Slopers in ‘Seventh Heaven’! Annual street fair hits Seventh Avenue - Brooklyn Paper

Slopers in ‘Seventh Heaven’! Annual street fair hits Seventh Avenue

In heaven: Danny Ramos brought his iguana Godzilla to the Seventh Heaven street fair on June 18.
Photo by Jason Speakman

It was heaven on earth.

Park Slope’s Seventh Avenue pulsed with vendors, artisans, and carnival rides on Sunday for the neighborhood’s 43rd annual “Seventh Heaven” street fair, a day of festivities that locals said was a little slice of paradise.

“We had an amazing time,” said Park Slope resident Karen Roberto, who brought her 8-year-old daughter to the event. “We are so happy we went.”

The 43-year-old community gathering known for serving a smorgasbord of dishes from vendors across the city did not disappoint foodies this year, though fair-goers favored colder treats on the hot day, according to Roberto.

But it was the more-than-usual number of local craftsmen and artisans in attendance that gave the event its hometown feel, she said.

“I really liked all the artisans showing their jewelry, art and tee shirts, there seemed a lot more of that,” Roberto said. “It made the fair seem less kitschy and more of a community event.”

Her daughter, however, begged to differ, naming the rides as the fair’s real draw.

“The Donkey Kong ride was my favorite,” said Finn Roberto. “It was kind of scary though.”

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Festive fare: Winnie, Zoey, and Sabine Baker enjoy some snacks at the street fair on Seventh Avenue, which celebrated its 43rd installment this year.
Photo by Jason Speakman

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