Plymouth Church Yankee Fair This Saturday

Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims will hold its annual Yankee Fair this Saturday, November 8, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., rain or shine. The main Church entrance is located on Orange Street between Henry and Hicks. The Fair will feature shopping for clothing, handcrafted objects, antiques, toys, books, CDs and DVDs, and other things. Lunch, snacks and coffee will be available. Admission is free for adults and children under two. Kids can participate in a full range of activities for a fee of $15 each (maximum $30 per family). All proceeds from the Fair this year go to support activities at P.S. 371, a school in Sunset Park for children with special needs.

The Church offers the following additional information:

Please come to the annual Plymouth Church Yankee fair and help raise money to support the Greater Brooklyn Community.

What : A community-wide fall festival filled with family fun and holiday shopping
When: Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
Where: Orange Street Block between Hicks and Henry Streets and the ground floor of the Plymouth Church campus.

Fun for Kids
Kiddie carousel and ferris wheel
Bouncy inflatable castle and inflatable obstacle course
Petting zoo
Balloon clown
Face-painting artist
Crafts galore, including seasonal candy sculptures, fall-themed beading and printmaking for toddlers
Contest to guess the amount in the Candy Jar

Performances and Special Activities
John Carlin, Brooklyn’s own kid-endorsed and adult-approved musical performer, singing at 1:30
Talking Hands Theater, the crowd-pleasing NYC puppet ensemble, performing “Dinosaurs Galore” at 12:00 noon
The spellbinding Liam the Magician working his magic at 3:15
Exotic Animal Show at 10:30
Tours of the National Historic Landmark sanctuary, with details on Henry Ward Beecher and the Underground Railroad in Brooklyn, led by church historian Lois Rosebrooks

Handmade Crafts and Holiday Decorations
Country Kitchen, with homemade condiments and desserts
Vintage and couture clothing
Antiques and collectibles
Gently used children’s toys and clothing
Books, Etc., including CDs, DVDs and video games

Lunch and Other Treats
Plymouth Lunch (12:00-2:00) featuring hot specialties, fresh sandwiches, kids’ menu items and delicious desserts
Country Café with coffee, tea and fresh baked treats

Yankee Fair Proceeds Support the Greater Brooklyn Community
Organized and staffed by volunteers from the Plymouth Church congregation and the Plymouth Church School Parents’ Association, this festival serves a larger purpose. Proceeds raised each year by Yankee Fair are donated to local charities, and this year Plymouth is pleased to support New York Cares and its programs at P.S. 371/Lillian L. Rashkis School in Sunset Park. P.S. 371 is a special education school with programs devoted to children with autism, learning disabilities and emotional disturbances. Yankee Fair proceeds will help fund “Cook Your Own Breakfast,” a new program at the school that strengthens independence through teaching the activities of daily living and good nutrition.

Yankee Fair Details
Admission is free for adults. Children’s activity bracelets, providing admission to all kids’ activities, are available for $15 per child, with a maximum fee of $30 per family. Children under age two are free.

Yankee Fair will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, November 8, 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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