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Atlantic Antic 2020

The oldest and largest street festival in New York

The Atlantic Antic is held annually on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, between 4th Avenue and Hicks Street. One of NYC’s most massive festivities occupies ten blocks of downtown Brooklyn, about 1 mile, covering ten blocks of the Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Boerum Hill neighbourhoods. The fair is packed with local food vendors, artists, craft breweries and shops. There is also a performance stage and a lot of live music.

The Atlantic Antic, run and produced by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), attracts about 600 vendors and over a million attendees. Drawn by Brooklyn-based food, crafts, and music, the fair takes place every fall, in September, since 1974. It was mentioned in the Beastie Boys' 1989 song "Shadrach" in 1989.