Graham Avenue once again had a sizzling Fiesta. The scent of grilling delicious cultural offerings from Ecuador, Mexico, American BBQ, and more filled the air. There was one distinct change from prior years: there was no stage south most edge of the 7 blocks of Fiesta. In its place were a giant inflated slide and 2 bouncy houses. Music was still a presence. A trio by the ModernMD Urgent Care booth played Latin dance music, and passersby stopped to whirl and twirl to the rhythm. This was a great way to draw attention to one of several health vendors.
The MTA brought their vintage double-decker bus from the Transit Museum. Keeping company with this transit blast from the past was whippersnapper, the BK Story Voyager, right across the street. This purple young people reading inspiration gave away books to the kids that came on board. Traditional Okinawan Karate gave karate demos that kicked it up a notch.And of course there was shopping. This annual Fiesta is a salute to the largest, uniquely affordable, and growing shopping area in Williamsburg.
“The Graham Avenue annual Fiesta never disappoints. We had great turnout! Even the early morning showers couldn’t stop those from enjoying the event and sharing it with our neighbors and community at large. The Graham Ave. Business Improvement District (BID) the sponsors of the event with Clearview Productions also got an incredible amount of support from several sponsors-Wellcare, MetroPlus, Health First, Village Care Max who brought in a great radio station DJ, and Emblem Health. The BID was also treated to some live music by several volunteer musicians who were incredible, especially: Sammy’s group from St. John’s Church. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible. Keep shopping local at the stores whose work makes these events possible for the community they support!” said Betty Cooney, Exec. Dir. of the Graham Avenue BID