Metro Briefs

9/20/2018, 10:45 a.m.

NFORCE SOLAR CUTS RIBBON ON BRONX SOLAR FARM

The Million Solar Strong Campaign and Bronx officials, including Ruben Diaz Jr., urge New York State and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support the goal of powering 1 million households, including 100,000 low-income households, with solar by 2023.

Wednesday, OnForce Solar, PowerMarket, Earth Day Initiative and the Million Solar Strong campaign partners cut the ribbon on their new solar project. The event was an opportunity to celebrate the new project in the Bronx and call for an increase in solar power across the state.

NYCHA CALLS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS TO JOIN THE NYCHA BOARD

The New York City Housing Authority recently announced a new opening for public housing residents to join the NYCHA Board. Resident members of the Board represent the almost 400,000 people who call NYCHA home when voting on contracts, resolutions, policies, rules and regulations that affect all public housing residents.

There is one board member seat currently open and applications will be accepted from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. Applications will be available online, and at each development’s property management and borough management offices.

Integral to NextGeneration NYCHA, resident input will continue to fuel the authority’s 10-year strategic plan to preserve and protect public housing. Resident members of the Board attend each monthly meeting along with Interim Chair and CEO Stanley Brezenoff, General Manager Vito Mustaciuolo, other NYCHA executive leadership and appointed board members.

Go to nyc.gov/nycha for more information.

FIRST ANNUAL BEDSTUY FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO BROOKLYN

The BedStuy Film Festival will officially launch Friday, Sept. 21, at the Richard Beavers Gallery, located at 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd., in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

The purpose of BSFF is to provide a platform through which films from diverse perspectives can be showcased. Founded by Richard Beavers and Nickie Robinson, the nonprofit organization seeks to increase the exposure of filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, especially local ones, and is committed to spotlight new voices and views, from a variety of cultural, gender, racial and age perspectives.

Submissions for the 2019 BSFF will open Oct. 1. Categories include Narrative Feature Films, U.S. Documentary Feature Films, U.S. Short Films and Episodic Content plus a special Children’s Films category to encourage youth to showcase their talents.

Opening night will include a short film, “Experiment With Love,” created by up-and-coming filmmaker J.T. Louis, a panel and a launch party, which starts promptly at 7 p.m.

Go to bedstuyfilmfestival.com for more information.

ANTHONY DAVID PERFORMING IN THE CITY, RELEASING NEW ALBUM

Singer-songwriter Anthony David is set to perform Sunday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker St.).

David’s latest album, “Hello Like Before,” will be released Sept. 21 but is available for previews on all digital platforms now. The LP is David’s tribute to singer/songwriter, Bill Withers, who recently turned 80 years old.