Bedford Courts is committed to programming the Bedford Union Armory to serve the needs of the local community. The first step is understanding those needs and creating an open dialogue between the development team and our neighbors, local community organizations, businesses and elected officials. Since being designated in December 2015, Bedford Courts has hosted dozens of meetings with the local community including; local tenant associations, clergy members, sports league, after school programs and not-for-profit organizations. Besides general information meetings, Bedford Courts has hosted meetings focused on specific opportunities such as; working with Minority, Women, Business Enterprises (M/WBE); programming opportunities for the Drill Shed; and feedback from local clergy.
In addition, Community Board 9 has formed a special committee on the development of the Bedford Union Armory and Bedford Courts has committed to hosting several events this fall in order to keep the community informed about the Armory and our progress.
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Crown Heights Youth Against Violence Conference
A discussion led by community youth, local leaders and anti-violence professionals to raise awareness about positive ways to prevent violence in our schools and neighborhood. The conference creates open dialogue on the positive impact that after-school programs and recreational activities have on our community.
Hosted by district leader Geoffrey A. Davis, James E. Davis Stop Violence Foundation, the Local Development Corporation of Crown Heights, the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, and panelists DJ Envy, Anika McInnis, Christian Waterman, Andre Mitchell, Dena Gorkin, Carlton Screen, Frank Bulzoni.