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Postcards from Atlantic Antic, Brooklyn’s Grand Street Fair

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2018 Atlantic Antic

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The 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival Paves the Way for ‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’ Atlantic Avenue Merchant Promotion from October 1 to 14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 4th, 2018 Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org ‘The 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival Paves the Way for ‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’ Atlantic Avenue Merchant Promotion from October 1 to 14 Brooklyn, New York October 4, 2018– For the 44th year in a row, the largest and oldest street festival, the Atlantic Antic™ returned to Brooklyn on September 23rd, 2018 from 12-6pm. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered to partake in the beloved festival that spans the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Downtown Brooklyn. Over 100 local merchants and over 500 vendors participated this year, making the 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival a success. There was something for everyone as there were a variety of products such as international cuisines, handmade jewelry, and more. For the second year, the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) partnered with Chef One Foods in hosting their 15th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest. Festival attendees swarmed the Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage to watch amateur and professional eaters enjoy dumplings in 2 minutes. This year’s male winner David Brunelli A.K.A. “Tiger Wings and Things” ate 74 dumplings while female winner Molly Schuyler ate 69 dumplings. The two live entertainment stages were filled with performances from local musicians and acts. There were live performances from Batala New York Drum Performance, The Amber-Aba Orchestra featuring Belly Dancers, and more. The action on Atlantic Avenue does not stop after the Atlantic Antic™. AALDC invites everyone to Atlantic Avenue from October 1st to 14th to come back for shopping, dining, and more exploring. There will be special giveaways and offerings provided by a number of Atlantic Avenue local merchants as part of ‘The Pulse of Brooklyn Post- Antic Promotion.’ To find out  more details on the offers, please visit http://atlanticave.org/atlantic-antic/the-pulse-of-brooklyn-theme/  AALDC has partnered with Arts Gowanus, a nonprofit arts organization, to include Atlantic Avenue Merchant storefront locations in the 2018 Gowanus Open Studios which will be held from October 20-21, 2018. The merchants participating include: Collier West Annex- 375 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 Hard Soul NY- 418 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 Gumbo- 495 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 They will feature artists in their storefront so visitors can view and purchase artwork. To learn more about Arts Gowanus, please visit https://www.artsgowanus.org/gos-2018 The Seventh Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador Award was presented to New York Senator Velmanette Montgomery on the Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage in recognition to her commitment to providing the youth with the proper knowledge on primary and mental health within their school. Many elected officials and candidates running for office graced the stage to greet the crowd such as Public Advocate Letitia James, New York Senator Brian Kavanaugh, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, and Council Member Brad Lander. The 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival was sponsored by NYU Langone Health, Chef One, Sixpoint Brewery, Con Edison, CityMD, Crunch Fitness, EmblemHealth, Advantage Care Physicians, New York Red Bulls, Pixel Academy, NY Kids Club, NYC Ferry by Hornblower, Brooklyn SolarWorks, and many more. This year’s Media Sponsors include Topi, NY Daily News, DeSales Media Group, Metro NY, ALT 92.3 FM, 1010 WINS, WCBS-FM 101.1, and NEW 102.7 FM. For full list of sponsors, please visit http://atlanticave.org/atlantic-antic/sponsors/ ### Note to Editors: For further information and/or high-resolution images of the 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival, please contact pr@atlanticave.org or call...

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The Atlantic Antic Returns for a 44th Year of Festivities

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Brooklyn’s Largest and Oldest Street Festival Returns with New Innovations for the Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 7th, 2018 Contact: Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation Email: pr@atlanticave.org Brooklyn, NY September 7, 2018– The Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival, produced by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) makes its grand return on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 12pm to 6pm, rain or shine. Celebrating its 44th year, the largest street festival in Brooklyn goes along Atlantic Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront, stretching over 10 blocks and spanning through four diverse neighborhoods; Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn. With over 500 vendors and 100 local Atlantic Avenue merchants participating, attendees will be able to shop, dine and explore Atlantic Avenue. NYU Langone Health will return as this year’s Kids Zone Sponsor where attendees will be greeted with bigger and better family fun entertainment.  A new Official Atlantic Antic™ Rest Area sponsored by NYU Langone Health will be located within the Kids Zone, where attendees can sit back and relax while they enjoy the sights of pony rides, bounce houses, face painting and much more. Celebrating its theme ‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’, the 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival will bring new innovations with the Boerum Place North Special Programming Zone. Sponsor activations such New York Red Bulls’ Fan Zone experience and Pixel Academy’s Drone Obstacle Course, will be available for the public on Boerum Place between Atlantic Avenue and State Street. For the second consecutive year, Chef One will be returning with their 15th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest. With their theme of “Let’s Get Poppin”, Chef One will bring a spectacle for the public as 48 professionals and amateur eaters devour dumplings at lightning speed for money prizes. The 15th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest will take place on the Atlantic Antic™ Festival Main Stage at 2pm. Sixpoint Brewery will return as the Official Beer Sponsor of the event, with participating Atlantic Avenue Bars & Restaurants serving out the ‘Atlantic Antic Ale’ to the public. Music and special programming areas from local Atlantic Avenue Merchants will bring diverse entertainment throughout the event. This year’s stages’ lineup includes performances of all genres such as children’s dance performances, R&B Soul performances and an all-female drumming group. City MD-Urgent Care is the Official Community Stage Sponsor for this year’s Atlantic Antic™ Festival. For a full list of performances and schedules of the Atlantic Antic™ stages and programming locations, please visit http://atlanticave.org/atlantic-antic/schedule/ The 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival sponsors include NYU Langone Health, Chef One, Sixpoint Brewery, Con Edison, City MD,  Crunch Fitness, Emblem Health, Advantage Care Physicians, New York Red Bulls, Pixel Academy, NY Kids Club, NYC Ferry, Brooklyn Solarworks, Dodge YMCA and many more. This year’s Media Sponsors include NY Daily News, DeSales Media Group, Metro NY, Topi, Alt 92.3 FM, 1010 WINS, CBS-FM 101.1, WNEW 102.7 and TGI Office Automation. For a full list of sponsors, please visit www.atlanticave.org. ### Note to Editors: For more information and/or hi-res images, please contact pr@atlanticave.org or call...

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New York State Senator will be Recognized as the Seventh Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 4th, 2018 Contact: Rebeca Checo, Communications & PR Coordinator Email: pr@atlanticave.org   Brooklyn, New York- September 4, 2018– New York State Senator Velmanette Montgomery will be recognized as the Seventh Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador Award recipient at the 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival. This award, presented annually by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), will take place at this year’s Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage on Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 4:15pm. Senator Montgomery, known for her effective leadership and dedicated commitment to the North and Central Brooklyn Community as well as New Yorkers Statewide, is passionate about showcasing school-based health care as a model system for delivering comprehensive primary and mental health services to children of all ages. As a respected advocate of providing the youth with the proper education about primary and mental health within their school, Senator Montgomery’s Teen Health Agenda includes legislation that requires the teaching of age appropriate, medically accurate sexuality education in kindergarten through 12th grade. Senator Montgomery is committed to helping the youth achieve positive outcomes through reform of the State’s juvenile justice, foster care and adoptive care. With being a member of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction, she has offered legislation to require the Department of Correctional Services to provide prisoners with an opportunity to complete a GED prior to release. Senator Montgomery has also spearheaded the campaign to stop the spread of AIDS among intravenous drug users through her sponsorship of legislation to legalize needle exchange programs. She continues to support the community as being a co-sponsor of a proposal that provided over $400 million in federal funding for the repair of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings. The Atlantic Avenue Ambassador Award is presented annually by the AALDC to a community leader of 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, Council Member Stephen T. Levin in 2018 and Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon in 2017. 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 www.atlanticave.org or call 718-875-8993.   ### Photo Credit: Deborah Moore, Deputy Chief of...

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