The Brigantine Green Team is again teaming up with city officials to bring back the permit-free citywide yard sale Friday through Sunday, May 26-28.
This will be the third Memorial Day weekend City Council will waive the $12 yard-sale permit for anyone who signs onto a virtual map of yard sales at brigantinebeachgreenteam.com.
Participants are asked to submit their virtual map location by Monday, May 22, and maps will be available to print out or download onto mobile devices beginning May 23. Property owners must be willing to be listed on the map all three days. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the map. Yard sale hours are typically 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.
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“We had 88 properties the first year we did it in 2015, and last year we had over 100,” said Brigantine Green Team volunteer Denise Hakanson, who creates the map and is a geographer. “There's usually a big push right before the event.”
Finding bargains and discarding unwanted items are ancillary benefits to the Green Team's main objective of reducing waste that ends up in landfills.
Arriving at the Farmers Market at Haneman Park at 15th and Revere at 6:30 a.m. every Saturda…
"Upcycling is repurposing an old item into something new and useful, and yard sales are a way to recycle unwanted items that others may want or need," said Lisa McClay, co-chairwoman of the Brigantine Green Team with Johanne Milnes. “It is also a great way to find bargains for yourself or friends, or to resell or maybe use things in a rental property you own. You can save money and help save the planet at the same time."
The website greenamerica.org offers some tips to those who may be new to holding a yard sale. The site recommends placing items of similar purpose in the same area, such as clothing in one area, tools in another and so on. Items should be clearly marked with a price, but the price should be somewhat flexible, it advises.
Property owners should have a power source ready for browsers to test electronics or power tools. Prior to the sale, setting up a time for a charitable group such as the Salvation Army to pick up any unsold items as tax-deductible donations is advisable.
Farmer's Market, Art Walk return
This will also be the third year the Green Team is bringing back the Brigantine Farmers Market, which runs 8:30 a.m.-noon every Saturday from May 27-Sept. 2, weather permitting, at Haneman Park on Revere Boulevard between 15th and 16th streets, and accessible off Bayshore Avenue in the 1500 block.
This year the Brigantine Art Walk will be 5-8 p.m. Saturdays, May 27 through Labor Day weekend, with a fall event scheduled for Oct. 21. The Art Walk will be held rain or shine, relocating during inclement weather to either the Community Presbyterian Church, 1501 W. Brigantine Ave., or the Links Golf Course, 1075 N. Shore Drive.
“Haneman Park is nicely located in the middle of town and is very well suited to hosting events like these,” Hakanson said. “I think the fact that the Art Walk and Farmers Market are piggybacking off each other is a great idea.”
For more on the Brigantine Art Walk go to brigantineartwalk.com.