Brighton Beach fair celebrates 40 years

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Jamming: The crowd enjoyed music from a bunch of different bands and groups.
Check them out!: Consuelo Soto sells kitchen magnets at the festival every year.
Choosing the best one: Kids had a great time checking out all the vendors and rides.
New experiences: Aman Preet brought her in-laws, Harman Ghotra and Baljinder Kaur, who are visting from India, to the Jubilee for the first time.

It was a jubilee for the Jubilee!

Thousands of people celebrated the Brighton Beach Jubilee’s 40th anniversary with music, food, and entertainment on Aug. 28. The party always has a huge draw, because it’s the best thing that happens in the seaside nabe, said one longtime reveler who came to enjoy his favorite carnival treats.

“I love the Jubilee, I think it’s one of the happiest events that occurs in Brighton,” said Brighton Beacher Marland Kaplan. “I go every year pretty much. I also always have a crepe with Nutella during the Jubilee — always. Already know that’s going to be brunch.”

Kaplan brought his 4-year-old son to expose him to the arts, but the tyke also got to enjoy some rides, he said.

“I wanted to show him people playing guitar and people playing the drums,” he said. “Of course I took him to the bouncy house.”

Other attendees came all the way from the other side of the world — and even New Jersey! — to experience the jubilant Jubilee.

“Garden” Stater Aman Preet brought her in-laws visiting from India, and the smorgasbord of food really blew them away, she said.

“They loved it, they enjoyed it a lot. It’s a different thing because they’ve never seen this. It was something new for them,” said Preet.

The festival’s 40th anniversary was definitely better than last year’s — and it gets more extravagant and every year, she said.

“It was good, a lot of things to see. There were a lot of different people, food, clothing jewelry. I go there every year,” Preet said. “It was better this year, because they had more stuff, and better rides for the kids. Every year it’s getting better.”

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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