Manorhaven will hold a street festival and rededication ceremony to honor the redone Manorhaven Boulevard on Sept. 10.
After COVID-19 delays and tree removal objections, work on the $6 million project began last December. Officials expect the changes to draw in new businesses and boost village traffic.
The improvements include repaving the mile-long road and the village’s municipal parking lot. New crosswalks, traffic lights, bus shelters, trash cans and ornate street lighting have been done.
Mayor John Popeleski voiced his happiness to see Manorhaven Boulevard returned to its prior glory at a Board of Trustees meeting on Aug. 31.
“We’re very proud of the way it came out,” he said. “We’ve done this joint venture between the county and the village for a little bit over six years, [since] they had started the idea of redoing Manorhaven Blvd.”
He said that the county has transformed the area’s appearance. He added locals should be proud of what it has become.
The festivities will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 1.
Ayhan’s Restaurant and Yummy Gyro will sell food. In addition, vendors will also be along Manorhaven Blvd. A DJ will also perform during the event.
For kids, from 12:30 to 1:30, there will be a face painter. From 1:30 to 2:30, a clown will create balloon sculptures.