Bringing communities together with music and art


After the Five Towns Community Chest 5K run, hundreds of people strolled Broadway, between Conklin Avenue in Woodmere and Trinity Place in Hewlett at the Arts Below Sunrise, Hewlett-Woodmere’s first music and arts festival on Sunday.

Broadway was shut down to accommodate the Town of Hempstead’s show mobile, craft and food vendors, games, a demonstration by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and a child safety program organized by the Town of Hempstead’s Mobile Town Hall. The Hewlett and Woodmere fire departments also participated.

Arts Below Sunrise was a collaborative effort between the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Schools Endowment Fund, the Five Towns Community Chest and the Hewlett-Woodmere Business Association in an effort to bring the two communities together while raising money for scholarships and educational programs and drawing positive attention to the merchants in the area.