If you have never been to the Brookside Art Annual…this is the weekend (May 1-3, 2015) to go! The weather should be perfect. Hours are Friday 5-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. Booths are staged between 63rd St and Meyer Blvd around the tennis courts…and remember to leave your pets at home as the aisles are very crowded with humans and special art!
The main food area on 63rd St near Mr Goodcents is always crowded (the PortAPottys and tables are here) and offers goodies from Brookside Market, Avenues Bistro and usually Michael Forbes Grill (since this restaurant recently closed due to a fire, I’m not sure if they will operate the booth). However, the less crowded area for food is the south area of the booths by Meyer Blvd. Here is the Carmen’s Café stand, featuring their tasty chicken spedinis…and usually a refreshing alcoholic beverage of some sort. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! Next door to Carmen’s is Charlie Hooper’s booth. So remember to check out this food spot if the other area has long lines.
This is the 30th year for the Brookside Art Annual. You can purchase a commemorative poster at the information booth inside the tent. Activities for the kids are available Saturday and Sunday afternoons.