It's time for Bed-Stuy Alive! 2008.
I went to RestorationRocks last year and had a great time. This year Tamar-kali, '68, FunkFace, Faith, Muthawit, Manchildblack, and DJ Rainy will be there (I have no connection to any of them other than enjoying the music). It's in Restoration Plaza (Fulton between Brooklyn & NY Ave) from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on Saturday (October 11 2008). BeSAA says that there will be a street festival there too, and lots of other events through next week (see below).Bed-Stuy Alive! 2008 KICK-OFF STREET FESTIVAL
October 11th 9am-5pm
Come out for out kick-off street festival featuring events and local vendors offering food and other items for sale. Festival will take place on Fulton Street between Brooklyn and New York Avenues. The ceremony honoring local community activists will take place at 10am. Event will take place rain or shine.Restaurant TASTE
Sample the delectable cuisine of over 30 restaurants during our 4th Annual Bedford-Stuyvesant Taste. Receive a Bed-Stuy Alive! discount when you present your coupon to any of the participating eateries.Studio STRUT
October 11 12-6pm
October 12 12-5pm
Join the Bedford-Stuyvesant Artists’ Association (BeSAA) on their 5th Annual Studio Strut. Take an unguided tour in the neighborhood to view artwork for sale by local artists in their studios, galleries and local businesses. Visit us at www.BeSAA.org for a map and more information.Brownstone TOUR
October 18, 9am-5pm
Join The Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc. during their 30th Annual Brownstone Tour. View several of the magnificent homes of this historically rich community. Visit www.brownstonersofbedstuy.org for more details. SHOP Bed-Stuy
Shop in Bed-Stuy at the participating local area businesses. Coupon books are available for discounts. For a list of businesses in the community, visit www.shopbedstuy.com Restoration ROCKS
October 11th 11:30-5pm
Rock to free live sets on Fulton Street by some of Brooklyn’s hippest, hottest and funkiest bands at the 2nd Annual Restoration Rocks Music Festival. A choice for fans of Black Rock, Funk Brooklyn, and electrifying live music Brooklyn style. Visit www.myspace.com/restorationrocks for more information. An email I received said the music would be from 1:00pm - 5:30pm, but BeSAA's site - the sponsor's site - says 11:30am - 5:00pm. -VioletRUN
October 12 10am
Join the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in the 27th Annual 10K community run and fun walk. Race starts at 10am. Please pick up a registration form at Restoration. $17 for runners under 17 and $15 for all others. Free T-Shirts and prizes.
Bed-Stuy Alive! is a joint venture of BeSAA, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Bridge Street Development Corporation, Community Board No. 3 and The Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc.
Here is the BeSAA site http://www.besaa.org./besaainfo.html
. I've written to the organizers to ask for information about the brownstone tour, about the start time for RestorationRocks, and about coupon booklets for the Restaurant Taste and the Shop. I might go to the Skylight Gallery, where BeSAA seems to be based, to see if there is information there. If anyone else has more details, please post them!
P.S. The last time I posted about an art event the mods said it smelled like shilling so I'm really nervous about posting this... I do not profit from posting this, no one has asked me to, and I have no motive aside from wanting to share information about fun things happening in my neighborhood.