For the 39th year, the Brighton Jubilee transformed some of the neighborhood’s streets into a lively celebration — full of live music, food, and shopping opportunities — that drew thousands of visitors to what has become one of Brooklyn’s most popular summer events.
“Overall, I think this year’s Jubilee was the most exciting, diverse and fun. The streets were packed from beginning to end,” Pat Singer, event organizer and Brighton Neighborhood Association executive director, said via email. “There was something for every member of the family.”
Festival-goers thronged the pavement along portions of Brighton Beach and Coney Island avenues, where hundreds of vendors lined the streets to sell food, clothing and trinkets. There were also giveaways, kiddie rides, and live music playing at three different locations throughout the day.
At least two dozen sponsors supported the event, which benefits the Brighton Neighborhood Association, a non-profit organization that works to support local business, help residents find social services, and address housing issues.
Check out the photos from the Brighton Jubilee below.
The air filled with the smell of barbecued meats.
The pop rock band Prosspekt, originally from Belarus, was ready to put on a good show.
Little ones found plenty of wonders at the kiddie park.
Selfie sticks were a popular way for visitors to document the festivities.
Native American music group Raices greeted people as they entered the festival.
Plenty of people found opportunities to shop.
And there were beautiful ornaments for trinket-hunters.
Out of the Blue band member Joe Dasaro gets by with a little help from his friends.
This year’s Jubilee put on quite a show.