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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...

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...

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 life...click here to read more from Brooklyn Daily Eagle!

The Brooklyn Reader- BOYS AND GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES SUPER GRANT FROM NFL’S SUPER BOWL FOUNDATION

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!

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

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.

DNAinfo-Mike Tyson Coming Home to Brooklyn for Book Signing

Friday, December 13, 2013
Tyson, who grew up in Brownsville and Bed-Stuy, was the first and youngest heavyweight fighter to hold all three titles at once, but is perhaps best known for his exploits outside the ring, including a three-year stint in prison for the rape of an 18-year-old. The boxer is also known for biting off part of former champion Evander Holyfield's ear during a bout. Now "Iron Mike" is telling all in his new book, and fans can line up to meet the boxing legend Friday at 6 p.m.

The Wall Street Journal- City Is Lacing Up Its Skates

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
New ice could be in store for an abandoned skating rink in Bedford Stuyvesant, where Kennedy children once etched figure eights alongside young residents of central Brooklyn. A local group has been awarded a $50,000 city grant to reopen the rink next winter if it can raise additional money.

Danny Simmons Jr. Panel Discussion THE SACRED AND THE SURREAL: THE ROLE OF SPIRITUALITY IN ABSTRACT ART

Friday, November 22, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2-4pm Skylight Gallery Panelists: Leonardo Benzant, Danny Simmons Jr, SOL'SAX, Alice Zinnes Moderator: Sherman Fleming Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation 1368 Fulton Street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, New York, 11216 The Sacred and the Surreal: The Role of Spirituality In Abstract Art

The Skylight Gallery Celebrates the Opening of its 2014 Season with Danny Simmons

Thursday, November 14, 2013
On Sunday, November 3, Danny Simmons presented his new art exhibition titled, Noisy in the Next Room. Post-modern abstract art from the 1950s until the 1990s and the art of Paul Klee greatly influenced this collection of work. The collection included vibrant, fabrics and circular patterns, some uniform, while others were free and rhythmic without any distinct patterns. Many of the painting titles were reminiscent of urban language and music, some of them included, Her Midnite JuJu, Miles to Go...

YasMag Blog- Letters to an Incarcerated Brother

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hey readers! My friend Alex and I went to Hill Harper's book signing this past weekend at Brooklyn's restoration plaza and we had such a great time. I've been to many book signings before but Mr. Harper took the time to talk to us in a way that a pastor would on Sunday. I tweeted, "Hill Harper up here preachin' I came for a book signing but I'm leaving full and inspired".

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