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The Atlantic Antic, A Brooklyn Street Fair

Near Barclays Center, Atlantic Center Mall, Brooklyn Heights


The wonderful, diverse, festive street fair known as the Atlantic Antic stretches along almost two miles of Brooklyn's centrally located artery, Atlantic Avenue. The entire street is closed to traffic, making way for food vendors, stalls selling clothing, artwork, jewelry, pottery, tshirts with Brooklyn flair and more. Local restaurants and bars set up stalls in front of their businesses offering special deals. Look for great bands and music, dance performances, speeches and raffles. This is fun for the whole family.

Atlantic Antic At-a-Glance

Where: Enter from many directions; this street fair stretches along Atlantic Avenue from 4th Avenue in Boerum Hill to Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights.
Nearest subways: 2, 3, 4, 5, N, or R to Borough Hall; 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, M, N, or R to Atlantic Terminal; A or C to Hoyt/Schemerhorn; F or G to Bergen
When: Sunday September 29th, 2013 (Usually the first Sunday in October, calendar depending), 10am to 6pm
Phone: (718) 875-8993
Started: 1974, by the AALDC, or Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, held the first ever Atlantic Antic in 1974. The fair's success has made it a lasting tradition.


2013 Schedule

There's tons of free music, entertainment, food stalls and street crafts. Here's the hot-off-the-press schedule of events, by location.

1. HICKS/HENRY Streets at Atlantic Ave.
Moxie Spot - 81/83 Atlantic Ave


  • 12PM - Ari & Nat Family Sing-a-long
  • 1:30PM - Liam the Magician
  • 3PM - John Carlin's Kids Music Underground
  • 4:30PM - Lloyd Miller of The Deedle Deedle Dees

2. HENRY/CLINTON Streets at Atlantic Ave.
Last Exit - 136 Atlantic Ave

  • All day - DJ Momotaro and Go Go Dancers Ana Copa Cabanna and Pixie 007
  • 1PM - GIGI & POP
  • 2PM - Les Sans Culottes
  • 4PM - THE GET IT
  • 6PM - Antic After Party (inside) with DJ Mr. Lee

Waterfront Ale House - 155 Atlantic Ave

  • 12PM - Charanga Soleil (10-piece Cuban-Afro band)
  • 2PM - Black Coffee Blues Band

3. CLINTON/COURT Streets at Atlantic Ave.
Amer-Aba - 175 Atlantic Ave-Middle Eastern Music and Belly Dancing

4. COURT/BOERUM Streets at Atlantic Ave.
Brazen Head - 228 Atlantic Ave 2PM-5PM - The Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band

5. SMITH/HOYT Streets at Atlantic Ave.
Pacheco & Lugo - 340 Atlantic Ave 12PM-5:30PM - Latin Jazz Band

6. NEVINS/3RD Avenues, at Atlantic Ave.
Gumbo - 493 Atlantic Ave

  • 12PM - P for Puppets
  • 12:30PM - Graciela Carrique of 'Musica Para Mi'
  • 1PM - Melanie Hope Greenberg book reading and signing
  • 1:30PM - Rolie Polie Guacamole
  • 2:30PM - Catahoula Cajun Band
  • 3:15PM - Kevin Nathaniel and "Talking Gourds"
  • 3:45PM - Mamadou Waflash
  • 4:30PM - Bonga
  • 5PM - Tiga & Tchaka

Hank's Saloon - 46 3rd Ave

  • On and off all day starting at 1PM -Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, Jack Grace Band, and Alex Battles' Whisky Rebellion
  • 5PM - Cheap SunglasseZZ (ZZ Top cover band)

7. 3RD/4TH Aves at Atlantic Ave.
Linger Lounge - 533 Atlantic Ave
1PM-2:30PM & 3PM-4:30PM - BR and  Timebomb

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