Cranberry Street Fair Announced For October 5 In Brooklyn Heights

It’s on! The 40th (plus) annual Cranberry Street Fair, happening this year on October 5 starting at 11:00 a.m. It’s fun for the whole family – including a performance by nabe jazzman Eric Loffswold who has jammed with, among others, the King of all Italian-Americans Danny Aiello.

Here’s the official proclamation:

The Cranberry Street Fair is coming to Cranberry Street between Hicks and Willow

Streets on Saturday, October 5 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Enjoy many of our traditional activities and some new ones. The schedule looks like this:

From 11 to 3: Live cool jazz with Eric Loffswold.

12 to 12:30 the ever-popular pet parade sponsored by Rocco and Jezebel. All species

welcome. (If not a pup, please put it in a container of some sort unless it’s stuffed.)

12: 30 to 1:30 Mimi Fontana will return with her Manhattan Tribal Belly Dance troupe

for a performance and a lesson.

2 to 2:30 Cranberry Street Yoga for all ages with Jemilla.

2:30 judging of the Cranberry Bake Off (original recipes—must have cranberries.)

Please deliver entrants to the site in the morning.

3:00 Raffle: items include memberships in cultural institutions and donations from local


Ongoing are

BBQ and soft drink; coffee and tea from Jim Monte’s Cranberries on Hicks Street

Cranberry Sauce tasting

Roving photographer: your pic in Victorian dress in front of a Victorian brownstone

Fire Engine118, the 205th ladder; children board unless it’s otherwise engaged

Trooper, the police-horse, will greet children unless he is otherwise engaged

Contests: Count the Cranberries; Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin

Face Painting, Children’s Games, Pumpkin Painting and Balloons for little ones

On sale: Books, Treasures, and Fleas ( contributions may arrive early in the day)

Gorgeous Autumnal Plants and T Shirts with the Cranberry logo by James Childs

All proceeds go to our Brooklyn neighborhood’s greenification

Voter Registration (There’s still time.)

Check the Brooklyn Heights blog for updates on the Cranberry St. Fair

Warm up for the festivities by coming on Homer Fink’s Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour

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