Back by popular demand, Adorama is takin' it to the street (18th between 5th and 6th, to be precise) this Sunday! It'll be a day of fun with a purpose.
Adorama is not a big, faceless corporation—it's a family-run business. It's also a neighborhood business, located in the heart of Chelsea, AKA The Photo District, in Manhattan. And this Sunday, June 10, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Adorama will be giving back to its neighborhood and customers from everywhere by closing off 18th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and throwing the Second Annual Adorama Street Fair.
The 6th Avenue entrance to last year's fair
Support Cystic Fibrosis Research
If you listen to WFAN's morning show with Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, you may already know about the Fair, because the two sports talk radio hosts have been talking about it for weeks. One reason is that the Adorama Street Fair, also known as the Festival of Technology and Faily Fun, will benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is funding research to fight Cystic Fibrosis http://esiason.org/, an organization he started after his son, Gunnar, was diagnosed with CF. Progress has been made and people with CF are living onger, healthier lives thanks to recent medical advances, but there's a long way to go.
Boomer Esiason, Left, and Craig Carton, right, at last year's Adorama Street Fair. They'll be back this year, along with members of the world champion New York Giants!
Celebs, Tech, Food and Fun
At this year's Adorama Street Fair, there will be a lineup of photography experts giving free photography clinics in the Adorama Learning Center Tent, right next door to the store. Our tentative list of speakers include AdoramaTV personality Bryan Peterson (12-12:30), portrait photographer Jennifer Rozenbaum (1-1:30), travel photographer Rick Sammon (2-2:30) and photojournalist Joe DiMaggio (3-3:30).
Attendees can also have their photos taken with Boomer and Carton and meet a number of past and present New York Giants football heros. There will be more carnival games, a live petting zoo, a variety of food (what would a New York street fair be without lots of food?), prizes and raffles, and vendor exhibits, where you can handle the latest digital imaging gear from major photo companies
Finally, if you've been holding off on trading in your gear, Sunday may be a good opportunity because Adorama will be offering special pricing for trade-ins during the fair.
I'll be there (most likely walking around doing street photography) along with several members of the Adorama Learning Center including Workshops@Adorama's Monica Cipnic, AdoramaTV personality Bryan Peterson, Adorama's Joel Meisels, and many others.
See you at the fair...and bring your camera!