Sunday, May 15 . . . It rained all morning and there was a 60 percent chance of rain throughout the day. I would not be deterred—this had been on my calendar for months, plus I needed a respite of the kind only BayFest could deliver. So I made the trip (and it stayed dry).

En route to BayFest 2011 . . .

Someone threw out a record collection (under the overpass)

Emmons Ave., Sheepshead Bay

"J-Pop sensation Reni Mimura came to the U.S. to Share LOVE and JOY!”

“The Xylopholks play novelty ragtime music of the ‘20s dressed in fuzzy animal costumes.”

“The Shots & Friends: Rock ‘n’ roll bagpipe band”

“3:15 pm: FDNY Marine Unit Fireboat Demonstration”

The band played the Marine Corps theme as the hoses gushed

A taste of nature, at nearby Plumb Beach

Grassy knoll beside the highway, past the crab house parking lot

SLIDESHOW – Brooklyn by the Sea (Flickr)