The Bed-Stuy community is ever changing, so it takes more effort for this community to remain cohesive. Getting to know neighbors enables the community to realize the resources that currently exist, which makes room for sustainable and supportive partnerships to be built. This is at the heart of the mission of the STooPS festival. STooPS is a community-building event to be held on June 23, 2013 (rain date June 30, 2013) where homeowners, artists, and businesses collaborate to bring the people of Bed-Stuy outside. 15 home and business owners will allow local artists to share interactive music, dance, spoken word, and much more on their STooPS, yards or sidewalks. STooPS will begin with an opening reception at The Freebrook Mansion. STooPS SightSeer Schedules listing all participating STooPS and performances will be available for purchase for $10. From there, community members will follow their SightSeer Schedules to witness art, enjoy the neighborhood, and get to know their community.