Atlantic Avenue Extravaganza! Saturday June 16 1pm-5pm

The BID is planning unique and exciting event for the afternoon of Saturday, June 16.

The all-afternoon event, will take place on the BID’s sidewalks from 1pm to 5pm, and will draw shoppers, foodies, families, and art-lovers with a jam-packed lineup of special events, performances, demonstrations, tastings, tours, games, and more that will bring Atlantic Avenue’s vibrant commerce, culture, and community to life.

Festivities will include a spectacular ribbon cutting ceremony led by Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band on the sidewalk in front of the Atlantic Avenue BID’s office at 340 Atlantic Avenue (between Smith and Hoyt Streets), a sidewalk parade, the official unfurling of the BID banners, and the “Sanitation Dance”, a choreographed piece by the modern dance awareness society in which the new Atlantic Avenue BID sanitation uniforms will be unveiled. Other performers include: the stilt walkers of Circus Amok; the acrobats of LAVA; Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth All-Stars; the Balkan sounds of Braya Bass Band; Batala NYC, an all-female percussion band, and Underground Horns, the brass band renowned for its Afro Funk Bhangra New Orleans grooves. Artists from Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition – more commonly known as BWAC – will also participate.

Right now we are reaching out to Atlantic Avenue merchants to participate in the event by bringing their goods on to the sidewalk to sell or by coordinating a performance or demonstration in front of their store. We will be passing on this information to our publicist who is working to get articles placed in city-wide media. If you are a BID merchant who is interested in participating, please email Josef Szende at aabidsteeringcommittee@gmail.com.

We are also interested in soliciting performers and visual artists who would like to participate in the event. If you know of someone who would like to donate a performance, please contact the event coordinator, Sara Valentine at saraleev@gmail.com.

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