26th Annual West 104th Street Yard Sale

Saturday, October 3, 2015 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

At the Twenty-Sixth Annual West 104th Street Yard Sale on October 3, you and your family will experience the transformation of our block into an exotic street market.

If you glance out your window a bit before 10:00 AM, you will see hundreds of your neighbors putting the finishing touches on displays of recycled treasures: jewelry, dresses, jackets, furniture, toys, board games, decorative objects, household items, collectibles, and mounds of other cut-rate merchandise seeking a new home.

Stepping out your front door a few minutes later, you will find the parallel curbsides from West End to Riverside converted into gallery rows where you can join an army of bargain hunters indulging champagne tastes with only beer budgets. For more bargains, you can visit the following stands sponsored by our Block Association . . .

  • “What-A-Bargain.” Dig your way through table after table cluttered with pre-owned bargains including jewelry, knick-knacks, kitchenware, toys, unopened personal care products, embroidery kits, and more priced from $1 to $20.  
  • Book Sale. Browse a large selection of used volumes, including novels, plays, poetry, history, biography, children’s books, cookbooks, atlases, and dictionaries, as well as CDs
  • Silent Auction. Bid on antiques, vintage collectibles, posters, photographs, paintings, theater tickets, household items in their original boxes, services (piano lessons, baking, etc,), and gift certificates from restaurants, stores, museums, and other cultural institutions.
  • Bake Sale. Select a delicious family dessert fresh from your neighbor’s oven.

When you take a break, you can tap your foot to live music performed by seasoned New York musicians Josh Levine, Shayla Edmonds, and James Weatherstone. Don’t forget to pick up a ticket for our famous 50/50 raffle. Last year, the first-prize winner took home $1,120.50. This year, the first-prize winner will again receive half of the total pot; the second-prize winner will take home $100; the third-prize winner, $50.

Through your generosity, you and your neighbors make possible this annual celebration. If you have spare items or time, we welcome your donations . . .

“What-a-Bargain:” Please pack your donations in bags marked, “Yard Sale,” and arrange delivery by contacting Joyce Mann at joycemann2@gmail.com or 212-721-6341 or. (Back-up contact: 516-238-4609 or 516-330-5397.) Please, no exercise or computer equipment.

Book Sale: Please pack your donation in bags marked, “Yard Sale,” and leave them with the 320 RSD doorman between September 21 and October 2. Please, no textbooks, journals, magazines, theses, LPs, or books about baby care, computers, or self-help.

Silent Auction: Please contact Hanna Rubin at 212-865-4579 or Hanna.Rubin@verizon.net.

Bake Sale: Please call Alex Grannis at 212-316-1644.

Donate your time: Do you have an hour? Lend a hand at the Silent Auction, ‘What-a-Bargain’, Books Sale, Bake Sale, or set up and break down. Please contact Mary Koval at mtkoval@aol.com, 212-866-3556, or 917-969-1984. 

One-hundred percent of your donation benefits our neighborhood. One-hundred percent of your purchases help ensure a safe, well-maintained block with a helpful guard, seasonal flowers, and trees providing summer shade.

Interested in reserving your own 10 x 10 foot slot to display your gently used clothing, jewelry, and household items? Please visit the 2015 Vendor Details Page for information and to download a vendor agreement form, or call Gary Waskow at 212 932-9082.

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