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8th Annual Over 50 Fair’s Fabulous Classes and Exhibitors

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  29. August 2017

East Hills, NY - August 29, 2017 - In mid-September, the Over 50 Fair will once again offer Long Islanders an opportunity to meet with businesses and non-profits who have terrific products and services geared towards adults age 50+ and their adult children.
 
The Over 50 Fair, in its eighth year, is the largest “over 50” expo on Long Island. This year’s event, on Sunday, September 17from 10-4:30 at the Long Island Hilton/Huntington, its new easier location, will have over 80 exhibitors and over 30 speakers including television reality favorites. 
 

Kimberly Sherbach. Photo Credit: Kimberly Sherbach
 
Kimberly Sherbach of Wantagh was one of the bachelorettes on the 19th edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series, “The Bachelor,” in 2015.  She will be discussing what it was like to be on the TV show and do a “Q & A.”  In addition, Kimberly will be teaching a yoga class.
 

Chef Maria Petridis. Photo Credit: Maria Petridis
 
Chef Maria Petridis was crowned a “Chopped Champion” on Food Network’s Chopped in December.  Maria, of Maria’s Mediterranean Seafood & Grill in Bayside, will be doing a Greek cooking demo that is sure to be well-attended.
 

Chef Sophie Bravo. Photo Credit: Deborah Bravo
 
Chef Sophie Bravo of Food Network’s Chopped Junior will be doing two demonstrations. Sophie, an adorable 11 year old, will be doing a meringue class as well as a cake decorating with fondant class.
 
Others include talks on reiki, astrology, hot flashes, trusts, reinventing yourself, knitting, a country line dancing class, and a dance performance by the Seasoned Steppers, a group of women who are age 66+ and are former Ms. New York Senior America pageant contestants.
 

Others events include talks on reiki, astrology, hot flashes, trusts, reinventing yourself, knitting,a country line dancing class. Photo Credit: Barbara Kaplan
 
The Over 50 Fair is the brainchild of East Hills resident Barbara Kaplan, who also coordinates events at area malls under the business name Specialty Connections. “Because Americans are living longer, they should seek to live life to its fullest. There are so many opportunities here on Long Island. The purpose of the Over 50 Fair is to show people where to find them.”
 
This event has been building a loyal following among the Boomer Generation due to its consistent presentation of a variety of classes and products they find appealing. The free opportunities this year include “hand facials,” blood pressure and pulse oximetry tests, and gluten free baked goods samples. 
 

This event has been building a loyal following among the Boomer Generation due to its consistent presentation of a variety of classes and products they find appealing. Photo Credit: Barbara Kaplan
 
In addition, a singles’ lounge run by 7 in Heaven Singles will be available again this year. This popular addition gives attendees an area to sit, chat, and perhaps meet their special someone.  
 
Arlene Calcano, a repeat attendee, shared,”I learn so much every year, and I can get information that I need.  I have talked to Physical Therapists and doctors and find everyone is very helpful.  I enjoy attending, and I tell my friends about it every year.”
 

The Seasoned Steppers, a group of women who are age 66+ and are former Ms. New York Senior America pageant contestants. Photo Credit: Barbara Kaplan
 
Exhibitor Christina Kelly of Medical Arts Radiology said “The Over 50 Fair just seems to get better and better every year!
 
The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), a local non-profit that helps Long Island’s needy, is once again asking people to bring non-perishable food and cash donations to exchange for raffle tickets to win valuable prizes. 
 
Admission tickets, which include access to all classes and exhibitors, are $6 online, $8 at the door, and free for Veterans. Attendees may bring one adult child free with their paid admission. The Long Island Hilton/Huntington is located at 598 Broad Hollow Road, Melville, just south of the Long Island Expressway.
 
For more information, visit www.Over50Fair.com. Barbara Kaplan can be reached at 516-621-1446.

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