October is Bedford- Stuyvesant Month

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October 11

6:00p: Reparations Forum at SISTAS’ PLACE, with a keynote address from David Comissiong, member of the Reparations Committee in Barbados. Mr. Comissiong has been in the forefront of the Reparations Movement for decades and he has recently published a book relating the impact of Slavery and the Slave Trade to the history and development of Barbados. CIKIAH THOMAS, Global African Congress; ROGER WAREHAM, December 12th Movement – United States. For information call [718] 398-1766.

October 12

BEDSTUYALIVELOGO

10a-5p: KICK OFF BED-STUY ALIVE!’s 9th ANNUAL SALUTE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD. (Through Oct. 19th) Theme: Live Healthy, Live Well, Live Green, Fulton (New York & Brooklyn Avenues), Tohma Y. Faulkner Community Awards, Children’s Village, Savor Bed-Stuy Food Court/Bed-Stuy Marketplace. Plus Gala Kickoff Festival features Bedford-Stuyvesant FOOD & FAMILY DAY activities and Restoration Rocks! 2013 music festival. www.bed-stuyalive.org

Performances: Big Daddy Kane, Leon, Questlove, Chrisette Michele.

REEL SISTERS of the Diaspora Festival, Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus

6p: SAUL WILLIAMS in TEY!, a dynamic film at MIST Harlem Cinema. Tickets start at $9.46, West 116th St.

October 13

BED-STUY ALIVE! LIVE HEALTHY, LIVE WELL, LIVE GREEN –32nd ANNUAL 10K RUN AND WALK, 5K Walk, Bike Ride & Kiddie Run.

Come out and run or walk scenic Bed-Stuy.

TIME: 8:00 A.M. REGISTRATION | 10:00 A.M. RACE

SPONSOR: BEDFORD-STUYVESANT RESTORATION CORPORATION

Contact: (718) 636-6953

(Register at www.nycruns.com), www.bed-stuyalive.org

REEL SISTERS of the Diaspora Festival, Kumble Theater, LIU Brooklyn Campus (Reel Sisters logo).

October 17

BED-STUY ALIVE!– A TASTE OF SOUL

Support Participating Restaurants online. www.bed-stuyalive.org

6:00p: Schomburg Center’s Ed Talks: The Misinformation of the Negro by Dr. Ivory A. Toldson. Ed Talks is a new forum for educational scholars and thought leaders whose work illuminates, challenges and transforms the pedagogy and practice of teaching historical and cultural literacy today.  Dr. Ivory Toldson, an Associate Professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at Howard University, will discuss How Bad Research on Race and Achievement is Duping Black Progressives and Liberal Americans into Accepting Black Inferiority.  Free! Schomburg Center in Harlem, 135th & Malcolm X. Blvd.

October 18

BED-STUY ALIVE!– A SIP OF SOUL

Support Participating Restaurants online. www.bed-stuyalive.org

October 19

BED-STUY ALIVE! LIVE HEALTHY, LIVE WELL, LIVE GREEN – The House Tour

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Big Daddy Kane, Chrisette Michele, Questlove and Leon will perform at Restoration Rocks this  Saturday, October 12

 

11a-4p: Bedford-Stuyvesant’s 35th Annual House & Garden Tour, Sponsor: Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant /$20 advance sale; $25 day of tour/brownstonersof bedstuy@gmail.com/www.brownstonersofbedstuy.org/718-221-2213. Attendees will experience firsthand the luxury and sophistication embodied within these brownstones and limestones, many of which date back to the early 1800s,  www.bed-stuyalive.org. (Self-guided, rain or shine)

BED-STUY ALIVE! LIVE HEALTHY, LIVE WELL, LIVE GREEN – Art Studio Open House

BeSAA 7th Annual Studio Strut / www.bed-stuyalive.org

11a: WEEKSVILLE’s Fall Harvest Festival, 1698 Bergen Street, near Rochester. 718-756-5250

October 20

11a-5p: Gather Bed-Stuy and Breadlove are hosting their popular Great Pumpkin Fest.  Volunteers needed: info@gatherbrooklyn.org.  Vendors welcome-for fees and to register: www.gatherbrooklyn.org/vendor-application/

11a-4p:  First Strivers’ Row Home Tour in Harlem. You can purchase advance tickets on the website: www.striversrowhometour.com.

October 23

6p-10p: Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA’s Brooklyn Honors – Celebrating Our Best fundraising event for its Strong Kids Campaign.

Stage 6 at Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Strong Kids Campaign ensures that no child or family is turned away from life-enhancing YMCA programs because of the inability to pay.

Each year, the YMCA provides financial assistance to thousands of local youth and families in need. •Chef Roblè Ali – Chef Roblè & Co/ Bravo Network •Andrew Kimball – Director of Innovation Economy Initiatives, Jamestown Properties, and CEO, Industry City •Reverend Clinton Miller – Brown Memorial Baptist Church •Danny Simmons – co-Founder and Chairman of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation •Brandon Stanton – Founder/Photographer of Humans of New York• Gale Stevens Haynes – Long Island University Vice President and Chief Operating Officer *Kay Wilson Stallings – Senior Vice President of Production and Development for Nickelodeon Preschool Television. For information, visit www.ymcanyc.org/bedstuy or call: 718.789.1497.

• Special Tribute to Councilman Albert Vann

October 26

11:00am – 1:00pm: Pratt to host Tree Giveaway at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church (Parking Lot), 241-45 Gates Ave., BK.

Wednesdays through October 30

9am-1pm: The Restoration Plaza Community Market, a farmers’ market, will allow residents to purchase fresh, local produce at Marcy Plaza. The market is operated by the Brooklyn Rescue Mission in partnership with the NYC Food and Fitness Partnership and the Partnership for a Healthier Brooklyn at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Brooklyn Rescue Mission is a community-based organization in Bedford-Stuyvesant focusing on emergency food provision, food justice issues and community-grown food. The organization owns and operates an urban farm in Bedford-Stuyvesant and works with youth, adults and seniors. For more information on the Brooklyn Rescue Mission please visit www.brooklynrescuemission.org.

October 27

3:00p:  BEPAA’s Master Class series:  AN AFTERNOON WITH A. PETER BAILEY:  GENTRIFICATION AND HISTORY OF HARLEM at the John Henrik Clarke House, 286 Convent Avenue, Harlem. Mr. Bailey,a former editor of EBONY magazine, is an acclaimed Journalist, Author and Lecturer,  was a founding member of The Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), organized in 1964 by Brother Malcolm X, and was editor of the OAAU newsletter, Blacklash. He was one of the last few persons to speak with Brother Malcolm X on the day of his assassination (February 21, 1965), and served as one of the pallbearers at his funeral. He has contributed to numerous books, articles and documentaries about the celebrated leader. Bailey has lectured at over thirty-five colleges and universities throughout the country on Brother Malcolm X. He has also lectured on Harlem, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Press and several other topics. Bailey authored Harlem: Precious Memories, Great Expectations.  He is co-author of Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey with Alvin Ailey and Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X  with Rodnell P. Collins (nephew of Malcolm X). He assisted John Henrik Clarke with the editing of Malcolm X: The Man and His Times. Admission is Free. Call 347-907-0629 to RSVP.

October 29

9:30-11a: Emily Dorcely and the Bridge Street Development Corporation with Building on Faith, a faith-based affordable housing seminar for clergy. Provided:  a comprehensive overview of affordable housing development strategies of faith-based institutions; learning about the benefits of development and how to create a successful project from predevelopment and financing to construction and occupancy. David Goldstein of Goldstein Hall LLC, Attorneys at Law, and architect Michael McCaw and Pierre Downing of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national affordable housing lender, are co-sponsors. The 90-minute seminar includes breakfast and a question-and-answer session.

Location: Quincy Senior Residences, 625 Quincy Street. RSVP by October 22 by calling 718-636-7596 x214 or emailing info@bsdcorp.org.

November 5 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY!!!

November 7

Save-the-Date: Thursday, November 7 for The 2013 Stars of New York Dance Honoring Danny Simmons!

November 8-10, 2013 Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference (Workshops will be held on Saturday, November 9).

“Power and Sovereignty,” Boys & Girls High School, 1700 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY.  The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference connects growers, eaters and organizations across the country to nurture the health and well-being of Black America and the environment as a whole. Attendees explore issues of race, class, health and food through panel discussions, workshops, films and conversations.  Resources are exchanged. Keynoters are:  Monica White, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison & President of the Board of Directors of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network; and Ben Burkett, President, National Family Farm Coalition. www.blackfarmersconf.org/

On View Thru December 15: Housewarming: Notions of Home from the Center of the Universe at  BRIC Arts | Media House. This inaugural exhibition will act as a celebratory “housewarming” of

BRIC’s new 40,000-square-foot multidisciplinary arts and media complex located at 647 Fulton Street in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. The exhibition explores the concept of “home” from a number of broad vantage points. Eight of the 12 artists featured in the exhibition will present works commissioned by BRIC. Njideka Akunyili, Esperanza Mayobre, Keisha Scarville and Rafael Vargas Suarez are among the featured artists in the exhibition curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, curator and BRIC’s Director of Contemporary Art. Admission to BRIC’s gallery is free.

Ongoing Thru January 14: Schomburg Collects WPA Artists 1935 – 1943. The exhibition highlights the work of visual, literary and performing black artists. It presents founder Arturo Schomburg’s commitment to establish and preserve a black art collection as well as the artists’ responses to America’s racial climate.  Schomburg Collects will feature works by Hale Woodruff, Augusta Savage, Beauford Delaney, James Van Der Zee, Richard Wright, Bob Blackburn, Addison Scurlock, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Robeson, Billie Holiday and Dorothy West.

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