Monday, June 12, 2017

Mark Your Calendar: The Annual Smith Street Fair Is Taking Place On June 25th

Get ready for the 2017 Smith Street Fair scheduled for Sunday, June 25th between noon and 6pm.
The annual event, organized by South Brooklyn Local Development Corporation, is a neighborhood favorite, combining great food, live music and local arts and crafts along 8 blocks on Smith Street from Bergen to Union. The event is rain or shine, so let's hope the weather co-operates.

Also, for the neighborhood francophiles, the Bastille Day Celebration and Petanque Tournament is Sunday, July 16th.

Below is more information from SBLDC's Erica Stoltz, who continues to honor Bette Stoltz, her mother, by making sure that this annual neighborhood tradition continues.

"The Smith Street Fair has been running for 23 years always the last Sunday in June. 
It is 8 blocks long (Union to Bergen st) and features the best food, drink, crafts and clothes SmithStreet has to offer. It is specially curated by the non profit community advocacy org. South Brooklyn Local development Corporation. This year the Court Smith BID steering Committee and Pop Up NYC are co-sponsors.

For over three decades SBLDC, overseen by Bette Stoltz, has advocated for all neighborhoods of the South Brooklyn community, representing it’s housing, retail commercial, industrial, youth services, job training, education, transportation, environmental and open space/parks needs and concerns. In her absence her Daughter Erica has been assumed the event co ordinator role.

Bastille Day is co hosted by Bar Tabac and sponsored by Ricard 51. It features all things french including over 10 sand Petanque courts and a fierce competition. This year there will be a Marche Provencal with goods from the south of France for sale. It’s a great party hosted by the French ex.pat. community in Brooklyn.

We are also please to mention that community board 6 has made a motion to the City Council to co name Union st between Third Avenue and Court Street Bette Stoltz Way to honor her service to the community and inspire citizens to follow in her footsteps.
Thank you ,
Erica Stoltz"

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