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.