Marketing & Promotion

The BID attracts visitors to the District by promoting its shopping, dining, office, and entertainment offerings in a variety of ways, including the production of signature events, and through online and print marketing materials.

Learn more about how you and your business can get involved below.


Shopping & Dining Specials

If you are a BID business running special offers let us know and we will promote it on the BID’s website! Posting usually takes 2-3 business days once the form has been submitted.


Event Calendar

If you are hosting or organizing an event in the BID let us know and we will promote it on the BID’s website! Posting usually takes 2-3 business days once the form has been submitted.


2016 BID Signature Events

Flatbush Street Fair
Date & Time: Saturday, July 9th, from noon to 6:00 p.m. (this date is tentative while we wait for confirmation from the City)
Location: Flatbush Avenue from Parkside Avenue to Cortelyou Road
About: The BID’s annual street fair is one of the biggest events in Flatbush! The fair attracts thousands who come to enjoy rides, music, family activities, and shopping at hundreds of vendor stalls. Spaces are free for Flatbush Avenue BID merchants but you must register to save your space. For a copy to be delivered to your door, please contact the BID at FlatbushAveBID1@gmail.com or call 718-282-2500, x79234. Businesses outside the BID which are interested in having a booth should contact Meteor Productions at (718) 444-6028. For information on how to participate as a sponsor, please contact Lauren Elvers Collins at 718-282-2500, x79234 or FlatbushAveBID1@gmail.com.

Sidewalk Sale Days
Date & Time: April 1 – 3, August 26 – 30, & October 30 – November 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Flatbush Avenue from Parkside Avenue to Cortelyou Road
About: At the three-day-long Sidewalk Sale event merchants of the Flatbush Avenue BID offer shoppers extreme savings and fabulous deals on fashion, home-wares, stationery, beauty supplies, electrical goods, food, and more! The sales event takes place along the sidewalks and inside participating businesses located on Flatbush Avenue from Parkside Avenue to Cortelyou Road. For information on how to participate as a vendor, please contact the BID at FlatbushAveBID1@gmail.com or call 718-282-2500, x79234. To download the 2016 permit – needed to vend on the sidewalk during the sale days – click here.

Make Music New York (MMNY)
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 21st, from noon to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Flatbush Caton Market (794 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226)
About: MMNY is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all hosted on June 21st, the first day of summer. The BID and the Flatbush Caton Market work together to turn the Market’s outdoor plaza into a MMNY concert venue that bursts with live music all day long. For information on how to participate as a performer in the 2016 concert, please contact the BID at 718-282-2500, x79234 or FlatbushAveBID1@gmail.com..

Thanksgiving Luncheon
Date & Time:
Thursday, November 24th, from noon to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Flatbush Reformed Church (corner of Flatbush Ave. & Church Ave.)
About: All are welcome to celebrate the holiday with new friends and old at the free and festive annual Thanksgiving Luncheon hosted at the Flatbush Reformed Church. For information on sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact Lauren Elvers Collins at 718-282-2500, x79234 or FlatbushAveBID1@gmail.com.

Holiday Tree Lighting & Caroling Celebration
Date & Time: December 2016 date and time TBD
Location: TBD
About: The BID has celebrated the most magical time of year with a Christmas tree lighting at the Flatbush Reformed Churchyard accompanied by a sing-along with holiday carolers. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lauren Elvers Collins at 718-282-2500, x79234 or FlatbushAveBID1@gmail.com.