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Crowd pleaser! Hordes flock to Fifth Avenue for street fair

When life gives you lemons: A vendor serves up freshly-squeezed lemonade to parched Park Slopers at the Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair on May 15.
Photo by Louise Wateridge

Three is a crowd — thousands is a party!

Hordes of Brooklynites packed into Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue on May 15 for the annual Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair, but organizers say the throngs of people strolling the strip to enjoy food, rides, and performers is all part of the fun.

“The place was mobbed in a great way,” said fete spokeswoman Carol Klenfner.

Fun-lovers at the 15th annual event grooved to live music while munching on food from local eateries including Bogota Latin Bistro, vegan haven V Spot, and beloved burrito slinger Calexico, while.

And some performers combined both into one act — Ditmas Park group Bombay Ricky played in front of Grand Central Oyster Bar and tossed free bivalves into the audience during their show, Klenfner said.

Visitors also got to check out some vintage cars from the Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn, while kids went wild on a bouncy house and a King Kong swing.

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