On December 16, 2008, on a cold and snowy evening in Brooklyn, The North Flatbush Avenue BID held its annual Holiday Silent Auction 2008 inside Harriets Alter Ego, located at 293 Flatbush Avenue. So many gift items and gift certificates donated by local merchants and even a lunch at Juniors Restaurant with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowtiz were posted on a wall for all to bid on.
A festive holiday table full of warm international foods and a bar was set up with wine and champagne for all to enjoy. The evening got under way with a special appearance by Brooklyn’s own First String Quintet.
The crowd got into full swing with the sounds of Latin Jazz recording artist Jose Conde and Jimmy T on bongos. Later that evening the partygoers enjoyed the sounds of lovely Lizz Fields who sang her latest hit “Brooklyn Flowers” from her new CD release “Pleasureville”. Over 200 participants attended that evening and the BID is proud to announce that almost $3,000.00 was raised to benefit our children’s programming in the Pacific Street Bears Community Garden for 2009! Our first children’s event will be the 2009 Annual Earth Day Event on Sunday April 26, 2009. Keep watching our site for full details.
The BID would like to give a big THANK YOU to all who donated gift certificates, store items, decorations, food and to all the volunteers who generously donated their time and devotion to this auction, without everyone this event would not have been a great success! The BID values everyone’s involvement in all our activities on the avenue. We appreciate everyone’s support and dedication in promoting our community along North Flatbush Avenue.
Believe it or not, we are already thinking about our next Holiday Silent Auction for 2009! If you would like to know more about how you can be a part of our event or any of our events for 2009 or wish to volunteer, please keep watching our website for further details!