By Gus Saltonstall
An Upper West Side block will transform into a sprawling yard sale this weekend.
The West 104th Street Block Association is set to host its 33rd annual Yard Sale Saturday, September 30th, on West 104th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive. The event is free to enter and will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be more than 60 stalls with second-hand treasures. You’ll also be able to bid on gift certificates, antiques, vintage collectibles, posters, photographs, paintings, theater tickets, household items, and more as part of a silent auction.
The yard sale will feature a book sale that includes novels, plays, poetry, history, biography, children’s books, cookbooks, atlases, dictionaries, and CDs.
Additionally, there will be baked goods, live music, “What-A-Bargain” special offers, and a raffle. Last year’s raffle brought in a record-setting $5,660.26, with the first place winner taking home $3,011.
The West 104th Street Block Association was founded in 1970 with the “belief that unified neighbors contribute importantly to the quality of life on the block.” The association now meets once a month, and is run by a volunteer board of directors. Among its missions are security and safety, beautification, neighborhood quality of life, and social activities.
The association hired security guards for the block, beautified the street with new iron tree guards and flower plantings, successfully advocated for the installation of “No Idling” and “No U-Turn” signs, and organizes walking tours and museum trips.
You can find out more about the yard sale and the association itself — on its website.
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Update: 9/29, 5 p.m.: The 104th Street Yard Sale is being pushed back a day because of the rain. The event will take place on Sunday, October 1, during the same hours, Council Member Gale Brewer’s office told the West Side Rag.