Santa does Atlantic

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RED BERETS: Meriah Akbar, 7, performed at the celebration with the PS 38 dance troupe.
BEEP BEEP: Borough President Markowitz hypes up the party-goers.
FEELING DANCE-Y: Dancewave performed for the crowd at the Atlantic Avenue Christmas tree lighting and winter holiday party.
O TANNENBAUM: The tree was lit with hundreds of light strands and dressed with velvety red ribbons.
ROCKIN’ AROUND: Eileen Trilli, vice president of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, dances with her daughter Reagan, 2.
SEASON’S BEAMING: Melissa Keaton of Flatbush brought her daughter Melanie, 16 months, to the Atlantic Avenue tree lighting party.
JOLLY GOOD FELLOW: Ariel Dufont, 4, of Bedford-Stuyvesant visits with Santa at the Atlantic Avenue tree lighting party on Dec. 3.

There was enough festive singing and dancing at the Atlantic Avenue winter holiday party on Tuesday night to shake off two Thanksgiving meals!

The tree lighting near Bond Avenue featured enthusiastic words from Borough President Markowitz, jams from the band Rolie Polie Guacamole, gyrations by dance group DanceWaved, and a performance featuring children from PS 38.

And of course Santa made an appearance, too.

The ceremony was hosted by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, a business group.

Reach reporter Jaime Lutz at or by calling (718) 260-8310. Follow her on Twitter @jaime_lutz.
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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I would imagine our Santas will be packing a higher percent of pepper spray on their jolly persons, considering the popularity of the "Punch Out" game, on THIS holiday season. Pardon the interruption.
Dec. 4, 2013, 3:31 pm

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