Hackensack Street Fair

By October 4, 2011Events
Street fair picture - Spanish Harlem Orchestra playing at the end of the event.

Rocking to the music of Spanish Harlem  - Mayor Jorge E. Meneses.

Rocking to Spanish Harlem Orchestra Mayor Meneses.

For those of you that don’t know, Hackensack is somewhat past it’s glory. Apperently back in the day before the the shopping mall Hack was the place to go and folks who grew up around here in the 50’s recall shopping trips to Hackensack from such prosiac places as Ridgewood or Glen Rock as one of the highlights of their youth.

Still, I love being in Hackensack…convenient to the city and the woods, good transit, the beautiful river nearby (and spread out from the studio windows).

So it was good to see Hackensack’s Main Street as a bustling place to be once more… and it was a very friendly and very mixed crowd.

Hackensack Street Fair

Albert Dib of the City and the Main Street Allaince with his daughter Marley.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Albert Dib of the City and the Main Street Allaince with his daughter Marley. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
 Patricia Lawson, Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle and her assistant Andrea Katz.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Patricia Lawson, Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle and her assistant Andrea Katz. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Tatiani Burgueno giving Ashley Duerrero eyelash extension as salon owner Berkys Deoleswatches.
Tatiani Burgueno giving Ashley Duerrero eyelash extension as salon owner Berkys Deoleswatches.
Fawaz Khan of Randolph (whose grandparents live in Teaneck) enjoying optimum's prize wheel.
Fawaz Khan of Randolph (whose grandparents live in Teaneck) enjoying optimum's prize wheel.
Afton and Corey McCall sliding down the TreeHouse. Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Afton and Corey McCall sliding down the TreeHouse. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Daphne and Dennis Zugay (who were on the poster for this event from a shot 4 years ago) with Erika Carrasquillo, message therapist
Daphne and Dennis Zugay (who were on the poster for this event from a shot 4 years ago) with Erika Carrasquillo, message therapist
Armain and Shawn pushing the dollar store.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Armain and Shawn pushing the dollar store. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Catherine Nananjo and Veronica Guaman of Blanca's Beauty Salon.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Catherine Nananjo and Veronica Guaman of Blanca's Beauty Salon. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
 Shri Gowri touching a sheep.   Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Shri Gowri touching a sheep. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Unidentified (and uncatchable) bicyclist popping a wheelie in front of the classic cars.    Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Unidentified (and uncatchable) bicyclist popping a wheelie in front of the classic cars. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Jim Wurm explaining to Roxanna Bustamante about the workings of a car. Roxanna found it much easier to see how things worked on these well maintained classics.
Jim Wurm explaining to Roxanna Bustamante about the workings of a car. Roxanna found it much easier to see how things worked on these well maintained classics.
Alec Balasny getting a Gyro from Gina Tarkazikis, owner of Greek Island Grill. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Alec Balasny getting a Gyro from Gina Tarkazikis, owner of Greek Island Grill. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Springy Kim of 'Maria Party Planner of Hasbrouck Heights painting a face.
Springy Kim of 'Maria Party Planner of Hasbrouck Heights painting a face.
Springy Kim of Maira Party Planner painting a face.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Springy Kim of Maira Party Planner painting a face. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
 Aidan and Evan Morrow enjoying the pony ride.     Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Aidan and Evan Morrow enjoying the pony ride. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
These 2 dogs of the same breed definately wanted to check each other out. Laura Medina and Donna on the right. I assumed they were friends so didn't get the other women or dog's attention and she was gone by the time I found out they did not know each other, just had dogs of the same breed.
These 2 dogs of the same breed definately wanted to check each other out. Laura Medina and Donna on the right. I assumed they were friends so didn't get the other women or dog's attention and she was gone by the time I found out they did not know each other, just had dogs of the same breed.
Glass bottle hangings.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Glass bottle hangings. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
 "Circus on a String" Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
"Circus on a String" Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
 Enthralled by "Circus on a String"  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Enthralled by "Circus on a String" Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
 Kids and adults hide as Robert Rogers and his"Circus on a String" sends a rat pst them.   Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Kids and adults hide as Robert Rogers and his"Circus on a String" sends a rat pst them. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Jessica Satenberg dresses as a strawberry to promote Edible Arrangements on her 21st birthday and herand her friend Arianna Legs (hey, that's what she said) of Wallkill with a fairgoer.    Jim 'the Grape' at left.
Jessica Satenberg dresses as a strawberry to promote Edible Arrangements on her 21st birthday and herand her friend Arianna Legs (hey, that's what she said) of Wallkill with a fairgoer. Jim 'the Grape' at left.
The fair in all its glory from the stands at the Main stage at Main and Passiac. Jim 'the Grape' and Jessica Satenberg dressed as a strawberry to promote Edible Arrangements  talking with Jessica's friend Arianna Legs of Wallkill NY and Jessica's father Micheal.
The fair in all its glory from the stands at the Main stage at Main and Passiac. Jim 'the Grape' and Jessica Satenberg dressed as a strawberry to promote Edible Arrangements talking with Jessica's friend Arianna Legs of Wallkill NY and Jessica's father Micheal.
Filet of Soul's Danny "Ray" Feinstien: Tenor Sax.    Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Filet of Soul's Danny "Ray" Feinstien: Tenor Sax. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Filet of Soul's Danny "Ray" Feinstien: Tenor Sax.    Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Filet of Soul's Danny "Ray" Feinstien: Tenor Sax. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Rocking to the music of Spanish Harlem  it's Mayor JorgeMeneses.    Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Rocking to the music of Spanish Harlem it's Mayor JorgeMeneses. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
 Worn out from a tough day of selling.   Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Worn out from a tough day of selling. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Clean up after the rain. 5:40 pm.  Photos by TOM HART/  FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Clean up after the rain. 5:40 pm. Photos by TOM HART/ FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER.

 

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