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.

 

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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 orientation.