I love this time of year. It’s a time to take a deep breath after the bustle of the holiday season. It’s a time to regroup. It’s a time to clean out the office fridge. And it’s a time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and look ahead to the next year.
This year, our agency accomplished a lot!
We firmed up our calendar of events, and can now say definitively that we host seven annual events on Central Avenue–making this one rocking street. The public can visit us any time–and we really mean that–but events like “Drawing Up Central” and the annual “Scarecrows on the Avenue” contest represent a great time to come to the Avenue and see what our businesses have to offer. We also launched “ArtTV” this year, an innovative public art program that shows artists’ work inside five busy bus stations on Central Avenue.
- Jacqueline’s Dominican Style Beauty Salon, 132 Central Avenue
- Champy’s Jamaican American Cuisine, 56 Central Avenue
- Irie Vybez, 313 Central Avenue
- Parkside Apartments, 260 Washington Avenue
- Posigen Solar, 997 Central Avenue
- Nicolas Morales State Farm Agency, 142 Central Avenue
- The Low Beat, 335 Central Avenue
- New York State Preservation League Resource Center, 44 Central Avenue
- ATAX, 979 Central Avenue
This year, we continued to plug our businesses, seeking out opportunities to raise awareness about the district’s diverse offerings both on and off-site. We printed another 1,000 copies of the Central Avenue Dining Guide, which we distributed at visitor destinations across the region. We also took our goody bags, packed with materials from our district businesses to conferences and expos across the region. We also coordinated with restaurants and grocery stores to provide samples of our food to several dining events, giving people one more reason to visit Central Avenue the next time they’re eating out.