Allerton Avenue Fall Festival ‘Boogie Down Bites’

Allerton Avenue Fall Festival ‘Boogie Down Bites’

By Robert Press

In a tradition of a multi block long Fall International Food Festival held by the local Assembly member, the 2021 version was only one block, with a limited number of vendors. In fact there were only two food vendors, a Gyro Booth, and a grill which arrived late, and had to be fired up with several bags of Charcoal to cook chicken that was unrefrigerated. People were able to get vaccinated and even get a COVID test. 

A mural which was put up two weeks ago in honor of Hip Hop legend Dr. Jazzy Jay during the Allerton Avenue Hip Hop festival at the spot of where Dr. Jazzy Jay got his start producing Hip Hop already had two graffiti tags on it. 


The mural dedicated to Allerton Avenue Hip Hop legend Dr. Jazzy Jay already has two graffiti tags on it. One in the lower left corner, and the other in the lower right corner.

The Gyro Booth where meat is shaved off to make the Gyro’s. 


There was dancing in the street by the new Councilwoman Marjorie Velazquez facing the camera.


Community Organizer and Activist Christian Amato gave out free Halloween Candy, free Hand Sanitizer, and free Face Masks.


Councilman Mark Gjonaj, a former assemblyman who put on previous Allerton International Food Festivals had a table that two of his staffers manned.


In case one wanted to make final resting arrangements, Woodlawn Cemetery had a table, which was right next to the booth that was doing COVID-10 testing.

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