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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.

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...

The Brooklyn Reader- DOUG E FRESH, SLICK RICK TO HEADLINE RESTORATION ROCKS 2014

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.

The Brooklyn Reader- EXCLUSIVE: CHRISETTE MICHELE ON BED-STUY, WATERMELON CANDY AND WORLD PEACE

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

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.

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...

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