Greenpoint YMCA Healthy Kids Day - A Big Hit

The Greenpoint YMCA's annual Healthy Kids Day was a big hit. From the bounce house and dunking booth to New York's finest playing soccer with the kids, the petting zoo and more, everyone had a great time. Take a look at the photo gallery below.  

The Greenpoint YMCA offers programs that bring the family and our community together. As a proud Board member, Broadway Stages encourages you to learn more at Greenpoint Y.   

"The Good Fight" Renewed for a Fourth Season on CBS

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Broadway Stages is excited to announce that "The Good Fight" has been renewed for a fourth season at CBS All Access. Filmed at our facilites in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Broadway Stages has been the production partner for "The Good Fight," a spinoff of "The Good Wife," which aired for seven seasons on CBS and also filmed at Broadway Stages. See what Variety is saying about the upcoming season.

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

Staten Island EDC Recognizes Broadway Stages With Top 31 Award

 
 

At this year's Staten Island Economic Development Corporation's (SIEDC) annual conference, Broadway Stages was recognized as one of the top 31 growing companies in the borough. Gina Argento, Broadway Stages' President and CEO, received the award on behalf of the company.

"We've put our heart and soul into our Staten Island campus in Arthur Kill and are excited to see the growth that it's bringing to the community," said Gina. "We are proud to be a member of the SIEDC and a part of the Charleston community."

In 2017 Broadway Stages acquired the 69-acre campus in Arthur Kill, located in the Charleston section of Staten Island. Today, it's being designed as a full-service production facility offering ample space for film, television, and music video productions of all sizes.

For additional information about the SIEDC annual conference, view the SI Live media report at SILive.com by Erik Bascome.

ABOUT THE SIEDC Since 1993 The SIEDC has served as the lead advocate for economic development on Staten Island. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, SIEDC's mission is to enhance Staten Island's economy by promoting public and private investment, and encouraging responsible and sustainable development, all of which improve the quality of life and provide broad and diverse employment opportunities in the borough. The annual business conference brings together Staten Island-based companies and provides opportunities for them to display their services and products, attend educational seminars and keynote panels, and offers networking opportunities. For more information about SIEDC, click here.



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."

Celebrating Earth Day 2019 - Doing Our Part to Protect the Environment

Observed every year on April 22, Earth Day promotes environmental literacy and awareness. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in held in 1970. Many consider this event the genesis of the "Going Green" movement. Coordinated by the Earth Day Network, there are now annual events held in 193 countries around the world to promote the idea that we, as humans, should protect the environment.

At Broadway Stages we're doing our part to raise awareness about environmental sustainability and we're walking the talk with the use of renewable technologies. From our green roofs, currently totaling 27,000 square feet, that help to advance ecosystem services that are critical to our habitat and community, to 50,000 square feet of solar panels that help improve air quality and decrease power grid demand. And later this year we'll be expanding our green roof garden program [Broadway Stages Green Corridor] by an additional 1.4 acres — or almost 61,000 square feet — thanks to a grant from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation's Green Innovation Grant Program, and the support of Alive Structures who will design and implement the green roofs.

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There is so much that each of us can do to protect our earth, and we encourage you to lend a hand. It's easy and fun. Consider implementing a recycle, reduce, reuse approach, or plant some green. Earth Day is a great time to plant a tree or even add a plant to your home or office. Not only does a plant add some color to a room, but it also helps to clean the air.

Check out the Earth Day Network to see what other initiatives are underway and how you can get involved.

Futures in Education Angels Reception Brings Students and Donors Together

Futures in Education 2018-19 Angel Program Recipients

Futures in Education 2018-19 Angel Program Recipients

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The New York Hall of Science in Queens was buzzing with excitement last night! Futures in Education held their Angel Program reception that was attended by hundreds of students, their families, and Angel sponsors. It was an amazing opportunity to bring the students and their donors together to meet face to face.

Broadway Stages has been a longtime supporter of the Futures in Education Angel Program that allows less fortunate children in Brooklyn and Queens to receive a Catholic education. This year, Gina Argento was the Angel to four children, subsidizing the cost of their Catholic grammar school tuition.

"It's a privilege to play a role in the lives of these children, and helping them expand their knowledge and love of learning," Gina said. The Angel Program provides access to an excellent education for those who need a helping hand."

Any family with a child or children grades K-8 registered in a Catholic elementary school or academy in Brooklyn or Queens that can demonstrate financial need of tuition assistance may apply. To learn more about Futures in Education and the Angel Program, click here.

Staten Island Children's Museum Carnival & Science Spectacular!

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Broadway Stages is thrilled to be among the sponsors of this year's Carnival and Science Spectacular, a fundraiser that benefits the Staten Island Children's Museum. You won't want to miss the fun! This old-fashioned festival includes many fan favorites including carnival games and rides, bounce house, obstacle course, music, rock wall, science demonstrations, robots, solar cars, lasers, raffles, food, entry to the museum, and so much more!

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.

Tickets can be purchased at
www.sichildrensmuseum.org/carnival-and-science-spectacular or at the museum.

Discount tickets are available for $13 until May 30
Special early bird pricing is available to members for $10 until April 26  
Tickets at the gate are $16

The Staten Island Children's Museum was founded in 1974. Since that time they have worked to nurture the creativity and curiosity natural to all children. Their programming emphasizes direct and authentic hands-on experiences conducted in a welcoming and pleasing environment. The museum encourages participation by visitors of all abilities and endeavors to reach beyond its walls to serve as an educational resource for the members of our diverse community, especially families and schools. To learn more about the Staten Island Children's Museum, click here.

Canarsie Park Easter Egg Hunt Hosted by Senator Persaud - Sponsored by BWS

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Spring is in full swing with Easter right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate than with an Easter egg hunt for the kids? Broadway Stages invites you to attend the Senate District 19 Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Senator Roxanne J. Persaud.

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Senator Roxanne J. Persaud Free Easter Egg Hunt

Seaview Ave &, E 102nd St (East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11236
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

"SD-19 Easter Egg Hunt is one more way to serve the community. I am happy with the response and support from the community because families in the 19th senatorial district deserve opportunities for physical and social activities outdoors. I am proud to be able to host this egg hunt in the district for a second year," Senator Persaud said.

This fun family event will feature giveaways and refreshments, games for the kids, as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny! Admission is FREE, and we can't wait to see you there. Just don't forget to bring a basket!

RSVP via goo.gl/forms/CChl5logefycqHlA3

2019 TV Season Brings New Exciting Shows and Pilots Filmed at Broadway Stages

Broadway Stages has worked with every major Hollywood film studio on feature films and produced scores of television shows. The success of each production comes from the efforts of thousands of individuals, both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes, who help make film and television a reality. Broadway Stages is honored to play a role in creating exceptional entertainment by providing production studios, locations, and related services to our clients who combine imagination and talent to create the stories we can't get enough of.

Read below about five new shows being produced or shot at Broadway Stages' facilities including "Hightown," "The Code," "The Godfather of Harlem," "The Loudest Voice," and "Wu Tang – An American Saga."

 

THE LOUDEST VOICE
ABOUT: Eight-episode series adaptation of Gabriel Sherman's book The Loudest Voice in the Room, focused on the rise and fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes.
TIMING: Debuts in summer 2019
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Blumhouse Television
NETWORK: Showtime Networks
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Tom McCarthy, Gabriel Sherman, Jason Blum , Alex Metcalf, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, and Russell Crowe
STARRING: Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes and Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson
FILMING LOCATION: Broadway Stages @ Cooper Ave. in Queens

HIGHTOWN
ABOUT: Opioid crime drama set amidst the drug trade on Cape Cod.
TIMING: Production begins in March 2019
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Jerry Bruckheimer Television
NETWORK: Starz
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Gary Lennon, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Jonathan Littman
STARRING: Monica Raymond as Jackie Quinones National Marine Fisheries Services officer and James Badge Dale as Detective Ray Abruzzo
FILMING LOCATION: Broadway Stages @ Long Island City in Queens

THE GODFATHER OF HARLEM
ABOUT:
Crime drama about infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson in Harlem in the 1960s.
TIMING: Debuts in April 2019
PRODUCTION COMPANY: ABC Signature Studios
NETWORK: Epix
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Chris Brancato, Nina Young Bongiovi, James Acheson, and Forest Whitaker
STARRING: Forest Whitaker as Bumpy Johnson, Lucy Fry as Stella, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Vincent "Chin" Gigante
FILMING LOCATION: Broadway Stages @ Cooper Ave. in Queens and @ Greenpoint, Brooklyn

WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA
ABOUT:
Ten-episode series set in New York City in the early '90s about the formation of the legendary Staten Island rap group Wu Tang Clan and their influence on hip hop culture.
TIMING: Debuts in 2019
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Imagine Entertainment
NETWORK: Hulu
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Brian Grazer, Alex Tse, RZA, and Method Man
STARRING: Dave East as Shotgun, a.k.a. Method Man, Julian Elijah Martinez as Divine, and Siddiq Saunderson as Dennis "D-Love" Coles
FILMING LOCATION: Broadway Stages @ Staten Island Stages

THE CODE
ABOUT:
Drama series about the professional and personal lives of the military's brightest legal minds in the courtroom.
TIMING: Debuts on April 9, 2019
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Timberman-Beverly Productions and CBS Television Studios
NETWORK: CBS Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Craig Sweeny, Craig Tuck, Carl Beverly, and Sarah Timberman
STARRING: Ato Essandoh as Major Trey Ferry, Luke Mitchell as Captain John "Abe" Abraham, and Dana Delaney as Colonel Glenn Turnbull
FILMING LOCATION: Broadway Stages @ Staten Island Stages

 

We're also excited to play host to seven television pilots (out of a total nine being filmed in New York), and a YouTube comedy pilot airing in 2019. And what a lineup of pilots it is. From an "NYPD Blue" sequel, and a reboot of "New York Undercover," to a supernatural thriller series, "The Last American Vampire," that follows a character from the popular novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. There's also a series called "Evil," about the battle between science and religion – think miracles and demonic possessions – as well as a show about the FBI's Most Wanted. Then we have "Sisters," a drama based on an Australian TV series about an only child who learns that her fertility doctor father conceived dozens of children, only two of which are girls. If that's not enough, then get ready for a fictional legal/family drama [not yet named] that centers on a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. And rounding out the 2019 pilots being filmed at Broadway Stages is YouTube's "It's a Man's World" (working title). The story is about a top female video game executive who, after being abruptly fired from her job, decides to start applying for gaming jobs as a man and finds herself on a noticeably easier path to success. So – there's definitely something for everyone!

Be sure to keep an eye on this year's exciting television season. Broadway Stages is thrilled to play host to these shows coming soon to your favorite entertainment watching device.

Join Us in Donating Prom Dresses and Suits

Broadway Stages Boutique (Donations requested by May 20)
Drop Off Box Located at:
Broadway Stages
203 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222


For pick up request please email: monica@broadway-stages.com

It's prom season, and the Broadway Stages Boutique is open and awaiting your donations! We are looking for gently used, prom appropriate evening dresses, gowns, and men's suits. We are hoping to bring big "Brooklyn" smiles to those less fortunate who want to attend this milestone event. For many who want to go to their prom, the price of the ticket alone is too much. When you add the cost of a dress or suit and all the extras it can become completely unaffordable.

So, while you're doing your spring cleaning, please consider donating any prom appropriate attire (for women or men), that has been hiding in the back of your closet. You will be helping someone deserving to attend their prom in style.

Please contact monica@broadway-stages.com to schedule a pick up or drop off your donations at Broadway Stages headquarters located at 203 Meserole Ave., Brooklyn, NY no later than May 20, 2019.

Donations from Broadway Stages will be distributed across Brooklyn. The date and location for distribution will be provided as soon as details are finalized.

"Broadway Stages has a long history of giving back; it's just part of who we are and what we do. Our commitment to be a good neighbor means lending a helping hand whenever we can, and that's what we're doing with our prom dress and suit drive. The excitement of high school prom is something that takes us all back to a milestone moment. For those excited about attending, the challenge of affording a ticket and the required attire may prevent them from participating in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We hope that our prom dress and suit drive will allow underprivileged young women and men to attend their prom in style. Building a sense of community and providing to those less fortunate is a passion of Broadway Stages, and we invite the community to join us by donating gently used prom style dresses and suits. Together we can help bring a smile to deserving students." - Monica Holowacz, Director of Community Relations, Broadway Stages, Ltd.