Sunday’s 38th-Annual Atlantic Antic

Brooklyn Heights Blog correspondents were out in force Sunday for Atlantic Antic, which spans one mile along Atlantic Avenue, from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue. Despite an early afternoon shower and cool temps, Brooklynites came out by the thousands for the 38th-annual event. Many more pics below the jump. (Photos: Chuck Taylor)

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  • Stillhere

    Just finished the tasting menu at the annual Brooklyn Atlantic Antic festival: sausage and peppers, chicken curry, smoked pastrami, babaganoush, southern fried chicken, smoked turkey drumstick, humus and finally zepoles, washed down with a local IPA. Should last all week.

    Fine music, as well…..especially like the Chip Shop/ Windsor Terrace group and their British Invasion selections.

  • Livingston

    Totally agree. Had the porchetta sandwich and sangria, followed by strawberries & cream cake. Wandered over to the “party” side of Atlantic for an Atlantic Amber beer and listen to the bands (in addition to the British Invaders, good blues band at Pete’s Waterfront Ale House). Unfortunately Buttermilk Channel ran out of fried chicken 2 persons before me :-(

    Can’t wait for the next Antic!

  • Wiley E.

    I thought the Blues Band near Pete’s Waterfront was exceptionally good. Bought a CD from them.

  • Wiley E.

    Missed lusting over Anna Coppa Cabana’s dancing.

  • Boerum Bill

    Same old. Same old.

  • HenryLoL

    Agreed — Same ol, same ol. Bands were good. But I say we do away with it now and think of something else that would be fun. Most of the food looked awful, BTW. Ended up going to Bacchus for lunch, which was really good.

  • Andrew Porter

    Had the hot buttered corn on the cob, and a chicken kabob on a skewer. My tastes play it safe. Good vibes all around!

  • yoohoo

    The Black Coffee Blues Band under the leadership of Popa Chubby (sponsored by the Waterfront Ale House) is arguably the best band at the Atlantic Antic; it plays every other group at this event into the ground. Maybe one has to be of a certain age to appreciate Popa’s and his fellow musicians’ extraordinary skill and musicianship. A monotonous, thumping bass isn’t needed to inspire a huge crowd that stood seven-deep on the avenue. The band plays at the Manhattan Waterfront Ale House in Kipsbay (First Ave & 30th St) every first Friday at 11 p.m. I bought two CD’s two years ago and another yesterday.

  • yoohoo

    Forgot to mention the extraordinary range of foods available; the Lobster Pound was represented and as one moved east numerous Caribbean-inspired foods were were available, many prepared by families, not commercial enterprises. The Atlantic Antic is the best street festival in New York City; notice the absence of sock vendors!

  • Jorale-man

    I don’t know… The Smorgasburg in Dumbo has a much wider range of offerings as street food goes. The Antic seemed to have its share of stuff you can get any of the Manhattan street fairs. The Sahadi’s table was good anyhow.


    Hey, Stillhere – that’s WINDSOR TERRORS!

    I usually play keyboards in the band, but a broken wrists has relegated me to the role of just singing!

    Thanks for the positive review!!!