Saturday, September 29, 2007

Cranberry Street Fair in Brooklyn Heights Has 'Em Dancing in the Street

"Quaint" is the word to describe the Cranberry Street Festival in Brooklyn Heights. This neighbors-only happening has been going on for 29 years. There was absolutely nothing commercial here, just locals cooking up burgers, selling books, "treasures" and odds and ends, running games for the kids, painting faces, etc. There were belly dancers and a pet parade.

A Tarot card reader told fortunes, people walked around in cranberry-colored shirts, there was a face painter and a tattoo lady, and local businesses -- like Cranberries-- gave away gifts, coffee and food. All the proceeds go to keeping up the plantings and flowers on the street.

Fabulous dance lessons were given right on the street. See the video below.

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(Sometimes called Cranberry Street Festival)

Video copyright MK Metz.

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