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During our annual STooPS BEDSTUY ANNUAL ART CRAWL event, we use the arts to bring people outside and promote social interaction among artists, homeowners, residents, and businesses of Bed-Stuy. Every summer since 2013, Bed-Stuy homeowners have collaborated with local artists to host performances and art showcases on their stoops, storefronts, yards, or sidewalks. To encourage family-wide participation, our Kiddie Korner features various children’s art activities.

On the day of the event, artists showcase creations of all genres including, but not limited to, dance, music, theatre, visual art, spoken word, and film/video. All artists are also available between performances to discuss their work, get to know audience and neighbors, and inspire community members to connect with each other.  STooPS SightSeer Schedules are the guide for the day with a map of locations and schedules for all performances.

STooPS culminates in with a gathering for participants and attendees featuring more performances by local youth, a Viewers’ Choice STooPS Artist, our Founder and organizing team OR Brooklyn-based headlining artists like Les Nubians, the Noel Pointer Foundation’s Phantazia String Players, Tamar-kali, and LAVA! Our culminating event is where we also give our extra special shout outs to our sponsors who make the event possible.  STooPS unites the community!

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