Illuminated snowflake adorns Flatbush Avenue
During the month of December during a stroll up or down North Flatbush Avenue have you noticed that the avenue just got a little bit brighter? That could be because the North Flatbush Avenue BID and its Board of Directors have decided to change the look of their avenue with illuminated Snowflakes from New York Christmas Lights and Decorating Ltd. All 20 snowflakes were installed right after the Thanksgiving day holiday and will light up our avenue into the new year. The new snowflakes are just a few of the new projects that the North Flatbush Avenue BID is currently working on to beautify the district. Keep checking our website as we update you with more inniatives from the BID and some projects that you, as our neighbor , can get involved in too.
Our new snowflakes and holiday banners 2009!!
Santa in his elf driven Rickshaw rides up and down Flatbush Avenue
When was the was the last time you saw Santa in a Rickshaw riding up and down Flatbush Avenue?
Or, maybe…. When was your First time? It was probably on December 20, 2008 when the North Flatbush Avenue BID local merchants donated a driver, a Rickshaw and Santa Claus to ride up and down Flatbush Avenue from Plaza Street to Atlantic Avenue handing out candy canes to the children of the Park Slope/Prospect Heights area.
neighborhood children smiling with santa for their free photos
Then, like a Pied Piper, the children followed Santa along Flatbush Avenue to the warmth of the Avon Products store located at 229 Flatbush Avenue. Once inside, besides a beautifully decorated tree, the children had a chance to tell Santa what their christmas wishes were while sitting on his lap. The BID provided delicious hot chocolate and cookies for the children and their families.
the NFBID 2008 Holiday Silent Auction held inside one of our local merchants
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.
Partygoers ready to pop the bubbly
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.
a table full of mouth watering food donated by our local merchants
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!