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Your guide to Brooklyn street festivals this weekend

May 17, 2019 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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It’s finally beginning to feel like May out there, and those magical meteorologists are predicting a spectacular weekend of clear skies and warm temperatures. Just in time, too, as Brooklyn’s street festival season is kicking into full gear.

Six Brooklyn flings, fairs, festivals and fiestas are taking over streets around the borough — enough to get your fill of fresh air before a gloomy, wet Monday.

Here are the details.

All weekend

Prospect Park Alliance’s Spring Fling

Prospect Park will host an action-packed weekend of events celebrating spring, including early morning bird walk, an 1860s-style exhibition baseball game, Smorgasburg, and a staged reading of Molière’s “The Misanthrope” featuring original music by Tony and two-time Obie Award winner STEW. Sunday’s Spring Fling Fair features a full program of hands-on, family-friendly activities.

All weekend at Prospect Park.
See website for dates, times and costs of individual events.

Saturday

Graham Avenue Fiesta

Organized by the Graham Avenue Business Improvement District, the seven-block long event in Williamsburg will have hundreds of vendors slinging tchotchkes and ethnic foods alongside kiddie rides, health screenings and more.

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10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Graham Avenue between Broadway and Boerum Street.
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Kingston Avenue Festival

This annual block party features free food, music, games, and giveaways to kick-off summer.

1-5 p.m.
Kingston Avenue between Bergen Street and Pacific Street
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Sunday

Bayfest

If landlocked street fairs don’t do it for you, head to the waterfront. The Sheepshead Bay Improvement Group’s Bayfest is a vendor-free event with five bands playing two stages, kiddie rides, face painting, giveaways in a stunning setting looking over the water.

Noon – 6 p.m. 
Emmons Avenue and East 27th Street
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Fabulous Fifth Avenue Street Fair

Rain or shine, the eponymous avenue will feature five bands alongside outdoor service from local restaurants, a vintage car show, puppetry and more.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fifth Avenue from Sterling Place to 12th Street
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67th Annual Norwegian Day Parade

Though not exactly a festival, this parade is one of the most unique community events in the city, commemorating the May 17, 1893, signing of the Norwegian constitution. Marchers will don traditional Norwegian garb and accompany floats down Third Avenue.

Marchers will line up on Third Avenue, between 83rd and 84th streets, and head down to Leif Ericson Park, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, where the reviewing stand will be located. The parade will kick off at 1:30 p.m. and celebrations will continue to late afternoon.

More info
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