43rd Annual Atlantic Antic™
Sunday, September 24, 2017
‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’ will be this year’s theme for the Fair which’ll be taking place within the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn.
According to the official site: “It’s the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn, New York! The 43rd Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival will be held on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. Vendor Applications are available for a limited time!”
Yours truly tried to look for any article from the original year of the fair but the best I was able to come up with was a NY Times article from 1975 titled, ‘2 Camels Help Brooklyn Mark Atlantic Antic Day‘ wherein there was talk of a camels being part of the celebration; and another from 1977 titled ‘Accent Is on Antic In Atlantic Avenue‘ which mentions quite a bit of the festivities taking place at the annual fest.
According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the event brings in over 1 million visitors every year. Wow! That’s quite a number.
Be sure, as well, to visit the official Atlantic Antic website here…
We’re looking forward ourselves to attending this year’s big Brooklyn happening! Here’s to Brooklyn!
Here below would be the official press release:
The ‘Mother of all Street Fairs’ Returns This Fall with Something for Everyone
Brooklyn, NY September 14, 2017- Celebrating its 43rd year, the Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival, produced by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), returns on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 from 12p.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. The largest street festival in Brooklyn goes along Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront, stretching over 10 blocks and spanning through four neighborhoods; Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights,and Downtown Brooklyn.
‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’ is highlighted as this year’s theme at the signature event to promote the beautiful Brooklyn communities the festival runs through. From the Atlantic Avenue local businesses to the stunning scenery in between, Atlantic Avenue showcases what Brooklyn has to offer. This year’s ‘ The Pulse of Brooklyn’ Fall promotion welcomes back visitors after the festival to shop, dine and explore Atlantic Avenue. Festival goers can enjoy special promotions, giveaways and offers from October 1st to the 16th from local merchants. For a full list of discounts and offers,
please visit http://atlanticave.org
NYU Langone Health will return as this year’s Kids Zone Sponsor where attendees will be greeted with more family fun entertainment. Activities such as pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, book readings, and face painters will be among the many attractions within the festival for kids of all ages. It’s a one of a kind event where more than 500 vendors, 100 local merchants and 12 live entertainment stages come together to celebrate the longstanding tradition as we welcome the first days of the Fall season.
The addition of new attractions at this year’s Atlantic Antic™ festival include the Chef One 14th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest on this year’s Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage,
corner of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. As 48 professional and amateur eaters compete to devour locally made dumplings in the fastest time,
visitors will want to be sure to come and watch this spectacle.
The celebration continues through Atlantic Avenue with performances from 12 live entertainment stages. This year’s stages’ line up include performances of all genres from R&B Soul to an all female drumming performance. Weill Cornell Medicine returns as this year’s Community Stage Sponsor featuring the AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program Partners, Weill Cornell Medicine’s Jazz Ensemble and much more. For the full list of performances and schedules of the Atlantic Antic ™ Main Stage and the Community Stage, please visit http://atlanticave.org/atlantic-antic/schedule/
The 43rd Atlantic Antic™ Festival sponsors include NYU Langone Health, Chef One, Sixpoint Brewery, Con Edison, Weill Cornell Medicine, Crunch Fitness, Emblem Health, Advantage Care Physicians, St. Francis College, Geico, Avery Hall Investments, City MD, TF Cornerstone, NY Kids Club, NYC Ferry, Brooklyn SolarWorks, Dodge YMCA, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and many more. This year’s Media Sponsors include NY Daily News, Topi, Metro NY, BRIC, Brooklyn Magazine, 92.3 AMP Radio, 1010 WINS, WCBS-FM 101.1,, Fresh 102.7, TGI Office Automation, Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
NTD.TV and Epoch Media Group.
For a full list of sponsors, please visit www.atlanticave.org .