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Leave your cars parked next weekend, because Brooklyn is being taken over by street fairs!

Kicking off at 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 29 is Bay Ridge’s famous Ragamuffin Parade. Local kids — organizers are expecting about 1,000 — don costumes and parade down Third Avenue from 70th to 92nd streets, working the crowd in hopes of winning one of the coveted “best costume” prizes.

The next day, there will be fewer costumes, but plenty to gawk at as Bay Ridge enjoys its Third Avenue Festival, a 26-block party, running from 69th to 95th streets. For years, this fair has drawn thousands of revelers with live music, carnival games and plenty of grub from neighborhood eateries.

Also on Sunday, Sept. 30, the 33rd Annual Atlantic Antic explodes onto Atlantic Avenue, between Fourth Avenue and Hicks Street beginning at 10 am.

“It’s going to be bigger this time,” said Ian Kelley, president of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, referring to the 10 stages of live music, pony rides and over 30 bars and restaurants dishing out grub that will make up the festival this year.

The Ragamuffin Parade begins at 11 am at Third Avenue and 70th Street in Bay Ridge. For information, call (718) 307-7820.

The Atlantic Antic begins at 10 am on Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to Hicks Street. For information, visit

The Third Avenue Festival begins at 10 am on Third Avenue at 69th Street. For information, call (718) 833-7100.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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