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Upcoming Events

  • Oct 14 - 21: Bed Stuy Alive!
  • JazzFest, BK Reader, BRIC, Maceo Parker, Regina Carter, I Called Him Morgan, Greg Tate, Ronald K. Brown, EVIDENCE, Chasing Trane, Terri Lyne Carrington, Harriet Tubman, Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo-Pak Coalition, Samora Pinderhughes, Theo Croker, Braxton Cook, Miramar, Imani Uzuri, Kavita Shah Quintet, Vijay Iyer, Theo Croker, Sun Ra Arkestra, Pedrito Martinez Group
    Oct 14- Oct 21: BRIC JazzFest
  • peh-LO-tah, BK Reader, BAM, soccer, spoken word, samba, hip-hop, dance,
    OCT 18 - 21: pe-LO-tah
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard, BK Reader, Urban Ecology Tour, Brooklyn green, sustainable development, ecology,
    OCT 22: Urban Ecology Tour
  • 2 Dope Queens, BK Reader, Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams, Kings Theatre, HBO specials, comedians of color, podcast, lgbtq podcast, feminist podcast, African American podcast, stand-up comedy, The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Late Nigh with Seth Myers, Broad City, You Can't Touch My Hair,
    Oct 23 - 25: 2 Dope Queens
  • ONGOING: TOTALLY TOTS

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Surviving & Thriving

Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna for the third annual domestic violence awareness month “Surviving & Thriving” Day of Empowerment on Monday, October 30 at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

The all-day event kick off with a continental breakfast, followed by performances, an awards ceremony, a panel discussion and a resource expo.

Free Fitness Classes

Live Healthy. Total Body Conditioning. Group Fitness & Wellness Classes.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Fitness Class includes Aerobics, Strengthening & Stretch.

This class will improve your cardiovascular health strengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility.

Instructor Nakisha Ross, Always Fit 4 Life, will provide nutritional support to help participants to make better eating choices. Open to all fitness levels!

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm.

Register online: restorationplaza.org/calendar/fitness2017

 

Putnam Triangle Youthmarket

Shop this new GrowNYC weekly market presented by FAB FULTON in partnership with Fort Greene Council, Inc. Every Wednesday through Oct. 25, Putnam Triangle Youthmarket will offer fresh, affordable produce from regional farms, while also engaging neighborhood youth by teaching them small business skills, nutrition education, and much more. The market’s close proxmity to the Fort Greene Council Senior Center will ideally better serve the area’s seniors produce options at affordable prices. And shoppers can round out their market day by stopping by FAB’s fine grocery stores, wine shops, bakeries and other businesses along Fulton Street!

The Youthmarket sources all of its food from Greenmarket Co., a wholesale distribution service offered by GrowNYC. Greenmarket Co. is designed to bring the freshest, highest-quality regionally grown farm products to the New York City community. Although weekly selection will vary, Youthmarket’s produce comes from local farms, mostly in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maine. (You can see the full list of participating farms at the GrowNYC website (link is external).)

The Putnam Triangle Youthmarket accepts cash, SNAP/EBT, debit/credit, WIC & Senior FMNP coupons. The market is located in front of Fort Greene Council, Inc. at 966 Fulton Street; hours are 9am to 2pm, every Wednesday from Sept. 6 to Oct. 25.

Brook-Lens

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  • Photos: First Annual 'Eat Greene' Street Fair in Fort Greene
  • Fall Fashion Event, Indigo Style Vintage, Peace+Riot, Mary's Hands Jewelry, BK Reader
    Photos: Fall Fashion Event on Tompkins Ave
  • West Indian Day Parade, Brooklyn, Labor Day Parade, 2017, 50th Anniversary, Caribbean culture, Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights, BK Reader, Dante Bowen
    Photos: West Indian American Day Parade 2017, 'Pon de Road...'
  • Afropunk 2017, photos, BK Reader
    Photos: Pretty Punks
  • TAMA Summerfest 2017, Tompkins Avenue Merchant Association, Bridge Street Development Corporation, BK Reader, Bed Stuy,
    Photos: TAMA Summerfest 2017 - Summer Fun in Bed Stuy
  • Photos: Good Times with Local Wines, Beers and Food at Tap+Cork 2017
  • Photos: Moshood Creations Celebrates 23rd Anniversary with Fashion Show
  • foster care youths, youth empowerment, Melody JoAnne Centeno, Foster Care Unplugged, Jermaine Smith, HeartShare St. Vincent Service
    Empowering Foster Care Youth Through Creative Design at 2nd Annual Slay Fashion Show
  • BK Reader, Curlfest 2017, Curlygirl Collective, Shae Moisture, Prospect Park, natural hair, natural beauty
    Photos: Curlfest 2017 Brings out Brooklyn's Best... How Nature Intended
  • BK Reader, Bed Stuy Art Walk, Sanctuary Spaces, Shavon Wilkins, Amit Sahu, Velda Simone, Born to Cry, art tours
    Bed Stuy's Sanctuary Spaces Hosts Art Walk
  • SD-Power19, New York State Senate Proclamations, BK Reader, community empowerment, unsung heroes, NYPD Explorers, Senator Roxanne Persaud, Senate District 19, NY State Senate,
    Photos: 19 'Unsung Heroes' of Brooklyn Honored with NY State Senate Proclamations
  • NYC Parks Department, Nieuw Amersfort Park Association, Kevin S. Parker, Jumaane Williams, silent disco, East Flatbush, BK Reader, Friends of Amersfort Park
    Photos: Residents Groove to Silent Disco in East Flatbush
  • Photos: The Community Honors 'Baba Chuck'
  • Photos: Views from 'Underhill Walls BK'
  • Photos: Kings County D.A. Gonzalez Announces His Candidacy
  • Photos: Peace & Riot Reopens, Bigger and Better!
  • Photos: Crown Heights Becomes Host for 2300 Chabad Youth From Around the World
  • Photos: BAM's 31st Annual MLK Celebration
  • Let's Dance! Salsa Classes Kick off at Brooklyn Museum
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