We Shaped-Up in Bushwick at Annual Event


We shaped-up, enjoyed healthy food and family fun activities, as well as the 14th annual Brooklyn-Queens day parade. The seventh annual Shape-Up Bushwick event was a success. Thanks to all who attended and participated in the fellowship of community and supporting a healthy lifestyle. As a local neighbor, Broadway Stages is honored to support our communities where we live and work. Take a look at the photo carousel below to see how those who attended enjoyed the event.

Fantastic! Go Green Brooklyn Festival


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.

Go Green Brooklyn Festival! June 1


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.

Don't Forget Shape-Up Bushwick


Hey folks, don't forget to mark your calendar for Thursday, June 6. Community Board 4 is hosting its 14th annual Brooklyn-Queens day parade in conjunction with Shape-Up Bushwick VII.

Geared toward promoting a healthy lifestyle for all, the day begins with a short parade followed by a ceremony to recognize the Grand Marshal and other honorees. After the parade, plan to enjoy various fitness and recreation activities for the entire family, as well as games, face painting, music, and a raffle for kids. A healthy lunch, sponsored by Broadway Stages, will be provided for all participants. For more information and to register, click here.

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!



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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Celebrating Jewish and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The month of May brings many reasons to celebrate — spring is in the air and we've finally put away our winter boots. School is winding down, Mother's Day is around the corner, and we're all looking forward to a fun summer. But it's also a time when we celebrate Jewish and Asian Pacific American Heritage month.

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In New York, more than anywhere else in the world, ethnic and cultural diversity brings a vibrant mix of world influences that cannot be duplicated anywhere else. It's this amazing ability to coexist, understand, and respect that makes New York City (NYC) so spectacular. Our city is in essence the United Nations, with all five boroughs illustrating this melting pot of cultures and welcoming local residents and tourists alike.

Did you know that almost 200 languages are spoken in NYC and that 40 percent of the population was born outside of the United States? Our ability to coexist, to recognize and appreciate our differences, and the value they each bring makes NYC a cosmopolitan city like no other.

As an immigrant family with local roots dating back more than 35 years, Broadway Stages understands first hand the importance of diversity, and we promote the inclusion of experiences, talents, and culture across our operations and in the communities where we work and live.

This May, as we celebrate both Jewish American and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we encourage you to learn about your neighbors, to recognize the achievements and contributions they have made, and to join in the celebration. To learn more about Jewish American heritage, click here, and find out about Asian Pacific American heritage, click here.

Hungry? YMCA Chipotle Monday - May 6 from 4 to 8 p.m.


The Greenpoint YMCA is hosting a Chipotle fundraiser on Monday, May 6. Thirty-three (33) percent of the proceeds of every item purchased on Monday between 4 and 8 p.m. will go to support the Greenpoint YMCA Early Childhood Center.

So head on over to the Greenpoint Chipotle located at 130 N. 4th St. (near 4th and Bedford) or call in your order (718-384-1785). Enjoy a meal and support your local YMCA.

Be sure to bring a copy of the flyer, show the cashier on your smartphone, or just tell the cashier that you are supporting the YMCA fundraiser when you pick up your food. Check out the menu and place your online order — click on the logo below.