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Atlantic Antic 2019: Everything you need to know

September 26, 2019 Meaghan McGoldrick
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Brooklyn’s “Main Street” — otherwise known as Atlantic Avenue — is gearing up for the city’s biggest street festival, the Atlantic Antic, this Sunday, Sept. 29. Starting at noon, the 45-year-old street fair will span the strip from Fourth Avenue near the Barclays Center to Hicks Street near the entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Here’s some of what you can expect.

How big is the Atlantic Antic?

The massive street festival spans four of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods — beginning in Boerum Hill, passing through Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill and ending with Downtown Brooklyn (of course, depending on where you start). The Atlantic Antic will feature hundreds of vendors as well as local Atlantic Avenue Merchants. And, if you’re wondering how packed it’ll be, crowds typically reach the one million mark.

What should I expect?

Atlantic Antic is just like any other street festival you’ve been to — only probably much bigger. As always, this year’s Antic will feature an array of culturally diverse food and drink, live entertainment as far as the eye can see, some sweet shopping deals and more.

Are there activities for kids?

Absolutely. Children spending their Sunday at the Atlantic Antic can enjoy free face painting, storytelling, puppet shows, street games, pony rides and more.

When will it end?

Atlantic Antic ends at 6 p.m.

Am I going to get rained out?

Atlantic Antic will take place rain or shine (but right now, the weather is looking nice and sunny).

Any street closures?

There will be some street closures, too. According to the Department of Transportation, the main route (Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue) will be closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to facilitate the festival. So will Boerum Place between Atlantic Avenue and State Street.

The following blocks will also be sanctioned off for production parking: Bond Street between Atlantic Avenue and State Street; Clinton Street between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street and Clinton Street between Atlantic Avenue and State Street (sidewalk and curb lanes only).

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