On the Avenue: works by students inspired by the Avenue win the first prize in the Adelphi competition!

It’s a masterpiece !

The students and staff of Brooklyn Adelphi Academy recently learned that the academy’s art journal, aptly titled Adelphehad been selected as the winner of the first prize in the competition American School Press AssociationAnnual Magazine Competition for 2021. Winter 2021 and Summer 2021 editions – featuring artwork as well as photography and creative writing by some of Adelphi’s most talented students and staff – were submitted to the competition in October last and impressed a panel of judges enough to receive top prize in their category.

Interestingly, each of the award-winning editions featured submissions inspired by events taking place “on the avenue” in Bay Ridge, school officials said. The winter 2021 edition included a series of paintings by Adelphian artists which adorned the windows of local businesses as part of the Bay Ridge Community CouncilAnnual Halloween Art Window Painting Contest. The Summer 2021 edition included some of Adelphi’s submissions to the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue BIDNational Photography Month photo contest, including class of 2022 member Isabelle Zack was declared the winner.

“Twice a year, Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn is proud to showcase the work of its many talented writers, photographers and creative artists in the pages of Adelphe“, said the school principal Roman Iphigenia. “We are delighted to hear that their work has been recognized and appreciated by ASPA, and we look forward to submitting our latest editions for consideration in next year’s competition.”

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Speaking of art, the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue BID is actively recruiting local artists to participate in the upcoming #FunOn5th Festival, which will take place “on the avenue” on June 5th.

“We are delighted to partner with New York ferry, which will sponsor 10 selected artists for our #FunOn5th Festival on June 5,” BID officials said in a statement. “Selected individuals will have their fees waived [refunded] and will receive an onboard spotlight and promotion of the winning pieces on NYC Ferry’s social media accounts and blog.

Interested artists should contact the BID at (718) 238-8181 or by email at info@bayridgebid.com for more information. To apply online, go to bayridgebid.com/festival.

BID officials inform that works of art inspired by the ferry or the waterfront can increase the chances of winning one of these 10 coveted sponsorships. Good luck to everyone!

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Let’s get down to business!

the Staten Island Small Business Development Center is offering free one-on-one consultations for start-up and existing business owners the first Tuesday of each month, beginning Tuesday, May 3, right here “on the avenue” in Bay Ridge.

Organized by a board member Justin Brannan and state Sen. André Gonardes in their respective offices, expert business advisors will be available by appointment to discuss topics such as writing business plans, market research, financial projections, cost analysis, choosing an entity legal, disaster recovery, MWBE certification, sourcing opportunities, etc.

To make an appointment at the Brannan office (8203 Third Ave.) or the Gounardes office (8018 Fifth Ave.), visit www.sisbdc.org/brooklynoutreach. Please note that the offices offer these services on alternate dates.

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Walking forward!

While plans are being finalized for the next Norwegian Constitution Day Parade May 15 and Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade on May 30, it’s good to know that another famous parade will return from its hiatus and make its debut “on the avenue” this summer.

As the aforementioned marches unfold on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, the 115th American Independence Day Parade in Brooklyn recently announced plans to move this year’s march from Carroll Gardens to Sunset Park, specifically Fifth Avenue from 60th Street to 44th Street.

Patriot friends enjoy an American Independence Day parade in Brooklyn. Eagle Urban Media file photo

The parade will take place on Sunday, July 3. Before the pandemic, it stood for three years along Court Street in Carroll Gardens. It was originally held on Prospect Park West in Park Slope, then moved to Bay Ridge for 13 years and Dyker Heights for a few years.

The parade committee will host a launch party and rally at St. Agatha Council, Seventh Avenue and 49th Street, on Sunday, May 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. For tickets and additional information contact Sean at 917-751-2073 or Danny at 718-238-2890. The event is open to the public. Hope to see you there!

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