Skylight Open

Restoration West Plaza

Free live music and spoken word to kick off Summer Fest 2021!An electric blend of adventurous spoken word, musical and movement based artists. We will kick off the series next Friday with our host Clyla Destiny and bring various artist to the stage including Dagi-Ann, Mekhiel from Rapha center and renowned tap dancer Adante Power.ABOUTLaunched […]

Summerstage Jazz Series

Restoration Plaza

The Billie's Summerstage Jazz Series incorporates stellar artists from the neighborhood and beyond.Will Calhoun from Living Color band with his trio, Rome Neal Quartet with Patience Higgins on saxophone, Carla Cook, Central Brooklyn Jazz, Anthony Ware and band, two time grammy nominated artist Claudia Acuna with her band and many more artists to be announced.

Black Joy Film Fest: THE SUN RISES IN THE EAST

Restoration West Plaza

Free - No Tickets RequiredIn 1970s Brooklyn, a pan-African collective called The East creates more than a dozen self-sufficient businesses and institutions — essentially building an independent Black nation.The Sun Rises in The East chronicles the birth, rise and legacy of The East, a pan-African cultural organization founded in 1969 by teens and young adults […]

Black Joy Film Fest: DRUMLINE

Restoration West Plaza

Free - No Tickets RequiredSet against the high-energy, high-stakes world of show-style marching bands, "Drumline" is a fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world before realizing that it takes a more […]

Black Joy Film Fest: DREAMGIRLS

Restoration West Plaza

Free - No Tickets RequiredDeena (Beyoncé Knowles), Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose) form a music trio called the Dreamettes. When ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) spots the act at a talent show, he offers the chance of a lifetime, to be backup singers for a national star (Eddie Murphy). Taylor […]

Black Joy Film Fest: GET OUT

Restoration West Plaza

Free - No Tickets RequiredChris, an African-American man, decides to visit his Caucasian girlfriend's parents during a weekend getaway. Although they seem normal at first, he is not prepared to experience the horrors ahead.Rated R | Runtime 1 hour 44 minutes | 2017Director: Jordan PeeleAbout The Black Joy Film Festival:Family-friendly films that engage audiences in […]

Little Amal: A refugee child on an EPIC journey

Restoration Plaza

12ft Tall Puppet of a Syrian Refugee Girl Makes First Visit to the U.S. After 5,000 Mile Journey from the Turkey/Syrian Border.The Billie Holiday Theatre is excited to collaborate with Saint Ann's Warehouse and The Laundromat Project to welcome Little Amal, a 12 foot tall animatronic puppet depicting a refugee girl representing all children fleeing […]

EVIDENCE, A Dance Company: Love and Legacy

The Billie Holiday Theatre

The afternoon of music and dance will demonstrate the tenacity and resilience.On September 24th & 25th, EVIDENCE , a Dance Company will share a vibrant selection of repertory to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Billie Holiday Theater at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza. This program celebrating love and legacy will include; Torch,Gatekeeper and two solos; […]