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CABID "Sidewalk Sale-abration"
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sidewalk Sale
The Central Avenue BID (CABID), with a donation from Investors Bank, sponsored a "Sidewalk Sale-abration" on August 18 and 19 which culminated with a street fair on Old Sanford Place on August 19. Patrons were treated to super hero Captain America, super villain The Joker, the Batmobile, strolling entertainers, a car show, bicycle giveaway, bounce house, music, and free popcorn and cotton candy.
Face Painter
CABID Vice President Alfreda Powell and Investors Bank East Orange branch manager Shanique Rogers, a CABID Board member, pose during the Sidewalk Sale-abration that featured a car showcase.

Captain America
Super hero Captain America and super villain The Joker (pictured at left with David Biagini of the CABID staff) made appearances at the event, along with the original Batmobile.
The Joker
A stiltwalker, balloon clown, face painter, and popcorn and cotton candy machines were among the other free attractions at the Sidewalk Sale-abration.
The CABID also conducted a drawing for a girls' and boys' bicycle to close out the event. Pictured here are the winners.

Central Avenue
The CABID again partnered with the City Dept. of Public Works to beautify the western end of Central Avenue with more than 1000 vincas in the median and sidewalk planters, plus another 200 vincas in the traffic island on Prospect Street. The CABID funds the project (over $5500); DPW provides the labor.
Prospect Street
The annual CABID Holiday Celebration held on December 13, 2016, on Old Sanford Place, featured free Santa trolley rides, free hot chocolate, performances by the Pride Academy Charter School choir and African Dance Troupe, drawings for a $100 CABID Shopping Spree, Subway Gift Cards, and Giant Christmas Stocking, plus the tree-lighting finale led by East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor.
The CABID invested nearly $6000 to purchase 1190 vinca flowers and mulch that were planted by the East Orange Dept. of Public Works along the Central Avenue median, sidewalk planters, and tree wells on the western end of Central Avenue between Halsted and S. Harrison Streets. In these two photos, CABID street crew members Al-Hadaz Williams and Jabrel Rolling weed the flowers as part of the CABID's participation in the City's Summer Youth Employment Program.