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Bed-Stuy Summer Series Celebrates Renovated Fulton Street

 The Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation started their Summer Presenting Series.
Weekly jazz performances are one of the programs set up this summer at Restoration Plaza.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A local nonprofit group is celebrating the renovation of Fulton Street in Bed-Stuy with a summer-long celebration, featuring music, art and more.

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 Plazaan 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