Celebrate Washington Avenue on Saturday

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Discover what all the fuss is all this time about Washington Avenue when the local business association throws a street fair on Aug. 20 that’s geared towards foodies, fashionistas and families.

“It’s a way to have people really find out what everyone does,” said Rebeca Ramirez, treasurer of the Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association.

On the food front, you can enjoy a sneak peak at Kimchi Tacos, which is opening on the strip in the fall, burgers from Dean Street, ceviche from Chavela’s, cupcakes from Yaya’s Cupcakes, and coffee from Stumpton. There will also be an appetizer taste-off from area restaurants.

“Brooklyn is going through a food revolution, so we thought the foodie thing would be a really great thing to focus on,” said Ramirez.

For fashion, you can check out a runway show featuring hair and fashion exhibits by AweDacity!, Nu Wave Kultural Kreations, Divine Connection, House of Hair, Idalias Salon & ibeauty bar and Zuny’s Beauty Parlor. Canines aren’t left out, either, thanks to a dog fashion show.

And for the kids, you can enjoy dance classes by Shambhala Yoga & Dance Center, a skateboarding class by Park Delicatessan, face painting, and balloon art.

“We’re trying to pack in a lot,” said Ramirez.

Plan accordingly.

Wash Ave Rocks! (Washington Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place in Prospect Heights), Aug. 20, noon–6 pm. For info, visit

Updated 5:25 pm, July 9, 2018: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Rebeca Ramirez's title.
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Reasonable discourse

Rebeca from Prospect Heights says:
I just want to say that Sharon Williams (Shaz) is the Vice President of the Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association...I am the Treasurer of the merchants association. I just want to make sure that everyone knows the difference because Shaz has been helping the businesses and community here for years!
Aug. 15, 2011, 2:18 pm
ada from CH says:
Food revolution? What about the starving in Somalia? Can your paper talk about real issues, please?
Aug. 16, 2011, 6:28 am

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