33rd Annual Atlantic Antic

Time once again for the Atlantic Antic, New York’s greatest street fair. The event stretches for a mile and a half on bustling Atlantic Avenue, attracting tens of thousands of Brooklynites who mix, mingle and munch the day away.

In fact, the food is one of the primary attractions, as the cafes, bars and restaurants that line the street bring their signature dishes (and often, their seating and entertainment) outdoors and members of religious congregations raise funds by proffering homemade specialties.

As a result of the focus on food, this year the event’s organizers created the Atlantic Antic Food Map, enabling fairgoers to quickly zero in on their favorite dishes before they sell out. There’s nothing as frustrating as queing up and waiting for a snowy hunk of homemade coconut cake (or a dish of fragrant paella or grilled sausages or peach cobbler) only to see the last bit sold to someone else.

Of course, it isn’t just the food that draws the crowds; people flock to the Atlantic Antic to have fun, listen to music, shop for bargains and handicrafts, see how much the neighborhood has changed in the past year and meet their neighbors in one of the most diverse, lively and historic sections of the city.

Sign on a tree

Barbequed pig’s head

Craftsman selling jewelry

Sauce bottles


Shucking oysters

Crafters selling jewelry

Drawing dog’s portrait (yes, the dog)

Jazz orchestra on the street

Modelling wedding gowns

Dishing up homemade desserts

Rocking the stage

Old friends meet on Atlantic Ave.

Shopping in drapery booth

Rabbi welcomes visitors to portable sukkah

Belly dancer with Eddie the Sheik

Selling dragon puppets

Dancing garbage can encourages recycling

Atlantic Antic Food Map
Atlantic Antic 2007
Atlantic Antic 2006
Atlantic Antic 2005

9 Responses to 33rd Annual Atlantic Antic

  1. moi says:

    great fair, I am sure!!!! I loved the sauce bottles shot!!!!! 🙂


  2. Olivier says:

    Encore un superbe reportage sur une fete new yorkaise. j’aime beaucoup ta serie de photos

    Still a superb report on a festival new yorkaise. I like much your series of photographs


  3. photowannabe says:

    Oh Annulla, I want to visit. This festival looks like a blast. I love the diversity and all the different foods must have been paradise.


  4. Trotter says:

    It looks a great place to enjoy your day! Loved all your pictures, but would have loved to hear the jazz orchestra…


  5. HI!!!!!:)
    Thank you for your SWEET holiday wishes !!!:) I’ll be back around oktober 19TH ,with a brown skin, a bigger smile than ever (I have a smile anyway)and lots of photo’s… I’ll be missing you, BYE:)My photo is now on the new last “leaving day” post…..:)

    A Hugh and kisses from JoAnn


  6. GoodCents says:

    Great photos! Great blog! I think I’ve been here before (and said the exact same thing,haha) but clicked the link at ols so thought I would say hey..


  7. gina says:

    Great pics! I do believe that is the first bbq pig head that I have ever seen.


  8. Did you try the pig head? It looks impressive. Those little sauce bottles are too cute!!


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