Music and food will fill Coney Island Avenue, between Avenue H and Newkirk Avenue, this Sunday, August 16, for the annual Brooklyn Mela, which celebrates Pakistan’s independence day. Sponsored by the Pakistani American Merchants Association, the festival will be held from 12pm to 6pm.
To accommodate the festivities, drivers will not be able to access the area from 7am until 7pm. There will be no parking on Coney Island Avenue as of Saturday evening.
Additionally, the MTA reports that B68 buses will be rerouted from Coney Island Avenue between Avenue I and Newkirk Avenue from 8am to 10pm Sunday. Buses will run via Ocean Ocean Parkway and will make corresponding stops in both directions.
B8 buses will also be rerouted from Coney Island Avenue between Avenue I and Newkirk Avenue from 8am to 10pm, according to the MTA. The buses will run via Ditmas Avenue and will make corresponding stops in both directions.
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