Gowanus Fair returns with delicious local foods
May 02, 2012 | 1639 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Brooklyn Lyceum is gearing up for the Fourth Annual Gowanus County Fair, which this year will feature traditional American food from the borough's favored vendors.

“It's a community event to get people to know a lot of independent vendors,” said Eric Richmond, programming director at the Lyceum. “We're just trying to make it a little more accessible, the elite food thing that happens in New York.”

Among the tasty foods the fair will feature are the Lyceum's signature pizza, fried elephant ears and bacon-cheddar biscuits.

“More common food that people are used to,” Richmond explained.

The fair will also host the diverse Brooklyn culture with arts, music, crafts, theater and workshops.

More than 50 Brooklyn artisans will present their work.

For kids, there will be a Batman combat class, spin art and tap dancing.

The photographer from the Westminster Dog Show will also be on hand to take pictures of families for $25 each.

“You get to see a lot of vendors and artisans that you would not get to see otherwise,” Richmond said.

The fair usually gets between 1,500 and 2,500 visitors per year.

“It's just a good time for people to come in and see what we have to offer,” he added. “Just for the food it'll be worth showing up.”

The fair will be held on Saturday , May 5, and Sunday, May 6, from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. The Lyceum is located at 227 Fourth Avenue in Gowanus/Park Slope.

For more information, visit BrooklyLyceum.com.

(Heather Senison)

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