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Pound Ridge's Outdoor Holiday Market Returns With A Twist

Maggie Nader and Patrick Metel are the new organizers of Pound Ridge's Outdoor Holiday Market.
Maggie Nader and Patrick Metel are the new organizers of Pound Ridge's Outdoor Holiday Market. Photo Credit: Katherine Pacchiana

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Pound Ridge’s Annual Memorial Day Antiques, Farmers, Bakers & Crafts Outdoor Market is about to arrive in Scotts Corners for the 22nd year.

However, after Joan Silbersher’s more than two-decade stint as organizer/manager of the tri-annual event, she is passing the baton to Patrick Metel and Maggie Nader, owners of Scotts Corners’ Maggie May’s Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream Shop.

The event will feature the usual three types of vendors: antique dealers, farmers, bakers, and this year there will be craftsmen as well. Handcrafted items will include pocketbooks, greeting cards, candles and jewelry. Altogether, there will be about 35 vendors.

“For the most part, they’ll be local people,” Metel said. His wife added, “We’d like to bring visibility to the business owners in Pound Ridge, both the ones who are home-based and the ones with shops on Westchester Avenue."

"It’ll be good for the town -- good for everyone. A lot of people don’t know what’s going on on the Avenue. We want to revitalize and reinvigorate the event,” said Metel.

The bakers are bringing everything from scones to cookies to homemade dog biscuits. The farmers will offer vegetables, fruit and bread, and the antique dealers will be showing clocks, watches, baseball cards and furniture. “The vendors love being here,” said Nader.

A barbecue lunch will be available, not to mention the opportunity to dine in one of Scotts Corners’ several restaurants. There are dozens of shops as well and plenty of free parking.

Said Metel, “We’re hoping to make Memorial Day ‘memorable’ for everyone.”

Future Outdoor Markets in Scotts Corners are scheduled for July Fourth and Labor Day.

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