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Flatbush frolics! Annual street fair draws big crowds for live acts, beer tent

The Brooklyn Paper

Last week’s annual Flatbush Frolic drew hundreds of Brooklynites out for live music, face painting and — for the first time ever — a beer tent.

The Ditmas Park street festival on Cortelyou Road between Coney Island Avenue and E. 19th Street — now in its 34th year — drew huge crowds for its live bands, said organizer Robin Redmond of the Flatbush Development Corporation.

“I’ve been around for a while and people usually check out one or two bands, but this year, there was always a crowd for every band,” she said. Adults got to try out beers at Sycamore’s beer tent, while kids had a panoply of activities to keep them busy in the tot lot on the corner of Argyle and Cortelyou roads — including martial arts, free guitar lessons, gymnastics and a hula-hooping competition.

“It really was a great community event,” said Redmond. “The streets were never empty.”

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