Atlantic Avenue Blog

Recap of our 2017 Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party

Atlantic Avenue was filled with holiday spirit and cheer on Friday, December 1st during our 2017 Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party. Performances from local schools such as International Charter School, P.S 38, P.S 261 & Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Special Appearances from Councilman Stephen Levin, Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon and Captain Roberto Melendez from NYPD 84th Precinct welcomed the crowd with seasons greetings. Santa also traveled to our Tree Lighting Party to enjoy our festivities. Check out some photos below of this year’s party!   Check out some more pictures on the Atlantic Avenue LDC’s Facebook Page! FB:...

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2017 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Winners

We are just getting started with our holiday events this season. Our 2017 Holiday Judges traveled along the avenue on Wednesday. November 29th and viewed all of the participating storefront winners from 4th Avenue & Hicks Street. The Atlantic Avenue LDC would like to thank all of the businesses that decorated their windows, our 2017 Holiday Judges for their participation and Boutros Restaurant located at 185 Atlantic Avenue for their amazing food and service on November 29th. We will like to introduce to you all our 2017 Holiday Window Winners! First Place- Arco New York, 385 Atlantic Avenue  Second Place- Hunting with Jake, 380 Atlantic Avenue  Third Place- Woolyn, 105 Atlantic Avenue  Now, we can’t forget a couple of holiday windows that left a longstanding impression on our judges. Please see the 2017 Honorable Mentions: Collyer’s Mansion, 179 Atlantic Avenue Collier West, 377A Atlantic Avenue       ...

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A Special Thank You….

As we are gearing up for our upcoming holiday season we would like to send many thanks to our 2017 Sponsors & Media Partners. If you will be visiting our Tree Lighting Party tonight, make sure you visit our Sponsor section where we will prizes/giveaways for the whole family!  Thank you so much for your support and participation this Holiday Season!                  ...

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#FlashbackFriday to 2016 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Countdown begins for the 2017 Tree Lighting Ceremony! The public is welcome to enjoy the holiday spirit on Friday, December 1st at St.Cyril Belarusian Church at 6pm to celebrate th holiday season on Atlantic Avenue! Performances from local public schools and special guest SANTA will return to spread the holiday cheer. After the performances, attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments & small bites donated from local Atlantic Avenue businesses while they listen to tunes from DJ Frank Posa! We can’t wait to celebrate with you all!                  ...

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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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