35 Years and Counting! Welcome 2019 - We Love New York!

Where do we begin?  2018 was an exciting ride and we are taking that momentum into the New Year.  

In 2018 Broadway Stages celebrated its 35th anniversary and we couldn’t be prouder.  We have evolved from a small music video production company with one soundstage in Astoria, Queens to one of the largest-growing film and television production companies in New York.

We are grateful to our staff, our clients, vendors, suppliers and community organizations that we work with and support – all play a key role in our positive, forward momentum.    

We are thankful to the State of New York for its television and film production tax credit program that has played a critical part in drawing production and media companies to the state and securing continued economic growth.  This program has enabled us to help meet the growing demands of our industry and put money back into our local and state economy. 

As a company with local roots we understand the needs of our community and the importance of giving back. Through financial, in-kind and volunteer resources we have actively demonstrated our commitment to being a responsible and caring neighbor. And we take that commitment to the areas where we are expanding, like Staten Island and East New York.  

Our approach to business is based on the recognition that it is our responsibility to not only generate economic growth, but also help address the social, educational and environmental needs of our community.  Our commitment to environmental sustainability has enabled us to bring value to our business – one third of our annual electricity consumption is offset by 50,000 square feet of solar panels – and our community – green rooftop wildflowers and farm projects have helped to improve the air and reduce stormwater runoff.  

We feel that this approach results in a win for us, our vendors and suppliers, our neighbors, our clients, our state and our industry.   We are excited to see what 2019 will bring, and how we can continue to bring value to our community.

From all of us at Broadway Stages, we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous  New Year.  

Broadway Stages Supports Futures in Education Angel Scholarship Program

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As advocates for education, Broadway Stages seeks to support organizations and programs that promote student achievement, offer the opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and provide equal access to education.   One of many programs that we support is the Futures in Education Angel Scholarship Program.  
This year we had the opportunity to sponsor four children who will have their tuition subsidized by Broadway Stages.  Without the help from donors many of our less fortunate children in Brooklyn and Queens would be denied the value of a Catholic education. Any family with a child or children grades K-8 registered in a Catholic Elementary school or academy in Brooklyn or Queens that can demonstrate financial need of tuition assistance may apply.

Being an Angel gives you a chance to become involved in a student’s life in a positive, impactful way and you can directly witness the positive influence of your donation.  

 Broadway Stages encourages you to consider a donation to Futures in Education, together we can change lives through the gift of education.  Watch the Angel Program video here, we guarantee it will touch your heart.  

Broadway Stages, Ltd., New York’s Premier Television and Film Production Company, manages over 3 million square feet of integrated space with more than 50 soundstages, unique locations, production services, and over seven acres of parking throughout three boroughs in New York City. As a responsible company with local roots, we actively support economic and social growth, education, community betterment, and environmental sustainability throughout Brooklyn and greater NYC.  Through financial, in-kind, and volunteer resources we strive to make a difference in the communities where we work and live.

Children’s Christmas Celebration Host to over 500!

On Saturday, December 8 Broadway Stages and the 94th Precinct Community Council hosted their 8th children’s Christmas celebration.  We welcomed over 500 guests who enjoyed a day full of fun activities including face painting, balloon animals, a photo booth and arts and crafts. Delicious kid-inspired sweet and savory snacks were available for our guests to enjoy, and each child was given a goody bag of arts and crafts to continue the fun when they got home.  But the best part of the day was a meeting with Santa, complete with a gift from his toy shop at Broadway Stages.  

Together with the 94th Precinct, Broadway Stages is grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with our community.  

Merry Christmas!
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Broadway Stages, Ltd., New York’s Premier Television and Film Production Company, manages over 3 million square feet of integrated space with more than 50 soundstages, unique locations, production services, and over seven acres of parking throughout three boroughs in New York City. As a responsible company with local roots, we actively support economic and social growth, education, community betterment, and environmental sustainability throughout Brooklyn and greater NYC.  Through financial, in-kind, and volunteer resources we strive to make a difference in the communities where we work and live. 

2018 YMCA Spirit of Community Service Award Honors Broadway Stages and Other Community Heroes

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On Wednesday, December 5, the Greenpoint YMCA hosted its 3rd annual Spirit of Community Service Awards Dinner, “a celebration of lives impacted by the Y and the heroes who make it happen along the way.” The event took place at Giando on the Water (400 Kent Avenue).  

Among the honorees was Broadway Stages, who have supported the Y for more than 10 years.  With a focus on environmental education programs such as SYSTEM (Summer Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and after-school and summer camp STEM programs, Gina Argento, President and CEO of Broadway Stages, is also an active YMCA board member.  

The Spirit of Community Service Award honorees are recognized for their contributions toward healthy living and youth development in the North Brooklyn community.   Other honorees recognized at the event include , Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, Martha Holstein, and Donald Minerva.

The funds raised at the gala event go toward helping North Brooklyn children and their families with after-school activities that include swimming, early childhood and summer camp scholarships.

Learn more about the Greenpoint YMCA and please consider volunteering or providing financial support.      

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Broadway Stages, Ltd., New York’s Premier Television and Film Production Company, manages over 3 million square feet of integrated space with more than 50 soundstages, unique locations, production services, and over seven acres of parking throughout three boroughs in New York City. As a responsible company with local roots, we actively support economic and social growth, education, community betterment, and environmental sustainability throughout Brooklyn and

Stay Warm This Winter – COAT GIVEAWAY Dec. 18

Broadway Stages, in cooperation with the 79th Precinct, is hosting a coat giveaway on Tuesday, December 18 beginning at 2:00 pm.  Coats will be distributed to children and adults in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. 

Each Fall, just before we feel the first nip in the New York air, Broadway Stages begins to collect coats for children and adults in need.  Collection boxes are placed at our facilities across New York City where many of our local vendors, businesses, contractors, employees and neighbors graciously donate coats.  Broadway Stages also purchases several dozen coats each year to kick off the spirit of giving and augment the coat drive.

This year the 79th Precinct has graciously opened their doors as the distribution location.  We thank them for their cooperation, their time and effort, and support of our shared and beloved community.  

Stay warm this holiday season and throughout the winter. If you, or someone you know needs a coat to get through the winter, please stop by the 79th Precinct at 263 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216 on December 18.  

For more information about the distribution, or to make a donation please contact monica@broadway-stages.com

Broadway Stages, Ltd., New York’s Premier Television and Film Production Company, manages over 3 million square feet of integrated space with more than 50 soundstages, unique locations, production services, and over seven acres of parking throughout three boroughs in New York City. As a responsible company with local roots, we actively support economic and social growth, education, community betterment, and environmental sustainability throughout Brooklyn and greater NYC.  Through financial, in-kind, and volunteer resources we strive to make a difference in the communities where we work and live.

You’re invited! Bushwick Winter Celebration and Tree Lighting – December 8

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You’re invited!  Come to the Bushwick winter celebration and Christmas tree lighting on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  Join your community leaders and neighbors as we gather ‘round the tree, delight in the Christmas music played by the acclaimed L Train Brass Band and sing Christmas carols.  

Hosted by New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal, Broadway Stages is proud to once again be among the supporters* of this fun, family friendly holiday event.  We are pleased as Santa’s elves to have donated the tree with all the trimmings and to provide sweet gingerbread cookies for the community to snack on while we wait for the Christmas tree lighting!

We encourage you to come out for an evening of community fellowship and Christmas spirit.  

Irving Square Park
Knickerbocker Ave., and Weirfield Streets
Brooklyn, NY 11207
December 8, 2018  from 4 – 6 pm
Public Transportation: L Train to Halsey Street

 
For more information, please contact the NYC City Council district office at      (718) 642-8664
SPONSORS:  FDNY, METROPLUS, TEICH TOYS + BOOKS, L TRAIN BRASS BAND, BROADWAY STAGES, AND DISTRICT LEADER DARMA DIAZ

Broadway Stages, Ltd., New York’s Premier Television and Film Production Company, manages over 3 million square feet of integrated space with more than 50 soundstages, unique locations, production services, and over seven acres of parking throughout three boroughs in New York City. As a responsible company with local roots, we actively support economic and social growth, education, community betterment, and environmental sustainability throughout Brooklyn and greater NYC.  Through financial, in-kind, and volunteer resources we strive to make a difference in the communities where we work and live.

‘Tis the Season - Children’s Christmas Party December 8

Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner!  That means Broadway Stages and the 94th Precinct Community Council are busy as Santa’s elves gearing up for another fun filled Children’s Christmas party.  

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, December 8 from 12 noon to 3 pm at 25 Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Children age 10 and under are invited along with their family for a day of Christmas cheer. Enjoy snacks and fun activities such as arts and crafts, and holiday inspired games.  Then make your way to have a chat with none other than Santa himself!

Please note that doors will close promptly at 2:30 pm in order to accommodate our guests and ensure they are able to enjoy the festivities, especially Santa.  In addition, due to space restrictions there will be no seating.

 We hope to see you there.  Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Broadway Stages, Ltd., New York’s Premiere Television and Film Production Company, manages over 1.5 million square feet of integrated space with more than 50 soundstages, unique locations, production services, and over seven acres of parking throughout three boroughs in New York City. As a responsible company with local roots, we actively generate economic growth, and support social programs, education, community betterment, and environmental sustainability throughout Brooklyn and greater NYC.  Through financial, in-kind, and volunteer resources we strive to make a difference in the communities where we work and live. 

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Support Camp Brooklyn – 2018 Gala & Auction

The Camp Brooklyn Fund 2018 Gala and Auction will be held on Thursday, November 15 at Giando on the Water.  This fun filled event will include dinner, open bar, dancing, and fabulous auction prizes.   Gina Argento, CEO of Broadway Stages and a member of the board of Camp Brooklyn, personally invites you to support this valuable cause and join the festivities from 7 – 11 pm.  Gala tickets can be purchased here.  

Proceeds from this event support Camp Brooklyn, a non-profit organization founded in 2002.  Since its inception Camp Brooklyn has sent more than 3,500 Brooklyn children to summer camp. The children served live at or below the poverty level, which effects one in three of our children living in Brooklyn.  With your support these children can experience sleep-away camp that can transform lives, families and our community.  Just $750 will send one child to camp for two weeks.  

Please support our mission by making a donation, or join us at the gala and purchase your gala tickets here.  
https://www.campbrooklyn.org/donate

Broadway Stages, Ltd., New York’s Premiere Television and Film Production Company, manages over 1.5 million square feet of integrated space with more than 50 soundstages, unique locations, production services, and over seven acres of parking throughout three boroughs in New York City. As a responsible company with local roots, we actively support economic and social growth, education, community betterment, and environmental sustainability throughout Brooklyn and greater NYC.  Through financial, in-kind, and volunteer resources we strive to make a difference in the communities where we work and live. 

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY FILM STUDENTS VISIT BROADWAY STAGES

 
 
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Earlier this month, Broadway Stages hosted a group of undergraduate students from Fordham University’s Communications and Media Studies Department.  

Accompanied by Julie Fissinger, Senior Director of the President’s Council at Fordham University, the students, who are studying theater and film production, welcomed the opportunity to tour Broadway Stages’ sets, unique filming locations, and support spaces such as construction, scenic, wardrobe, and props.  They were also treated to a discussion about the television and film production industry with Broadway Stages’ CEO [Gina Argento] and Founder [Tony Argento] who have been in business for over 35 years.  

Throughout the tour and working lunch the discussion centered around careers in the industry, as well as interesting stories about the day-to-day operations of a television and film production company.  The conversation included information about Broadway Stages’ commitment to giving back to their community and their various outreach efforts in education and community betterment.  In addition, we spoke about Broadway Stages’ green initiatives including 50,000 sq. ft. of solar panels, and urban agriculture on the rooftop of two of their soundstages – sustainable efforts that protect our environment.  

Broadway Stages is proud to support the next generation of television and film production leaders and encourage continued education and vocational training that sustain the industry. We are hopeful to have inspired this group of university students to understand the importance of giving back to their community and implementing sustainable environmental programs as they work to achieve their professional goals.  

St. Stanislaus’ “Get to the Point” 5K Hits the Mark!

 
 

After carbo-loading at the pre-race “Pasta Party” on Saturday, October 13, participants in the St. Stanislaus “Get to the Point” 5K were raring and ready to go on race day. 

The autumnal nip in the air set the stage for a fun filled Sunday that began with the children’s dash races, followed by the 5K run/walk, and the award ceremony.  As the photos show, it was a day of fun and fellowship.  

As title sponsor, Broadway Stages is grateful to those who participated and donated to the event; the money raised goes a long way in advancing education and building community.  

Broadway Stages, New York’s premier film and television production company, actively supports a variety of organizations, programs and initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to local economic and community growth, education, the arts, public safety, and the environment.  Through financial, in-kind and volunteer resources we strive to make a difference in the communities where we work and live.  

Boo! Spooktacular at the Staten Island Zoo

Hundreds of ghosts and goblins attended the 2018 Staten Island Spooktacular, Staten Island's largest Halloween themed event that took place on October 13 and 14 at Barrett Park's Staten Island Zoo in West Brighton.  The two-day Halloween tradition was frighteningly fun as evidenced by the photos!  
Broadway Stages was thrilled to be a sponsor of the Spooktacular and thoroughly enjoyed the festivities along with its neighbors. 

Broadway Stages, New York’s premier film and television production company, expanded to Staten Island in 2017.  As a company with roots in NYC, we understand the needs of our neighbors and the importance of giving back.  We are excited to be in Staten Island and helping to make a positive impact on the individual lives of our neighbors.
Read the full article by Derek Alvez in SI Live here.

Broadway Stages–Title Sponsor for St. Stanislaus’ “Get to the Point” 5K RUN

 
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Get your running shoes on and come out to support St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy!  Broadway Stages is the title sponsor for the 25th anniversary of the “Get to the Point” 5K Run/Walk, that will take place on Sunday, October 14, 2018.  This year, Broadway Stages is also the benefactor of a pre-race “Pasta Party” on Saturday evening, October 13.

Event Chairman and Race Director Frank P. Carbone is excited to bring back the race this year and promises that it will be better than ever.  The event, which was first held in 1992, has grown steadily over the past three decades.  This year, over 500 participants are expected to compete in the highly popular children’s dash and 5K run. Adults, children and families of all ages are invited to join in this year’s festivities.  All proceeds from the event will be used to benefit the St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy, a local school with over 200 students serving grades Pre-K3 through 8 in the Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Long Island City communities.

Broadway Stages, New York’s premier film and television production company, is thrilled to be the title sponsor for this year's race. The company’s President and CEO, Gina Argento, strongly believes in giving back to the community by supporting educational causes and local businesses and engaging in positive environmental practices.  As a company with local roots, Broadway Stages understands the needs of its community and the importance of giving back.

For more information about St. Stanislaus’ “Get to the Point” 5K, and the pre-race pasta party, click here.