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News 12 Brooklyn- Hundreds run in 'Bed-Stuy Alive' 10K race

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Runners took to the streets in Bedford-Stuyvesant Sunday to take on one of Brooklyn's longest-running races. Hundreds of residents ran in the 10-kilometer race, which is in its 33rd year. Organizers say the event celebrates the neighborhood's culture and history while promoting a healthy lifestyle. News 12's own Crystal Walker had a role as master of ceremonies, passing out awards. Click here to read more from News 12 Brooklyn! 


Friday, October 10, 2014
The 8th Annual Restoration Rocks concert is around the corner (Saturday, October 11)! Residents are in for a treat, with performances by Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick and Rochelle Fleming, CM3, Raymond Luke, Jr., and Condola. But there’s more: The show will also feature 3 local opening acts– emerging talent representing our home borough of Brooklyn! But Restoration needs your help: It’s the viewer’s choice!

Polls close at 5! Bed Stuy Alive this weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2014
Bed Stuy Alive Kicks Off On October 11

Announcing Winners tomorrow And Another 15 Hours to Vote for the Female Artist!

Friday, October 10, 2014
So, you have spoken and have selected the winners for our online Restoration Rocks competition in partnership with the Brooklyn Reader. All groups are young men from Bedford Stuyvesant and other neighborhoods from Brooklyn. Come see the winners revealed!

10th ANNUAL BED-STUY ALIVE! -Live Healthy, Live Well, Light The Path for our Children- Opening Ceremony

Thursday, October 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Jameel Barfield Barfield Public Relations, Inc. (212)736-0404 THE TOHMA Y. FAULKNER AWARDS: recipients including American Film Director, Producer & Actor SPIKE LEE, THE HONORABLE ANNETTE M. ROBINSON And Community Stakeholders KICK OFF SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014 – 10 AM


Thursday, October 9, 2014
Centric will have the streets of Brooklyn rocking this upcoming weekend as the proud sponsor of the 8th Annual Restoration Rocks music festival.The event, which will take place Oct. 11, will be headlined by hip-hop legends Doug E.

AXS- Restoration Rocks Festival celebrates BedStuy with Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Now in its seventh year, Restoration Rocks is a day-long musical event geared towards celebrating the history and future of one of Brooklyn's most historic and vibrant communities, Bedford Stuyvesant. Colloquially known as BedStuy, the neighborhood has blessed the world with folks like Biggie Smalls, Chris Rock, Mike Tyson, and Lena Horne. The area continues to be a bastion of young talent, bringing forth phenoms like Gabourey Sidibe and Joey Bada$$. This year's concert and block party-style...

News 12 Reporter and Brooklynite Crystal Walker to Emcee Restoration's 10K Race.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
News 12 Reporter and Brooklynite Crystal Walker will emcee this year's 33rd annual Bed Stuy 10K Run/Walk and Bike Ride. 


Monday, October 6, 2014
It’s one of the most recognizable opening lines of one of the most recognizable songs by two of hip hop’s most recognizable artists: Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick of the Get Fresh Crew!

NY Daily News: Bed-Stuy is getting a good rap at concert featuring Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
La di da di, they’ll lead the party. Rappers Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick are kicking off a weeklong Bed-Stuy love fest with a free concert on Fulton St. The two performers responsible for the mid-80s hip hop classic “La Di Da Di” will headline the eighth-annual Revolution Rocks show on Oct. 11. The concert, which draws up to 3,000 people, is the opening event for Bed-Stuy Alive!, a multi-day showcase of the neighborhood’s art galleries, architecture and culture.


Friday, September 19, 2014
Did you know that Grammy Award-winning R&B soul singer/songwriter Chrisette Michele has deep roots in Bedford-Stuyvesant?

It's a free movie weekend at Restoration!

Friday, September 19, 2014
Restoration is a proud partner to two festivals this weekend, Toshi Reagon's 4th annual Word* Rock* & Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women's Lives and the 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival. As part of these festivals, we will host two days of film screenings. September 19, 2014 7:00 PM Doors Open at 6pm Word* Rock* & Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women's Lives

The Michigan Citizen- Dara Cooper to deliver keynote at D-Town Harvest Fest

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Dara Cooper, a long-time community activist, organizer and community health worker will deliver the keynote address at the 8th Annual D-Town Farm Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 at 5:15 p.m.

Bed Stuy Alive Kicks Off On October 11

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! Celebration with an exciting Community Festival. The event will take place on Fulton Street, between New York and Brooklyn Avenues, in front of the Restoration Plaza. Alive! is our way of showcasing the Best of Bed-Stuy in a week of fun-filled and informative activities, which is anchored by the street festival on October 11th heritage, and our rich cultural scene. We will be stretching our wings, and inviting people from all over to come and shop in our stores, eat...

KollideTV & Urbanworld Community Screening at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza

Friday, September 12, 2014
Who: KollideTV, Urbanworld Film Festival and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation When: September 12, 6-9pm

Restoration Educational Manager Pursues Doctorate

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Here at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, we have great aspirations for the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. One of our goals is for everyone to have the opportunity for educational advancement. This mission is not only perpetuated through our programs such as the College Access Center, but in the lives of our employees. Most recently reflecting Restoration’s aspirations for community advancement is Sahran Hamit.

Feet in 2 Worlds- Callaloo and Collard Greens: Caribbean Women Farm Central Brooklyn

Thursday, September 4, 2014
When Dr. Melony Samuels received an urgent call to help a family in need, she brought them a few boxes of groceries from her own pantry. The calls kept coming from all over the neighborhood. That’s how Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCHA) was founded–one family at a time. Now it’s Brooklyn’s largest food pantry, with Samuels as its executive director. “Quite frankly, many of us lack access to good food,” said Dara Cooper, the director of NYC Food and...

The Brooklyn Reader- A Conversation with Colvin Grannum

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has been serving the Bedford-Stuyvesant community for nearly fifty years, providing Brooklynites with a variety of resources and services. The Brooklyn Reader recently sat down with Restoration’s President and CEO Colvin Grannum to get an overview of the organization’s current priorities and directions. Grannum was born and raised in Brooklyn, hailing from what is now called Clinton Hill.

The Brooklyn Reader- Economic Solutions, Right in your own back yard

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation sees an important part of its mission to “improve the quality of life” for those in Central Brooklyn. In this day and age it seems that there is no better way to do this than by helping people with their economic situations.Doing just that is Restoration’s Economic Solutions Center, a team devoted to helping everyone who walks through their doors.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Vocal music program at Restoration

Friday, August 29, 2014
One of our artists in residence is the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. BYC offers a weekly vocal music program at Bed-Stuy Restoration Corporation on Wednesdays. Students will sing, make new friends and perform twice a year for family and friends. BYC is holding auditions for interested 7- 9 year olds (2nd - 4th grade) in the upcoming weeks to start in early- to mid-September.