Slopers enjoy divine delicacies at Seventh Heaven Street Fair

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Butterfly eyes: Mia Flores enjoys the face-painting booth at the street fair.
Ups and downs: Mikayla and Patrick Alfarano have a blast on the King Kong ride.
Pretty in pink: Juliette Backer enjoys a pink lemonade.
Togetherness: Fairgoers of all ages stroll down 7th Avenue and take in the sights.
I scream, you scream: Nadira Khan takes a break from the busy street fair to savor some ice cream.

Talk about a slice of heaven!

Park Slopers flocked to Seventh Avenue on Sunday for the annual Seventh Heaven Street Fair, and the local edibles up for grabs along the street had one faithful foodie on cloud nine.

“I look forward to it every year, especially to eat throughout the whole festival,” said Park Sloper Alexis Bosco, who said her favorite treat was a sausage with peppers, followed closely by a Nutella, banana, and strawberry crepe.

Bosco, who has been coming to the 41-year-old street fair since its early beginnings, said she also loved catching up with friends and neighbors while strolling the 23 blocks between Flatbush Avenue and 18th Street.

“You always manage to meet somebody that you haven’t seen in forever,” she said.

Younger fair-goers also enjoyed rides and face-painting, and one tyke had a particularly great time jumping on the bouncy house, according to her mom.

“She loves street fairs and it makes her happy,” said Michelle Backer, whose 5-year-old daughter Juliette also loved sampling pink lemonade.

Backer said watching her daughter enjoy the fair brought back memories of her own days growing up in the borough.

“It makes me feel nostalgic for my childhood,” she said. “That’s one thing I love about it the most. It’s just nice to be a part of that.”

Reach reporter Allegra Hobbs at or by calling (718) 260–8312.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Scott from Park Slope says:
There are many great restaurants in the neighborhood, and it would be better to have their stands in the streets instead of 500 Italian sausage stands. Arepas appeared a couple years ago, which was a step in the right direction, but there are many other excellent street food cultures that could complement that.
June 25, 2015, 9:32 am

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