Glendale is gearing up for another neighborhood-wide yard sale next weekend after the first one earlier this year was a smashing success.
In April, Kathy Masi, member of Community Board 5 (CB 5), and Michelle Cook-Lopez, owner of Cook’s Crafts on Myrtle Avenue, teamed up to bring Glendale its very first community yard sale. They are now joining forces once again to get the entire neighborhood involved to sell their items.
Last year there were about 35 to 40 participating homes, Masi said. This year, many more have already signed up to be part of the weekend.
“This time we already doubled the number from last year,” she added. “This whole idea was inspired by the Woodhaven neighborhood sale. It’s not our original idea, but it is a terrific idea and really works out well for everybody.”
This year’s sale will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, and Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
People are invited to set up a table during the rain-or-shine event and sell anything they want to get rid of — old or new — including adult and children’s clothes, games, toys, jewelry, furniture, appliances, decorations and much more.
The Girl Scouts, who were instrumental in hanging fliers across Glendale advertising the yard sale, will also be leaving a basket outside of 71-28 71st St. and a location on 87th Street for food donations that will go to the Sacred Heart Pantry.
Masi has asked that participating homes place a balloon outside their homes or signs along their blocks to help direct people to their homes for the sales.
“We are already more successful than last year,” she said. “Now, we just need the people to come.”
To find out which homes are already participating, maps will be handed out during the Glendale Kiwanis Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 9, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at The Shops at Atlas Park, located at 8000 Cooper Ave.
If anyone is interested in being a part of the sale, they can reach out to Masi or Cook-Lopez through the Glendale Civic Association Facebook page.