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Fred Brown

Fred Brown, Jr. is BRIC’s Associate Producer of Public Affairs since 2011. Fred originally joined the family in 2006 as a freelance field reporter/producer for Brooklyn Independent Television (BIT). His background as a journalist and media professional include professional experience at CNN, C-SPAN, The Washington Post Newspaper Company, The Smithsonian Institution, The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB), Thirteen/WNET Public Broadcasting and The New York Times. Fred also serves on the board of the New York City chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). Fred’s personal motto: “Live and let live.”

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Diane Jacobowitz has a long history of performing, teaching and arts administration. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Dancewave; a non-profit organization founded in 1985 currently composed of various youth programs. It’s D-Wave In Motion program focuses on arts in education in New York City public schools and serves thousands of young people in the metropolitan area each year. Ms. Jacobowitz directed her own dance company for over 20 years and performed in many important venues including a season at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She taught at public and private schools including Hunter College, NYU, LIU, Brooklyn College and Berkeley Carroll School for six years. Ms. Jacobowitz has an undergraduate degree in dance (BFA) from Ohio State University, a graduate (MFA) degree from Connecticut College and also graduated from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies.

Terence Kelly is Community Affairs Manager for Barclays Center, serving as a liaison between the arena and the surrounding neighborhoods. Working with local stakeholders on matters related to quality of life, government relations, and economic development, Terence also assists with outreach initiatives focused on local hiring, strategic partnerships, charitable giving and community service. Before working at Barclays Center, Terence worked at the NYC Coalition Against Hunger on benefits outreach & enrollment assistance, communications and capacity-building for emergency food programs across the five boroughs. He is an MPA candidate at CUNY-Baruch’s School of Public Affairs and helps his friends organize Hillstock Festival – an annual all-ages, affordable arts & music showcase featuring 50+ acts at 5 venues over three days every June in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn where he resides.

Strafe – composer, producer, musician, arranger and recording artist – has rocked the underground club world for the past two decades with his signature masterpiece “Set It Off,” hailed “the most sampled song of all time” by Billboard Magazine.  The song, its catchphrases, and beat have been used by dozens of famous singers, Hollywood films and television shows. Set It Off also appears on numerous dance compilations internationally. Raised in downtown Brooklyn, Strafe started playing guitar when he was a teen in his father’s band, Mr. Steve & The Young Ones. He graduated from Erasmus Hall High School, joined the Odessa dance band on guitar and vocals, and in 1984 he toured as a guitarist/backup vocalist with recording artist Shannon. In 1985 Strafe released three songs on A&M Records. In 1989 he formed the Hard Soul® brand and later the recording company.  He performs as a DJ under the name S.t.d.

Curator, Dexter Wimberly was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Wimberly’s curatorial work is focused on contemporary urban history. “I love art that reflects our times, and I am excited to be in the position to work with artists who are shaping contemporary culture and bringing the beauty of under-exposed aspects of modern life to a greater public. I feel that this is my calling within the arts.” A passionate collector and supporter of the arts, Wimberly has personally exhibited the work of over 150 individual artists. His recent exhibitions include Crossing the Line: Contemporary Drawing and Artistic Process at Mixed Greens gallery and Pattern Recognition at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Fort Greene.

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ATLANTIC AVENUE LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
ANNOUNCES ITS
2013 ATLANTIC AVENUE HOLIDAY EVENTS AND
THEME TO BE HELD FROM THE WATERFRONT TO THE ARENA!

“Favorite Holiday Songs”

Save these dates!

Atlantic Avenue Holiday Windows Design Competition. Judging will be held Tuesday, November 26th. Prominent representatives of local community and cultural organizations will meet at 6pm at Hollow Nickel at 494 Atlantic Avenue (btwn Nevins & Third Avenue) and walk the Avenue from Fourth Avenue to the waterfront to view store windows. Stores will be encouraged to take into consideration this year’s theme of Favorite Holiday Songs when planning their holiday windows. Judges include (list in formation): Diane Jacobowitz, Executive Director of Dancewave, Mac Premo, graphic artist/animator, Strafe, musician/songwriter best known for his hit, Set it Off, and producer Fred Brown of BRIC.

Annual Atlantic Avenue Tree Lighting & Party. Tuesday, December 3rd, 6 – 8:00 pm at Belarusian Church at 401 Atlantic Avenue, corner of Bond Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

Free and Open to the public.

  • Annual Tree Lighting at 6pm SHARP to be officiated by Councilmember Stephen Levin
  • Annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Design Competition winners to be announced
  • Holiday Party with special performances to include Rolie Polie Guacamole, Dancewave, and children from P.S. 38
  • Special guest Santa will greet the children
  • Toy & Book collection to contribute to Councilmember Stephen Levin’s toy and book drive for children living in Gowanus Houses (Gowanus) and Independence Towers (Williamsburg). Bring new toy or book fully wrapped with written note on wrapping paper indicating appropriate gender and age group.

During holiday season look for these along Atlantic Avenue:

  • Favorite holiday recipes shared at participating stores. In the last two years more than 100 different recipes have been made available

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FINALatlantic_holiday_poster001ESponsored by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation

Check back daily through the holidays for info on stores along Atlantic Avenue from the river to the arena! Shop local! Support our neighborhood businesses!

The winners of the 2012 Atlantic Avenue Holiday Windows Competition are Sterling Place, at 363 Atlantic Avenue, for Best Overall; Collier West, at 377a Atlantic Avenue, for Most Elegant; GUMBO, at 493 Atlantic Avenue, for Spirit of the Season; and Dig, at 479 Atlantic Avenue, and Jonathan Adler, at 378 Atlantic Avenue, each won an honorable mention. 

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Read our press release to learn about the success of this year’s Atlantic Avenue Tree Lighting event, the judges, the window winners, the guests, the performers and sponsors, the local schools who performed, the toy/book drive, the yummy food donated by local businesses. The Tree Lighting event was a whole lot of fun! Thanks Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp.!

https://atlanticavenuebrooklyn.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/a-success-and-fun-the-atlantic-avenue-tree-lighting-event/

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GUMBO store, winner of “Spirit of the Season” category. At the Tree Lighting event AALDC board member, Eileen Trilli, announced the winners of this year’s Atlantic Avenue Holiday Windows Competition. The winners are Sterling Place, at 363 Atlantic Avenue, for Best Overall; Collier West, at 377a Atlantic Avenue, for Most Elegant; GUMBO, at 493 Atlantic Avenue for Spirit of the Season; and Dig, at 479 Atlantic Avenue, and Jonathan Adler, at 378 Atlantic Avenue, each won an honorable mention.

GUMBO store, winner of “Spirit of the Season” category. At the Tree Lighting event AALDC board member, Eileen Trilli, announced the winners of this year’s Atlantic Avenue Holiday Windows Competition. The winners are Sterling Place, at 363 Atlantic Avenue, for Best Overall; Collier West, at 377a Atlantic Avenue, for Most Elegant; GUMBO, at 493 Atlantic Avenue for Spirit of the Season; and Dig, at 479 Atlantic Avenue, and Jonathan Adler, at 378 Atlantic Avenue, each won an honorable mention.

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In an effort to brighten the holidays of children in local public housing who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the AALDC initiated a toys/book drive. Ms. Trilli thanked those who donated gifts of new toys or books and urged others to continue to donate. Gifts, wrapped and marked with intended age and gender, can be dropped off at Councilmember Stephen Levin’s office at 410 Atlantic Avenue between Nevins and Bond Streets in Boerum Hill.

In an effort to brighten the holidays of children in local public housing who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the AALDC initiated a toys/book drive. Ms. Trilli thanked those who donated gifts of new toys or books and urged others to continue to donate. Gifts, wrapped and marked with intended age and gender, can be dropped off at Councilmember Stephen Levin’s office at 410 Atlantic Avenue between Nevins and Bond Streets in Boerum Hill.

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Elizabeth Stribling, the President and Founder of Stribling & Associates. Stribling and Con Edison are the sponsors of this year’s AALDC holiday events. On the left is Sue Wolfe, board member of AALDC and past President of the Boerum Hill Association.

Elizabeth Stribling, the President and Founder of Stribling & Associates, attended the AALDC Tree Lighting event. Stribling and Con Edison are the sponsors of this year’s AALDC holiday events. On the left is Sue Wolfe, board member of AALDC and past President of the Boerum Hill Association.

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Children danced, jumped around and sang with the very popular Role Polie Guacamole band! So much fun!

Children danced, jumped around and sang with the popular Role Polie Guacamole band during the Atlantic Avenue LDC Holiday Tree Lighting Event! So much fun!

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