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Restoration Jobs Plus Member Highlight at Mayor's Press Conference

Friday, January 30, 2015
While Mayor Bill de Blasio held his press conference today, January 30, 2015 on Jobs Plus and the Young Men's Initiative, to his right was standing Ahlaqanah Bell, a 21 year old resident of Lafayette Gardens and member of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s (BSRC) Jobs Plus program. Mayor de Blasio highlighted Ahlaqanah as a successful member of Jobs Plus and discussed the mission behind Job Plus as it falls under the Young Men’s Initiative.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Creates New Leadership Role and Appoints Dr. Indira Etwaroo Executive Director of Center for Arts and Culture

Monday, January 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 26, 2015 Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Creates New Leadership Role and Appoints Dr. Indira Etwaroo Executive Director of Center for Arts and Culture Brooklyn NY - Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration), the nation’s first community development corporation, elevates its commitment to arts and culture programming by appointing Dr.

Misty Copeland: Life in Motion Book Discussion Rescheduled

Monday, January 26, 2015
Book Discussion and Signing scheduled for Monday, January 26 will be rescheduled due to the blizzard alert.  An updated date will be posted and emailed to ticket holders once the date is finalized.  All tickets will be honored on the new date.  Additional information will be posted here and at greenlightbookstore.com/COPELAND. 

NY Daily News- Ballerina Misty Copeland hopes to inspire youngsters with a visit to the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp

Sunday, January 25, 2015
A groundbreaking ballerina is bringing her inspirational story to Brooklyn’s legendary Billie Holiday Theatre on Monday.The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corp. and Greenlight Bookstore tapped Misty Copeland, renowned for being the only African-American soloist at the American Ballet Theatre, to speak about her remarkable career with members of the Restoration Youth Arts Academy in an event that’s open to public.

A Piece of Restoration in Selma

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The newly released film Selma is a must-see. Selma chronicles Dr. King’s historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in order to secure voting rights for black Americans. One of Restoration’s founding fathers, the late John Doar is depicted in the film as a champion of the Voting Rights Act in his role as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Not long after this time, Restoration was founded by the late Robert F.

‘THIRTY PLUS THIRTY EQUALS SIXTY’ art exhibition

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
(December 24, 2014) The Skylight Gallery at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation* will host the “THIRTY PLUS THIRTY EQUALS SIXTY” art exhibition from January 17, 2015 to February 14.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation joins Mayor DeBlasio and Commissioner Bratton in mourning the deaths of officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

Monday, December 22, 2014
The Board of Directors, staff and residents of Bedford Stuyvesant hold deep respect for the rank and file officers of the NYPD.

Restoration’s RFK Holiday Party Welcomes Hundreds

Monday, December 22, 2014
Restoration Plaza was filled with holiday cheer as some 500 children and their families visited for the Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party. Held on Saturday, December 13th, audiences enjoyed special performances by Restoration’s Youth Arts Academy and the Noel Pointer School of Music, storytelling, arts and crafts, and so much more. Every room was abuzz from Skylight Gallery’s I AM HERE: Girls Reclaiming Safe Spaces exhibit to a live animal interaction led by NAME in the Billie...

Restoration Congratulates Ethel Kennedy for Receiving the Medal of Freedom

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Restoration congratulates Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Restoration founder, the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, for receiving the Medal of Freedom on November 24, 2014. President Obama recognized Ms. Kennedy with the nation’s highest civilian honor for her lifelong dedication to advancing the cause of social justice, human rights, environmental protection, and poverty reduction by, “creating countless ripples of hope to effect change around the world.” Past recipients of the...

Restoration Celebrates Participants of its Youth Programming

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Restoration celebrated the accomplishments of our youth in a special holiday dinner on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Some 25 young adults attended the event which included participants from Restoration’s college access and job readiness programming as well as some of our long term absentee and CONNECT members.  The event celebrated both the individual and collective successes of the past year.  Successes such as Shenika, a participant of Restoration’s job readiness and...

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Hosts Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party & Book Signing with 2014 National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming)

Friday, December 12, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Media Contact: Kamian AllenPhone: 212-337-8870Email: kamian@thetascgroup.com December 13: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Hosts  Annual RFK Memorial Holiday Party & Book Signing with 2014 National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming) Day-Long Program Includes Gift & Book Givea

Misty Copeland Coming to Restoration!

Friday, December 12, 2014
Join Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Greenlight Bookstore for an evening with Misty Copeland as she discusses her book, Life In Motion: an unlikely ballerina.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Dear Restoration family: While Brooklyn as a whole is thriving with continued revitalization and rising real estate costs, many communities have been left behind, their residents struggling just to make ends meet.

The Brooklyn Reader- MARK YOUR CALENDARS: ROBERT F. KENNEDY ANNUAL MEMORIAL HOLIDAY PARTY IS COMING SOON!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Honoring one of Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s founders, Robert F. Kennedy, this annual celebration– affectionately known as the RFK Memorial Holiday Party– promotes literacy and healthy lifestyles in Central Brooklyn while offering an array of interactive and stimulating holiday-themed children’s activities. Click here to read more from The Brooklyn Reader!

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration congratulates Youth Arts Academy student Colby Christina

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration congratulates Youth Arts Academy student Colby Christina joined the ranks of such talents as Kerry Washington, Sanaa Latham and Denzel Washington to win the coveted 2014 Audelco Rising Star Award for her performance as Alice in Aduke Arema’s The Liberation of Mother Goose.  The 2014 AUDELCO Awards were held on Monday, November 17th at Symphony Space.  The Annual Vivian “VIV” Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards are the only formally...

Long Island.com- Colby Christina Receives Prestigious 2014 AUDELCO Rising Star Award

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Audelco Awards began promptly at 7:00 p.m. at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York City.The theme for this year’s 42nd Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre was “Remember, Reflect, and Celebrate”. This year’s stellar 42nd Year Audelco Awards garnered critical acclaim under the organization’s leadership of President, Grace Jones.

BlackWomenConnect- Colby Christina RECEIVES Prestigious 2014 AUDELCO - Rising Star Award

Monday, December 8, 2014
The AUDELCO Awards began promptly at 7:00 p.m. at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York City. The theme for this year’s 42nd Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre was “Remember, Reflect, and Celebrate”. This year’s stellar 42nd Year AUDELCO Awards garnered critical acclaim under the organization’s leadership of President, Grace Jones.

The Brooklyn Reader- ‘I AM HERE,’ CHILDREN’S BOOK READING AND SIGNING

Thursday, December 4, 2014
On Saturday, December 13, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm, celebrated children’s books authors Jaqueline Woodson, Renée Watson, Tonya Cherie Hegamin and Zeta Elliot will be at Restoration’s Skylight Gallery for a book reading and signing. Click here to read more from The Brooklyn Reader!

The Brooklyn Reader- THIS WEEKEND: TREE LIGHTING AND WINTER BAZAAR IN BED-STUY

Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce its first-ever #ShopLocalNYC Pop Up event on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the historic Restoration Plaza from 12:00pm -7:00pm. Spice up your seasonal shopping while supporting the businesses of your neighborhood at this premier shopping event! BID’s merchants are some of Brooklyn’s most coveted, independent artists and local, brick and mortar businesses.

The Brooklyn Reader- BALLET DANCER, ICON MISTY COPELAND POISED FOR BOOK SIGNING IN BED-STUY

Monday, November 24, 2014
Misty Copeland, the third African-American soloist ballet dancer and the first in two decades to dance for the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), is coming to Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn! Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1982 and raised in the San Pedro community of Los Angeles, California, Copeland is considered a prodigy who rose to stardom despite not starting ballet until the age of 13. In 1997, Copeland won the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Award as the best dancer in Southern...

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