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DNAINFO- Billie Holiday Theatre Kicks Off Residency with 'Selma' Star Wendell Pierce

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Some famous faces are helping Bed-Stuy’s Billie Holiday Theatre launch its two-year residency in Brooklyn’s downtown cultural district. Starting in March, Tony-Award winning actor Wendell Pierce will perform in “Brothers from the Bottom,” a play dealing with gentrification in New Orleans.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle- Billie Holiday Theatre begins 2-year residency at BAM Cultural District

Thursday, February 12, 2015
As its home in Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Restoration Plaza undergoes a multimillion-dollar renovation, The Billie Holiday Theatre, normally housed at Restoration Plaza, is preparing to kick off a two-year residency at the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, 126 St. Felix St., within the BAM Cultural District. Click here to read more from Brooklyn Daily Eagle!

The Broadway World- BROTHERS FROM THE BOTTOM to Play Billie Holiday Theatre, 3/6-29

Monday, February 2, 2015
As their award-winning theatre home in Bed-Stuy's Restoration Plaza undergoes a multi-million dollar facelift, The Billie Holiday Theatre (BHT) has announced a move that will bring their acclaimed productions to Brooklyn's flourishing Downtown Cultural District. Thanks to a special partnership with the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, BHT will kick off a two-year residency with a high profile run of the play Brothers from the Bottom, starring actor and TONY Award-winning producer...

FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT KICK OFF THE TAX SEASON AND ENCOURAGE ELIGIBLE NEW YORKERS TO FILE FOR FREE AND CLAIM IMPORTANT TAX CREDITS

Friday, January 30, 2015
On Monday, February 2, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., all three levels of government (federal, state and local), including Commissioner of NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Julie Menin and representatives from the Office of U.S.

Misty Copeland: Life in Motion Book Discussion Rescheduled

Monday, January 26, 2015
Book Discussion and Signing scheduled for Monday, January 26 will be rescheduled due to the blizzard alert.  An updated date will be posted and emailed to ticket holders once the date is finalized.  All tickets will be honored on the new date.  Additional information will be posted here and at greenlightbookstore.com/COPELAND. 

NY Daily News- Ballerina Misty Copeland hopes to inspire youngsters with a visit to the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp

Sunday, January 25, 2015
A groundbreaking ballerina is bringing her inspirational story to Brooklyn’s legendary Billie Holiday Theatre on Monday.The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. and Greenlight Bookstore tapped Misty Copeland, renowned for being the only African-American soloist at the American Ballet Theatre, to speak about her remarkable career with members of the Restoration Youth Arts Academy in an event that’s open to public.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Hosts Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party & Book Signing with 2014 National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming)

Friday, December 12, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Media Contact: Kamian AllenPhone: 212-337-8870Email: kamian@thetascgroup.com December 13: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Hosts  Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party & Book Signing with 2014 National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming) Day-Long Program Includes Gift & Book Givea

The Brooklyn Reader- MARK YOUR CALENDARS: ROBERT F. KENNEDY ANNUAL MEMORIAL HOLIDAY PARTY IS COMING SOON!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Honoring one of Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s founders, Robert F. Kennedy, this annual celebration– affectionately known as the RFK Memorial Holiday Party– promotes literacy and healthy lifestyles in Central Brooklyn while offering an array of interactive and stimulating holiday-themed children’s activities. Click here to read more from The Brooklyn Reader!

Long Island.com- Colby Christina Receives Prestigious 2014 AUDELCO Rising Star Award

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Audelco Awards began promptly at 7:00 p.m. at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York City.The theme for this year’s 42nd Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre was “Remember, Reflect, and Celebrate”. This year’s stellar 42nd Year Audelco Awards garnered critical acclaim under the organization’s leadership of President, Grace Jones.

BlackWomenConnect- Colby Christina RECEIVES Prestigious 2014 AUDELCO - Rising Star Award

Monday, December 8, 2014
The AUDELCO Awards began promptly at 7:00 p.m. at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York City. The theme for this year’s 42nd Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre was “Remember, Reflect, and Celebrate”. This year’s stellar 42nd Year AUDELCO Awards garnered critical acclaim under the organization’s leadership of President, Grace Jones.

The Brooklyn Reader- ‘I AM HERE,’ CHILDREN’S BOOK READING AND SIGNING

Thursday, December 4, 2014
On Saturday, December 13, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, celebrated children’s books authors Jaqueline Woodson, Renée Watson, Tonya Cherie Hegamin and Zeta Elliot will be at Restoration’s Skylight Gallery for a book reading and signing. Click here to read more from The Brooklyn Reader!

The Brooklyn Reader- THIS WEEKEND: TREE LIGHTING AND WINTER BAZAAR IN BED-STUY

Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce its first-ever #ShopLocalNYC Pop Up event on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the historic Restoration Plaza from 12:00pm -7:00pm. Spice up your seasonal shopping while supporting the businesses of your neighborhood at this premier shopping event! BID’s merchants are some of Brooklyn’s most coveted, independent artists and local, brick and mortar businesses.

The Brooklyn Reader- BALLET DANCER, ICON MISTY COPELAND POISED FOR BOOK SIGNING IN BED-STUY

Monday, November 24, 2014
Misty Copeland, the third African-American soloist ballet dancer and the first in two decades to dance for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), is coming to Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn! Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1982 and raised in the San Pedro community of Los Angeles, California, Copeland is considered a prodigy who rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until the age of 13. In 1997, Copeland won the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award as the best dancer in Southern...

Assemblyman Walter Mosley of the 57th district visited Restoration's Jobs Plus program

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Assemblyman Walter Mosley of the 57th district visited the staff and members of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Jobs Plus program on November 14th, 2014 to learn about the program and recent accomplishments. The Jobs Plus program in Northern Bedford Stuyvesant has done a remarkable job since its' doors opened May 1, 2013 to residents of Marcy, Lafayette and Louis Armstrong houses in Brooklyn, NY.

Restoration Receives Receives First Ever Grant Funding from the USDA!

Monday, November 10, 2014
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s NYC Food and Fitness Partnership (NYCFFP) is  excited to announce we are the recipient a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) to support their innovative work in regional food systems and healthy food access in low-income communities throughout New York City. Grant funding will allow us to deepen and expand its Farm to Early Care Program, which works to ensure that...

The Brooklyn Reader- ‘RISING STAR’ COLBY CHRISTINA TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS AUDELCO AWARD

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Dancer, singer, actress, model and community advocate Colby Christina has performed center stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Museum of Natural History, the Jamaica Performing Arts Theater, the Waldorf Astoria and NYC Summer Stage, just to name a few. She’s an honor student who volunteers often and has received numerous certificates of recognition for community advocacy work, two being from the state Assembly and state Senate, where she was named a “pillar” of...

Examiner.com- Actress Rosie Perez honored at 2014 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp Benefit

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Actress Rosie Perez was honored at the 2014 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Benefit (Restoration) held at the Jazz at Lincoln Center this Tuesday. The New York Celebrity Examiner was invited to cover this exclusive event that included Director Spike Lee on October 20, 2014. Restoration honored the television co-host of ABC’s “The View” with the Jacob Javits Award for excellence in public service; Spike Lee, film director, producer, writer, actor and community...

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! 

The Brooklyn Reader- RESTORATION ROCKS THE VOTE: 24 HOURS TO VOTE HERE FOR YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BAND!!!

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!

CentricTV- CENTRIC SPONSORS 'RESTORATION ROCKS' CONCERT FESTIVAL IN BROOKLYN

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.

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