Atlantic Avenue’s annual tree lighting ceremony brought all sorts of holiday cheer to the corner of Bond Street in Boerum Hill on Friday, December 5.
Free and open to the public, the celebration was officiated by New York City Councilmember Stephen Levin and featured live performances by Rolie Polie Guacamole, students from P.S. 38 and P.S. 261, treats from local shops and restaurants, a visit from special guest Santa, and the announcement of the strip’s Holiday Window Design Competition winner —the Hollow Nickel, a neighborhood bar and restaurant, which took first place for its Charlie Brown-inspired display.
“Many of our community members came out to celebrate the season together and show our pride for Atlantic Avenue and Brooklyn,” said Tammy Ben-Eliezer-Baxter, executive director of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, which presented the event. “Our sponsors and supporters, and Santa, also celebrated with us and it was a wonderful occasion.”
The event was sponsored by the New York City Council, Con Edison and Investors Bank. For photos and more information about happenings on Atlantic Avenue, visit the holiday blog at http://atlanticavenuebrooklyn.wordpress.com.