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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?

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.

New York Amsterdam News- Brooklyn Celebrates Michael Jackson

Thursday, August 28, 2014
On a bright and sunny Sunday, Aug. 24, filmmaker Spike Lee brought his “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” celebration back to “Da People’s Republic of Brooklyn.” From noon to 6 p.m., in the beautifully refurbished Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, Lee hosted “the ultimate FREE Michael Jackson outdoor dance party!” with six hours of nonstop Michael by DJ Spinna. Thousands of fans came out, many dressed up like MJ. Click here to read more from NY Amsterdam News!

Not Just Talk Food Summit and Food Power Brunch

Saturday, August 2, 2014
On Saturday, August 2, 2014 Restoration's Dara Cooper will be speaking at the Second Annual "Not Just Talk" Food Summit in the Bronx. Dara, along with other dynamic activists will be giving a "Tanya Talk" (similar to a TED talk) discussing food justice, environmental justice and the many intersections that exist between them.

Career and Resource Fair for veterans and their families

Friday, August 1, 2014
On July 25, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation held a Career and Resource Fair for veterans and their families. Under the shade of the massive tent were various organizations, all providing the vets services which ranged from housing, educational, vocational opportunities, and job screenings.

Restoration Releases Summer Events Schedule

Monday, July 14, 2014
On July 15th, right in the heart of Fulton Street and the Bed-Stuy BID, Bedford Stuyveant Restoration Corporation’s Summer 2014: Events Series begins! Events Series 2014 brings together a host of local artists and partnerships with cultural organizations to showcase the rich heritage, arts and culture of Bedford-Stuyvesant and the surrounding communities.

The Brooklyn Reader- REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES OPENS HEALTHFIRST HEALTH EXPO IN BED-STUY WITH TOWN HALL MEETING, BREAKFAST PANEL

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries with leading health experts and local elected officials will moderate a free health panel breakfast and town hall meeting hosted by Healthfirst on Saturday, July 12, from 8:00am-11:30am at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. The breakfast bring together the community to share healthy tips, inspire and connect with each other and will also serve as the kickoff for the Healthfirst Health & Wellness Expo– a free health...

The Brooklyn Reader- AT RESTORATION, ‘THE MAN FROM ESSENCE’ TELLS ALL

Friday, June 27, 2014
A lively energy filled the Skylight Gallery of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza on Wednesday evening. An intimate crowd had gathered at the Gallery to see Ed Lewis, former chairman and a co-founder of Essence Magazine, at the signing of his new book, “The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women,” Ed Lewis’s take on the history of Essence Magazine. The first issue of Essence was published in May 1970, and now it has grown to more than one million...

The Brooklyn Reader- RESTORATION TO HOLD BOOK SIGNING FOR ED LEWIS, THE ‘MAN BEHIND ESSENCE’ MAGAZINE

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
In 1969, 28-year-old Bronx native Ed Lewis and three other young black entrepreneurs set out to found a uniquely black business: a magazine for black women. That magazine turned out to be Essence Magazine, which launched with a print run of 50,000. Today, the iconic print publication reaches more than 8 million readers around the world and was acquired by Time Inc.

The Brooklyn Reader- FACE TIME: SOL SAX

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
“The Congo has a tradition of power figures called Nkisi literally, medicine from heaven, medicine brought from heaven by a Mojo which means a soul from Heaven.

Brooklyn Daily- Shout-out to EmblemHealth

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Hip, hip, hooray to the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Camba, Haitian-American Community Coalition, Diaspora Community Services, Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People in Need, and Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center for receiving the Commitment to Care Award from EmblemHealth at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The laurel recognized nonprofit organizations for their commitment to providing care, services and support to Brooklynites and other New Yorkers. On hand...

Restoration Wins Data-Driven Provider Award

Monday, May 19, 2014
Earlier this year, Restoration was one of the winners of the 2013 Data-Driven Provider Awards, recognizing providers of the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity that improve services for low-income New Yorkers through data-driven decision-making. The award celebrates both robust data collection and high performance that met or exceeded program targets during the period of July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

The Brooklyn Reader- EMBLEMHEALTH HONORS LOCAL NON-PROFITS FOR THEIR ‘COMMITMENT TO CARE’

Friday, May 16, 2014
On Thursday, May 1, at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, EmblemHealth honored six local nonprofit organizations serving residents of Brooklyn at the “Commitment to Care Lecture & Award Series.” The awards ceremony was the sixth installment of the series in New York City and the first held in Brooklyn and recognized nonprofit organizations that exemplify a commitment to providing care, services and support to the residents of New York City. Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce...

BSRC’s Woman of Distinction: Verna

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Congratulations to ​​Verna D. Ademu-John, Program Manager ​for The Partnership for Healthier Brooklyn at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, who was selected as one of twenty-five women from Brooklyn, for the 2014 Brooklyn’s Women of Distinction recognition. Courier-Life selected women from around our borough whose work make a difference in the community. On Friday, April 25th, 2014, the Courier Life Publication released over 74,000 copies of their special edition paper, featuring...

The BkReader- EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DANCEAFRICA 2014!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
It’s back!!! One of the liveliest, most exciting and colorful augurs of summer: DanceAfrica! Returning for its 37th year and hosted by Brooklyn Academy of Music, located at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, DanceAfrica is the nation’s largest festival dedicated to African dance. Click here to read more from The BkReader!

Bkreader- ROSIE PEREZ VISITS RESTORATION, SHARES SECRETS TO SURVIVAL, SUCCESS

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Oscar-nominated actress, Emmy-nominated choreographer and Brooklyn native Rosie Perez was in Bedford-Stuyvesant last night to discuss her new book, Handbook for an Unpredictable Life: How I survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother and Still Came Out Smiling (With Great Hair).The event was held at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Restoration is pleased to host Rosie Perez, a Brooklyn-bred dancer, actress and activist, because her story is one of resilience and mirrors...

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