Bed-Stuy Summer Series Celebrates Renovated Fulton Street
The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation's Summer Presenting Series is a series of summer and fall outdoor programs designed to promote health and culture, the group said.
The series celebrates the completion of a city initiative to renovate Fulton Street, including a mile-long streetscape program the city said is designed to beautify the area and increase economic activity, as well as a the renovation of Restoration Plaza, at 1368 Fulton St., and the creation of Marcy Plaza, an 8,000 square-foot plaza across from Restoration that features new seating, two water fountains and new foliage.
Weekly jazz performances have already begun, and there will be other musical performances throughout the summer and into fall, including an appearance by rapper Big Daddy Kane at October's Restoration Rocks! Music Festival.
Outdoor theater at Marcy Plaza includes a live peformance of "Romeo and Juliet," and a screening of the film "Soul Food Junkies" at Super Foodtown, 1420 Fulton St.
Health programs include weekly bike rides and a 10k run, as well as a weekly farmers market and cooking demonstartions. There will also be dance performances, art exhibitions
The full schedule for the Summer Presenting Series is below.
Health & Wellness
Farmers markets every Wednesday July 17 through Oct. 30th, Marcy Plaza, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Neighborhood bike rides and runs every Wednesday July 17 through Sep. 24, West Plaza, 6 p.m. registration and warm up, 7 p.m. walk, run and rides begin
Foodtown Supermarket Tour & Cooking demonstrations, with special guest filmmaker Byron Hurt, Sep. 6, Super Foodtown, 4p.m.-7 p.m.
10k Run & Walk with Bike Ride & Kiddie Run (a part of Bed-Stuy Alive), October 13, Restoration Plaza, 8:30 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. race.
Soul Summit Dance Party, Aug. 4, Sep. 1 and Oct. 6, Restoration Plaza
Ronald K. Evidence Dance Company, Sep. 29, Restoration Plaza Amphitheatre, 2 p.m.
Art & Culture
“Essentially Earth: Linda Hiwot/Jasmine Murrell” Art Exhibition, Jul. 6th-Aug. 23, Restoration Plaza Skylight Gallery, Third Floor
“The Butler: A Witness to History” A Bookend Event for the Brooklyn Book Festival, Sep. 21, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Restoration Plaza Skylight Gallery, Third Floor
“Danny Simmons-A Personal View” Art Exhibition, Sep. 21-November, 7pm, Restoration Plaza Skylight Gallery, Third Floor
Brooklyn Shakespeare-ience presents a youth production of “Romeo & Juliet”, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., Marcy Plaza
BEAT Festival “Roadside Attraction” A Site Specific Theater Piece, Sep. 18, Noon, Marcy Plaza
BEAT Festival: “Brooklyn 63” Brooklyn & The Civil Rights Movement, Sep. 19, 7:30 p.m., Billie Holiday Theater
BEAT Festival: “Nancy” A Site Specific Theater Piece, Sep. 20, 6 p.m., Restoration Plaza
Women of African Descent Film Festival and Youth Film Festival (Presented by The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links, INC.,) Aug. 16, 23 and 30, 8 p.m., Restoration Plaza
“Soul Food Junkies” (with Special Guest Byron Hurt, Filmmaker), Sep. 6, 7 p.m., Super Foodtown
Urban World 2nd Annual Bed-Stuy Community Screening, Sep. 13, 7 p.m., Restoration Plaza
“The New Black” with filmmaker Yoruba Richen, Sep. 20, 7 p.m., Restoration Plaza Skylight Gallery, Third Floor
Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, Tuesdays, July 9-30, 6 p.m., Restoration Plaza
Phat Tuesdays/DJ Sets, Tuesdays, Aug. 6-27, 6 p.m., Restoration Plaza
Soul Summit Dance Party, August 4, 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Restoration Plaza
Soul Summit Dance Party, Sep. 1, 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Restoration Plaza
Restoration Rocks! Music Festival/Bed-Stuy Alive! (Featuring Big Daddy Kane and more), Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Restoration Plaza
Soul Summit Dance Party, October 6, 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Restoration Plaza