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Atlantic Avenue Merchants Deck Out Windows for Annual Holiday Competition

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NYC Christmas and Chanukah Holiday Event Guide 2016

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THIS WEEKEND: SCHUBERT AND U2 BROOKLYN-STYLE, AND NON-STOP HOLIDAY PARTIES

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Holiday Lighting Ceremonies in New York City

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Atlantic Avenue promises festive fun this holiday season

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Holiday Events in Brooklyn Revitalizing Economic Development for Local Small Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 15th, 2016 Contact: Rebeca Checo, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org Holiday Events in Brooklyn Revitalizing Economic Development for Local Small Businesses Brooklyn, New York- December 15, 2016– The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) hosted their annual holiday events along Atlantic Avenue, between 4th Avenue and Hicks Street. With its mission to spread holiday spirit around the community, the AALDC kicked off the season with showcasing several local businesses, special events and savings for all visitors. Make sure to go casual, so shave up with the best electric shavers (aug 2017) – buyers guide and reviews. Atlantic Avenue merchants decorated their store windows as they lined up and down the avenue for the chance to win monetary prizes this year. With this year’s judges representing five different local non-profit organizations, winners were chosen on December 6th.  Mariela Estrella, Director of Brooklyn Tourism & Business Relationships from Brooklyn Chamber and one of these year’s judges explained “I found the stores’ windows to be a reflection of what each store is and their style.” Holiday window winners were announced and presented with awards and prizes during the AALDC Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Party on Thursday, December 8th: 1st place awarded to Brooklyn Cat Café, 149 Atlantic Ave; 2nd place was awarded to Hunting with Jake, 380 Atlantic Ave: 3rd place was awarded to Collier West Gallery, 375 Atlantic Ave. Honorable mentions from the competition included Betty Bakery, 448 Atlantic Ave; Opalia Flowers, 377 Atlantic Ave; Collier West, 377A Atlantic Ave and Earth Speaks, 139 Atlantic Ave During the AALDC Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Party, held at the St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Church, families, community leaders and many more were able to enjoy local performances from P.S. 38, P.S. 261, Brooklyn High School of the Arts and The Unique Band. Visitors were able to enjoy a dazzling tree-lighting ceremony officiated by Councilmember Stephen Levin along with special guest, Santa, while the student choir of the Brooklyn High School of the Arts serenaded the crowd with performances of “Oh Christmas Tree” and “Joy to the World.” Along with the appearance of Santa, many community leaders attended and welcomed the crowd before the performances begun. Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon; Gabriel Lewenstein from the Public Advocate Letitia James office; Councilmember Stephen Levin; Deputy Inspector Sergio Centa of the NYPD’s 84th Precinct and Weill Cornell Medicine-Brooklyn Heights rheumatologist Dr. David Goddard.  Visitors were able to take home red-colored promo bags filled with Holiday Sponsor information and many other treats from other organizations. Performances from local schools P.S. 38, P.S. 261, & Brooklyn High School of the Arts set the festive mood for the night as the crowd enjoyed singing and tap performances. P.S. 38’s performances led by Choir Director Laura Chzaszcz and Dance Teacher Andria Devito brought the night before Christmas alive as they sung and performed a tap piece all dressed in the Christmas pajamas. P.S. 261’s performance led by Music Teacher Rocco Oppedisano entertained the crowd with instruments from The Box Tiger Music as they performed “We need a little Christmas.” Brooklyn High School of the Art’s performance led by Choir Director Christian McLeer serenaded the crowd with a Christmas Melody ending their performance with “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” as the crowd sang along. The evening concluded with donated holiday treats and refreshments from Atlantic Avenue merchants along with a special performance from The Unique Band. This year’s  Atlantic Avenue  food donations were Atlantic Bagel Café, Pair Wine & Cheese, Luzzo’s BK, Key Food, Beasts & Bottles, Brado Thin Crust Pizza, Mitoushi Sushi, Sahadi’s, Della Pietras, Trader Joe’s,...

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