Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012
Time: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Atlantic Avenue (from Hicks St. to Fourth Ave.), Brooklyn
Perfect For: Eating an entire avenue's worth of global grub
Take everything you've come to expect about street fairs (vendors hawking 3-packs of white T-shirts and fried versions of packaged snacks) and toss it into the Hudson. The Atlantic Antic is everything you want a street fair to be, sourcing its goods from local purveyors, and trading the bouncy castles for a plethora of diverse global entertainment that pays homage to the mile-long stretch the fair takes over. (Okay, the bouncy castle might still be there, but really, that's a good thing.) Plus, being the largest street festival in the city, it gives you plenty of time to explore and revel in autumn's cool breeze.