New Orleans has nothing on Midwood’s Mardi Gras.
Families filled the streets of Avenue M on Sunday for live entertainment, shopping at the tables of neighborhood businesses, and lightning-fast rides. The 35th annual celebration also included free pony rides, a chance to play chess with a national chess master, and shooting hoops at the Brooklyn Nets truck.
Hosted every year, the festival celebrates several Midwood businesses in an effort to recharge the community’s commercial district and raise funds for after-school programs.
“It was a beautiful day and people got to walk around and see enjoy it,” said event organizer Linda Goodman. “There was something for everybody: the kids who liked chess got to play and the kids who liked basketball got to shoot hoops, too.”
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