Avenue Ardor: 38th-Annual Atlantic Antic, Sunday, 9/30

The ever-entertaining end-of-summer Atlantic Antic—which brings madness, music and playful mayhem to a 10-block stretch of Atlantic Avenue, bordering Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill—will convene Sunday, September 30, noon to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), it offers 500+ retailers and pop-up shops pawning goodies, food, dancing, family fun and more, between Hicks Street & Fourth Avenue.

The 38th-annual Atlantic Antic is “much more than your average street festival,” organizers say. “The longstanding and well-loved celebration of a myriad of cultures crosses several historic neighborhoods and brings together a wide array of sights and sounds. The Antic is an exhilarating experience for the whole family.” Imagine: belly dancers, falafel, family sing-alongs and Homer & Mrs. Fink in their Brooklyn Bugle booth, all in a single setting.

This year’s theme is “Have it All on Atlantic: From the Waterfront to the Arena.” AALDC President Christian Haag declares, “In a year where Atlantic Avenue has grown exponentially, I am happy to say the Atlantic Antic has, too. Come again or for the first time and see why this is New York City’s greatest street fair.” For more about the Atlantic Antic, including directions and parking information, see here. The event will be held rain or shine (Photos: Chuck Taylor)

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  • Wiley E.

    We want Anna Coppa Cabana back!

  • Prom Gal

    Street fairs are great fun. There was a magnificent old time traditional Italian Street Fair, like a scene out of The Godfather, in Bensonhurst last week.
    All along 18th Avenue, the Feast of Santa Rosalia went on for more than a week, culminating on Sunday with the religious procession.
    The folks at VILLABATE-ALBA, outdid themselves, with incredible new creations, and beautiful examples of the almost list art of Sicilian marzipan, fashioned into platters if seafood, fruit, vegetables, and a giant squid with lemon halves.
    Incredibke cannoli, made from ricotto imported from Sicily. The gelato was, as usual, magnifico; the next best thing to a trip to