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Atlantic Antic Block Party Is Back: What You Need To Know

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From Scholarship Recipient to Being Cast in Brooklyn Nutcracker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: December 16, 2019 Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org   From Scholarship Recipient to Being Cast in Brooklyn Nutcracker Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) has completed its fifth year of their Youth Community Scholarship Program which provides local youth opportunities to attend enrichment programs throughout the year. AALDC granted scholarships to more than 70 local children to attend programs located in five Brooklyn neighborhoods- Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, and Clinton Hill. Families who have limited financial resources received priority scholarships. There were a variety of enriching summer and fall program for parents to choose from. The 2019 program partners were Brooklyn Ballet, Mathnasium of Boerum Hill, Automatic Studios, Brooklyn Robot Foundry, Pixel Academy, Read 718, Creative Arts Studio, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn Music Factory, Brooklyn Boulders, Brooklyn Crescents Lacrosse, Brooklyn Fencing Center, Dodge YMCA, World Martial Arts Center, and Gotham Archery.The children were able to get hands on experience in new programs. Delilah Garrison, scholarship recipient for Brooklyn Ballet attended the program during the fall and based on her dancing skills, she was cast in the Brooklyn Nutcracker. Her mother Brook Garrison was grateful to the scholarship program for giving her daughter a special opportunity. “We were so excited to receive the scholarship to Brooklyn Ballet. Every year it is a struggle to decide what enrichment activities I can afford for my daughter” Garrison said. “Most of my budget has to go to aftercare at Delilah’s school and there is hardly any money left over for enrichment programs. Finding out about the scholarship every year is a big relief for me financially and for Delilah knowing she won’t be stuck in aftercare everyday of the week.” 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. 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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Holiday Events on Atlantic Avenue Bring Cheer and Special Deals to All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Date: December 11, 2019 Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant  Email: pr@atlanticave.org  Holiday Events on Atlantic Avenue Bring Cheer and Special Deals to All Brooklyn, New York– December 11, 2019 -Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) celebrated with various events and programming in December. 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 7, 2019, patrons were able to spend the day walking along Atlantic Avenue enjoying free holiday-themed events from merchants and lively indoor performances from Crunch and singers. Free events included Wine Tasting from Grape Hill Liquors at 501A Atlantic Avenue, Live Music and Holiday Treats from ARCO New York Hair Salon at 385 Atlantic Avenue and Free School Tour from CHALK Preschool of Cobble Hill at 112 Atlantic Avenue. Santa happily walked down the avenue to greet and take photos with excited children and adults.  This year’s Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Judging Competition was held on Tuesday, December 3rd. The judges walked along Atlantic Avenue to view holiday decorated windows and choose the winners. This year’s judges were notable artists Karen Gibbons, Deborah Kass, Chris Piazza, Diana Jensen, and Patricia Cronin. This year’s awards went to First Place, Optimum Health Physical Therapy located at 477 Atlantic Avenue, Second Place, Out of the Closet located at 475 Atlantic Avenue and Third Place, Collier West located at 377A Atlantic Avenue. The Honorable Mentions were Sahadi’s, 187 Atlantic Avenue for “If You Weren’t Here We Would All Cry/Traditional,” Barber’s Philosophy, 74 Nevins Street for “Best Groomed,” Someday Bar, 364 Atlantic Avenue for “Best Humor (Drunk Santa),” and The Sterling School, 134 Atlantic Avenue for “Most Adorable.” Atlantic Avenue’s 2019 Window Winners were announced during the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony & Party on December 5th. 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, P.S. 261 Phillip Livingston, International Charter School of New York (ICS), Public School 133 and Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Also, there were sponsor giveaways, prizes and a visit from 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 Tyler B from Infinity Music Entertainment. AALDC celebrates its Annual Holiday Toy Drive with supporting local homeless shelters Providence House and Arbor Inn. 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 deals are still happening on Atlantic Avenue. AALDC invites everyone to take advantage of the special offers provided by participating businesses along Atlantic Avenue for the Shop & Dine Promotion. Walk down the avenue and complete your Christmas list for your family and friends until December 15th. A big thank you to our holiday sponsors and media partners: Mount Sinai Doctors- Brooklyn Heights & Urgent Care, Crunch, Out of the Closet, Con Edison, Miss Jessie’s, CityMD, HomeLight, Schneps Media, Park Slope Courier, Caribbean Life, Brooklyn Paper, NY Daily News, DeSales Media Group. For a full updated list of sponsors, please visit http://www.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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Visit Atlantic Avenue for Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Free Events, Treats, and Santa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Date: December 4, 2019 Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant  Email: pr@atlanticave.org    Visit Atlantic Avenue for Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, Free Events, Treats, and Santa   Brooklyn, NY– Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) will host their annual holiday events this week! Every year, AALDC welcomes the community to come out and enjoy the festivities. On Thursday, December 5th 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 Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon and 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. 38, P.S. 133, International Charter School of New York, P.S. 8, P.S. 261 and Brooklyn High School of the Arts. Since Christmas is a couple of weeks away, Santa Claus will make an appearance and greet the community. Attendees will dance to the latest tunes provided by DJ Tyler B of Infinity Music 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 food donated by some of our local Atlantic Avenue Merchants such as Brado Thin Crust Pizza, Sahadi’s, Trader Joe’s,The Soul Spot Restaurant, Hollow Nickel and Moon Cafe. 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  http://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 7th. Participating Atlantic Avenue businesses will host in-store holiday themed events & offers from 11am-7pm. They will have red balloons within their storefront to indicate they’re a part of the event. From 11:30am-3:30pm, AALDC will have a DJ Frank Posa of Powerhouse Entertainment, live performances, $1 sweet treats, and Santa at the Belarusian Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue. 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: Mount Sinai Doctors Brooklyn Heights & Urgent Care, Miss Jessie’s, Schneps Media, Park Slope Courier, Brooklyn Paper, AM New York, The Villager, Caribbean Life, DeSales Media Group, The Tablet, Nuestra Voz, and NY Daily News. For the list of sponsors, please visit http://www.atlanticave.org/holidaysponsors To learn more about the Shop & Dine Promotion, please visit www.atlanticave.org/shopanddine. 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 http://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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Legos and Pumpkins! Family Weekend Picks in NYC for September 28 and 29

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Things to do, Markets, and Fairs- Atlantic Antic

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