This year’s Larchmont Family Fair promises to be more entertaining than previous years. There will still be the usual rides and booths manned by local schools and community groups, but there will also be entertainment and music on two stages, with three hours of free children’s programming on the Children’s Stage curated by Cheri Moon, Larchmont’s own Grammy-nominated children’s musician and creator of the former Snooknuk play space, which operated on north Larchmont for many years.
As we previously reported, Moon has assembled a wonderful assortment of children’s entertainers to delight little ones with music and dancing. Here’s the planned programing on the Children’s Stage, running from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. on Sunday. No tickets are required!
Larchmont Family Fair Kids Stage Line-Up
2:00 pm: DJ HoneyMee starts to spin & Cheri of Snooknuk starts with Introduction and welcoming!
2:15 pm: Snooknuk & Robot Puppets Performance
2:35 pm: Broadway Babies
3:00 pm: On Theater Performance
3:25 pm Kymberly Stewart Performance
3:45 pm Costume Parade
4:05 pm Sophie Dance Troupe
4:30 pm DJ Princess Allie
4:50 pm StoryTime with Max Greenfield
5:00 pm: Thank You & Close out Speech by Snooknuk
And for adults, composer Steven Endelman has organized a concert starting at 5:30 p.m. featuring the following four vocalists:
- Francesca Vannucci is a multi-faceted vocalist. Born and raised between the New Jersey Shore and Italy, she began her classical education in New York before attending the Boston Conservatory. She spend a few years acting on New York stages before moving to Los Angeles.
- Garrison Zoutendyk is a 26 year old performer based out of San Diego CA. By day he is an acoustic folk artist, and by night he plays in his punk band Tina Fake.
- Emile Welman is a South African singer and songwriter who performs for audiences across the globe. He now calls the USA home after being discovered by Clint Eastwood and working on his film ‘Invictus.’ He quickly made his mark as the new “crooner” America had been waiting for. Performing for the greats like Tony Bennett (who compared Emile’s voice to the great Frank Sinatra) and David Foster, Emile started recording his own new music, which is a combination of Jazz and Hip-hop. Emile’s smooth vocals and stage personality are sure to get the crowd on their feet and create a night of music that is not soon to be forgotten.
- Leslie Page whose career as a vocalist spans more than 20 years. From live performances to recording sessions, her vocals have been featured on numerous television, film and album projects. She has also performed with an ongoing list of world class talent including Joe Walsh (Eagles/James Gang), Paul Rogers (Bad Company/Free), Peaches and Herb and Ringo Starr.
Endelman told the Buzz the performances will include the following classic songs, but not necessarily in this order: Smile, Over the Rainbow, Young at Heart, Laura, New York New York, Every Time We Say Goodbye, De-lovely, Blue Skies, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head, Puttin’ on the Ritz, Live and Let Die, These are a Few of My Favorite Things, Moon River, and As Time Goes By. Endelman told the Buzz he is going to the end the concert with “God Bless America,” performed by Colonel Rosendo Castillo, a retired Vietnam veteran.
Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 14 and up.
Food: Come hungry and thirsty! This year’s Fair features a beer garden serving artisanal beers from a local family owned brewery. Local caterer Jay Fagnano, of Thrive Kitchen, will bring his latest food concept Rack n’ roll ribs to the Fair. Esco’s Pizza, a huge hit from the Taste of Larchmont last month, will also be serving pizza by the slice. The Wilshire Rotary is making pretzels, and Jeni’s Ice Cream will be offering free kids scoops to kids in costumes. Organizers are still waiting to hear back from other Larchmont eateries and vendors, so stay tuned!
Traffic: Larchmont Blvd. will be closed to traffic starting at 6 a.m. so volunteers can set up the rides, booths and concert stages. The street will re-open around 9 p.m., after all the cleanup is completed. Because of the Fair, there won’t be a Sunday Farmers Market this week, but you can shop the Wednesday market instead.
Tickets: Tickets for the Fair’s rides and concerts can be bought online here and picked up at the Fair. Tickets will also be sold at the Fair. Ride tickets are $5 each, concert tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 14 and under. No tickets are required to enter the street, and all the programming on the Children’s Stage is free.
Sponsors: Thanks to the following sponsors of the the 2022 Fair: Ritz Dry Cleaning, The Larchmont Chronicle, Larchmont Pediatrics, Loveland Carr, Dr. Luis Martines at Larchmont Village Orthodontics, TailWaggers, Larchmont Animal Clinic, Rhodes School of Music, State Farm – Leisha Willis, Wilshire Country Club, Coldwell Banker, Hollywoodland Realty -Patricia Carroll, Keller Williams Realty Larchmont, Wilshire Escrow, Hancock Homes Realty, Larchmont Buzz, Dr. Randall Niederkorh, D.D.S. Pediatric Dentistry, Chevalier’s Books, Karen and Albert Chou, James R. Gibbons, D.D. S. Pediatric Dentistry, Healing Hands, Landis Gift and Stationery on North Larchmont Blvd., Mel Miyamoto, CPA Larchmont Village, Massucco Warner Interior Design, Pacific Trust Group, and Ridwell.
“Everyone who works on the fair is a volunteer, but the costs for insurance, rentals, city permits, clean up, etc. are significant, so we really appreciate the support of our sponsors and tickets sales,” Malloy told the Buzz.
Click here for more information to become a sponsor or if you want to help out send the fair volunteer an email at [email protected].
About Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.
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