Hundreds of sellers registered for this year’s sale!
Shoppers take your mark! The 4th Annual Kearny Town- Wide Yard & Sidewalk Sale returns Saturday and Sunday, October 12 & 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. There is no rain date. Kearny is definitely the place to be that weekend when the town is once again transformed into a borderto- border bargain hunter’s paradise!
The Kearny Urban Enterprise Zone (KUEZ) is sponsoring and organizing the event. Hundreds of residential, business and other sellers (including the Library, West Hudson Arts & Theater Company, and several churches) have registered to host sales. Plenty of local KUEZ retailers and eateries are also ready with special sales and offers for what is expected to be a slew of shoppers setting their sights on Kearny!
“The idea has really taken hold as a community event, energizing the town and bringing lots of new faces into the our office inquiring about the sale,” said KUEZ coordinator John Peneda. According to Mayor Alberto Santos, “The Yard Sale has definitely proven to be a great way of attracting new visitors and shoppers to Kearny.”
“As in previous years, we are promoting the sale not only within Kearny, but also to surrounding communities including North Arlington, Harrison, Belleville, Nutley and other areas.
“Town-wide sales such as these have been tremendously successful in cities and towns throughout the state,” said Peneda. “However, we are proud to say we were the first UEZ to host an event of this type with such positive results. We are looking to capitalize on the success of previous years.”
“Residents have been calling to ask about the Sale for months now,” he added. “People really look forward to this event.”
Items for sale include children and adult clothing, furniture, electronics, housewares, home decor, tools, sports equipment, bikes, toys, jewelry, artwork, photography, vintage items, CDs, DVDs, books and more.
The Kearny Library Main Branch, (318 Kearny Avenue), and the new West Hudson Arts & Theater company (131 Midland Avenue) will also be participating in the Sale (both Saturday only).
“This year, we have even heard of neighborhoods coming together to create more excitement and sellers on their block to attract sellers,” said Peneda. One such example is on Terrace Place. One neighbor rallied several households on the street to join the sale. “There is more desire for shoppers to visit a neighborhood if they know they have more than one stop to shop,” explained resident Kelly Logue. Yard Sale Maps & Google Map Available The KUEZ has created a special Yard Sale map of both residential and retailer sale locations. It will be available in a special pull-out section in the October 8 edition of The Observer newspaper, as well as at several Kearny locations including Town Hall, the Library, and the KUEZ office after Oct. 9.
The map can also be downloaded after Oct. 10 from www.kearnynj.org. The mornings of the Sale (8 – 12 p.m.) the map will also be available at a special Yard Sale information table set up in front of Town Hall, 402 Kearny Avenue the mornings of the sale.
A Google map of the sellers, which will also include information on items for sale at the various locations, can be accessed AFTER Oct. 11 at http://goo.gl/5tfXOU
Peneda reminds residential participants to keep the sidewalks clear and safe for shoppers and passers by. The KUEZ also has provided a list of organizations and contacts which may be able to help with items not sold during the sale. St. Cecilia’s Church will pick up unsold items the day of the sale. Call 201-991-1116 for arrangements. Other organizations are:
Goodwill-Harrison, 973- 481-2300
The Salvation Army, 201- 991-1115
Vietnam Veterans of America, 1-800-775-VETS (8387) or www.vva.org.
“I invite everyone to enjoy the Town-Wide Yard Sale and to take the opportunity to discover all that Kearny has to offer,” said Mayor Santos.
Visit www.kearnynj.org for updates and information or call 201-955-7400 (x8041).