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Caribbeanlifenews- Mother Goose’ love reigns

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Many New York City parents and children are very concerned about children getting a well-rounded education. Some children instead of training in various sports or running home to homework and video games are getting arts education after school. Fortunately, for those who want to follow in the footsteps of off-Broadway and Hollywood actors, actresses, singers, dancers, playwrights and poets in the dramatic theatre arts programming, there are opportunities at the historic Billie Holiday Theatre...

April is Black Fashion Month…Find Your Fashion in Brooklyn!

Friday, April 4, 2014
Brooklyn, New York, April 1, 2014/ 24-7 Press Release/ -- On Tuesday, April 2, 2014 36th District City Councilman Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. along with his Ambassador of Arts and Culture, Joseph C. Grant, Jr., Restoration Plaza, The Bed-Stuy Gateway BID and Brooklyn Fashion Moguls/Socialites The Block Association Group will publicly proclaim that “April Is Black Fashion Month!”

Dnainfo- Photo Exhibit Celebrates Black Women in the LGBT Community

Thursday, April 3, 2014
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A new photo exhibit in Bed-Stuy is celebrating black women in the LGBT community. "You May Sit Beside Me: Visual Narratives of Black Women and Queer Identities" is an exhibition from photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayan as part of a series capturing black women of different backgrounds. After her first exhibit in 2011 celebrating black women writers and journalists, Barrayan said she wanted to focus on the LGBT community, in part because it's a...


Monday, March 31, 2014
On Sunday, March 30, Restoration’s Skylight Gallery debuted “You May Sit Beside Me: Visual Narratives of Black Women and Queer Identities,” curated by photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn. You May Sit Beside Me is an exhibition of intimate photographs, accompanied by spirited conversations, that explores the complexities of living as a queer black woman while underscoring the commonalities of the human experience. “This particular exhibit is part of a larger...


Thursday, March 27, 2014
They were two dancing stars from two different eras, but they had one very big thing in common: Soul Train. Tyrone Proctor and Rosie Perez were two of the most well-known dancers on the show Soul Train.

We need your support in honoring our Veterans:

Friday, March 14, 2014
Ida and Peter came in for support from our Veteran's Initiative funded by Single Stop USA/Robin Hood Foundation, but didn't realize they would be treated to a makeover. Together, we can make possible other makeover moments if we reach 10,000+ views for Ida & Peter’s video. We know we can get there with our community’s endless support. So help us give back to more of our Veterans by sharing this video link, post this link on YouTube, or Tweet on Twitter.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Since 1967, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has established itself as an anchor in the neighborhood, providing a plethora of community development services, targeted primarily to low-income and middle-income families of Central Brooklyn. But one of the more lesser-known services provided by Restoration is its veterans outreach program. The program makes referrals and helps veterans and their families access housing, employment and social services, as well as identifies ways...

New York Magazine- Is Gentrification All Bad?

Sunday, February 2, 2014
Gentrification: New Yorkers can sense it immediately. It plumes out of Darling Coffee, on Broadway and 207th Street, and mingles with the live jazz coming from the Garden Café next door. Down the block, at Dichter Pharmacy, it’s visible on the shelf of Melissa & Doug toys. An algae bloom of affluence is spreading across the city, invading the turf of artists and ironworkers, forming new habitats for wealthy vegans. It’s an ugly word, a term of outrage.

News 12 Brooklyn- Former Mayor David Dinkins signs autobiography at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Saturday, February 1, 2014
BROOKLYN - A new autobiography by former Mayor David Dinkins is now on store bookshelves, and Dinkins was at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation to sign copies today. The book, “A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic” chronicles the 106th mayor's rise from assemblyman to mayor.Dinkins made history becoming the city's first elected black mayor in 1989. Click here to read more from News 12 Brooklyn! 

New York Amsterdam News- Mayor David Dinkins to host book signing in Brooklyn

Friday, January 31, 2014
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is hosting a book signing with former New York City Mayor David N.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle- Dinkins to host book-signing in Bed-Stuy

Friday, January 31, 2014
On Saturday, Feb. 1, former Mayor David Dinkins, seen here, will be signing copies of his new book, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic,” at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (at the Restoration's Skylight Art Gallery, 3rd Floor), 1368 Fulton St. The book chronicles Dinkins's journey in here to read more from Brooklyn Daily Eagle!


Friday, January 31, 2014
Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Boys and Girls High School football team just became the luckiest in the country… Well, maybe not the entire country but, at least, the luckiest in Central Brooklyn. On Thursday, the team was awarded the 2014 Super Bowl Legacy Grant, which included a surprise visit by Nick Folk and Jaiquawn Jarrett of the New York Jets, as well as Jonathan Martin, a former Miami Dolphin. Click here to read more from Brooklyn Reader!

The Brooklyn Reader- ARE YOU SURE YOU KAN DO DAT?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
“I can do that… a five year old can do that!” What the uninitiated viewer may think they’re seeing– a seemingly unstructured and nonsensical melange of shapes, colors, materials and movement– is in fact, a highly deliberate visual; a loaded statement, executed with whimsical precision and strong personal intention. So for artists, the last thing an abstraction makes is no sense.“In abstract art, you won’t see the things you normally...

Dnainfo- David Dinkins to Visit Bed-Stuy for Book Signing

Friday, January 24, 2014
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — David Dinkins will visit Bed-Stuy next week to promote a new book about the former mayor's political life. "A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic" chronicles his time as a public servant, including as an assemblyman, Manhattan borough president and the first black mayor of New York City. Click here to read more from DNAinfo!

Former New York City Mayor, David Dinkins Comes to Brooklyn for the Release of His Book, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic Public Affairs Books

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Welcomes Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins to Brooklyn for the Release of His Book, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic Public Affairs Books

I Kan Do Dat Exhibition

Thursday, January 16, 2014
For Immediate Release I Kan Do Dat Rush Arts Gallery January 16th- February 22nd, 2014 Skylight Gallery January 18th- February 28th, 2014 Salena Gallery January 24th – February 22nd, 2014

Restoration Welcomes Former New York City Mayor, David Dinkins to Brooklyn for the Release of His Book, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic

Thursday, January 16, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York Times Book Review November 15, 2013 “It succeeds in settling some scores, but it is also an inspiring account of New York’s first black mayor and the hopes he inherited, many of them dashed on the shoals of fiscal reality and a sometimes hapless search for consensus.” - Sam Roberts

Amsterdam News-Undisputed: Tyson book signing

Thursday, December 19, 2013
While the film version of Mike Tyson’s one-man play “The Undisputed Truth” played in the background, hundreds of people turned out to get their book signed by the former heavyweight champion at a packed event at Brooklyn’s Restoration Plaza on Friday, Dec. 13. With writing collaborator Larry Sloman at the table, Tyson graciously hosted the panoramic range of fans. People from every walk of life filled the space, from babies to adults, Black, Latino, Asian and white.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents Undisputed Truth- A Book Signing with Mike Tyson

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
For more information contact: Tracey Capers (718) 636-6906 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration was pleased to partner with Greenlight Bookstore to bring the community a special book signing with Mike Tyson on Friday, December 13th at Restoration Plaza. Hundreds came out to the event which started promptly at 6pm at Restoration Plaza.

Restoration Celebrates the Holiday Season with its Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
On Saturday, December 14, 2013 hundreds of kids and their families braved the snow and frigid temperatures to celebrate with Restoration at the Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party. Commemorating Restoration founder, the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the RFK welcomes neighborhood children and their families each year for a day of learning and holiday fun.

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