Archive for December, 2010

As we roll towards the New Year a variety of merchants are featuring events for consumers big and small, furry and friendly.

Holiday Jam with Rolie Polie Guacamole at Gumbo

Join Frank and Andrew of Rolie Polie Guacamole, in a Jingle Bell Holiday Jam.  Sing and dance to some of their all-time favorite original tunes and Holiday favorites too!
493 Atlantic Avenue  (718) 855-7808
Saturday, Dec. 18, 11:30 – 12:15
$18/child, siblings $2, adults free. Call to reserve.

Champagne in the Afternoon

Kimera and Iris Lingerie
366 Atlantic Avenue
Special champagne toast for all. Open from 12 – 5 PM

New Year’s Day.

Cats, Kittens, Dogs, Puppies: Looking for Love This Holiday Season!

On Sunday, December 19, noon to 6 p.m, In Our Hands Rescue is teaming up with North Shore Animal League to bring holiday cheer to homeless pets. All pets are rescued and need loving families.  All vetted and fixed.

In Our Hands Rescue will require an application, contract, I.D., and donation.  You’ll take your new friend home the same day! Look for the NSAL Van outside Gumbo! 493 Atlantic Avenue.


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The Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Tree Lighting Party on Thursday, December 2nd was a very festive occasion with over 200 people of all ages joining in the activities sponsored by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp., Marathon Bank and Con Ed.

After a  jubilant and rosy appearance by Santa, New York City Councilmember Stephen Levin was joined by New York State Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblywomen Joan Millman in lighting a 14′ tree and a menorah. The audience was enthralled by the singing of P.S. 261, the exuberant dancing by members of the Brooklyn Ballet and music by the children’s group Rolie Polie Guacamole.

Delicious treats were provided by Atlantic Avenue merchants.

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On Wednesday night, Brooklyn’s own celebrity judges marched up, down and across a chilly but festive Atlantic Avenue to find the store windows that best exemplified this year’s “Celebrate the World on Atlantic Avenue.”

Children’s book illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg, filmmaker Nicholas Entel, YWCA Executive Director Martha Kamber, Brooklyn Ballet Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson and advertising executive Frank Cusack all kept notes on the windows as they walked from Fourth Avenue to Hicks Street.

They escaped the cold into Pete’s Waterfront Ale House for much needed libations and intense deliberations. After much enthusiastic discussion the judges came up with three winners, a best “New Store Winner” and a new category, “Best Block!”

The winners of the “Celebrate the World on Atlantic Avenue”
#1 – Home and Abroad, 487 Atlantic Avenue

#2 – Dig, 479 Atlantic Avenue

# 3 – Gumbo, 493 Atlantic Avenue

Best New Store Window – Nest Egg Kids – 111 Atlantic Avenue

Nest Egg Kids

Best Block – Atlantic Avenue Between Bond & Hoyt

Module R
B Moore Designs

Downtown Atlantic

Downtown Atlantic

Bright Lynes
Food Shed
Sterling Place
Jonathan Adler
Michelle New York
Circa Antiques


Downtown Atlantic

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