This annual open-air festival brings hundreds of artists to the Rockaways each year. The crafts on display include blown glass, pottery, paintings, stained glass, silk, jewelry, and artisan food, among others. Expected attendance is often in excess of 20,000, with many visitors from the greater New York area, as well as those from out of state. To keep children entertained, the festival has a petting zoo, pony rides, and musicians. There are also classes and demonstrations available to the public on topics like quilting techniques and flower arranging.
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