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DNAinfo- Local Nonprofits Bring Free Live Jazz to Bed-Stuy

Thursday, July 11, 2013
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A central Brooklyn nonprofit is bringing live jazz to Bed-Stuy's Restoration Plaza every Tuesday in July. The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, a nonprofit focused on bringing live music to underserved Brooklyn communities, will invite a new jazz musician every week to the west plaza of Restoration, 1368 Fulton St., outside Applebee's Neighborhood Bar and Grill. The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium started in 1999 as a group of jazz musicians, venues and...

Brooklyn Daily Eagle- Child-designed playground built by hundreds of volunteers in Bed-Stuy

Monday, June 24, 2013
On June 20, more than 4,000 children in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood received a great new place to play thanks to hundreds of volunteers. The new 2,500-square-foot playground was fully assembled from scratch in less than eight hours with the help of more than 200 volunteers from Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration and Shinda Management Corp, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Willoughby Court Apartments. Volunteers gathered for a...

CHILD-DESIGNED PLAYGROUND BUILT BY HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS IN BROOKLYN

Friday, June 21, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Robert Henry-Jones, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, rhjones@restorationplaza.org or Lina Fedirko, 718-636-6965 Margarita Pajaro, Shinda Management Corp, 347-534-3213, margarita.pajaro@cbemmanuel.com Mike Rapfogel, Forest City Ratner Companies, 718-923-5249, MRapfogel@fcrc.com Alyssa Ross, KaBOOM!, 202-464-6162, aross@kaboom.org CHILD-DESIGNED PLAYGROUND BUILT BY HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS IN BROOKLYN

DNAinfo- 200 Volunteers Erect New Kid-Designed Bed-Stuy Playground in Hours

Friday, June 21, 2013
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — When the children of Willoughby Court, a low-income housing development in Bed-Stuy, left for school on Thursday morning, they walked through an empty courtyard. When they got home, they saw a playground.More than 200 volunteers joined residents of Willoughby Court, at 721 Willoughby Ave., to create a brand new playground— in just five hours.

Brownstoner- Closing Bell: Bed Stuy Playground Built in a Day

Friday, June 21, 2013
Yesterday, a group of volunteers from Forest City Ratner Co., Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp., Shinda Management Corp., and residents of the Willoughby Court Apartments built a brand-new 2,500-square-foot playground in less than eight hours. More than 200 people gathered at 9:30 am at the Willoughby Court Apartments, at 721 Willoughby Avenue, to work on the playground. Volunteers mixed and poured more than 20,800 pounds of concrete and moved more than 40,500 square feet of safety surfacing...

Free GED Classes

Friday, May 24, 2013
Jobs Plus operated by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation offers free GED classes to residents of Marcy Houses, Lafayette Gardens, and Armstrong Houses at the Jobs Plus location on 630 Flushing Ave 1st Floor (Entrance on Tompkins Ave). Don’t Get Left Behind!!!! In January 2014, the GED test will change and passing scores on the previous test will no longer count. If you have never taken the GED or have taken the GED and passed some, but not all parts, come to Jobs-Plus to complete...

Bed Stuy Patch: VIDEO: Earl "The Pearl" Monroe Shares His Story

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The sports superstar and NBA legend was joined by the book's author, Quincy Troupe (author of The Pursuit of Happyness) to give the small theatre audience an up-close-and-personal account of Philadelphia native Monroe and the key moments is his upbringing that have helped build his character, sharpen his game and eventually gild him the annals of basketball as the seminal player to change the way the game is played today.

Restoration Jobs Plus is newest tenant at old Pfizer Plant

Friday, April 12, 2013
Restoration is readying for the launch of its Jobs Plus program. This 3 year initiative funded by the NYC Human Resources Administration will provide a mix of wrap around supports,financial counseling and job training/employment opportunities targeted to residents of Marcy, Lafayette Gardens and Armstrong housing. We are delighted to be one of the newest tenants in the old Pfizer plant at 630 Flushing Avenue on the 1st Floor. The program will be hiring residents from Marcy, Lafayette Gardens...

Special treats at Youth Arts Academy

Friday, April 5, 2013
This past week, the Restoration Youth Arts Academy advanced dance students received a couple of special treats. Adé Chiké Torbert (of “So You Think You Can Dance” T.V. show, Season 7 and Restoration Youth Arts Academy’s alumni) stopped by to say hello and provided a master class to the students free of charge! This was truly exciting for the students to be engaged with a former student who is actually in the professional dance arena. The very next day, Ronald K.

DanceAfrica Dance Workshop with Rujeko Dumbutshena

Friday, April 5, 2013
DanceAfrica 2013 intensive week was held at Restoration during the public school spring break. The weeklong series of workshops kept our children off the streets while providing quality time with dancing, drumming and song, visual arts and creative writing workshops. Youth Arts Academy studios were at capacity as students engaged in fun filled cultural activities to prepare them for this year's DanceAfrica visiting company, Umhathi Theatre Works from Zimbabwe.

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence at Restoration

Friday, April 5, 2013
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, the resident company of the Restoration ChoreoQuest project, invited YAA students into their rehearsal. This was an additional highlight of the week. Restoration Dance Theatre Company and students observed a segment of a new work that was featured at his recent gala at the New York Plaza Hotel. The open rehearsal engaged the students in shoptalk conversations about the professional arena, African origins in contemporary dance, and how historic events have inspired...

Courage: The Black New York Struggle for Education exhibition at Restoration's Lobby

Monday, April 1, 2013
Since the 1600s, the education of our children has been a primary objective of Black New Yorkers for three centuries. The exhibition, on loan from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black culture, covers 1636 through 2011. It captures the noble on-going quest and numerous challenges faced by educators, parents, and children in the pursuit of quality education. Contemporary leaders of this struggle include; Jitu Weusi, Reverend Milton Galamison, and then principal, now Councilman; Albert Vann...

AGAPE Exhibit Online

Friday, March 29, 2013
Check out the online gallery featuring selected works from Agape: Mario Andres Robinson Exhibition in the Skylight Gallery. Paintings are available for sale. If you are interested in purchasing his work, please contact the Skylight Gallery at 718-636-6949. Come visit the Skylight Gallery and see full exhibition. On display until May 31, 2013. Skylight Gallery Hours Wed. - Fri., 11 AM - 6 PM; Sat., 1 PM - 6 PM 

Mario Andres Robinson talks to community

Thursday, March 28, 2013
American realist painter Mario Andres Robinson captures his subjects with passion and truth. This was evident in his talk on March 9th, which was attended by an amazing group of approximately 75 people, including artists like Damali Miller and family, Xenobia Bailey, Otto

500 people, 250 youth, 30 organizations, 12 neighborhoods, 1 documentary

Thursday, March 28, 2013
The month of February concluded with a huge success for the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. With the support of the Community Transformation Grant administered by the Partnership for a Healthier New York City, 30 coalition member organizations hosted borough wide screenings of an award winning documentary ‘Soul Food Junkies.’ The screening took place in 12 Brooklyn neighborhoods, from Bushwick to Flatbush, and Fort Greene to East...

Restoration Proudly Serves Veterans

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Thanks to a new partnership between Robin Hood – New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization -- and non-profits Single Stop USA and Mission's Continues, veterans now have additional support from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and six other New York City “hubs” throughout the Borough where they can get important information and access critical social benefits.

Bed Stuy Patch- Keeping the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID Clean!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Bedford Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District, (BID) announced the implementation of a new sanitation program to significantly improve the cleanliness of the sidewalks and streets in the Gateway area. The BID runs along Fulton Street from Troy Avenue to Classon Avenue and across Nostrand Avenue from Halsey Street to Atlantic Avenue. The program will operate seven days a week throughout the Fulton /Nostrand corridor, where sanitation improvement is unanimously regarded as...

Breaking news for the Restoration Plaza

Friday, February 22, 2013
Breaking news for the Restoration Plaza visitor. Our convenient parking garage at Marcy and Fulton will soon be open 24 hours. Inquire witin. Call (718) 778-6419.

Bed Stuy Patch- A Movement for Healthier Lifestyles: Brooklyn Discusses Soul Food

Thursday, February 21, 2013
In Brooklyn, the movement for healthier communities started with a few grassroots organizations, and here at Restoration it started with the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn. To continue building the mass movement for healthy living, during the month of February and specifically on February 22nd, Restoration, in collaboration with over 30 Brooklyn member organizations of the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn, will screen the award winning documentary, ‘Soul Food Junkies’ by...

Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch- MARP Hosts Discussion on Healthier Lifestyles and Soul Food

Thursday, February 21, 2013
In Brooklyn, the movement for healthier communities started with a few grassroots organizations, and here at Restoration it started with the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn. To continue building the mass movement for healthy living, during the month of February and specifically on February 22nd, Restoration, in collaboration with over 30 Brooklyn member organizations of the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn, will screen the award winning documentary, ‘Soul Food Junkies’ by...

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