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2019 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition Winners

Our Holiday Window Judges walked down Atlantic Avenue on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 for the Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition. Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) would like to thank all the businesses who decorated their store windows, our 2019 Holiday Window Judges, and Boutros restaurant, 185 Atlantic Avenue for hosting them for an evening of delicious food. The winners of the 2019 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition are: First Place, Optimum Health Physical Therapy, 477 Atlantic Avenue Second Place, Out of the Closet, 475 Atlantic Avenue Third Place, Collier West, 377A Atlantic Avenue   The following holiday windows left great impressions on our judges. Please see the 2019 Honorable Mentions: “If You Weren’t Here, We Would All Cry/Traditional”- Sahadi’s, 187 Atlantic Avenue “Best Groomed”- Barber’s Philosophy, 74 Nevins Street “Best Humor” (Drunk Santa)- Someday Bar, 364 Atlantic Avenue “Most Adorable”- The Sterling School, 134 Atlantic...

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FREE In-store Events, Sweet Treats, Santa, & More!- ‘Walk the Windows’ Event on Saturday, December 7, 2019

Atlantic Avenue in December is all about spreading holiday cheer in the community. On Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11am-7pm, come out and experience ‘Walk the Windows.’ Participating local Atlantic Avenue merchants will have in-store activities and deals such as 15% off items and free tasty treats. To see a full list of participating businesses, please visit https://atlanticave.org/walkthewindows/ From 11:30am-3:30pm, come by the Belarusian Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue to enjoy performances and take pictures with Santa (from 12:30-1:00pm)! You can have $1 sweet treats and $1 prize wheel giveaways with the proceeds going to the AALDC Youth Community Scholarship...

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2019 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Events

  Happy December! The end of the year will bring many holiday events for you, family, and friends to partake in and enjoy! Visit Atlantic Avenue to enjoy the following events: Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Party– Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6-8pm at St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Orthodox Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue; corner of Atlantic Avenue & Bond Street Shop & Dine Promotion December 1st- December 15th ‘Walk the Windows’ Event-Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11am-7pm Performances, $1 Tasty Treats and $1 Prize Wheel Giveaways at St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Orthodox Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue; corner of Atlantic Avenue & Bond Street from...

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45th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival Highlights Videos!

The 45th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival was amazing! We would like to thank our sponsors, media partners, merchants, vendors, performers, and community for supporting the event. The festival could not have been successful without you all. Take a look at the highlights videos to relive all the food, fun, performances, and more! Highlights Video # 1  Highlights Video # 2  Full Length Video...

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The Irish Echo

We are excited to partner with The Irish Echo, a weekly newspaper based in Manhattan, New York for our 2019 Holiday Programming! You can subscribe to The Irish Echo and stay up-to-date on current events for less than $2.00 per week....

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Please Welcome our 2019 Judges for the AALDC Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition

Our Atlantic Avenue Merchants Holiday Window Judging Competition is on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:30pm! Several participating Atlantic Avenue businesses from 4th Avenue to Hicks Street will decorate their storefront windows for the holidays. Our five judges will walk down the avenue to take a look at festive, holiday decorated windows. This year, Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is excited and honored to welcome five artists to judge our annual competition.   Please meet our 2019 Holiday Window Judges: Karen Gibbons Karen Gibbons is a creative explorer–an artist, author, poet and yogi. Karen has been showing her work in New York City and beyond for many years.  She graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in painting and went on to earn her MFA from Hunter College. She has since raised a family; earned a second masters, an MPS in art therapy and all along tended to her craft. Karen’s holistic therapy practice blends yoga and art as explained in her book, Integrating Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy, Yoga, Art and the Use of Intention.  Karen also has a book of poems and drawings co-authored with Rebecca Aidlin, Goldfish and Pumpkin Vines. She currently shows her work regularly at 440 Gallery in Brooklyn.  She makes drawings and photographs as well as mixed media work involving collage, painting and sculpture. Several of Karen’s pieces are being exhibited now through January 11 at Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, NY, in a group show called Animalia.         Deborah Kass Deborah Kass is an artist whose work examines the intersection of art history, popular culture and the self. Her work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Cincinnati Museum, The New Orleans Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Fogg/ Harvard Museum, as well as other museums and private collections. Kass’s work has been shown nationally and internationally including at the Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennale, and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne. The Andy Warhol Museum presented “Deborah Kass, Before and Happily Ever After, Mid- Career Retrospective” in 2012, with a catalogue published by Rizzoli. Her monumental sculpture OY/YO in Brooklyn Bridge Park become an instant icon, and is now installed in front of the Brooklyn Museum. In 2018 Kass was inducted into The National Academy. In 2014 Kass was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame. She was honored with the Passionate Artist Award by the Neuberger Museum in 2016 and was the Cultural Honoree at the Jewish Museum in 2017. She serves on the boards of the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.   Chris Piazza Chris Piazza is an artist who works in mixed media sculpture and photographic collage. She has also made films and participated in theater as a performer, costume designer and mask maker. She’s best known for her elaborate puppet figures that stand inside equally elaborate glass vitrines. Chris’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including Alan Stone Gallery, The Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, The New Museum, The Catskill Mountain Foundation, Proteus Gowanus, Carrie Haddad Gallery, solo exhibitions at Tria Gallery and BAM to name a few. Chris has received grants from The Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, The George Sugarman Foundation and was awarded a commission by The Brooklyn Academy of Music to create a New Wave Festival presentation to Pina Bausch. Chris currently lives and works in a 19th century carriage house in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, a building that she personally restored.        Diana Jensen Diana Jensen was born on an American military base in Frankfurt, Germany and raised...

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