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

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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/
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