Atlantic Antic: A Brooklyn Extravaganza

What: 35th Annual Atlantic Antic

Where: From 4th Ave. & Atlantic in Boerum Hill to Hicks St. & Atlantic in Brooklyn Heights

When: Sunday, October 4th, 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. Rain or shine.

Why: One of Brooklyn’s oldest outdoor institutions returns to downtown Brooklyn for the borough’s mile-long block party. Originally conceived to help revitalize Atlantic Avenue, the Antic is now a grand street affair featuring more than 600 indie artisans, small business owners, community organizers, and food vendors.

This year, the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation is presenting the first Festival Favorite Award as voted by attendees themselves—you can grab a ballet at any food vendor and vote for the grub you love most from the quick selling pretzel roll sandwiches from Building on Bond café to the grilled sardines from La Mancha (exclusively on Atlantic). The winner receives a two-night stay for two at Nu Hotel, a two-day car rental, and dinner for four at Deity Lounge & Supper Club.

The diverse musical menu spans nine stages—The Middle Eastern will play at Amer-Aba, jazz bands at Brazen, and kid-friendly entertainment at Gumbo—so wear comfortable soles and expect to walk off your street fare indulgence.

“It is an enormous event,” said Karen Auster, president of Auster Events and Antic Organizer. “Every block has something different to explore and it takes a whole day to do it.”

How to get There: Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Nevins St. or Atlantic Avenue or Borough Hall.