Monday, May 05, 2014

At This Year's Court Street Fair

IMG_6990
IMG_6989
IMG_6979
IMG_6963
IMG_7010
IMG_7005
IMG_6983
IMG_6999
IMG_6991
IMG_6968
IMG_6976
IMG_6986
IMG_7024
IMG_7025
IMG_7000


IMG_6995
IMG_6981
IMG_6960
IMG_6998
IMG_6960
IMG_6962
IMG_7017
The Court Street Festival has been a yearly event in Carroll Gardens for quite a few decades now. And as in years past, there were the obligatory Italian sausage and zeppole stands, bouncy castles, cotton candy, fish bowl toss and clothing stands.
Years ago, the festival was more reflective of the neighborhood's Italian community. More recently, it has morphed into your run-of-the-mill street fair. As one commenter posted after visiting yesterday: "Whole lotta junk being sold there. Felt more like the Canal street fair than Court Street. Guess the local stores don't want to be a part of this? Has it always been like this?The gray and chilly weather didn't help I'm sure."

I tend to agree that it could be so much better if some of our local restaurants and businesses were to participate.

In answer to the question "Was it always like this?", I have posted some photos of the Court Street Festival back in the '80s. As I mentioned above, the event used to have a distinct Italian flair.
 I have posted some photos of the Court Street Festival back in the '80s.  They were taken by Celia Cacace, who sadly moved away recently after a lifetime in Carroll Gardens. Celia helped organize the event for many years.
Recognize anyone?

IMG_7048
IMG_7050
IMG_7051
IMG_7052



No comments: