The Event: The day-long Fifth Avenue Fair in Park Slope, a relative newcomer on the Brooklyn festival calendar - but with a bill that's easily twice the size of 2008's, the FAF looks set to take on the Atlantic Antic for BK street-fair supremacy.
What We're Looking Forward To: Outdoor stages will host more than a dozen bands, including The Persuasions (yep, the ones from the '50s) and with local darlings The Nouvellas and Chin Chin. Fifth Ave.'s fantastic eateries - from Chip Shop, Bogota, Song -- will be serving up fair-sized bites, and you can count on the good people at Sixpoint Brewery to be on hand to help you wash them down. Music organizers Southpaw also present the NYC Punk & Underground Record Fair, with more than 30 vendors of alt tunes. (And yes, there will probably also be tube socks at some point.)
Where and When: Sunday May 17 from 10AM-5PM(ish), running along Fifth Avenue from Sterling Place to 12th Street.
Cost: Free (there's a $5 cover to get into the Record Fair).