Among the many fun events happening in our area this weekend will be the 7th annual Garrett Park Neighborhood Association block Party, which starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. on Parkview Avenue between Garrett Place and Pondfield Road West.
Balloons will be set up along the Palmer Ave bridge and the Pondfield Road bridge to lead the way and the event is set to include a flea market featuring a wide assortment of finds from neighbors who are clearing treasures from closets, folks who are making room for the new, some crafters, and usually a professional exhibitor or two.
Tom Falconi, a popular local caterer and personal chef and resident of Garrett Park, will once again lead his grill team in offering hot dogs, burgers etc., at nominal prices and entertainment, back by popular demand, will begin at noon.
The entrances are from Palmer Road (directly opposite the southbound entrance to the Bronx River Parkway ) and from Pondfield Road West (the walkway by the doctors' offices and the Pondfield Cafe).
Auto traffic and parking will be suspended on Parkview from Garrett Place to Pondfield Road West in order to allow for safe browsing. Tables and chairs are set up so everyone can eat, relax and people watch in addition to exploring the treasures that line the street.
Any funds raised are used to support neighborhood projects such as the Bridge Gardeners who create the beautiful gardens by the Palmer Road and Pondfield Road West bridges and the association also supports the planters located on retail portion of Pondfield Road West and it coordinates with the Armour Villa and Longvale Homeowners Neighborhood Associations on a variety of common interests and concerns.
The Garrett Park Neighborhood Association has been a grassroots organization for more than 20 years, representing the area encompassing apartments, both cooperative and rental, on Parkview Avenue (Parkview Avenue to Palmer Road), Bronxville Road (Kimball Avenue to Pondfield Road West) and Pondfield Road West (Bronxville Road to Parkview Avenue).
The group, made up of representatives from the member buildings, meets on a regular basis throughout the year.
The objective of the Garrett Park Neighborhood Association is to continue to enhance the quality of life for residents of the area. Over the years the Association has been addressing such local interests as beautification, safety, and sanitation, as well as fostering a sense of community.