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Polls close at 5! Bed Stuy Alive this weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2014
Bed Stuy Alive Kicks Off On October 11

Announcing Winners tomorrow And Another 15 Hours to Vote for the Female Artist!

Friday, October 10, 2014
So, you have spoken and have selected the winners for our online Restoration Rocks competition in partnership with the Brooklyn Reader. All groups are young men from Bedford Stuyvesant and other neighborhoods from Brooklyn. Come see the winners revealed!

10th ANNUAL BED-STUY ALIVE! -Live Healthy, Live Well, Light The Path for our Children- Opening Ceremony

Thursday, October 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Jameel Barfield Barfield Public Relations, Inc. (212)736-0404 THE TOHMA Y. FAULKNER AWARDS: recipients including American Film Director, Producer & Actor SPIKE LEE, THE HONORABLE ANNETTE M. ROBINSON And Community Stakeholders KICK OFF SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014 – 10 AM

News 12 Reporter and Brooklynite Crystal Walker to Emcee Restoration's 10K Race.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
News 12 Reporter and Brooklynite Crystal Walker will emcee this year's 33rd annual Bed Stuy 10K Run/Walk and Bike Ride. 

It's a free movie weekend at Restoration!

Friday, September 19, 2014
Restoration is a proud partner to two festivals this weekend, Toshi Reagon's 4th annual Word* Rock* & Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women's Lives and the 18th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival. As part of these festivals, we will host two days of film screenings. September 19, 2014 7:00 PM Doors Open at 6pm Word* Rock* & Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women's Lives

Bed Stuy Alive Kicks Off On October 11

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! Celebration with an exciting Community Festival. The event will take place on Fulton Street, between New York and Brooklyn Avenues, in front of the Restoration Plaza. Alive! is our way of showcasing the Best of Bed-Stuy in a week of fun-filled and informative activities, which is anchored by the street festival on October 11th heritage, and our rich cultural scene. We will be stretching our wings, and inviting people from all over to come and shop in our stores, eat...

KollideTV & Urbanworld Community Screening at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza

Friday, September 12, 2014
Who: KollideTV, Urbanworld Film Festival and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation When: September 12, 6-9pm

Restoration Educational Manager Pursues Doctorate

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Here at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, we have great aspirations for the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. One of our goals is for everyone to have the opportunity for educational advancement. This mission is not only perpetuated through our programs such as the College Access Center, but in the lives of our employees. Most recently reflecting Restoration’s aspirations for community advancement is Sahran Hamit.

Brooklyn Loves MJ: Yeah Yeah

Thursday, August 28, 2014
On Sunday, August 24 (and days before Michael Jackson's birthday August 29), thousands come out to celebrate the late iconic King of Pop with an all day dance party courtesy of filmmaker Spike Lee and 40 Acres and a Mule. The energy was palpable as the crowd danced to and crooned MJ's songs waving posters and placards with lyrics. One of day's highlights was when audience members were invited to show off their Michael Jackson dance moves.

Bring National Democratic Convention to NYC

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
New York City is a safe, stimulating venue for the upcoming National Democratic Convention. The areas in the vicinity of the Barclay Center and NYC's major hotels and restaurants are secure. The same is true for the vast majority of NYC neighborhoods. Destinations for arts, entertainment and dining are diverse and increasing rapidly. Creativity is flourishing in neighborhoods across every borough, and tourists are safely venturing all over the City.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration’s Evening Jazz with Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium

Monday, August 11, 2014
Applebee's "Dining to Donate" program is in effect for the Tuesday Evening Jazz series> Contact: Bob Myers Communications Director 718.467.1527

Ready to Learn Training

Friday, June 27, 2014
On June 4, 2014, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation organized a training in partnership with Scholastic Books and several community organizations in Brooklyn to focus attention on the importance of early reading and nutrition on child development and school readiness. The Ready to Learn training offered a full-day workshop on early literacy and family engagement to staff from daycares, Head Starts, and elementary schools throughout Brooklyn.

We need your support in honoring our Veterans:

Friday, March 14, 2014
Ida and Peter came in for support from our Veteran's Initiative funded by Single Stop USA/Robin Hood Foundation, but didn't realize they would be treated to a makeover. Together, we can make possible other makeover moments if we reach 10,000+ views for Ida & Peter’s video. We know we can get there with our community’s endless support. So help us give back to more of our Veterans by sharing this video link, post this link on YouTube, or Tweet on Twitter.

Former New York City Mayor, David Dinkins Comes to Brooklyn for the Release of His Book, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic Public Affairs Books

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Welcomes Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins to Brooklyn for the Release of His Book, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic Public Affairs Books

Restoration Welcomes Former New York City Mayor, David Dinkins to Brooklyn for the Release of His Book, A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic

Thursday, January 16, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York Times Book Review November 15, 2013 “It succeeds in settling some scores, but it is also an inspiring account of New York’s first black mayor and the hopes he inherited, many of them dashed on the shoals of fiscal reality and a sometimes hapless search for consensus.” - Sam Roberts

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents Undisputed Truth- A Book Signing with Mike Tyson

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
For more information contact: Tracey Capers (718) 636-6906 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration was pleased to partner with Greenlight Bookstore to bring the community a special book signing with Mike Tyson on Friday, December 13th at Restoration Plaza. Hundreds came out to the event which started promptly at 6pm at Restoration Plaza.

Restoration Celebrates the Holiday Season with its Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
On Saturday, December 14, 2013 hundreds of kids and their families braved the snow and frigid temperatures to celebrate with Restoration at the Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party. Commemorating Restoration founder, the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, the RFK welcomes neighborhood children and their families each year for a day of learning and holiday fun.

JP Morgan Chase Volunteers Partner with Restoration to Paint the Brownsville Multi-Service Center

Friday, December 6, 2013
In the true spirit of the season, 40 volunteers from JPMorgan Chase joined Restoration staff for a two-day community service project to paint the Brownsville Multi-Service Center (BMC). A 20,000 square foot facility located at 444 Thomas Boyland Street, BMC is one of several centers owned by the NYC Human Resources Administration throughout the City. Restoration took over management of the Center in May and is currently responsible for maintaining the property.

Help stand in the gap with us!

Monday, November 25, 2013
Dear Restoration Family, Will you help us stand in the gap and reach our goal of 1,000 donors? We all know that life is tough, but it’s exponentially tougher for many living in Central Brooklyn-where the median household income is roughly $34,000, where 33% of residents live in poverty, and 20% of youth between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither in school nor working. Right now one of your neighbors is struggling to make ends meet, to access jobs that pay living wages, to secure quality...


Friday, October 25, 2013
WHAT: Danny Simmons Jr. painter, novelist, poet will debut Noisy in the Next Room, his latest collection of paintings and poems, at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration’s Skylight Gallery. WHY: