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

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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