Annual street fair on Flatbush Avenue

Flatbush Avenue Street Fair features pint-sized rapper

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It’s the fair with flair.

The Flatbush Avenue Street Fair, billed as the “fair with a Carribean flair,” enjoyed mostly clear skies on Sunday, when it attracted a generous crowd despite the occassional drizzle, along with an impromptu rap performance courtesy of Brooklyn’s own pint-sized Youtube celebrity, 10-year-old Amor Lilman.

“He was great,” said the Lilman’s proud father, Juan Arteaga. “The crowds just gravitated towards him.”

Lilman, who followed up last year’s hit music video for “Pull Your Pants Up,” featuring Borough President Markowitz, with the socially minded “Stop Da Violence,” was enjoying carnival rides at the annual fair, when Anna Walker, manager at the Flatbush Canton Market, took notice and asked if he could perform a song.

“We were just finishing up with the rides, then we met up with [Walker] and she asked him if he could perform,” said Arteaga.

When fair patrons weren’t enjoying spur-of-the-moment rap shows, they had their pick of street vendors lined up and down Flatbush Avenue, from Parkside Avenue to Courtelyou Road, which sold everything from toys and cans of Silly String to hats and novelty T-shirts.

The fair featured several musical acts, which, unlike Lilman’s, were scheduled before the event, and included cultural tunes courtesy of Haitian Rara and steel drum bands, along with a DJ who spun pop hits for the kids.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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