Daniel Gordon, Contributor at Large
With corporate headquarters located in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay neighborhood for decades, Mini-Circuits is proud to support the homegrown BayFest celebration right in our backyard.
As a sponsor of the 30th annual BayFest on May 21, 2023, we saw firsthand just how enlivening the long-running block party is for residents and businesses in this tucked away corner of Brooklyn. Bands rocked the three stages along 27th Street all through the afternoon while festivalgoers strolled the waterfront on Emmons Avenue for a half mile of raffles, giveaways, food, and fun under perfect pre-summer weather. The event was free and family friendly.
Between its maritime history, cultural diversity, and coastal scenery, Sheepshead Bay is one of New York City’s best kept secrets. It was once seen as Brooklyn’s own French Riviera for classic seaside getaways and has since become a tight-knight community that enjoys the ideal balance of quaintness and liveliness.
As a global company, Mini-Circuits recognizes the importance of keeping a connection to its local roots. BayFest is just one example of our involvement in and commitment to the borough that continues to support and inspire us at our Neptune Avenue and Knapp Street facilities where our worldwide operations originate each day. BayFest is the unofficial prelude to summer, priming us for one of our favorite local pastimes, Brooklyn Cyclones baseball, which we have sponsored since the club’s inaugural season in 2001.
Congratulations and thank you to the organizers, fellow sponsors, and all those who were part of a great turnout that made BayFest a blast. We’re already looking forward to next year’s festival!