Five things to do at the Atlantic Antic
There's plenty of kid-friendly fun at this popular Brooklyn street fair.
Wed Aug 18 2010
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On Sunday, October 2, the 37th annual Atlantic Antic street fair takes over Atlantic Avenue between Fourth Avenue and Hicks Street in Brooklyn. This is no run-of-the-mill street fair, and there's lots for kids to do, too.
Arrive in style: The East River Ferry will be shuttling Antic-goers back and forth on a special Antic-themed boat between Pier 11/Wall Street and Pier 6/Atlantic Ave from 11:30amn to 6:30pm. $5 per ride.
Families can enter from either end of the Antic. Liam the Magician and Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Dees perform on an outdoor stage in front of The Moxie Spot (81 Atlantic Ave at Hicks St). Kid-centric shop Gumbo (493 Atlantic Ave between Nevins St and Third Ave), at the other end of the fest, sponsors puppet shows, book readings, a performance by Rolie Polie Guacamole and more.
Kids can climb aboard a retro double-decker at the (Atlantic Ave at Boerum Pl); admission to the nearby Transit Museum is also waived today from 10am to 6pm.
Chow down on some falafel and pulled pork while watching belly dancers on the Amer-Aba stage.
Check out what's new on the Kids' Block (Boerum Pl at Smith St). Carmelo the Science Fellow teaches tykes to make it snow in 60-degree weather and shoot a rocket into the air at the AT&T-sponsored Carmelo the Science Fellow's Magician's Lab. Tried-and-true Kids' Block activities (think face painting, pony rides, airbrush tattoos and balloon art) are also on tap.
takes place on Oct 2 from noon to 6pm.