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40th Atlantic Antic expected to draw thousands to Brooklyn

Dancing in the street on Sunday, Sept. 28

September 23, 2014 Compiled by Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Atlantic Antic takes place Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 6 p.m. Photo by Mary Frost
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The 40th anniversary of New York City’s largest street fair, the Atlantic Antic, takes place this Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 6 p.m.

The Antic has marked the end of summer for more than a generation. Unlike typical Manhattan street fairs, local businesses and community groups have long put their Brooklyn-only stamp on this event. Sixpoint Brewery brews up Antic Amber, served up and down the street in sidewalk pubs, and local bands draw crowds of fans who come back year after year.

The celebration stretches along a mile of Atlantic Avenue and features hundreds of vendors, Middle Eastern belly dancers, local artists and artisans, community groups, a bus festival and food, food, food.

“Eat it at the Antic, walk it off on Atlantic!” is a tradition that hundreds of thousands of visitors happily take up.

In addition to the usual street fair food of sausage sandwiches and roasted corn, restaurants along Atlantic Avenue showcase cuisine from many cultures to grilled sardines, Vietnamese sandwiches, halal food, homemade Caribbean cuisine, BBQ, and homemade community and church food.

Among other events, Borough President Eric Adams will be presenting a proclamation to honor the Antic’s 40th year, and the Brooklyn Ballet will honor the occasion with a dance piece at the 2 p.m. welcome ceremony (at Clinton Street and Atlantic Avenue).

An eye-opener for those who don’t remember the days of ceiling fans on buses, New York Transit’s 21st Annual Bus Festival takes place on Boerum Place. There’s also an entire block dedicated to family-friendly activities to pony rides, face painting and more.

The Atlantic Antic is the signature event of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC). The event spans four Brooklyn neighborhoods to from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue.



Atlantic Antic 40th Anniversary Schedule


Moxie Spot Family Stage (Hicks and Henry Streets)

12 p.m. – Rockin’ Rob and Dara’s Singalong

1:30 p.m. – Liam the Magician

3 p.m. – Lesley and the Flying Foxes

4:30 p.m. – Nikolai and Nikoskids


Atlantic Chip Shop Stage (Henry and Clinton)

Noon-6 p.m. – Windsor Terrors

Waterfront Ale House Stage (Henry and Clinton)

Junior Rivera and Charanga Soleil

Black Coffee Blues Band with Popa Chubby


Atlantic Antic Main Stage (Atlantic and Clinton Street)

12 p.m. – Eddie ‘The Sheik’ Kochak and The Amber-Aba Orchestra

2 p.m. – Atlantic Antic Welcome and Awards Ceremony

– Special address from Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams and New York Senator Daniel L. Squadron

– Third Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador Award presentation to Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman, guest speakers Councilmember (District 35) Laurie A. Cumbo and Jo Anne Simon (Democratic District Leader, 52nd AD and candidate for NYS Assembly)

– Atlantic Avenue Pioneer Awards presentation, guest speaker Councilman Stephen Levin

– The Brooklyn Ballet presents special Welcome Ceremony Dance Piece


BRIC Presents B-Side Artists

3 p.m. – Yoham Ortiz


Antic Headliner

4 p.m. – Brown Rice Family World Roots Band


Brazen Head Stage (Court Street and Boerum Place)

12:30 p.m. – The Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band

3 p.m. – The Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band


Pacheco & Lugo Stage (Atlantic near Hoyt Street)

Noon-6 p.m. – Rhythm by Four


One Love Animal Hospital Stage (Smith and Hoyt Streets)

Schedule to be announced


Fillmore Real Estate Stage (Smith and Hoyt Streets)

Schedule to be announced


Khamit Kinks Stage (Atlantic near Bond Street)

Noon-6 p.m. – DJ Hard Hittin Harry


Gumbo Family Stage (Nevins Street and Third Avenue)

12 p.m. – Children’s Book Reading – Signing with Melanie Hope Greenberg and Meaghan Fisher

1 p.m. – The Queens of Everything

2 p.m. – Kevin Nathaniel

3 p.m. – Rolie Polie Guacamole

4-5:30 p.m. – Special Guests


Hollow Nickel Stage (Nevins Street and Third Avenue)

1 p.m. – Eric Scho

2 p.m. – Barelyn

3:15 PM – Mercury Morning

4:30 p.m. – Dead Leaf Echo + Special Guest DJ


Hanks Saloon Stage (Atlantic Avenue and Third Avenue)

1 p.m. – The Who Knew Crew

2 p.m. – Le Sans Culottes

3 p.m. – The Get It

4 p.m. – Le Sans Culottes

5 p.m. – The Get It



The Atlantic Antic can be accessed from ten different blocks. Below is a list of nearby trains:

Borough Hall: 2 3 4 5

Jay Street-Metro Tech: A C F N R

Bergen Street: F G

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Streets: A C G

Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street: 2 3 4 5 B D N Q

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