KATONAH, N.Y. – Shopping deals, artwork, food and fun will return to Katonah Avenue this weekend as part of the Katonah Sidewalk Sale, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 and 21.
• Sidewalk Sale and Carnival Wheel: July 20, 21, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
• Coffee with a Cop: 10 a.m.-noon
• Barbecue at Saint Luke's Church: July 21, noon–3 p.m.
• Gallery Stroll: July 21, 5–8 p.m.
Nearly all Katonah Avenue merchants will participate in the giant tag sale, presented by the Katonah Chamber of Commerce. Patrons can also win giveaways through a carnival prize wheel at Old New House, located at 33 Katonah Ave.
“Many merchants are donating prizes to this little carnival wheel,” said Alan Eifert, co-president of the Chamber of Commerce. As of July 9, participating merchants are Bijou, Kelloggs and Lawrence, POP Katonah, Edward Jones, Rubysue, G. Wilikers, Tease Hair & Beauty Bar, Uovo Moderno, KR Cafe, Offerings Gallery, James the Eclectic Collector, and Allstate.
Also, on Saturday, Saint Luke’s Church will host a barbecue, which is free and open to the public, from noon to 3 p.m. at its 68 Bedford Road grounds.
In connection with the Sidewalk Sale, the Katonah Chamber of Commerce and the Katonah Village Improvement Society have teamed up to sponsor Katonah in Bloom. This competition encourages business owners to design their storefronts with colorful floral and fauna displays.
Winners are announced monthly for May, June, July and August (POP Katonah won for May and voting has ended for June). Votes for July can be submitted at the front desk of the Katonah Village Library or online at KatonahVIS.org. Winners receive ribbons and a gift certificate. Helping to support the summer-long contest to keep Katonah Avenue vibrant, event sponsor Perennial Gardens in Bedford is offering discounts and design expertise to participating stores.
Eifert said the Katonah in Bloom competition concludes with the Katonah 5K on Sept. 8, when a grand-prize winner will be announced.
“It’s all in good fun, but I think you do notice a little more pride in sidewalks and storefronts,” Eifert said.
On Saturday, Katonah will also play host to the monthly Gallery Stroll, organized by Mindy Yanish, local artist and owner of Offerings Gallery. This will be the fourth Gallery Stroll, which is held the third Saturday of every month. Yanish said the amount of participating galleries and community organizations have grown with each stroll.
The first stroll featuring four Katonah galleries—Offerings Gallery, Gallarus Arts Space, Oak and Oil, and Katonah Art and Frame—is up to 10 galleries and boutiques for the July stroll. The 10 participants along Katonah Avenue, the Katonah Village Library, and Katonah Museum of Art, have joined in by incorporating art and sculpture exhibits to kickstart the festivities. Two local restaurants, The Whitlock and KR Cafe, are also participating by offering a complimentary glass of wine with an entrée. To redeem, present a coupon on the stroll map available at all participating galleries.
The evening will include live music, visits from artists, art demonstrations and refreshments.
For more information on the Gallery Stroll, visit Offerings Gallery on Facebook and Instagram @theofferingsgallery or contact Yanish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-232-9643.