Atlantic Avenue Blog

Help us welcome our 2017 Judges for the AALDC Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition

We are gearing up for our upcoming Holiday Window Judging Competition. Several participating Atlantic Avenue businesses from 4th Avenue & Hicks Street, will decorate their storefront windows to kick off the holiday season. Our five judges will begin to travel along the avenue on Wednesday, November 29th at 6pm. Please meet our 2017 Holiday Window Judges:   Albert Chau- Owner, Grumpy Bert Art Gallery Owner of gift shop / art gallery Grumpy Bert in Boerum Hill. You can find a collection of fun gifts, original art and prints, books/zines, toys and apparel at Grumpy Bert Art Gallery. You may often see Bert with his pug Remy or daughter Emmy.   Roma Karas, Artist & Illustrator A proud resident of downtown Brooklyn, Roma Karas creates murals, illustrations, and teaches art to children in US and Japan. His children’s book “Mural on Second Avenue” was just reprinted as as second edition. He is currently working on his own line of tote bags and household goodies, as well new books coming soon near you. Roma’s wish is to make kokeshi dolls with his twin children and his wife, to be sold all over the world. Starting from his favorite place – Brooklyn!   Aaron Meshon, Artist & Illustrator Once a resident of Atlantic Avenue, Aaron Meshon is proud to be back judging one of his favorite street’s windows! Aaron still lives in Brooklyn and illustrates and designs for magazines, advertisements, children’s products, and books all over the world. His 5th Children’s book “ Now That I’m Here” will be released in May. Someday Aaron would like to sell his products from a small sweet potato truck in rural Japan. Aaron lives with his wife, son and their French Bulldog, Chubu in Brooklyn, Please visit: www.aaronmeshon.com   Donald O’Dell, Director of Brand Product Management, Calvin Klein Donald O’Dell is a creative project management professional for Fortune 500 fashion & lifestyle brands including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and L’Oreal. Formerly from Little Rock, Arkansas, Donald relocated to New York in 2003. His first visit to Boerum Hill made him fall in love with Brooklyn and he actually rented his first apartment there on Atlantic Avenue. He proudly supports all local businesses in Brooklyn and is happy to be a judge in this year’s Holiday Window Competition.   Debra Ziss, Artist & Illustrator Debra Ziss is an illustrator, hand letterer and designer. She lives and works in Brooklyn,...

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2017 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Season is on its Way!

As the leaves change color & the weather gets colder, we are gearing up for our upcoming holiday events and we can’t wait to celebrate with you all. Please visit Atlantic Avenue and celebrate the holidays during our upcoming events: Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party Friday, December 1st, 6-8pm. Belarusian Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue; corner of Atlantic Avenue & Bond Street Shop & Dine Promotion, December 2nd-16th Walk the Windows Event, December 9th 11am-7pm. Atlantic Avenue,between 4th Avenue to Hicks Street Connect with us on our socials: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AtlanticAvenueLDC/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AtlanticAveLDC Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atlanticaveldc/ Stay tuned for our weekly...

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And our winners are…..

As our holiday events continue we would like to announce the winners of the Atlantic Avenue Store Window Judging Competition. Our winners for the night go to: First Place has been awarded to.. Brooklyn Cat Café, 149 Atlantic Avenue Second Place has been awarded to Hunting with Jake, 380 Atlantic Avenue. Third Place has been awarded to Collier West Gallery,  375 Atlantic Avenue. We also would like to mention our honorable mentions for the display windows: Betty Bakery, 448 Atlantic Avenue Opalia Flowers, 377 Atlantic Avenue Collier West, 377A Atlantic Avenue Earth Speaks, 139 Atlantic Avenue Congratulations to all of the winners and honorable mentions on Atlantic Avenue.        ...

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Our Shop & Dine Promotion has officially started!

Atlantic Avenue is the place to be this holiday season as we celebrate our Shop & Dine Promotion. Enjoy the next two weeks filled with discounts and offers from our local merchants. From December 3rd to the 17th, patrons will be able to enjoy 10% off and/or other specials from our participating merchants. For a full list of participating merchants, visit...

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Our New 2016 Holiday Sponsor

It is so great to welcome our newest Holiday Sponsor for 2016, Santander.  Thank you so much for your support during this holiday season. Visit Santander, 215 Atlantic Avenue branch to find out how they can meet all your banking needs....

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Many Thanks to You!

We would like to announce Weill Cornell Medicine as our 2016 Holiday Sponsors. Come visit them during our Sponsor Showcase on December 8th between 5-6pm. Thank you for all your help!  ...

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