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Allerton Ave. International
Allerton residents satisfi ed their craving for summer fun and delicious ethnic food at a time honored neighborhood celebration. The Allerton Avenue International
Merchants Association, Allerton Avenue Homeowners and Tenants Association, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, council members Ritchie Torres and Mark
Gjonaj, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez and senators Alessandra Biaggi and Jamaal Bailey in conjunction with MAS Productions hosted the 12th annual Allerton
Avenue International Food Festival on Saturday, August 24 at Allerton Avenue between Barnes and Wallace avenues. (below left) Falun Dafa Dance Group gave a crowd
pleasing performance. (below right) Batalá New York, an all-female percussion ensemble, performed Afro-Brazilian music during the festival.
(above left) Chef John Denizard enjoyed a slice of gourmet pizza.
(above) Elected offi cials; AIM and MAS members congratulated winners Rebecca’s
Sweets & Spices (front, 4th from l), LaFrugal Alkalina Organic Pizza (front, 2nd from r)
and Chef E Veggie Frito (front, r).
(left) Duran Dance Academy students were eager to perform at the festival.
(left) (l-r) Gene DeFrancis,
AIM founder; winner Rebecca
& Spices John Denizard and Fernandez.
Photos by Miriam Quin