Atlantic Antic takes over Brooklyn
by Chase Collum
Oct 02, 2013 | 2517 views | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Residents take to the streets
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The annual Atlantic Antic Festival, New York City's largest street fair, was held in downtown Brooklyn this past Sunday afternoon, stretching for more than a mile from Fourth Avenue to Hicks Street.

According to the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), attendance for this year's fair was over 1 million with more than 600 merchants and vendors participating.

Fairgoers, which included Borough President Marty Markowitz, were able to shop the wares of local producers while dining on street food favorites such as roasted corn and chicken on a stick while listening to music from live bands and DJ's on 10 stages.

Other attractions included street zumba led by Alma Bonilla of The Y, an interactive knife defense demonstration led by the instructors of the World Martial Arts Center and an MTA bus fair, which gave the pedestrians a chance to tour decommissioned transit vehicles including a double-decker bus.

There was a truly all-ages crowd packing Atlantic Avenue throughout the day. Children enjoying face painting, balloon art and bouncy houses that were offered throughout the fair as well as on a whole block dedicated to kid-friendly activities.

Adults could be found browsing selections of art, jewelry and clothing. Some were even found enjoying a few moments off their feet at the many beer gardens that lined the way.

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Band Lover
August 03, 2014
That kids band with the boy in the white shirt and the boy playing in the purple shirt is amazing!!!!