Playing the bongos at Summer Streets on Knickerbocker Avenue. The street was closed to traffic for three weekends in July for themed festivals. Click to see more photos>> — Photos by Aaron Short.

A little rain refused to dampen spirits of revelers out at the return of Summer Streets on Knickerbocker Avenue. The avenue was closed to traffic between Starr and Suydam Streets for three weekends this July.

Earlier in the day, children participated in several drawing activities while the adults played dominos in a Bushwick-wide tournament, sponsored by the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council and Arts in Bushwick.

Scores of residents huddled under tents slurping ices with tamarind and pineapple flavoring (a favorite of AiB’s Laura Braslow), waiting out the afternoon showers to listen to a 15-piece salsa band.

By 4 pm, the rain cleared up and the dancing began.