Becoming a tradition real quick, Bed Stuy Alive took over in Brooklyn Oct. 9, 2021, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. outside Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation at 1368 Fulton St.

There were the dedicated vendors, such as Brenda Brunson-Bey and Della J Designz, with their African-centered clothes, hats, arts, and jewelry.

This year featured live DJ sets from DJ Rich Medina, DJ Reborn, DJ Hard Hittin Harry, DJ Taela Naomi, & DJ Stormin Norman as well as additional performances from Mic Murphy “The System” and poet David Mills. Can’t have Bed Stuy without grassroots activism, so the December 12th Movement distributed fliers and got into conversations urging the community with a strong George Jackson statement to “Stop killing each other.”

The event was hosted by spoken word artist Derrick Cross and our resident Skylight Open host, Clyla Destiny.