The 37th Annual Atlantic Antic Street Festival, the longest street fair in the city, features a new and improved Kids Block, located between Boerum Place and Smith Street. The event, which draws roughly a million visitors every year, will be held rain or shine on Sunday, Oct. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn.
Check out the pony rides, face painting, inflatable rides and airbrush tattoos, and eat all the hot dogs, funnel cake, and ice cream — or grilled sardines, falafels and pulled pork — your hearts desire. New to the Kids’ Block this year: Carmelo the Science Fellow’s Magician’s Lab presented by AT&T. The Magician’s Lab is an interactive demonstration area devoted to the magic of chemistry. Carmelo the Science Fellow will teach kids how to make snow on a sunny day, rockets that propel into the air and other neat science tricks.
Just a short walk from the Kids’ Block is more family fun to enjoy at The Moxie Spot and Gumbo, including Liam the Magician, Rolie Polie Guacamole, and a bilingual puppet show for children of all ages.
Nat Rubin, owner of The Moxie Spot says, “The Antic continues to get better every year. I can’t think of a more entertaining way to introduce your children to Brooklyn’s flavors, sights and sounds.”
As for the classics, the Amer-Aba Stage will once again feature Middle Eastern music and belly dancers galore. This sold out street festival, presented by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), features music, delicacies and merchandise from over 500 vendors and 100 local merchants. This year there will be 10 live music stages.