NY Sun Works Youth Conference 2019

NY Sun Works (NYSW), a non-profit organization that builds innovative science labs in urban schools, held their eighth annual Youth Conference on May 20. Through their Greenhouse Project Initiative NYSA use hydroponic farming technology to educate students and teachers about the science of sustainability.  The Youth Conference offers a platform for students to share their scientific creativity while celebrating the Greenhouse Project, which promotes urban sustainability through science education and approaches sustainability science by studying the interaction between humans, technology, and the environment.

As a company committed to community, education and environmental sustainability, Broadway Stages is proud to support this initiative and hope that it will serve to encourage a “...generation of environmental innovators, empowered to create solutions to global resource challenges.”

Check out a live stream of the event here and a photo gallery below.




Second Annual World’s Fare was a Delectable Hit!

The second annual World’s Fare at Citi Field was a big hit.  This two-day international food festival boasted over 100 of NYC’s top ethnic food vendors, over 50 craft brewers, a market bazaar where you could purchase global food products and handmade crafts from around the world, music, dance and art. Congratulations to the co-chairs and to the sponsors who helped to make this happen. Broadway Stages is proud to have sponsored the interactive mural. Take a look at the photos and mark your calendar for next year’s World’s Fare. You won’t want to miss it.  



Spring has Sprung at Kingsland Wildflowers Rooftop Garden

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It’s official, spring has sprung and that was evident this weekend at Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, the interactive and educational green rooftop garden, designed by Alive Structures and managed by NY City Audubon and Newtown Creek Alliance.  

The weekend began with Field Day Friday, which included tours of the green roof and an opportunity to participate in discussions and workshops focused on conservation, stewardship, and ecology. Later that evening a screening of the documentary film by Sidney Beaumont, From Paris to Pittsburg, was shown.  The film explores the national and worldwide effects of climate change and was narrated by Emmy Award-Winning Actress Rachel Brosnahan.  

Open House Saturday followed, with tours of the native plant garden and our community engagement space. It was a great way to spend a weekend in nature right in our own backyard. Just in case you missed it take a look at the photo gallery and then check out the events calendar. We welcome you visit Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages.  




A Peek Inside the Arthur Kill Prison at Staten Island Stages, LLC

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The Business Insider was given a special sneak peek inside the Arthur Kill Prison at the Staten Island Stages, LLC facility on Staten Island. Shows and films like Orange is the New Black, Daredevil and Ocean’s 8 have used this facility as a backdrop for their story lines needing an authentic penitentiary vibe.  

The 69-acre Arthur Kill campus, located in the Charleston section of Staten Island, was acquired in 2017.  Plans are underway for upgrades and construction of additional sound stages. We’re excited to see the full potential of this facility and to realize the economic growth it will bring to Staten Island.  

Check out the story and take your own sneak peek inside the Arthur Kill Prison at The Business Insider.  


Connect with local business at the SIEDC Green & Clean Festival

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SUSTAINABILITY - now more than ever, it’s important to understand the value and importance it makes on our world, and how you can make a difference. On June 6th the State Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) will host their annual Green & Clean Festival. Intended to spread information about sustainability and environmental awareness, the Festival is a day-long marketplace where more than 40 sustainable businesses and organizations showcase their services, and where environmentally conscious individuals gather to learn how to incorporate sustainability into their lives. As a member of the SIEDC, Broadway Stages encourages you to attend and we invite you to come by our table to learn about green roofs from the NY City Audubon and Alive Structures, two organizations that make our 20,000 sq. ft. Kingsland Wildflowers rooftop possible. And you can hear about the work underway to expand our green roof corridor by an additional 1.4 acres! General admission to the festival is free but you are encouraged to register. For more information click here.

WHERE: Staten Island Zoo @ 614 Broadway WHEN:  June 6th – 9 am to 2 pm

The World’s Fare 2019 at Citi Field this Weekend

The second annual World’s Fare at Citi Field will be held this weekend May 18 and 19.  The Fare honors the legacy of the 1964 World’s Fair by bringing people together to celebrate and enjoy the uniquely diverse food and culinary talents throughout the five Boroughs of New York City. You won’t want to miss this amazing two-day international festival showcasing

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  • 100+ top ethnic food vendors from NYC’s five boroughs

  • 50+ craft brewers at the international beer pavilion and world cocktails

  • world market bazaar w/global food products & handmade crafts from around the world

  • world music, dance, art and entertainment programming - including a life size paint-by-numbers interactive mural sponsored by Broadway Stages!

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LOCATION

Citi Field
123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
Queens, NY 11368

You don’t want to miss this event!

For more information and to purchase tickets click here

Record Breaking First Quarter for NY Film Incentive Program

New York’s film tax credit program boasted another record breaking first quarter.  There was a significant increase from 2018 in all of the key indicators including number of applications, hires, and estimated spend.

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With the tax credit extended to 2024 by Governor Cuomo, we expect these numbers to continue to grow, bringing more jobs and economic growth to the State and local economies. Gina Argento, President and CEO of Broadway Stages, said “New York’s booming TV and film production industry creates well-paying jobs each year and the program’s extension ensures productions will continue to come to New York and generate revenue for smaller businesses that work with those productions. We are glad that the program has been renewed and look forward to hosting many more productions at our 50+ sound stages around New York City, and creating thousands of meaningful jobs.”

Click here to read about the record breaking first quarter.  




Experience the Kingsland Wildflowers Rooftop Garden in Full Bloom

The Kingsland Wildflowers rooftop garden at Broadway Stages will host their monthly open house this Saturday, May 18. Open houses are held on the third Saturday of every month and are an excellent opportunity to see, firsthand, one of the many efforts to bring greenery and its many benefits to our community. Tour the native plant garden and visit our community engagement space to learn more about the rooftop and how you can get involved in the green movement. Events are held on the rooftop garden until July so make sure you stay current on our blog for more updates. No registration is required and this event is free for all ages so bring the whole family to see the future of environmental progress in Brooklyn. We can’t wait to see you all there!

WHERE: Roof of 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY

WHEN:  Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 12:00 PM  3:00 PM

For more information about events, click here to go to the Kingsland Wildflowers event page.

Mark Your Calendar! SI Children’s Museum Carnival and Science Spectacular

On Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm the Staten Island Children’s Museum will host this year’s Carnival and Science Spectacular, a fundraiser that benefits the Staten Island Children’s Museum.  As one of the proud sponsors, Broadway Stages encourages you to attend this fun, family friendly event. This old fashioned festival includes many fan favorites including carnival games and rides, a bounce house, obstacle course, music, a rock wall, science demonstrations, robots, solar cars, lasers, raffles, food, entry to the Museum and so much more!  So be sure to get your tickets now.

Staten Island Children’s Museum Carnival & Science Spectacular 1000 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, NY 10301

Saturday June 1 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm                                                                       

$13 discount tickets can be purchased in advance until May 30 at the museum or online at www.sichildrensmuseum.org/carnival-and-science-spectacular. Tickets at the gate are $16

Brooklyn Designs Expo Kicks Off with a Bang!

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce kicked off the annual Brooklyn Designs Expo on Friday, May 10.  Brooklyn’s premier design event showcases a cross section of design, architecture and art. As you can see from the photo gallery below, the show features inspiring collective exhibits, hands-on demos, and an exciting array of products, including many that have received Brooklyn-Made certification by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. The show features cafes and bars from Brooklyn’s beloved vendors as well as family-friendly programming throughout the weekend. As a proud sponsor, Broadway Stages invites you to join us this weekend.   

WHERE: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 77, 141 Flushing Avenue WHEN:  May 10 - May 12 and open to the public from 11 am to 6 pm

Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Don’t miss this exciting event! For more information please click here.  




The Paley Center Celebrates LGBTQ+ Achievements in Television

Broadway Stages is proud to support The Paley Honors. As a company that values diversity and promotes inclusion of experiences, talents, and culture, we applaud The Paley Center for their leadership in paying tribute to the LGBTQ+ achievements in television. With a star-studded lineup of presenters including Billy Crystal, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Debra Messing and many others, the Paley Honors is an event you won’t want to miss. Tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information about The Paley Center for Media click here.  

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