The Blauvelt Community Yard Sale: a Harbinger of Spring
The BLAUVELT YARD SALE happens at homes all over Blauvelt on a Saturday and Sunday in May, from 9am to 4pm. Individual home's hours may vary - some have abbreviated hours, some do their sale only on Saturday or Sunday. There is no rain date, and residents are free to cancel an individual sale at any time. The dates chosen depend on outside factors. We try to avoid clashing dates with local churches and civic groups, so we monitor their schedules and pick the most “available” weekend in May, and announce it in our spring newsletter, out on March 1. This event usually features 30 locations or more in Blauvelt. Each home displays a teal and orange BLAUVELT YARD SALE lawn sign in front of their house.
Sale locations are easily found with the YARD SALE TREASURE MAP produced by Blauvelt Free Library and available on May 1, online at blauveltfreelibrary.org or in print at the Library, located at 541 Western Highway, Blauvelt.
The map has dots where the houses are located, along with the addresses. On the reverse is a merchandise listing. Sellers tell us about the type of stuff they have to sell, so you can work out a route that gets you to the ones most likely to offer what you want. Blauvelt is under 5 square miles, so you should be able to cruise the sales over the course of a day.
Sale locations are easily found with the YARD SALE TREASURE MAP produced by Blauvelt Free Library and available on this website several days before the sale or in print at the Library, located at 541 Western Highway, Blauvelt. Later versions of the map supersede the initial printing, but it can still be used to plan a route in advance for out of towners.
We locate an outdoor map display by our front door on Friday night, previous, so the maps can be retrieved 24/7 during Yard Sale Weekend. The most up-to-date version online is always found on our Facebook page, revised to the minute, at https://www.facebook.com/BlauveltFreeLibrary.
The map has dots and addresses where the houses are located. On the reverse there’s a merchandise listing gleaned from information collected from sellers about the type of stuff they have to sell, so you can work out a route that gets you to the ones most likely to offer what you want. Blauvelt has an area of under 5 square miles, So navigating it is quick, despite the sometimes gerrymandering road network.
Each year, Blauvelt residents are encouraged to call, email or stop by the library to register after March 1. Participation is free. They get a lawn sign, a sales kit and benefit from online and print advertising throughout the Hudson Valley. We advertise in newspapers, on yard sale sites, and on tag sale Facebook pages within a 100 mile radius from Blauvelt.
In addition, the library can help a Blauvelt resident promote an individual yard sale anytime during the year, utilizing our email and Facebook reach.
Call Barry at 845 359-2811 for more information.