do wish these things would stay over on the East Side where they bring up the value of the area.

    4. Cathy says:

      Can anyone tell me the name of a Scandinavian restaurant that was managed by Ethan Robbins, who was married to married to Mary Travis of Peter, Paul and Mary that was on 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus on the south side of the street and existed in the late 1970ies-early1980ies

    5. Jerry says:

      Looking at the schedule again, Broadway between 72nd and 86th has a street fair the last weekend in May and the second weekend in June.

      Can anyone explain why the residents who live in this neighborhood should be inconvenienced with two sets of 15 blocks of street closures in such a short period of time?

      The organizers of the street fair claim that “this is what the neighborhood wants”. I have been a resident of this neighborhood for 3 decades, and I speak for many when I say this is NOT what this neighborhood wants.

      I am not against street fairs, but this schedule is overkill. As a comparison. Amsterdam Ave has a fair in May and a fair in August. Columbus Ave has a fair in April, June, and September.

      Why should the organizers have a years-long monopoly on these fairs?

      • GG says:

        so you want MORE street fairs?!? I’m confused.

        Why not just relax, grab snowcone or something and enjoy a little time out of the house? You might even have a good time.

        • Jerry says:

          GG – If you re-read my post, you will see that Broadway between 72nd and 86th has 2 street fairs within 3 weeks. What I want is what the other avenues have: street fairs months apart. Is that too much to ask, especially from someone as confused as you seem to be?

          And for your information, I go out of the house every day. Perhaps it’s you that I pass at the 73rd Street entrance of the 1.2.3 train begging for spare change

    6. Mark Moore says:

      Complain all you want you grumps about the socks and sunglasses. It’s nice that they close the street and you can walk right down the middle of it.