Release Date: December 7, 2015
Contact: Michelle Karshan, Communications
Telephone: 917-853-0433 , Email: Michelle.Karshan@gmail.com
“Walk the Windows” of Atlantic Avenue to feature dozens of free events and complimentary tasty holiday treats along the way
On December 12, from 11-7pm, more than forty stores and restaurants along Atlantic Avenue, from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, will participate to hold free events, serve complimentary holiday treats or refreshments, or offer special discounts.
Brooklyn, New York – December 7, 2015 — Downtown Atlantic Avenue is undergoing enormous and exciting changes. The sprawling waterfront Brooklyn Bridge Park on one end and Barclays Center on the other has made the area a major tourist attraction. “New residential and commercial properties have brought thousands of new potential customers in close proximity,” explains Christian Haag, President of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp. (AALDC). “The AALDC has come up with an innovative, creative and engaging way to draw shoppers, and diners, to our one-mile stretch of Atlantic Avenue during this holiday season,” offers shopkeeper, Karen Zebulon, who serves as the AALDC Secretary. On December 12, from 11-7pm, more than forty stores and restaurants on Atlantic Avenue, from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, will join together to hold free events, serve complimentary holiday treats or refreshments, or offer special discounts.
“Building on the AALDC’s traditional Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Design Competition, geared towards encouraging stores to get their holiday windows up early to attract shoppers, this year the AALDC joined together dozens of businesses along the avenue to participate on another level to introduce potential shoppers and diners to all that Atlantic Avenue has to offer,” stated Sue Wolfe, Vice President of the AALDC, and past president of the Boerum Hill Association.
On Saturday, December 12, from 11-7 pm, Walk the Windows will draw shoppers from near and far to stroll in style along ten-blocks of Atlantic Avenue, from Hicks Street to 4th Avenue, through the charming, historic brownstone neighborhoods and storefronts of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill. Shoppers will enjoy the dazzling and celebratory holiday windows showcasing more than one hundred quality and inviting restaurants, boutiques, and shops that sell a wide range of products and specialty items. Atlantic Avenue is also well known for its extraordinary bakeries, specialty delis, bars and cafes as well as its flavorful international restaurants — some with Zagat and other prominent recognitions – also features popular Brooklyn artisanal beers and wines.
Walk the Windows activities include live music; tribal rugs exhibit with talk; holiday terrarium workshop; cheese & wine pairing class; storytime; art lectures; book making craft; intro to meditation; Strafe signed CD and art raffle; drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic – including a whiskey knowledge tasting); ski and snowboard tips and tricks; holiday makeup tips; gift wrapping and goodies party; meet Santa, the Snow Queen (photo ops/bring your camera) and more! Holiday carolers, free tasty treats and refreshments, and fun events, will keep you in the holiday spirit. For a complete list of free activities during Walk the Windows, see www.atlanticave.org/walkthewindows Rain or shine.
Watch AALDC President, Christian Haag, and two Atlantic Avenue businesses, Brado Thin Crust Pizza and Evolution the Green Room Salon, talk about upcoming Walk the Windows on Buy Local on Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue on BRIC TV www.Atlanticave.org/holidays
Additionally, from December 5th through 19th the Shop & Dine promotion provides 10% off selected items and/or other specials at participating stores and restaurants. For further details and updated list of activities during Walk the Windows as well as Shop & Dine 10% discount, please check for participating businesses at www.atlanticave.org/shopanddine
Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC). The mission of the AALDC is to further economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment in the greater Atlantic Avenue area.
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