The Farmgingdale Village Merchants association is the descendant of the Farmingdale Downtown Master Plan Implementation Committee, which was a direct outgrowth of the Downtown Revitalization Committee.
After years of study and review a template was adopted by the Village Trustees in 2011 that set the stage for the current revival of our downtown. Once the Master Plan was adopted, some members of the Revitalization Committee felt that the next step was to create events in the downtown to draw visitors to Main Street.
With that was born, Spring and Fall Restaurant Week, the Long Island Gingerbread House Competition, Music On Main, Music on the Green in addition to all the other existing events, 34 years of the Village Pops concerts, Movie Nights, the Columbus Day Fair, etc.
The main committee has spawned into two committees that have been busying building the Music On Main Events, Art In The Park, Cultural Arts Day, Trivia Nights and Music on the Green. Any village resident or merchant that is interested in contributing their time and talents are welcome.
The Village of Farmingdale's Cultural Arts Day is as Bob Ross used to say, "A happy accident", born of some confusion from the scheduling of the 2015 Farmingdale Music Festival
Due to scheduling mishaps while planning Art in the Park and the Music Festival, the two events which were supposed to happen on different weekends, wound up happening on the same day. What could have been a problem, turned into the inspiration for creating the Cultural Arts Day. Having a juried art show and live music together turned out to be a happy convergence. So, instead of having it happen by accident this year, we continue to have the plan the events concurrently.
Art In The Park Art Show & Exhibit - No Entry fee: Ribbons will be awarded: First, Second, Third & Honorable Mention.
Sales: Artists may offer to sell their work. We suggest that pieces be kept as reasonable as possible. Artists must be at least 16 years of age to show original works in oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, drawings, photography and sculpture. Postcards, crafts and commercial type material will not be allowed. The artists must be able to be at their displays throughout the show and set up their own displays. Download the entry form on the top right of the home page, first come - first serve, followed by a waiting list if needed.
We're all about bringing vibrancy to the downtown.