New Attractions at Brooklyn’s Oldest Street Festival Will Make It One To Remember


Date: September 21, 2021

Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant



New Attractions at Brooklyn’s Oldest Street Festival

Will Make It One To Remember


Brooklyn, NY-September 21, 2021– The return of the Annual Atlantic Antic Festival, produced by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), will be held on Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 12 pm to 6 pm, rain or shine. Celebrating the triumphant return after last year’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brooklyn’s oldest street festival will offer new sights along Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the waterfront. The festival spans 10 blocks through the brownstone neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Downtown Brooklyn. With local Atlantic Avenue businesses and vendors both partaking, festival-goers can shop and dine locally on Atlantic Avenue.

For the first time ever, Atlantic Antic welcomes a circus. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is a fun and charming group that brings joy and excitement to every event. They will be doing pop-up performances along the avenue and you can find them periodically between Hicks and Henry streets. Kids Rock for Kids, an energetic and talented group of tweens and teens will be performing between Henry and Clinton streets. Within the Kids Zone located at the corner of Boerum Place, attendees can enjoy the sights of bounce houses, petting zoos, pony rides, a toddler soccer activation, and DIY crafts including slime creation.

Health and safety are a high priority at the 46th Annual Atlantic Antic Festival and specific measures will be put in place. AALDC encourages mask-wearing for all merchants and vendors. The maintenance of six feet of distance and using hand sanitizer will be encouraged during the festival for all participants and attendees. Both AALDC booths will have masks and hand sanitizers available, and the Event Street Team will be handing out masks. If you haven’t gotten your COVID-19 vaccination shot, our sponsor MetroPlus Health will be on-site to perform COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

Music and dance will return to the Antic. This year’s stages’ lineup includes performances from all genres including children’s dance performances, R&B, Hip-Hop, Folk, Middle Eastern, a trumpeter, a saxophonist, and an all-female drumming group.

CityMD returns as 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 46th Annual Atlantic Antic Festival sponsors include NYU Langone Health, CityMD, Con Edison, Mount Sinai Doctors-Brooklyn Heights, MetroPlus Health, Gramercy Pediatric Dentistry, Crunch Fitness, Brooklyn SolarWorks, NYC Ferry, Alloy, Changing Tomorrow Academy, Dodge YMCA, and more. This year’s Media Sponsors include Schneps Media, Brooklyn Paper, Park Slope Courier, The Villager, Caribbean Life, QNS, amMETRO, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, BRIC, Brooklyn Free Speech, SaveMor Digital Printing, and TGI Office Automation. For a full list of sponsors, please visit



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Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation,

The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is a Section 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to further economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment in the greater Atlantic Avenue area. The AALDC provides information, advocacy, produces events and projects that promote economic growth and vitality, for the preservation and development in downtown Brooklyn and neighboring communities.