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Atlantic Antic 2012: New York City’s biggest street festival is back! • Brooklyn Paper

Atlantic Antic 2012: New York City’s biggest street festival is back!

The Atlantic Antic is back on Sept. 30.
The Brooklyn Paper / Tom Callan

It’s like Times Square on New Year’s Eve — only it’s on Atlantic Avenue in September.

The legendary street fair the Atlantic Antic will once again turn the busy thoroughfare into a bustling pedestrian mall with food vendors, local shopping, musical performances, and entertainment for Brooklynites of all ages on Sept. 30.

The 38th annual end of summer tradition, which takes place between Fourth Avenue and Hicks Street, brings together Brooklynites — and many outer-Brooklyn folks — like no other, regularly drawing a million visitors and making it the biggest street fair in New York City, organizers say.

It also holds the distinction of being the only street fair mentioned in a Beastie Boys’ song — making a memorable appearance in the tune “Shadrach” from the record “Paul’s Boutique.”

Expect 10 stages for musical showcases, storytelling, and other entertainment, as well as more than 500 booths from businesses and food vendors of all kinds.

Back for their 19th year, the New York Transit Museum will showcase its vintage buses in a nostalgic display beloved by kids fascinated by automobiles and older folks who remember when the classic rides rolled across the borough.

The mile-long festival funs from noon to 6 pm, rain or shine.

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