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!

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

Fantastic! Go Green Brooklyn Festival

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FANTASTIC — the weather, the festivities, the people! This past Saturday, June 1, Town Square hosted their 11th annual Go Green Festival at McCarren Park. It was a picture-perfect day. Exhibitors were on hand with fun and creative activities for all ages. And festival goers were able to sample local food, art, and music while learning about local sustainability initiatives such as the Eagle Street Rooftop Farm. Built atop one of Broadway Stages' film production studios in Greenpoint, this 6,000-square-foot internationally acclaimed green roof is a commercially operated vegetable farm.

Green roofs are an excellent way to advance ecosystem services that are critical to habitat and community. Other green roof projects supported by Broadway Stages include Kingsland Wildflowers, solar panels that offset about a third of our annual electric consumption, and Broadway Stages Green Corridor — in cooperation with Alive Structures — we are in the planning phases of a 1.4 acre green roof project funded through New York State’s Environmental Facilities Corporation's Green Innovation Grant Program.

Take a virtual stroll through the festival by viewing our photo gallery below.

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.

It's Time to Think About Summer and Camp Brooklyn

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The Camp Brooklyn Fund is on a mission to give kids from low-income families in Brooklyn the opportunity to attend sleep-away camp. Why you may ask? Because camp can transform lives, families, and our community. And just $750 will send one child to camp for two amazing weeks during the summer. An experience of a lifetime, camp can open up a world of opportunities and build character. Teamwork, loyalty, wholesome health habits, responsibility, personal respect, and appreciation for nature are all part of a child's education at summer camp.

Please take a few minutes to watch the 2018 Camp Brooklyn Fund video and see for yourself the impact that camp is making on our children. As a member of the board of The Camp Brooklyn Fund, Broadway Stages invites you to support our mission. Please donate today!.  



Go Green Brooklyn Festival! June 1

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The Go Green Brooklyn Festival, now in its 11th year, will be held in McCarren Park on June 1 from noon to 5 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon in the park and learn about local sustainability initiatives while sampling local food, art, music, activities for all ages, and an eco-market.  

As a sponsor of the Go Green Brooklyn Festival, Broadway Stages invites you to attend and encourages you to stop by our exhibit to learn about our green rooftop gardens and their positive impact to our local ecosystem and environment. For more information about Go Green Brooklyn Festival, click here.



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 to visit Kingsland Wildflowers at Broadway Stages.




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 p.m.  3:00 p.m.

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

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.  




Brooklyn's Premier Design Event Comes to the Navy Yard - Brooklyn Designs

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Mark your calendar for May 10-12. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th annual Brooklyn Designs Expo at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Founded in 2003 by the Brooklyn Chamber, the Brooklyn Designs Expo is Brooklyn's premier design event showcasing a cross section of design, architecture, and art. This event spotlights the creative economy in Brooklyn and serves as an incubator for emerging designers as well as a platform for established brands producing a range of creative products across furniture, lighting, tableware, art, textiles, and jewelry.

As a longtime supporter of the arts community, Broadway Stages is thrilled to be among the sponsors and encourages you to attend this exciting event; explore interactive exhibits and marvels presented by leading figures in the design world.

For more information about the Brooklyn Designs Expo, check out their website. Tickets are on sale now so don't delay!

WHAT:  16th Annual Brooklyn Designs Expo

WHEN: May 10-12, 2019

WHERE:  Brooklyn Navy Yard, 141 Flushing Avenue, Queens - Building 77

Easter Baskets Were Filled Thanks to Sen. Persaud and Broadway Stages!

We caught our first glimpse of spring last Saturday at the second annual Easter egg hunt hosted by Senator Roxanne Persaud at Canarsie Park. Families from across Brooklyn celebrated the Easter holiday and joined their neighbors in a morning of fun seasonal activities. A special thank you to Senator Persaud for hosting this family friendly event — it was a great success. "This was so much fun, the kids had a great time hunting for Easter eggs. It's wonderful to see our community come together to share in fellowship, and Broadway Stages was honored to be a sponsor," said Gina Argento, President and CEO Broadway Stages, Ltd. "At Broadway Stages our commitment to community is actionable and runs deep. Through financial, in-kind, and volunteer resources we strive to make a difference in the communities where we work and live."