‘The Pulse of Brooklyn’ Highlighted at Brooklyn’s Largest and Oldest Street Festival


Date: October 2nd, 2017

Contact: Rebeca Checo, Communication & PR Assistant

Email: pr@atlanticave.org

Brooklyn, New York– The largest and oldest street festival, the Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival returned to Brooklyn on the hot afternoon of September 24th, 2017 from 12-6pm. This year’s festival celebrated its 43rd year highlighting the four beautiful neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn in which the festival spans through.

With over 100 local merchants and over 500 vendors participating this year, the 43rd Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival successfully was able to offer something for everyone. Visitors were able to enjoy a variety of products throughout the mile long festival such as international cuisines, handmade products and more. New attractions and additions added this year, including more activities within the Kids Zone, sponsored by NYU Langone Health and a dumpling eating contest, allowed visitors to enjoy the celebration of Brooklyn before the Fall season. For the first time ever, the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) partnered up with Chef One Foods in hosting their 14th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest. Thousands of attendees crowded the Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage to view amateur and professional eaters devour locally made dumplings in 2 minutes. This year’s male winner, David Brunelli, A.K.A  “Tiger Wings and Things”, demolished 84 dumplings while the female winner, Molly Schuyler, set a new record by eating an astounding 119 dumplings. For more information on this year’s contest’s results and winners please visit:http://chefonefoods.com/

Sticking with the theme, the 12 live entertainment stages were filled with performances for local musicians and acts. At this year’s welcoming ceremony, Mayor Bill De Blasio stopped by the Atlantic Antic™  Community Stage, sponsored by Weill Cornell Medicine, interacting with the crowd while supporting the Brooklyn staple event. Live performances including drumming performances from Batala New York, Grace Drums, R&B Soul Band, The Unique Band and many more had the festival goers dancing up and down the street on the Sunday afternoon. The Sixth Annual Atlantic Avenue Ambassador Award was presented to New York State Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon on this year’s Atlantic Antic™ Main Stage in recognition of her dedicated and diligent work within the Atlantic Avenue area and surrounding neighborhoods. Many elected officials came out to support the festival and interact with the crowd such as Public Advocate Letitia James and Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh.

With the theme still in action, the AALDC invites all festival goers to come back to Atlantic Avenue from October 1st-16th to shop, dine and explore all the avenue has to offer. Special giveaways and offers provided by some of the Atlantic Avenue local merchants will be available for all as part of ‘The Pulse of Brooklyn Post- Antic Promotion.’ For more details on offerings, please visit https://atlanticave.org/atlantic-antic/the-pulse-of-brooklyn-theme/.

The 43rd Annual Atlantic Antic™ Festival was sponsored by NYU Langone Health, Chef One, Sixpoint Brewery, Con Edison, Weill Cornell Medicine, Crunch Fitness, Emblem Health, Advantage Care Physicians, St. Francis College, Geico, Avery Hall Investments, City MD, TF Cornerstone, NY Kids Club, NYC Ferry, Brooklyn SolarWorks, Dodge YMCA, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and many more. This year’s Media Sponsors include NY Daily News, Topi, Metro NY, BRIC, Brooklyn Magazine, 92.3 AMP Radio, 1010 WINS, WCBS-FM 101.1, Fresh 102.7, TGI Office Automation, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, NTD.TV and Epoch Media Group.

For full list of sponsors, please visit www.atlanticave.org



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