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43rd Annual Atlantic Antic™

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Atlantic Antic™ Street Fair 2017 Guide: Festival Route, Traffic Closures, Dumpling Eating Contest

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A dumpling-eating contest is coming to NYC’s largest street fair next month

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Meet the Ambassador: Jo Anne Simon to be anointed at 43rd Atlantic Antic™ celebration

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The ‘Mother of all Street Fairs’ Returns This Fall with Something for Everyone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 14, 2017 Contact: Rebeca Checo, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org Brooklyn, NY September 14, 2017- Celebrating its 43rd year, the Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival, produced by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), returns on Sunday, September 24th, 2017 from 12p.m. to 6 p.m., rain or shine. The largest street festival in Brooklyn goes along Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront, stretching over 10 blocks and spanning through four neighborhoods; Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights,and Downtown Brooklyn. ‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’ is highlighted as this year’s theme at the signature event to promote the beautiful Brooklyn communities the festival runs through. From the Atlantic Avenue local businesses to the stunning scenery in between, Atlantic Avenue showcases what Brooklyn has to offer. This year’s ‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’ Fall promotion welcomes back visitors after the festival to shop, dine and explore Atlantic Avenue. Festival goers can enjoy special promotions, giveaways and offers from October 1st to the 16th from local merchants. For a full list of discounts and offers, please visit  http://atlanticave.org NYU Langone Health will return as this year’s Kids Zone Sponsor where attendees will be greeted with more family fun entertainment. Activities such as pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, book readings, and face painters will be among the many attractions within the festival for kids of all ages. It’s a one of a kind event where more than 500 vendors, 100 local merchants and 12 live entertainment stages come together to celebrate the longstanding tradition as we welcome the first days of the Fall season. The addition of new attractions at this year’s Atlantic Antic™  festival include the Chef One 14th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest on this year’s Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage, corner of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  As 48 professional and amateur eaters compete to devour locally made dumplings in the fastest time, visitors will want to be sure to come and watch this spectacle. The celebration continues through Atlantic Avenue with performances from 12 live entertainment stages. This year’s stages’ line up include performances of all genres from R&B Soul to an all female drumming performance. Weill Cornell Medicine returns as this year’s Community Stage Sponsor featuring the AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program Partners, Weill Cornell Medicine’s Jazz Ensemble and much more. For the full list of performances and schedules of the Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage and the Community Stage, please visit http://atlanticave.org/atlantic-antic/schedule/ The 43rd Atlantic Antic™ Festival sponsors include NYU Langone Health, Chef One, Sixpoint Brewery, Con Edison, Weill Cornell Medicine, Crunch Fitness, Emblem Health, Advantage Care Physicians, St. Francis College, Geico, Avery Hall Investments, City MD, TF Cornerstone, NY Kids Club, NYC Ferry, Brooklyn SolarWorks, Dodge YMCA, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and many more. This year’s Media Sponsors include NY Daily News, Topi, Metro NY, BRIC, Brooklyn Magazine, 92.3 AMP Radio, 1010 WINS, WCBS-FM 101.1,, Fresh 102.7, TGI Office Automation, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, NTD.TV and Epoch Media Group. For a full list of sponsors, please visit www.atlanticave.org. ###...

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New York State Assembly Member is honored as the Sixth Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 6, 2017 Contact: Rebeca Checo, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org Brooklyn, New York–September 6, 2017- Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon will be named the Sixth Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador at the 43rd Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival. The award is presented annually by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) and this year’s ceremony will take place on September 24th, 2017 on the Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage at 4pm. A former sign language interpreter and disability civil rights attorney, Assembly Member Simon is a nationally recognized expert in her field with her work featured in the New York and National Law Journals. Since 1981, Assembly Member Simon has made her home in Brooklyn, where she has served as President of the Boerum Hill Association and chaired its Traffic & Transportation, Land Use and Atlantic Yards committees. She has worked to give Brooklyn’s communities a voice in the decisions that affect their lives, increase environmental justice, increase affordable housing, reduce firearm violence, and improve street safety and access to education. As the founder and co-founder of organizations including BrooklynSpeaks.net, Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, Friends of Douglass/Greene Park, Hoyt-Schermerhorn Task Force, the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Task Force, she has earned a reputation as an effective community leader. She is a founding member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and the former President of Everyone Reading, which advocates on behalf of individuals with dyslexia and related learning disabilities. In 2004, she was elected as the District Leader and State Committeewoman for the 52nd Assembly District where she put principle over politics. She has fought for election and campaign finance reform and increased voter participation. Assembly Member Simon was elected to represent the 52nd District of the New York State Assembly in 2014 where she was in the forefront of the movement to bring new leadership and reforms to the political party. She also serves as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Tuition Assistance. The Atlantic Avenue Ambassador Award is presented annually by the AALDC to a community leader or businessperson who has contributed outstandingly in enhancing the cultural and economic development of Atlantic Avenue and its surrounding areas. The First Annual Ambassador Award honored Atlantic Avenue business owner Charlie Sahadi in 2011, followed by District Attorney Charles Hynes in 2013, Assembly Member Joan L. Millman in 2014,  AALDC Co-Vice President and Community Leader Sue Wolfe in 2015 and Council Member Stephen T. Levin in 2016. The AALDC is a nonprofit organization committed to the economic development, cultural enrichment and historic preservation of the Atlantic Avenue area and surrounding community. For more information on the AALDC, please visit http://www.atlanticave.org or call 718-875-8993.  ...

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