Brooklyn’s Largest and Oldest Street Festival Returns with New Innovations for the Community

Date: September 7th, 2018
Contact: Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation

Brooklyn, NY September 7, 2018– The Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival, produced by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) makes its grand return on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 12pm to 6pm, rain or shine. Celebrating its 44th year, the largest street festival in Brooklyn goes along Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront, stretching over 10 blocks and spanning through four diverse neighborhoods; Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn. With over 500 vendors and 100 local Atlantic Avenue merchants participating, attendees will be able to shop, dine and explore Atlantic Avenue.

NYU Langone Health will return as this year’s Kids Zone Sponsor where attendees will be greeted with bigger and better family fun entertainment.  A new Official Atlantic Antic™ Rest Area sponsored by NYU Langone Health will be located within the Kids Zone, where attendees can sit back and relax while they enjoy the sights of pony rides, bounce houses, face painting and much more. Celebrating its theme ‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’, the 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival will bring new innovations with the Boerum Place North Special Programming Zone. Sponsor activations such New York Red Bulls’ Fan Zone experience and Pixel Academy’s Drone Obstacle Course, will be available for the public on Boerum Place between Atlantic Avenue and State Street.

For the second consecutive year, Chef One will be returning with their 15th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest. With their theme of “Let’s Get Poppin”, Chef One will bring a spectacle for the public as 48 professionals and amateur eaters devour dumplings at lightning speed for money prizes. The 15th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest will take place on the Atlantic Antic™ Festival Main Stage at 2pm. Sixpoint Brewery will return as the Official Beer Sponsor of the event, with participating Atlantic Avenue Bars & Restaurants serving out the ‘Atlantic Antic Ale’ to the public.

Music and special programming areas from local Atlantic Avenue Merchants will bring diverse entertainment throughout the event. This year’s stages’ lineup includes performances of all genres such as children’s dance performances, R&B Soul performances and an all-female drumming group. City MD-Urgent Care is the Official Community Stage Sponsor for this year’s Atlantic Antic™ Festival. For a full list of performances and schedules of the Atlantic Antic™ stages and programming locations, please visit

The 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival sponsors include NYU Langone Health, Chef One, Sixpoint Brewery, Con Edison, City MD,  Crunch Fitness, Emblem Health, Advantage Care Physicians, New York Red Bulls, Pixel Academy, NY Kids Club, NYC Ferry, Brooklyn Solarworks, Dodge YMCA and many more. This year’s Media Sponsors include NY Daily News, DeSales Media Group, Metro NY, Topi, Alt 92.3 FM, 1010 WINS, CBS-FM 101.1, WNEW 102.7 and TGI Office Automation.

For a full list of sponsors, please visit


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