Park Slope

Park Slope’s ‘Fabulous Fifth Ave Fair’ coming this Sunday

May 13, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Vintage Car Show at last year’s festival, courtesy of Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn. Photo: ParkSlopeFIfthAvenueBID

Forty thousand people are expected Sunday, May 17, at Park Slope’s Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair on Fifth Avenue between Sterling Place and 12th Street. This year, more than 111 local businesses will take part, marking a 35 percent increase and making it more homegrown than ever. 

“Our decades-old ‘merchants first’ tradition gives us the edge,” says Mark Caserta, executive director of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID), which organizes the event. “We work hard to give priority to 5th Avenue’s shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants, ensuring that the Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair keeps its local, non-generic feel.”

Many of Fifth Avenue’s landmarks will be featured, including V-Spot, Bogota Latin Bistro, Stone Park Café, Pink Olive, Brooklyn SuperHero Supply Co. and Habit. A new Art Walk between 1st and 2nd streets will feature local artists curated by Fifth Avenue artist Jonathan Blum, and there will be a music stage in front of NY Kids Club with performances from a gospel choir and kid rock band from Brooklyn Music Factory, plus a performance from the Urban Children’s Choir. The festival will also include a vintage car show courtesy of Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn, plus collectibles, rides, antiques, crafts and family fun.

The fair will be held from 12 to 6 p.m., rain or shine.

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