Here it is, as promised, Last Weekend: Part 2, aka The Rest of That Other Post, aka What I Did Last Weekend: The Sequel, aka Step Up 2 The Streets: Electric Boogaloo I mean Atlantic Antic.
It was great, you guys. I love Atlantic Antic, and this year was its 40th anniversary, and it was the best. The weather was perfect and the crowds turned out en masse.
The transit museum had a bunch of old busses and trains out on the street, and the streets were lined with performers and people selling everything - baskets, soaps, jewelry, clothes, art - and food! So much food.
I love the old man band the Windsor Terrors. They play in front of the Chip Shop every year and they play mostly British Invasion stuff - "everything from the Animals to the Zombies."
There was also this delightful band of children playing in front of the Brooklyn Detention Center.
And the food! Potato croquettes from Dellapietras, a lobster roll with pickled apples and bean sprouts from opening-soon Boomwich, the most delicious fried chicken with pickles and a cheddar waffle from Buttermilk Channel, and a swingle (not pictured): a frozen key lime tart dipped in chocolate (!!!) from Steve's Key Lime Pies.
There was also lots of beer and sangria (walking down the street with a drink is so fun!). I bought this print from The Salt & Sea, and a black cotton tank top that says "stay weird" on it, but upside down, and some honeycomb soap with actual honey in it.
Verdict: a most excellent block party.