Come rain or shine, the Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair is happening this Sunday, May 21, on Fifth between Sterling Place and 12th Street from 10am to 6pm.
Hosted by the Park Slope 5th Avenue Business Improvement District, this popular annual street fair will feature lots of music and dance performances, art, shopping, vintage cars, activities, and demos. Food and drink will be available from local eateries.
Stop by, take a stroll along Fifth, and join the fun! Check out the lineup of some of the events below.
12pm—3pm: Wild will have live music (at corner of Douglass)
12pm: Smith’s Tavern will have live music (at 9th Street)
3pm: 7th Boro featuring Joy Jones and BID Executive Director, Mark Caserta, will perform at the BID booth (at 5th Street)
3pm—5pm: The Paprika Marching Band will play/march down the 5th Avenue stretch from Sterling Place to 12th Street
All Day: The Gate will have a DJ spinning tunes throughout the event (at 3rd Street)
There will also be a bunch of free family-friendly activities, mini-classes, and spot performances throughout the day, including:
12:30pm—4pm: Spoke the Hub will have a booth set up on Fifth Avenue between Union & President Streets. Get “inked” with a Spoke the Hub tattoo. Sign up for a raffle and learn about Spoke the Hub’s Summer Camp Gowanee for all ages.
12:30pm: Camp Gowanee Art Explorers, make earth-friendly bird feeders with Lori Jorgensen
1pm: Mindy Toro & Dancers will perform
1:30pm—2pm: Learn the Spoke the Hub Hustle at Doreen Miranda’s dance class
2pm: Do the Spoke the Hub Hustle with the Fifth Avenue BID crew
2:30pm: Spoke the Hub students & staff performances including ballerinas, clowning with the SaraBesque, and the Hip Hop Crew
And visitors can even work off some of the snacks they’ll be chowing on along the route with free fitness demos and classes, including:
3:30pm—4pm: Fit Dance BK will host a Fit Dance Zumba class with Lisa Rochlin (at the BID Stage, near the Key Food Parking Lot)
4:30pm: Body Reserve will hold a Zumba class (outside the Associated Supermarket south of Union Street)
All Day: Harbor Fitness will host a bunch of fitness demos and “Feats of Strength” competitions (i.e. kettlebell swing and burpee challenges) throughout the day at its booth at 12th Street.