Brooklyn Heights

Cranberry Street Fair returns to Brooklyn Heights for 45th year

September 28, 2016 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Mimi Soltana’s tribal belly-dance troupe will be returning to the Cranberry Street Fair in Brooklyn Heights this Saturday.  Photo by Mary Frost
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Brooklyn Heights will celebrate the return of autumn with the 45th annual Cranberry Street Fair this Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On the shady, acorn-strewn block of Cranberry between Hicks and Willow streets, Heights residents will dance in the street and enjoy a day of homegrown activities and entertainment, including belly dancing, browsing books and treasures, guessing the number of cranberries, climbing on the fire engine, parading their pets and having their fortunes told. Residents will also vie for gustatory glory in the bake-off, where every treat has to contain cranberries. (Sign up for the bake-off online at

This year’s fair includes live jazz with Eric Loffswold & Bruce Edwards, Mimi Fontana’s Manhattan Tribal Belly Dancers (for the seventh year), fortune tellers, a roving photographer, silent auction and burgers and hotdogs. Coffee and tea are provided courtesy of Jim Monte and Cranberry’s.

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The pet parade takes place at 12:30 p.m. (every pet gets a prize, courtesy of Rocco & Jezebal for Pets), and the raffle takes place at 3 p.m.

Neighbors are welcome to drop off books, CD’s and DVD’s at the book table.

All proceeds go to neighborhood beautification.



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