9th Annual Over 50 Fair Will Have Fabulous Appearances


The annual event is the largest “over 50” expo on Long Island.

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Noteworthy Band will play acoustic and jazz music all day to entertain.

Photo by: Over 50 Fair

East Hills, NY - Sept. 14, 2018 - The Over 50 Fair will amaze the large crowd of Long Island Baby Boomers and seniors who will attend this year’s event with fabulous appearances. The Over 50 Fair, in its 9th year, will take place on Sunday, September 30 from 10 am -4:30 pm at the Hilton Long Island / Huntington with reality TV contestants, entertainers, beauty queens, and exceptional speakers.

The INN runs our charity raffle. Photo Credit: Over 50 Fair
The annual event is the largest “over 50” expo on Long Island. This year’s Fair will have over 80 exhibitors and 30 speakers including many features from last year plus new ones for attendees to enjoy.
Domenick Abbate, runner-up on CBS TV’s Survivor Ghost Island from earlier this year will do a meet-and-greet and talk about his experience in Fiji and playing the game for 39 days. Laurie Russo of Laura Alison Design, a contestant on ABC TV’s Steve Harvey’s Funderdome will also share her story of the week she spent in California promoting her infinity scarf.

Domenick Abbate, Runner-up in Survivor Ghost Island. Photo courtesy of Domenick Abbate
In the Singles Lounge, sponsored by MTN Matchmaking, international powerhouse vocalist JayCeeDriesen will sing and Mitchell Robert will perform his musical comedy show.  

JayCee Driesen will also entertain in the Singles Lounge with her singing performance. Photo courtesy of JayCee Driesen
Senior beauty queen winners from 2013 to 2018 from the Ms. New York Senior America pageant will be among the eight lovely ladies who will pose for photos and “class the place up.”

Bridget Croteau, Mrs. Suffolk County 2018/2019. Photo courtesy of Bridget Croteau
In addition, there will be over 30 classes taught by experts in their field, including Dr. Keneth Hall of NYU Winthrop Surgical Associates; Steven J. Sless, National Reverse Mortgage Director of US Mortgage; and Anthony F. Russo, Esq. of Anthony F. Russo and Associates PC.

Linda Fostek, “the Crisis Planner” will teach a class on handling your worries. Photo Credit: Over 50 Fair
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.  Shesays that “the Over 50 Fair is an opportunity for adults age 50+ to find out about great opportunities here on Long Island.  Our attendees will enjoy the free health screenings and consults, tech support, and much more.”

Laurie Russo, Contestant on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. Photo courtesy of Laurie Russo
Noteworthy Band will played jazz and acoustic music throughout the day.  This new addition to the Over 50 Fair was well received last year.
The attendees enjoy connecting with the vendors, and vice versa. Repeat exhibitor Joe Satriano of the Susan Satriano Foundation shared “There is something for everyone to browse, enjoy talented performers and attend educational classes during the day.” 

Mitchell Robert will entertain in the Singles Lounge with his musical comedy show. Photo courtesy of Mitchell Robert
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 with ID. Attendees may bring one adult child free with their paid admission. The Hilton Long Island/Huntington is located at 598 Broad Hollow Road (Rt. 110), Melville, just south of the Long Island Expressway.
Sponsors for this year’s event include US Mortgage, Blank Slate Media, and Fifty Plus Lifestyles.  
For more information, visit www.Over50Fair.com. Barbara Kaplan can be reached at 516-621-1446.