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The Sands Point Preserve Fairy Festival is on Saturday, May 4 (Contributed photo)

The Long Island Fairy Festival Returns To Sands Point Preserve

The Second Annual Long Island Fairy Festival is returning to Sands Point Preserve on May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a rain date of May 5.

This year’s Fairy Festival promises a day of enchantment for children and adults alike on the beautiful grounds of the Preserve. This is a day where festival-goers of all ages can immerse themselves in nature, and let their imagination run free.

As a nature preserve with four major ecosystems—forest, pond, meadow and beach—the Sands Point Preserve is the ideal spot to celebrate a passion for the natural environment with a touch of fairy magic. Festival activities include a mix of previous favorites and new highlights as well.

Making their Fairy Festival debut this year are a host of new activities. They include an Old-Fashioned Games area, with community partner Shibley Day Camp. There will be Rainbow Bubbles, thanks to community partner Be the Rainbow. Highlights also include Maypole Dancing with Berest Dance Center, Woodland Circus Skills, and Fairy Card Readings by Robyn. And don’t miss the new photo opportunities, including one by community partner Perla Fleur Artistry. Also new this year – a Costume Contest.

Returning this year is the Fairy House Walk—the heart of the Fairy Festival—along a winding forest trail that is dotted with Fairy Houses that were already built by tristate residents. Also returning are the Fairy Aerialists, Mermaid Cove, The Troll Bridge, Art in the Forest, Fairy Dance, face painting, nature walks, the Fairy Art Gallery and Invitational, wand-making, plenty of fairy crafts, and opportunities to build your own Fairy House on site.

Providing music, entertainment and additional attractions will be the Brooklyn Bards, Gina Marie Marchese, Steve Finkelstein, The North Folk, Alterra Productions, Timeless Tales Entertainment, If You Can Dream NYC, A Dream is a Wish Parties, Funny Face Entertainment, Antonia Fthenakis, and Flying Colors Face Painting.

“The Long Island Fairy Festival is a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful grounds of the Preserve, and celebrate the magic surrounding this very special event. We are immensely grateful to our Sponsors and Community Partners who foster the Preserve’s ability to bring innovative programming to nurture the imagination and enrich the community through the restorative power of nature,” said Sands Point Preserve Executive Director Jeremiah Bosgang.

This year’s sponsors include Flatiron Pediatrics, Healthy Kids Pediatrics, Happy Montessori, Alana Benjamin Group, the Berest Family, Tiny Sparkles Pediatric Dentistry, the Delerme Family, and Chief Graphix.

This year’s Community Partners include Be the Rainbow; Berest Dance Center; Can You Help Too?; Dave Nutter Photography; Diana Roldan Ceramics; Fairy Card Readings by Robyn; Happy Montessori; Harman Beads; Hearts PW; Heinlein Studio; Hellen Keller National Center; Linda Nutter Photography; Lisa Marshall Color; Mia’s Menagerie and the Padilla Family; Miss Sandrine of Language Anywhere & Enrichment Classes; Mom Time Events; Nichole Losgar, Realtor; Parent Resource Center; Perla Fleur Artistry; Port Creative Kids; Port Washington School District Dept of Creative Arts; ReWild Long Island; Science Museum of Long Island; Shibley Day Camp; Soulshine; Soundview Media Partners; The Art Guild; and The Nicholas Center.

Tickets for the Second Annual Long Island Fairy Festival at Sands Point Preserve on May 4 are expected to sell out. Admission is $95 per car, plus an $8 credit card processing fee. No tickets will be sold at the gate, including for walk-ins. Carpooling is encouraged. Visit http www.sandspointpreserveconservancy.org for ticket information.

—Submitted by the
Sands Point Preserve Conservancy

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