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Venture Photography
Venture Over to Venture Photography at the Fol-De-Rol
By Emily Sherman

May 26, 2016
Venture Photography sets out to redefine family portraits. Venture Photography’s exciting and fun photo shoots with highly skilled photographers create stunning images that capture your family’s unique character and passion. Each family’s story is translated into treasured wall art, as vibrant pictures are combined with hand-made frames.

Venture Photography, of Greenwich, CT, looks forward to returning to the Fol-De-Rol for a third year. Owner, Anne Hamilton, urges everyone to stop by their booth to envision the “story behind each photograph” which has created memories that will last forever.

There will be great offers on special photo packages available at the Fol-De-Rol.

More information on Venture Photography can be found here.
(203) 861-9100

Return of the Fol-De-Rol
By Emily Sherman

May 13, 2016
Every June you can see the bright lights and hear childrens laughter mixed with the vibrant sounds of live music from the Fol-De-Rol carnival in downtown Armonk. The Armonk Lions Club will hold the four-day spring festival in Wampus Brook Park on June 9 to 12. The annual fair features over 30 craft and food vendors, in addition to a carnival with rides and games. The Lions Club also sells raffles for a variety of prizes.

Doug Martino, president of the Armonk Lions Club, exclaimed that this year's 42nd Fol-De-Rol will be “better than ever”. There will be live music throughout the entire weekend and a silent auction for two tickets to the highly acclaimed musical on Broadway, Hamilton: An American Musical.

Every year there are a plethora of vendors lined up along Wampus Brook Park. One returning vendor is Red Ginji, a jewelry vendor from Scarsdale. There will be some new vendors this year: Jill Robustelli with products such as stylish bags from My Initials Inc., and delicious pies from Ruth’s Southern Classic Desserts. There is still room for more vendors and applications can be found on the Armonk Lions’ Club website.

The Fol-De-Rol functions as Armonk Lions major fundraiser and they hope to have the community’s support and participation. Judge Martino expressed the need for volunteers to help sell raffle tickets. All the proceeds from the Fol-De-Rol support the Armonk Lions Club’s various projects which serve local, county, national, and international communities.

The colorful and exciting rides on Thursday and Friday will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday’s events will be from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Sunday’s events will start at 11:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.

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Filigree NYC Jewelry
Filigree NYC Jewelry: Reflections of Style and Taste
By Emily Sherman

May 31, 2016
Filigree NYC jewelry promotes glamour that shines. The New Rochelle jewelry store will be at the Fol-De-Rol with a versatile collection of jewelry for men and women of all ages.

Filigree specializes in hand-crafted jewelry. A mix of sterling silver and gold tones, as well as semi-precious stones elaborate each piece. Nicola Walker of Filigree stresses how her customers have a personalized experience to ensure the jewelry piece matches their individual style. The unique and elegant styles are appropriate for every day or more formal wear.

Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings are among the vast collections. Necklaces include statement pieces as bibs, thin chains, link chains, leather, and pendants. A variety of bracelets are available as textured bangles, cuffs, and leather bracelets. Earrings options are sparkling studs, dangling and clip ons, in addition to patterned silver ear jackets. Made from silver and gold tones, the ring options are worn thin, wrapped, studded, or textured.

Filigree jewelry is not only an accessory, but an extension of your style that communicates attitude and personality.,, or

Origami Owl
Create your own Locket with Origami Owl at the Fol-De-Rol
By Emily Sherman

May 26, 2016
Origami Owl’s collection shines with the bright colors of a variety of charms and jewelry accessories. Becky Makelainen will be back at the Fol-De-Rol for her third year to help you create your own necklaces and bracelets from a selection of charms and chains. The custom Living Lockets are a fun hands-on activity for all ages. The lockets allow you to “tell your story with charms that represent your passions, memories, and dreams.”

There is a variety of charms, which let you celebrate important milestones, commemorate the people who matter most, support causes that are near and dear to your heart, and remember the activities you love. As summer approaches, a new collection is “inspired by the fun and adventure of the season”, with charms such as starfish, campfires and bathing suits.

Origami Owls started when Bella Weems began selling customized lockets. The business took off and the company expanded beyond lockets, to include necklaces and charm bracelets. Creating lockets at hosting parties became popular with friends and family as they shared fun stories while crafting lockets of memories.

Makelainen said, “We build our life stories inside the lockets.”

Armonk Lions Fol De Rol

This Week the Fol De Rol Arrives at Wampus Brook Park

June 7, 2016
The pig races return on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and again 7:30 p.m. Another favorite highlight, the Clydesdale horse and wagon ride, will also be on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Thursday & Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. there will be rides, food and entertainment.

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be more fun all-day activities with the opportunity to shop and to purchase gifts. You can preview some of the vendors below.

New this year is the bidding for two tickets to the highly acclaimed Hamilton: An American Musical.

Thank you to the Armonk Lions who sponsor the 42nd annual Fol De Rol. Please don't forget to support them and all the organizations they serve by buying raffle tickets that offer some great prizes.

Fol De Rol Sponsors Welcome

Amonk Lions thank Fol De Rol sponsors Chase Bank and Amore Pizzeria. For more information about sponsorships, please visit

Peace Love Soap
Peace Love Soap Returns to the Fol-De-Rol
By Emily Sherman

May 31, 2016
Jill Staffin’s soaps have an element of fun with unique shapes such as flip-flops, hearts, popsicles, and peace signs. Peace Love Soap is a collection of handcrafted whimsical soaps, body butters, and scrubs, that will be coming to the Fol-De-Rol for the second year. The fresh and cleansing products are made with a variety of fragrances and sizes. The soaps make great gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, as well as special holiday and teacher’s gift baskets. Orders can be customized upon request as “great favors for weddings, showers, and birthdays.”

Staffin began Peace Love Soap with her 14-year-old daughter as they shared the desire to create something crafty and useful. What started out as a hobby quickly evolved into a family business.

More information can be found and orders can be placed online. Most bars of soap are priced between $6 for one bar and $20 for four bars.

or call (914) 980-9037