Bay Ridge community celebrates at annual Fun on 5th Avenue fair

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Children watch a rope jumping performance by a local dancing squad at Fun on 5th Avenue in Bay Ridge.
Photo by Arthur de Gaeta.

Bay Ridge’s 5th Avenue was bustling with celebrations on Sunday, June 5, at the annual Fun on Fifth street fair. Live music by 11 different bands, jugglers, dancers, a bouncy house, food vendors including Little Kick and Sam’s Fried Ice Cream flooded the street — along with hundreds of community members.

The event was organized by the non-profit Bay Ridge 5th Ave. Business Improvement District, which partners with local property owners, merchants, residents, elected officials, and community organizations to support local businesses, promote economic and cultural vitality and bring neighbors together.

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The street turned into a circus with live music, food vendors, and performers. Photo by Arthur de Gaeta.
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Attendees enjoyed the spiral shaped fried potato on a stick by Twisted Potato, a NYC based business that caters and participates in pop-ups. Photo by Arthur de Gaeta.

The beloved festival has been on hiatus due to the pandemic for the last two years – so Sunday’s celebration was even more lively than usual as Bay Ridgers rocked out to live tunes from The Brooklyn Bards, Sha Doobie, Chix Appeal, and more. 

Police officers and other members of the community mingled and connected as they enjoyed the fair .Photo by Arthur de Gaeta.
Cheers to the start of season full of parties and opportunities for the community to come together. To-go drinks were seen everywhere down the street as Bay Ridgers celebrated the start of the summer season. Photo by Arthur de Gaeta.
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Attendees found relief from the heat with some delicious ice cream at the Fun on 5th Avenue fair on June 5. Photo by Arthur de Gaeta.