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Right Help Is Here

Friday, December 14, 2012
Danielle Durham joined Restoration on August 18, 2012. She was visiting us because she was in need of Food Stamps, Housing, Health Insurance, and Employment. Ms. Durham enrolled in Food Stamps right away and signed up for Financial Counseling. She was also interested in finding proper Housing and our case manager assisted her with applications. Ms. Durham took things serious and followed our case manager’s advice to a tee. This kept the momentum going and took some of the Ms. Durham's...

We all want the same things, don't we?

Thursday, December 13, 2012
On Saturday, hundreds of children and their families descended on our doors. When you walked inside, you were overtaken by the sight of little people brimming with excitement getting their faces painted, posing for photos, captivated by performances, and opening a goodie bag. On the stage that once held greats like Samuel Jackson and Ruby Dee, children were the main attraction thrilling audiences with vocal, violin and dance performances while dedicated parents and instructors looked on.

Active Design Workshop Makes for a Healthier Community

Friday, October 19, 2012
On September 25th, 2012, the Community Transformation Grant at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Department of Health & Mental Hygiene hosted an Active Design workshop. The term Active Designs applies to making places and spaces more hospitable to physical activity and healthy living. It is a means to "make the healthy choice the easy choice." By implementing small or large scale improvements that encourage activity in the physical spaces people frequent, we increase...

Bed Stuy Patch- CIBS Appoints Tamecca Tillard as New Managing Director

Monday, October 15, 2012
The Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford-Stuyvesant on Friday named Bed-Stuy resident Tamecca Tillard as the organization's new managing director. Tillard comes to CIBS from Element 9, a MWBE strategy firm specializing in civic innovations.As the founder and general Manager of Element 9, Mrs.

Second Annual Bedford-Stuyvesant Food and Family Day

Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Second Annual Bedford-Stuyvesant Food and Family Day, held on Saturday, October 13th at Restoration Plaza, sponsored by the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford Stuyvesant and the Brooklyn Community Foundation was a free hands-on all ages event and resource fair and included topics on: How To Eat And Cook Healthy On A Family Budget; A Tour Of Local Farmers’ Markets And Green Grocers; Basic Gardening And Composting Tips; How To Become A Bed-Stuy Healthy Food Advocate; How To Cook...

Centrictv: CULTURELIST// MC Lyte, Brand Nubian & More Rocked The Mic At The 6th Annual Restoration Rocks! Music Festival

Thursday, October 11, 2012
It might have been a cool day in October but MC Lyte, Brand Nubian, jessica Care Moore, Martin Luther, Maimouna Youssef and special guests from Black Women Rock! were on-hand to heat up the stage at the..click here to watch the video at CentricTV! 

Bed Stuy Patch- VIDEO: Restoration Rocked!

Sunday, October 7, 2012
The 6th Annual Restoration Rocks Music Festival kicked off on Saturday to a packed crowd eager to celebrate the economic and cultural vibrancy of Bed-Stuy. The free day-long concert featured some of the most dynamic emerging and established artists on one stage, including Maimouna Youssef, Martin Luther, jessica Care moore with Special Guest from Black Women Rock, Brand Nubian and MC Lyte. This year's hosts were Tai Allen of ViceLounge and Dr. Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, Assistant...

Bed Stuy Patch- jessica Care moore to Perform at 6th Annual Restoration Rocks Concert

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Poet, playwright, actor and activist jessica Care moore may have left Brooklyn 12 years ago, but her thumbprint on the borough remains firmly embedded. Moore moved from her hometown of Detroit to Brooklyn in the mid-90s and soon after began working as a journalist at the Daily Challenge, when the newspaper's home office was still at Restoration Plaza. jessica Care moore is a wordsmith, loves to tell stories and loves the stage.

Centrictv-May 19, 2012 EVENT// MC Lyte, Brand Nubian, Jessica Care Moore & More Gear Up For The 2012 Restoration Rocks Music Festival

Thursday, October 4, 2012
MC Lyte, Brand Nubian, Maimouna Youssef, Martin Luther, jessica Care moore featuring Stefanie Christi’an and special guests from Black Women Rock! are set to storm the the stage on Saturday, October 6th for the 2012 Restoration Rocks Music Festival. Entering its sixth year, Restoration Rocks is a FREE day-long music concert featuring some of the most dynamic emerging and established artists performing on the Brooklyn stage in celebration of the history, culture and commerce of the...

Bed Stuy Patch- Martin Luther and Maimouna Youssef to Perform at 6th Annual Restoration Rocks Concert

Monday, October 1, 2012
On Saturday, October 6, get ready to experience the sites and sounds of Maimouna Youssef and Martin Luther, two amazing and talented music artists who will be anointing the stage at Restoration Rocks. Maimouna Youssef, she stopped through Bed-Stuy briefly last year in September for a quick performance at "For My Sweet" on Fulton Street. But the last time we heard from singer, emcee and poet Maimouna "Mumu Fresh" Youssef in a big way in Brooklyn was around eight years...

BED STUY ALIVE! GETTING BIGGER AND BETTER

Friday, September 28, 2012
Tuesday, September 10, 2012 For More Information Contact: Tracey Capers, 718-636-6906 For Immediate Release http://www.bed-stuyalivecollective.com/index.html BED STUY AWAITS The 8th ANNUAL BED STUY ALIVE: October 6-20th

DNAinfo- Food is Front and Center At Bed-Stuy's 'Mini Harlem Week

Thursday, September 27, 2012
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — It's do or dine in Bed-Stuy. That's the unofficial motto for October's Bed-Stuy Alive! festival, an annual celebration of culture and community in one of Brooklyn's most storied neighborhoods. This year, organizers say, it's all about the food.

Bed Stuy Patch- Bed-Stuy, the Race is on!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The race is on! Mark your calendars now to sign up and participate in this community-wide event: October 7, 2012. Whether you are training for a marathon or simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Annual 10K Community Run and Walk -- a part of the Bed-Stuy Alive!

Bed Stuy Patch-From Kolaches to Knishes to Escovitch, Savor Bed-Stuy

Monday, September 24, 2012
As a part of the 9th Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! week of events, the 2nd Annual Savor Bed-Stuy is a "taste of" the neighborhood's most popular, well-known restaurants along with some of its lesser known yet up-and-coming cafes, restaurants, bars and watering holes. Last year's Savor Bed-Stuy event showcased 25 restaurants.

NY Parenting- The Brooklyn Hall of Fame, on the stairs

Monday, September 24, 2012
Kids at a Bedford-Stuyvesant youth organization are realizing that taking the stairs instead of the elevator can be a whole lot more fun — thanks to the group’s initiative to encourage physical activity.The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, a Brooklyn community development corporation funded through the city’s Department of Health, commissioned local artist True to turn the drab walls of the building’s stairwell into a Brooklyn...click here to read more from NY...

Bed Stuy Patch- A Strut in the Name of Art

Friday, September 21, 2012
As a part of the upcoming Bed-Stuy Alive!

Examiner- Bed Stuy comes alive this October

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Once again Bed Stuy comes alive with the annual Bed Stuy Alive! 2012 series of community events including the infamous Restoration Rocks! and the Annual Restoration 10K Run. From October 6 through October 20, the heartbeat of Brooklyn brings forth great performances, good food, historic awareness and the positive intentions of Brooklyn natives, residents and friends.Beginning with a Bed Stuy Alive!

The Bed Stuy Patch- Restoration to Host September Film Screenings

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Since its inception, Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has forged a number of dynamic partnerships to bring the community a range of arts and culture offerings. Housing the Billie Holiday Theatre, Skylight Gallery and its multi-disciplinary youth arts academy, Restoration has long been a cultural hub. And, most recently, this past June, Restoration Plaza presented the dynamic and incomparable performance of Yasiin Bey and Leslie Uggams with the Brooklyn Philharmonic.

The Bed Stuy Patch- Coming Soon: Bed-Stuy Alive! 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Bedford-Stuyvesant: It’s that time of year again—time to come alive and show neighborhood pride at Bed-Stuy Alive! Bed-Stuy Alive! is an annual celebration of all that is great about the neighborhood-- the food, the style, the music, the merchants, the energy, the people!

Restoration Runs, Walks and Bikes into Fitness with the 31ST Annual 10K

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
September 11, 2012 For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Tracey Capers, 718-636-6906 tcapers@restorationplaza.org

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