Valuable New Resource Available: Diverse Suppliers Directory

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Broadway Stages values diversity in the workforce and among our suppliers and vendors. That’s why we're excited to spread the news about the recently published Diverse Supplier Directory. Published by the New York State Governor's Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, the directory brings visibility to the many diverse vendors supporting the industry in New York — bringing them more business opportunities. These vendors provide services in the following areas: casting, catering, equipment rental, janitorial/cleaning, marketing/media services, post/VFX/animation, production company, security, stages/studios, and wardrobe/props.

Broadway Stages looks forward to using this resource, encouraging our diverse service providers to sign up, and sharing it with our production clients.

Save the Date: July 18 — Patrol Borough Brooklyn North Harmony Day Picnic

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Come out on Thursday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for the Patrol Borough Brooklyn North Harmony Day Picnic, hosted by the 77th and 79th Precincts. At the picnic, you can get to know your neighbors and members of local law enforcement, while enjoying fun, family-friendly activities — plus delicious food provided by Broadway Stages!

The picnic will be held at Herbert Von King Park, located at 670 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Check out the video from last year's picnic on YouTube. For more information about this year's event, contact Patrol Borough Community Affairs at 718-573-6619.

Advancing Parity for Women: New York Women in Film & Television

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As a woman-owned business, Broadway Stages is committed to advancing opportunities for women and minorities in the television and film industry. One way we demonstrate this commitment is through membership in New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT). As a professional association for women in the New York entertainment industry, NYWIFT promotes equality for women — whether in front of or behind the camera and in every stage of their careers — and works to make a difference through initiatives that recognize talents and provide opportunities for women throughout the industry.

Most recently, NYWIFT hosted its 2019 Summit at which industry thought leaders and journalists addressed the issues of gender and pay gap, diversity/inclusion, and sexual harassment, planning the way forward to make positive changes in these areas.

We congratulate Cynthia López for recently taking the helm as NYWIFT executive director and look forward to working together with NYWIFT to face the challenges and opportunities presented to women in the industry. Learn more about NYWIFT, its programs, and how to become a member at https://www.nywift.org/.

The Tradition Continues — Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Giglio Feast

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Since 1903, the Italians in Williamsburg have been celebrating the annual Giglio Feast, which since the 1950s has been combined with the feast honoring Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Make no mistake, this is not like any other celebration you have ever seen, but one that you must experience. After all, honoring two saints in one celebration — Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola — deserves righteous grandeur. Learn about the rich history of this ceremonial festival here, and check out the YouTube video below to see for yourself the excitement and passion of this feast. Information about the celebration July 10-21 can be found here. Broadway Stages is proud to be a sponsor of this historically significant event, and we encourage you to attend and partake in the century-old tradition brought to Brooklyn in 1903 by the Nolani immigrants.

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!

New Green Roof Teacher's Guide Now Available

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Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages has recently released a green roof teacher's guide aimed at grades pre-K through five. In our changing world, it's important that at a young age, students learn about the environment and how they can do their part to create a positive impact. Green rooftops are a great way to introduce children to ecosystems and offer an opportunity to learn about their functionality and importance in the metropolitan area.

The guide itself breaks down the lessons by grade to accurately and effectively engage and enlighten students about the benefits of sustainability. Created by local STEM teacher Vicki Sando, the guide will first be implemented by her current school, PS 41. We encourage educators from all over the city to inquire about the green roof teacher's guide for use in their own curricula! For more information, contact the NYC Audubon or the Newtown Creek Alliance.

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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Brooklyn Workforce Innovations' Gala in Gotham

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) held its annual Gala in Gotham on June 13 to celebrate the achievements of its programs, graduates, and partners who work together to connect thousands of low-income New Yorkers with training for in-demand careers. As one of the sponsors of this event, Broadway Stages congratulates BWI and its partners for their efforts in creating new possibilities for career success and supporting the television and film industry of New York.

Of the eight training programs provided by BWI, two specifically support the television and film industry — the "Made in NY" Production Assistant and Post Production training programs. A collaboration between BWI and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, their mission is to give unemployed and low-income New Yorkers a chance to work in the dynamic field of film and television production whether on-set or in post-production editing video or creating visual effects. BWI helps to provide skilled labor needed to support the ever-growing industry and New York economy. Skilled labor needed to continue to attract networks to film their productions and complete post-production work in NYC.

We also congratulate those who were honored at the Gala for their role in supporting BWI's mission, including:

  • EXTRAORDINARY SUPPORTER Post New York Alliance

  • OUTSTANDING EMPLOYER Crewforce

  • OUTSTANDING EMPLOYER Total Transportation

  • OUTSTANDING EMPLOYER Picture Farm

  • CATALYTIC PARTNER Innovation Lab Partners

  • INSPIRATIONAL GRADUATE Kareem Edwards

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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2019 Kingsborough Community College Gala and Auction

Kingsborough Community College (KCC) is hosting their 14th Annual Seaside Splash Gala and Silent Auction. This year's theme, Garden of Dreams, will whisk you away to a magical evening in support of student scholarships. As a trustee of KCC, Broadway Stages encourages you to attend, enjoy a memorable evening, and support higher education. For more information about the event, click here.

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