The Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District proudly presents a “Gospel, R&B Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony” scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 2015. With the help of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the NYC Department of Small Business Services and Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr., the event will be held at Restoration’s West Plaza, located at 1368 Fulton Street, in Brooklyn, New York from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
The free celebration will include live performances by the Grammy-Award Winning Jeff Redd who celebrates over 27 years of music and entertainment as well as the Hanifah Youth Choir of Bridge Street AME Church. The Antioch Baptist Church Adult Choir which just released their first single, titled “The Blood” will minister in praise and worship. The entertainment will continue with additional performances by the Youth Arts Academy of the Center for Arts and Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and the legendary DJ, Hard-Hitting Harry and the Haitian All StarZ.
This year’s event proudly celebrates the youth of the community and will provide an atmosphere of fun and fellowship. The tree has been provided by Deborah Young of Seasons and stands 24-feet tall. Illuminations by Arnold will provide the decorations, also courtesy of the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID.
The annual event is sponsored by local Bed-Stuy businesses such as TD Bank, Super Foodtown and Applebee’s, with more to be announced. Local business will provide youth with special holiday treats, giveaways and photographs with the amazing Santa Claus, while supplies last.
“The ceremony is a way for us to say thank you to our community for making Bed-Stuy one of the greatest communities in the world to live, work, shop, and play. We are also becoming a mecca for arts, culture and tourism and we want to celebrate that as well, “stated Michael Lambert, Executive Director for the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID.
For information regarding the Bed-Stuy Gateway BID, visit www.bedstybid.org or contact 718-636-6905.