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New Opportunities for Local Youth: Fortnite Mechanics, Movie Making, and Lacrosse

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 3, 2019 Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org The online game Fortnite has taken the world by storm. Playing the game is immersive and cool and wouldn’t it be just as great to learn how the game works from the inside out? Or how about learning the art of filmmaking and movie production from A to Z? What about learning cool skills such as scooping, passing, and cradling in a game of lacrosse? All of these opportunities were available through program partners for the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) Youth Community Scholarship Program. The AALDC Scholarship Program gives children the opportunity to attend programs in the five Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, and Clinton Hill. Families who have limited financial resources receive priority scholarships. AALDC provides funding for children who live or attend school in Brooklyn Public School Districts 13 and 15. These local youth have the opportunity to attend a variety of enriching programs. The Youth Community Scholarship Program’s focus is to provide local youth the chance to experience programs that will allow them to learn, create, and flourish. Last year, through the AALDC’s scholarship program, a ‘diamond in the rough’ was discovered. The scholarship recipient attended Creative Arts Studio, a Brooklyn based partner offering classes in dance, drama, music, and art. They discovered a hidden talent that was yet to be explored in Hip Hop Dance. The next Bill Gates, Beyonce, or Spike Lee can be recipients of the AALDC scholarship program. They are only able to have these opportunities to explore their hidden talents with the generous support of the AALDC Scholarship Program. For more information on how you can donate to support the AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program, please view the AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program Commercial, visit our website http://www.atlanticave.org, contact scholarships@atlanticave.org or call (718) 875-8993. ### Note to Editors: For further press information and high-resolution images, please call 718-875-8993 or email pr@atlanticave.org. Please credit all photos to Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation...

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Atlantic Avenue Shined for the Holiday Season with Events and Deals for the Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Date: December 13, 2018 Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org   Atlantic Avenue Shined for the Holiday Season with Events and Deals for the Community   Brooklyn, New York– December 13, 2018 -Holiday season along Atlantic Avenue proved to be a success. The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) celebrated with the holiday season with events for all ages. Visitors to the avenue enjoyed shopping and dining between 4th Avenue to Hicks Street with special deals and offers from local businesses during the ‘Walk the Windows’ Event.   On Saturday, December 8th, 2018, patrons were able to spend the day walking along Atlantic Avenue enjoying free holiday-themed events from merchants and lively outdoor performances by the Atlantic Avenue Holiday Tree. Batala New York did a drum performance and Brooklyn Music School caroled down the avenue. Free events included Aveda Comforting Tea and Hand Relief Treatments from Parlor at 442 Atlantic Avenue, Cocktails with Hella Cocktails from Whisk at 197 Atlantic Avenue, and Free Hot Chocolate & Mini Cookies from Sahadi’s at 187 Atlantic Avenue. Santa kept smiles on everyone’s face that passed by as he spread holiday cheer and stopped to greet and take photos with excited children.   This year’s Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition was held on Wednesday, November 28th. The judges walked along Atlantic Avenue to view holiday decorated windows and to choose the winners. This year’s judges were Lynn Nottage, Jill Eisenstadt, Gilbert Ford, and Mara Lethem. This year’s awards went to First Place, Collier West located at 377A Atlantic Avenue, Second Place, Collyer’s Mansion located at  179 Atlantic Avenue and Third Place, Brooklyn Robot Foundry located at 492 Atlantic Avenue. The Honorable Mention was given to Emelle MD, located at 103 Bond Street.   Atlantic Avenue’s 2018 Window Winners were announced during the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Party on December 6th. Children, families, and community leaders gathered at St. Cyril Belarusian Church from 6-8pm for a night filled with performances from local public schools: P.S.38 The Pacific School, P.S. 8 The Robert Fulton School, and Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Also, there were sponsor giveaways, prizes and a visit from the jolly man in red himself, Santa Claus. Refreshments and small bites, all donated from local Atlantic Avenue businesses, were served to the guests as they enjoyed a dance party from DJ Frank Posa from Powerhouse Entertainment.   AALDC celebrates its Annual Holiday Toy Drive with supporting Providence House, local homeless shelters. The AALDC also partnered with Councilman Stephen Levin for his Annual Holiday Toy Drive. Toy Donations will be given to children living in the Gowanus, Wyckoff and Warren House.   The AALDC invites everyone to take advantage of the special deals and promotions provided by the businesses along Atlantic Avenue for the Shop & Dine Promotion. Take a stroll down the avenue to buy Christmas gifts until with 10 percent off and/or other special deals until Saturday, December 15th.   A warm thank you to our holiday sponsors and media partners: CityMD, Out of the Closet, Con Edison, Investors Bank, NY Daily News, DeSales Media Group, BRIC, NEW 102.7 and WCBS FM 101.1. For a full updated list of sponsors, please visit https://atlanticave.org/holidaysponsors   For more information about AALDC’s holiday events, please visit www.atlanticave.org/holidays   ###   Note to Editors: For further press information and high-resolution images, please call 718-875-8993 or email pr@atlanticave.org. Please credit all photos to Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation...

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Atlantic Avenue Spreads Holiday Cheer with Special Events & Deals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Date: November 27, 2018 Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org   ‘Atlantic Avenue Spreads Holiday Cheer with Special Events & Deals’   Brooklyn, NY– Atlantic Avenue and the holiday season go hand and hand! The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) will host their annual holiday events! Every year, AALDC welcomes the community to come out, enjoy, and partake in all the avenue has to offer. On Thursday, December 6th from 6-8pm, the community is invited to attend the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party. The event is free to the public and will take place at the St. Cyril of Turov Belarusian Church, located at 401 Atlantic Avenue.   The Tree Lighting Party will be kicked off with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony officiated by New York Council Member Stephen T. Levin at 6pm sharp. All in attendance can get into the holiday spirit and enjoy live performances from local public schools including P.S. 8 The Robert Fulton School and P.S. 38 The Pacific School, and Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Since Christmas is around the corner, special guest, Santa Claus will make an appearance and greet the community. Attendees will dance to the latest tunes provided by DJ Frank Posa of Powerhouse Entertainment. This event is open to the public for all to enjoy.   Following the live musical performances, attendees will be able to enjoy refreshments and complimentary small bites donated by some of our local Atlantic Avenue Merchants: Brado Thin Crust Pizza, Sahadi’s, Trader Joe’s,The Soul Spot Restaurant, Betty Bakery, Hollow Nickel and Moon Cafe.   During the party, AALDC will announce the 2018 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition winners. On Wednesday, November 28th, four judges will walk along the avenue and view the designs from the participating Atlantic Avenue merchants’ windows. This year’s judges will be Jill Eisenstadt, Gilbert Ford, Mara Lethem, and Lynn Nottage. For photos and short bios on the judges, please visit the Atlantic Avenue Holiday Blog at https://atlanticave.org/category/atlantic-avenue-blog/.   The holiday fun on Atlantic Avenue continues as the AALDC invites everyone to enjoy the avenue as there will be special deals and promotions from local businesses as part of the Shop & Dine Promotion. Starting December 1st-15th, Atlantic Avenue merchants will offer 10% off selected items and/or other special deals within their businesses for any gift ideas for family and friends. For a full list of discounts, please visit  https://atlanticave.org/shopanddine   As the festive windows decorate the avenue, patrons will be able to enjoy AALDC’s ‘Walk the Windows’ event on Saturday, December 8th. Visitors can enjoy 10 blocks filled with holiday spirit as participating Atlantic Avenue businesses host several free holiday themed events & offers such as workshops and holiday treats from 11am-7pm. Participating businesses will have red balloons within their storefront. For a full updated list of events & offers within the Walk the Windows event, please visit www.atlanticave.org/walkthewindows   A warm thank you to our holiday sponsors and media partners: City MD, Out of the Closet, Con Edison, Investors Bank, NY Daily News, DeSales Media Group, NEW 102.7, WCBS FM 101.1. For a full updated list of sponsors, please visit https://atlanticave.org/holidaysponsors   To learn more about the Shop & Dine Promotion, please visit www.atlanticave.org/shopanddine (will be updated to 2018 link). For more information about the Walk the Windows Event, please visit www.atlanticave.org/walkthewindows. Stay updated on all the latest Atlantic Avenue Holiday Events by visiting www/atlanticave.org and the Atlantic Avenue Holiday Blog https://atlanticave.org/category/atlantic-avenue-blog/   ###   Note to Editors: For further press information and high-resolution images, please call 718-875-8993 or email...

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The 44th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival

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Sunset Park’s 5th Avenue Festival, Atlantic Antic, Flatbush Frolic-save the dates!

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Five Things to do in Brooklyn, Sept. 21-27

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