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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...

Restoration staff speaks at international conference

Friday, May 9, 2014
​On Tuesday, April 29, several of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration's staff spoke at a conference organized by the Organization of American States (OAS): Partnerships for Financial Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean - A Catalyst for Inclusive Growth. Through the Inter-American Social Protection Network, OAS brings together social development ministries and agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector and academia, to promote the exchange and...

Newsworks- 'Challenges and opportunities' of gentrification discussed at weekend forum in Germantown

Monday, April 28, 2014
To change or not to change: That isn't the question.How to manage the evolution occurring in Germantown in ways that benefit its longtime residents as well as newcomers, that is the issue. On Saturday, the Germantown United Community Development Corporation (GUCDC) hosted a forum at Mastery Charter School's Pickett Campus on Wayne Avenue. Some 140 community leaders, organizers and residents on hand to consider some answers. What it was all about The "Big G:...

Caribbean Life- 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...

The Brooklyn Reader- PHOTO EXHIBIT OFFERS A SHOW-AND-TELL INTO THE LIVES OF THE BEAUTIFUL, BLACK AND QUEER

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...

The Brooklyn Reader- ROSIE PEREZ, NELSON GEORGE AND TYRONE PROCTOR RIDE THE SOUL TRAIN TO RESTORATION

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.

The Brooklyn Reader- A MAKEOVER AND RESTORATION FOR A VETERAN AND HIS FAMILY

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...

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