Alternative Celebration of Businesses for 46th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival Due to COVID-19 Pandemic



Date: August 13, 2020

Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant



Alternative Celebration of Businesses for 46th Annual Atlantic Antic Festival 

 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic


Brooklyn, New York – August 13, 2020- The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) had planned to present the 46th Annual Atlantic Antic Festival on Sunday, October 4, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we can not proceed with this year’s festival. We look forward to continuing our tradition in the fall of 2021.

AALDC is planning a new event in October, where patrons can stroll the street to re-discover the wide range of merchants on Atlantic Avenue so stay tuned for an announcement. Our businesses offer multiple services from clothing to food to personal care, making it the ideal destination to shop and dine. The “COVID Comeback” story of the avenue will be deep rooted in perseverance and triumph. We want to be able to share it with the people who love and support Atlantic Avenue.

AALDC Board President, Nat Rubin commented, “The current difficult situation has reconfigured us all.  However, it is heartening to see the respect, trust and care that can still exist in each personal and business interaction. The LDC hopes to build on this positivity to bring back more of the diversity, creativity and love that Brooklyn and the Avenue are known for.”


About the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation

The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization’s mission is to further economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment in the greater Atlantic Avenue area. The AALDC provides information, advocacy, produces events and projects that promote economic growth and vitality, for the preservation and development in downtown Brooklyn and neighboring communities.

The AALDC annually produces its Youth Community Scholarship Program, the Atlantic Antic Street Fair (and post-Antic retail promotion), and it’s Winter Holiday Programming (tree lighting, local-school holiday concert, and Walk the Windows retail promotion).



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