Stunning Moments From Bensonhurst’s 86th Street Festival

Stunning Moments From Bensonhurst’s 86th Street Festival
86th Street Fair, June 11 2017. (Photo by Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)

As temperatures reached 90 degrees on a hot Sunday this weekend, June 11, Brooklynites gathered in the shade of the D train platform for the annual 86th Street Festival & Fair in Bensonhurst.

Hunting for deals on jewelry, apparel, home goods and more, the crowds moseyed along, eyeing the spreads at booths that stretched from Bay Parkway to 19th Avenue.

(Photos by Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)

The sizzling of grills and the smell of food filled the air, with vendors offering up everything from grilled corn and arepas to Italian sausage and peppers.

Kids jumped in bounce houses by the 19th Avenue end of the fair and begged for cotton candy from any of the myriad vendors spinning out the sugary pink treat.

Proceeds from the event go to the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Taskforce, responsible for concerts and programming in local parks, as well as the 62nd Precinct Community Council, which contributes to graffiti removal and local district improvements.

Check out this beautiful photo slideshow, images by Paul Stremple:

Correction 6/13/17: An earlier version of this post misidentified the terminus of the 86th Street Festival & Fair as 19th Street. It is instead 19th Avenue.


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