Plymouth Church Yankee Fair Announced

The Plymouth Church Yankee Fair is scheduled for Saturday November 14 from 10am – 4pm.   The full press release and details on all the fun after the jump.

Yankee Fair

A community-wide festival filled with family fun and holiday shopping
Saturday, November 14, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Brooklyn, NY, October 28, 2009 – On Saturday, November 14, Plymouth Church hosts a favorite November tradition in Brooklyn Heights. Yankee Fair is for everyone – young and old, from the local community and beyond.

On the day of Yankee Fair, the Orange Street block between Hicks and Henry Streets and the ground floor of the Plymouth Church campus are transformed into a fairground of activities and shopping. This daylong event combines a festive mix of children’s activities, home cooking and handcrafted gifts and decorations with a shopping bonanza of antiques, collectibles, vintage and designer clothing, prepared foods, books, toys and gently used children’s clothing.

Yankee Fair is organized and staffed by volunteers from the Plymouth Church congregation and the Plymouth Church School Parents’ Association. This year the proceeds go toward a program of major renovations and expansions to the Plymouth buildings that will ensure these historic structures remain in good shape to serve the community for decades to come.

There’s something for everyone at Yankee Fair. Highlights include these events and activities:

Fun for Kids

Bouncy Inflatables
Pony Rides and Carriage Rides
Lucky Dip and Tombola – a prize every time!
Face Painting
Candy Sculpting, Wreath Weaving and Hat Trimming
Dressing-Up House
Instant Portraits!
Candy Count Competition
50-50 Raffle


Antiques and collectibles
Books, DVDs, CDs, DVDs and computer games
Crafts Handmade at Plymouth, Gifts and Stationery
Kids’ Clothing
Toys, Games and Books
Vintage and Designer clothing
White Elephant – bargains!

Performances and Special Activities

Isto: Familiar standards as you’ve never heard them and original numbers from the guitarist-singer-songwriter a.k.a. Chris White (12:30)
Liam the Magician, Gasps and laughs in equal measure from Brooklyn’s own conjuring genius (11:30)
Jon Samson and CoCreative Music, kid-pleasing, foot-stomping music show (2:00)
Broadway and off-Broadway performer Will Erat (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Godspell) performs songs from your favorite hit shows (1:30)
Tour of Plymouth Church our National Historic Landmark, with details on Henry Ward Beecher and the Underground Railroad in Brooklyn, led by church historian Lois Rosebrooks (10:30 & 12:15)
Soprano Alexis Lum and Contralto Lisa Chavez entertain with a repertoire from Irving Berlin through Shubert all the way to Verdi (2:00)
Chamber Music, a string quartet from the Brooklyn Conservatory plays Schumann, Mozart, Beethoven and more (11:30-12:15)
Balloon Animals (10:30-11:30)
Historical Scavenger Hunt with prizes! (1:30)
Antique Wurlitzer Band Organ plays vintage carousel music (all day)


Lunch (11:30-1:30) featuring three kinds of premium chili, plus sandwiches and kids’ meals
Country Kitchen with bakd goods and sweet treats, bread, cakes and pies, ready made meals, jams and chutney’s all made in Brooklyn kitchens
Freshly Made Popcorn and Cotton Candy

More Details

Admission is free for adults. Children’s activity bracelets, providing admission to all kids’ activities, are available for $16 per child, $30 for two, $40 per family.

Yankee Fair will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Plymouth Church is located on Orange Street between Hicks and Henry Streets in Brooklyn Heights. Plymouth is easily accessible by subway, via the 2 or 3 line at Clark Street, or the A or C line at High Street. For more information, fairgoers may contact the Plymouth Church Office at 718-624-4743, or visit the Plymouth web site at

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