Calling All Young Artists: Eckford Street Studio Summer Art Workshop

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The Eckford Street Studio Summer Art Workshop for Kids is underway! Brought to you by ESS Community Projects, this weekly workshop runs through the end of August. At the workshop, young artists entering kindergarten to second and third to fifth grades explore various themes through media including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, and more. Guided by teaching artists, the kids collaborate and participate in projects, gaining important artistic and life skills. More information, including the full schedule and registration link, can be found on the workshop website.

Broadway Stages is excited to show our commitment to local community education through continued support to ESS Community Projects, which brings high-quality art education to all members of the North Brooklyn community, regardless of income or experience.

Wingate Concert Series 2019!

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The 2019 Wingate Concert Series, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, is ON and taking place this summer in the heart of Brooklyn at Wingate Field. The series includes live band performances by premiere R&B soul, classic hip-hop, reggae, smooth jazz, and gospel artists who not only represent the soul of Brooklyn but are also in current radio rotation.

As a proud sponsor of this exciting summer event, Broadway Stages encourages you to check out the line-up and join in the fun July 9, 10, 16, 17, and 18. The free concert series is held at Wingate Field in Brooklyn located at Rutland and Winthrop Streets, opposite from Kings County Hospital. Gates open at 6 p.m., and showtime is at 7 p.m. Join us in celebrating music and the arts!

Kingsland Wildflowers — Arts and Education in Full Bloom

It's been a wonderful season at Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages, and we've celebrated in full bloom with a flurry of activity that you can view for yourself below. If you missed any of these events, there is still time to experience Kingsland Wildflowers on Saturday, June 29; please join us for our last open house of the season from noon to 3 p.m. Tour the native plant garden, visit our community engagement space, and enjoy an amazing view of the city from our rooftop. It's free and open to the public, and no registration is required. Until next season, we wish you a safe and happy summer! #GOGREEN

Broadway Stages wishes to thank the stewards and collaborators of Kingland Wildflowers, including New York City Audubon, Newtown Creek Alliance, Alive Structures, and NOoSHPHERE Arts, for their leadership and support of environmentally sustainable programs that benefit our community.

Culminating Events at Kingsland Wildflowers 2019

Friday June 7 - Sunset Ecology Tour with NYC Audubon and Atlas Obscura

Monday, June 24 - Alive Structures and North Brooklyn Chamber Panel Discussion about NYC’s New Green Deal and the Future of Green Roofs

Semillas Collective Perform With NOoSPHERE Arts at Kingsland Wildflowers

Don't forget to join us at Kingsland Wildflowers on Saturday, June 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for a rooftop dance performance with Semillas Collective and friends, followed by a rough-cut screening of "Papalotl-Muyus" (Butterfly-Seeds) at Last Frontier NYC.

Experience environmentally focused live art jointly presented by Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages and NOosphere Arts, a nonprofit housed at Last Frontier NYC, the artist studio located just below the roof gardens. NOoSPHERE Arts produces multidisciplinary public arts programming from acclaimed artists all across the world. To learn more about the performers and their dramatic rendition of "Papalotl-Muyus," click here.

This performance is the culminating event at Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages in celebration of National Pollinator Week. The performance and film screening is free, but limited to 200 guests; registration is required.  

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This Weekend at Kingsland Wildflowers: A Landscape Designer, an Author, and Artists

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Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages has another busy weekend ahead. Check out the free events described below and be sure to RSVP. And don't forget Open House Saturday on June 22 and 29; from noon to 3:00 p.m. the green roof at Kingsland Wildflowers will be open to the public. Tour the native plant garden and visit the community engagement space. No registration is required, and Open House Saturday is free to the public. We welcome you to enjoy the view and step into nature atop Broadway Stages' production studio. For more information, visit www.kingslandwildflowers.com.

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Broadway Stages wishes to thank the stewards of Kingsland Wildflowers, including New York City Audubon, Newtown Creek Alliance, Alive Structures, and NOoSPHERE Arts, for their leadership and collaboration of environmentally sustainable programs that benefit our community. Come see for yourself and visit this weekend!

Friday, June 21, 2019 (4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Rooftop Explorations With Marni Majorelle and Leslie Adatto
This week's Field Day Friday celebrates National Pollinator Week. Join landscape designer Marni Majorelle for a Q&A tour of the Kingsland Wildflowers green roof, followed by a talk with author Leslie Adatto as she discusses her new book, 111 Rooftops in New York That You Must Not Miss, featuring our very own Kingsland Wildflowers! Please RSVP here.

Saturday, June 22 (6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

Semillas Collective Performance With NOoSPHERE Arts Join us for a rooftop musical dance performance by Semillas Collective, a dance troupe dedicated to Indigenous American traditions. After the performance, enjoy a rough-cut screening of Collective co-founder Daisy Bugarin's film, Papalotl-Muyus (Butterfly-Seeds). The screening will be held at the Last Frontier NYC artist studio located just below the rooftop garden, where the piece was filmed last year. The performance and film screening is free but limited to 200 guests, and registration is required.  

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Brooklyn Film Festival 2019

The 2019 Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) kicks off on Friday, May 31 and runs through Sunday, June 9. The 133 films featured at the 2019 BFF will compete for six awards, including:  

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  • Grand Cameleon Award

  • Best in Category Award

  • Best New Director

  • Best Brooklyn Project

  • Spirit Award

  • Certificate of Excellence

The competition begins on opening night, with the film Above the Shadows, a supernatural tale that follows a young woman (Olivia Thirlby) who has faded from the world to the point of becoming invisible. Directed by Claudia Myers, the world premiere of this film — in the category of narrative feature — will be shown at the Wythe Hotel.

As a proud sponsor, Broadway Stages encourages you to check out showtimes, experience the power and artistic excellence of independent films, and be a part of the cinematic world of Brooklyn.  

ABOUT BFF: Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is an International, competitive festival. BFF mission is to provide a public forum in Brooklyn in order to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films. To draw worldwide attention to Brooklyn as a center for cinema. To encourage the rights of all Brooklyn residents to access and experience the power of independent filmmaking, and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. BFF, inc. is a not-for-profit organization. Learn more about BFF.

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 more than 100 of NYC's top ethnic food vendors, more than 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.



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 with 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

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

On Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. 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 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.                                                                       

$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 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 its 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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Local USA 829 Scenic Apprentice Program at Broadway Stages’ Staten Island Campus

Standing from left to right Apprenticeship Administrator Kelsey Harro, (with baby Emerson Harro), Shane Ingersoll, Sarah Rigney, Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, Hanna Wellish, USA 829 President Beverly Miller, Sol Metcalfe-McDonald, Broadway Stages’ President Gina Argento, Jared Flynn, Instructor Jacquelyn Marolt, and Athena Parella. Sitting from left to right Rosalind McKelvey-Bunting, Martin Petrov, and Murphey Wilkins.

Standing from left to right Apprenticeship Administrator Kelsey Harro, (with baby Emerson Harro), Shane Ingersoll, Sarah Rigney, Deputy Borough President Ed Burke, Hanna Wellish, USA 829 President Beverly Miller, Sol Metcalfe-McDonald, Broadway Stages’ President Gina Argento, Jared Flynn, Instructor Jacquelyn Marolt, and Athena Parella. Sitting from left to right Rosalind McKelvey-Bunting, Martin Petrov, and Murphey Wilkins.

Founded in 1897, the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, an affiliate of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), is a labor union and professional association made up of over 4,000 members including designers, artists, craftspeople, and department coordinators. Organized to protect craft standards, working conditions, wages, and benefits for the entertainment and decorative arts industries, the members of Local USA 829 work in film, theatre, opera, ballet, television, industrial shows, commercials, and exhibitions.

In addition to negotiating agreements with major industry organizations, the Local offers its members a variety of courses, online training, and a three-year scenic artist apprenticeship program that is financed through a trust fund. As of September 2018, the program is being held in Staten Island at a facility donated by Broadway Stages and located at their new campus on Arthur Kill Road. The facility features a modern kitchen/lecture room, a separate tool room, and a large studio space with a brand-new paint deck. Surrounded by production studios, shops, and filming locations, the apprentices feel right at home.