The Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts released a statement through their Facebook page today that the organization will be taking a short break.
We will not be having a 2013 Spring Art Festival, but hope to have some smaller events later in the year. We’re taking this year off to regroup and reorganize and are planning to bring you a Festival in 2014 and will keep you posted. We’d like to thank our patrons, artist, craftspeople, performers, and the public for their continuing support.
The festival traditionally starts a few days after Easter. This year’s edition would have been the 45th annual festival – this is the first time that it will be taking a year off.
On one hand, we’ve been saddened my the recent spate of annual events that have need to skip a year – including the 2012 NYC Marathon and Sheepshead Bay’s 2013 Grillin’ By The Bay, both cancelled because of complications from Hurricane Sandy.
But in each case, it is encouraging to see a sense of commitment from organizers to come back strong the following year. So Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts, we look forward to seeing you this time next year.