LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 9th Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! Festival to be held October 12-19, 2013 WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the quality and character of life in the communities across New York State are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza- tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its citizenry; and WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long- standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem- orate the 9th Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! Festival to be held October 12-19, 2013, on Fulton Street, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York; and WHEREAS, Bed-Stuy Alive! will begin on Saturday, October 12, 2013, with the Gala Kick-off street event, and end with the 35th Annual House Tour of Bedford-Stuyvesant on October 19, 2013; and WHEREAS, The Bed-Stuy Alive! Collective is a joint venture of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Artists' Association, the Bridge Street Development Corporation, the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Community Board No. 3, the Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc., the Bedford- Stuyvesant Gateway Business Improvement District, and the Bedford-Stuy- vesant YMCA; and WHEREAS, Bed-Stuy Alive!, which promotes the best of the community, such as its shops and businesses, tourism and fine arts legacy and fosters community pride, includes live cultural performances from local schools and community organizations and a special live concert featuring some of Brooklyn's hippest, hottest and funkiest bands; and WHEREAS, In addition to great entertainment, this free outdoor neigh- borhood celebration includes the Tohma Y. Faulkner community awards presentation honoring some of Bedford-Stuyvesant's community legends; and WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when individ- uals and organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to commemorate the 9th Annual Bed-Stuy Alive! Festival to be held October 12-19, 2013; and be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran- smitted to the Bed-Stuy Alive! Collective.