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46th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival Receives Green Light to Return this October in Brooklyn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Date: July 1, 2021 Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org   46th Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival Receives Green Light to Return this October in Brooklyn   Brooklyn, New York- July 1, 2021- The Atlantic Antic™ Festival presented by Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is making its grand return this fall on Sunday, October 3, 2021, 12-6 pm, rain or shine. Brooklyn’s oldest and largest street festival spans 10 blocks through the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, and Downtown Brooklyn. The AALDC is pleased to bring back the beloved festival to highlight the wares of our small businesses on Atlantic Avenue. In the past year and a half, businesses have experienced substantial economic hardships. The hope with the Atlantic Antic™ is to provide a profitable experience, with new and returning customers rediscovering each small business. For 45 years, Atlantic Avenue businesses and vendors have electrified the street with a little something for everyone including food, clothing, jewelry, and more. Attendees can stroll the avenue with their families and friends to enjoy their favorites such as street corn, crepes, lemonade as well as handmade clothing, jewelry and so much more! Vendors that are interested in selling their merchandise can view and complete the 2021 Vendor Application by visiting https://atlanticave.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2021-Atlantic-Antic-Vendor-Application.pdf The Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage and Community stage features diverse entertainment. In previous years, the stages’ lineup included belly dancers, R&B local musicians, children’s dance performances, and drumming. Local musicians and acts who are interested in performing on one of the stages are encouraged to contact pr@atlanticave.org. We encourage everyone to be fully vaccinated by October 3rd. If you plan to attend, and are not vaccinated, please wear a mask at all times. We encourage mask wearing for all merchants and vendors as a precaution. Maintaining six feet of distance and using hand sanitizer will be encouraged during the festival for all participants and attendees. We will continue to update and revise our guidelines to address the health conditions in the days and weeks leading up to our event.  Please come celebrate with us on October 3rd. The return of the Annual Atlantic Antic™ is special because the community can once again come together to celebrate the community, cultures, tradition, and food, all in one place.   ###   Note to Editors: For more information and/or hi-res images, please contact pr@atlanticave.org.   Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, https://atlanticave.org/ The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is a Section 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose 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...

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First Annual “Pride on Atlantic Ave.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 18, 2021 Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org The First Annual “Pride on Atlantic Ave” Event To Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Community in June   Atlantic Avenue will be beaming with pride for the first ever “Pride on Atlantic Ave” event. The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, in collaboration with Brooklyn Pride, is excited to launch this colorful celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community on Sunday, June 13, 12-5pm with food, drinks, shopping and music. Start your celebration with a week of Brooklyn Pride events leading up to their 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, June 12th.  Then join us on Brooklyn’s proudest historic avenue, from the Waterfront to Fourth Avenue. Pride month is a vibrant, rainbow-filled recognition of the LGBTQIA+ community and the fight for equal rights. “Pride on Atlantic Ave” will celebrate the community and how much has been accomplished.  Local Atlantic Avenue businesses will show their support for pride with festively, rainbow decorated windows and outdoor dining fences. There will be promotions, discounts, art exhibitions and special offers. Local bars will celebrate with specially created pride cocktails for attendees to enjoy. Everyone is encouraged to come and show their pride with creative outfits, hair, and accessories. Then to post their photos taken that day in front of an Atlantic Avenue business to Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #AtlanticAvenuePride for a chance to be declared the ‘Best Pride Ambassador’ and awarded a prize.There will also be music along the Avenue to welcome and entertain event goers as they shop, dine and stroll. Transportation:  By Subway: Nearby Stations are Hoyt Street 2 or 3, Hoyt Schermerhorn A, C, G walk south on Hoyt Street to Atlantic Avenue; 2,3,D,N,R,Q to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, walk west to Atlantic Avenue By Bus: B63 and B61, also nearby B41 and B99 By Bike: There are 8 nearby Citi Bike stations By Car: Parking is available at 200, 255, and 301 Atlantic Avenue and 333 Schermerhorn Street and other lots nearby. Street parking rules apply. By Long Island Railroad: Atlantic Terminal stop, walk west to Atlantic Avenue By Ferry: Take the South Brooklyn route to Brooklyn Bridge/ Park Pier 6 Atlantic Avenue Pride on Atlantic Ave is sponsored in part by Out of the Closet and Investors Bank. To learn more about Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, visit www.atlanticave.org or follow @atlanticaveldc on Instagram.   ###   Note to Editors: For more information and/or hi-res images, please contact pr@atlanticave.org. Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, https://atlanticave.org/ The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is a Section 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose 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.   Brooklyn Pride, https://brooklynpride.org/   Brooklyn Pride is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-managed, tax exempt, non-profit organization working for and on behalf of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Brooklynnites and all other who support the struggle for equality of the Community. In the spirit of Stonewall, Brooklyn Pride welcomes the participation of all the residents of Brooklyn and the outer boroughs, regardless of age, creed, gender, gender identification, HIV status, national origin, physical, mental, or development disability, race, religion, or sexual...

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Atlantic Avenue Spring Fling

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Sat April 3: First Ever Atlantic Avenue “Spring Fling!”

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Atlantic Avenue Spring Fling

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Atlantic Avenue “Spring Fling” Saturday, April 3

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