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Red Hook Public Art Project on Climate Change

When: Mar 20-Apr 22, 2017

 

The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Council Member Carlos Menchaca are leading a participatory process to commission a public art project on climate change and sea level rise in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and we need your help! Anyone with an interest in Red Hook can join in the decision making process. Call to Artists We are pleased to announce our Call to Artists for the Red Hook Public Art Project on Climate Change. The deadline for submissions is Earth Day, April 22nd. Artists are asked to submit examples of past work, a brief statement on their approach to this project, and references. For more information on how to apply, click here. Click here for more info 

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Still Recovering From Sandy

When: Mar 30 6:30 pm-May 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Where: Shorefront YM-YWHA 3300 Coney Island Ave

Support group for sandy survivors. Come to a meeting at Shorefront Y in room 119 to find out which resources and help are currently available for you! Thursday, March.30@ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Sunday, April. 9 @ 2:00pm- 4:00pm Thursday, April. 27 @ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Sunday May.14 @ 2:00pm- 4:00pm Thursday May.25 @ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Click here for more info

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Free Adult Education Classes in Red Hook!!

When: Mar 13, 2017 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: PS 15 Patrick F. Daly

ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are being offered at PS 15 Patrick F. Daly. The classes are free and are offered to adults 21 years of age or older. Classes take place Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 PM. Click here to find out more.

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NYCHA Gang Raids

When: Mar 15, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks St

RHI will host an event on gang raids in NYCHA at 6 pm at RHI.   ----> Here are a few articles about this issue, which is an intentional NYPD strategy affecting NYCHA communities throughout the city  http://citylimits.org/2016/05/03/no-backspace-nycs-big-gang-raids-wont-solve-nychas-violence-problem/ https://www.citylab.com/crime/2017/02/has-gang-policing-replaced-stop-and-frisk/517572/ The speakers will be: - Josmar Trujillo: an activist and writer from Spanish Harlem. His essays appear regularly in AM New York, Huffington Post, City Limits, and the Daily News - Taylonn Murphy Sr. is the father of slain 18 year old promising basketball star Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy who was murdered in Grant Houses due to a feud with a rival housing project. He has since become an activist and leads up the 696 Cure Violence site in Queensbridge - Paula Clarke is the mother of a young man arrested as part of the Bronx 120 raid. She has become a vocal advocate on behalf of families affected by these raids

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Dance Theatre Etcetera Film Making Program

When: Mar 10 4:00 pm-May 20, 2017 6:00 pm

Where: Dance Theatre Etcetera 480 Van Brunt Street

Learn digital media production, make videos, work on a production team, make new friends--and earn a stipend! Open to teens and young adults ages 16-24. Dates: March 11-May 20 Tuesdays 4-6 PM, Saturdays 1-4 PM Orientation: Friday, March 10 @4:00 PM Click here to find out more.

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AmeriCorps Opportunity

When: Friday, February 17, 2017

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center 88 Visitation Place

Half Time Members: Are you graduating from an HSE Program or a Transfer School this year? Looking for an internship, to earn real life work experience? Are you between the ages of 17 – 24? Commit to NINE months of service and complete 900 hours by attending school and volunteering at the Red Hook Community Justice Center.  BENEFITS: Total Living Stipend of $3,759 and an Educational Award of $2,887. Minimum Time Members: Are you enrolled in an HSE Program or a Transfer School? Interested in creating a resume, cover letter,  attending skill building training? Are you between the ages of 17 – 24? Commit to THREE months of service and complete 300 hours attending school and coming to the Red Hook Community Justice Center Fridays.  Receive a $1,221 Educational Award APPLY BY FEBRUARY 28TH  Stop by the Justice Center to pick up an application or go online using the following link https://goo.gl/forms/MJTuK0V6VxLSSD62 for more information contact Leslie Gonzaga at 718-923-8242 or email Lgonzaga@nycourts.gov  

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, Health, Information, News

Rally to Oppose Repeal of Affordable Care Act, Medicare Cuts

When: Feb 18, 2017 11:00-

Where: Gouverneur Health Auditorium 227 Madison Street Lower East Side of Manhattan

Come rally with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, her colleagues, Patients, Healthcare Providers, Advocacy Groups this Saturday morning! New York, NY –Members of New York City’s Congressional delegation, City officials, New York healthcare providers, advocacy groups and patients will rally Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. in lower Manhattan to oppose Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The rally comes the same day that House Democrats across the country are coordinating a “National Day of Action” to oppose Republican efforts to “Make America Sick Again.”

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Community, Information, News

Notify NYC – Winter Storm

When: Feb 9, 2017 2:30-

 

Due to heavy snow that will create slick and hazardous travel conditions, New York City Emergency Management has issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for tomorrow, 2/9. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City due to heavy snowfall. The warning is in effect from midnight until 6:00 PM on 2/9. The current forecast calls for 6-12" of snow, wind speeds of 10-20 mph with gusts of 35-40 mph, and visibility of one quarter mile or less. The City of New York Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, announced that Alternate Side Parking regulations will be suspended citywide for tomorrow, 2/9. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city. For more weather related information, please visit: http://www.weather.gov/okx/. For additional details regarding the Alternate Side Parking Suspension and the Travel Advisory, please visit: http://on.nyc.gov/2kOVnLT.

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, Business, Community

Citywide Transit Plan

When: Monday, February 6, 2017

 

The city is looking to develop a citywide transit plan and would like you to answer a survey about where you go, and where you wish you could go, via public transportation. -----> Fill out this survey to have your voice heard. <-----

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FREE Tax Prep at Brooklyn Borough Hall!

When: Mon, Thu, Fri at 5:00 pm, from February 17, 2017 until April 17, 2017

Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon Street

Who is Eligible? Those who income is under $55,00 (with dependents) Those who income is under $33,000 (single) Those who are self employed with expenses of $5,000 or less What to Bring? ----> bring a government-issued photo ID; Social Security or ITIN cards for yourself and all individuals on your return; all relevant tax forms (W-2, 1099-R, etc.); documents of higher education expenses; child care expenses, provider information, and student fees, as well as your bank account number/routing number for direct deposit.   For more information on dates and times click here or to make an appointment, please call (347) 682-5606.  

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Art/Music

Red Hook Climate Change Public Art Kickoff Meeting

When: Feb 8, 2017 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St

The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Council Member Carlos Menchaca invite you to a public meeting to kick off a community process to commission a public art project to educate the city on the impacts of climate change while envisioning New York’s future. • This $20,000 public art project will be youth-led • This is the first in a series of public meetings to identify which project will be funded • We encourage residents, students, arts supporters, artists and other stakeholders to come learn more about the program and to guide the project commissioning process • Please share this post or download a flyer to share with your networks here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/planyc/downloads/pdf/publications/RedHookPublicArt.pdf The Red Hook Library is wheelchair accessible. To request other accommodations contact Rachel Finkelstein at RFinkelstein@cityhall.nyc.gov or (212) 676-3150 at least 48 hours in advance. Snacks and beverages will be served For more information, contact: Office of City Council Member Carlos Menchaca at (718) 439-9012 or info38@council.nyc.gov This project is part of the City’s broader education efforts around climate change and sea level rise, which include the FloodHelpNY.org campaign to educate New Yorkers on their flood risk.

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A Call with Red Hook’s Congresswoman

When: Feb 1, 2017 7:30-

 

Nydia Velazquez is hosting a "Telephone Town Hall" TONIGHT"to talk with constituents about her work and also to hear their thoughts and concerns."  In case you missed it the Congresswoman was one of the first responders at JFK to support refugees detained there and was also one of the early electeds to protest the inauguration and attend the Women's March instead. Sign up for the call in here: https://velazquez.house.gov/telephone-town-hall-sign After signing up with the phone number you’d like to be reached on (and address in her district), you’ll receive a Wednesday evening call at 7:30 p.m. to join in.

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Red Hook Public Art Project on Climate Change

When: Mar 20-Apr 22, 2017

 

The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Council Member Carlos Menchaca are leading a participatory process to commission a public art project on climate change and sea level rise in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and we need your help! Anyone with an interest in Red Hook can join in the decision making process. Call to Artists We are pleased to announce our Call to Artists for the Red Hook Public Art Project on Climate Change. The deadline for submissions is Earth Day, April 22nd. Artists are asked to submit examples of past work, a brief statement on their approach to this project, and references. For more information on how to apply, click here. Click here for more info 

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Still Recovering From Sandy

When: Mar 30 6:30 pm-May 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Where: Shorefront YM-YWHA 3300 Coney Island Ave

Support group for sandy survivors. Come to a meeting at Shorefront Y in room 119 to find out which resources and help are currently available for you! Thursday, March.30@ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Sunday, April. 9 @ 2:00pm- 4:00pm Thursday, April. 27 @ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Sunday May.14 @ 2:00pm- 4:00pm Thursday May.25 @ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Click here for more info

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American Red Cross – Emergency Preparedness Workshop

When: Mar 31, 2017 1:00-

Where: The Shorefront YM-YWHA 3300 Coney Island Ave

The Shorefront YM-YWHA is hosting an American Red Cross emergency preparedness workshop which will also have a free scanning service for those who attend the workshop. There is a scanning service that will allow community members to store important documents digitally on a USB and be added to their personal emergency kits. Click here to find out more.

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Free Adult Education Classes in Red Hook!!

When: Mar 13, 2017 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: PS 15 Patrick F. Daly

ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are being offered at PS 15 Patrick F. Daly. The classes are free and are offered to adults 21 years of age or older. Classes take place Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 PM. Click here to find out more.

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Emergency

Winter Weather Advisory- March 14th

When: March 14-16, 2017

 

New York City and State are preparing for the severe weather conditions that will arrive with Winter Storm Stella. A state of emergency in New York will begin Tuesday morning immediately after midnight. Please stay safe, keep informed, be prepared, and check in on neighbors who might need extra help. Among other closures and service interruptions, note:NYC schools and government offices will be closed---Above-ground subway services will stop running at 4 am Tuesday---All City transit systems will be significantly impacted. (check for updates)---LIRR and Metro North lines will all be affected---Road closures are likely---City and State emergency management leaders urge everyone to avoid all but absolutely required travel and have issued an official Hazardous Travel Advisory Please use these references and resources:NYC  has a dedicated Severe Weather resources page including links to report damage: NYC Severe Weather---Notify NYC is a good place to sign up for continuous updates: Click Here to Enroll---Governor Cuomo's official emergency notice can be found here.

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NYCHA Gang Raids

When: Mar 15, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks St

RHI will host an event on gang raids in NYCHA at 6 pm at RHI.   ----> Here are a few articles about this issue, which is an intentional NYPD strategy affecting NYCHA communities throughout the city  http://citylimits.org/2016/05/03/no-backspace-nycs-big-gang-raids-wont-solve-nychas-violence-problem/ https://www.citylab.com/crime/2017/02/has-gang-policing-replaced-stop-and-frisk/517572/ The speakers will be: - Josmar Trujillo: an activist and writer from Spanish Harlem. His essays appear regularly in AM New York, Huffington Post, City Limits, and the Daily News - Taylonn Murphy Sr. is the father of slain 18 year old promising basketball star Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy who was murdered in Grant Houses due to a feud with a rival housing project. He has since become an activist and leads up the 696 Cure Violence site in Queensbridge - Paula Clarke is the mother of a young man arrested as part of the Bronx 120 raid. She has become a vocal advocate on behalf of families affected by these raids

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Business, Emergency, Health, News

Resident Empowerment Training

When: Mar 18, 2017 1:30-3:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Public Library 7 Wolcott Street

LEARN ABOUT COMMUNITY ORGANIZING SOCIAL JUSTICE CAMPAIGNING AND MORE! *get free job training *plan a real campaign that will get you results Contact Tevina Chiffon Willis if you would like to attend or need more information. aestheticsoulcommunity@gmail.com 347-469-3261.

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Art/Music

Create NYC – A Cultural Plan for all New Yorkers

When: Mar 11, 2017 1:30-3:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Public Library. 7 Wolcott Street

This winter, communities are coming together to shape the future of arts and culture in NYC by engaging around CreateNYC, a cultural plan for all New Yorkers. CreateNYC is incorporating intensive public input and an in-depth evaluation of the city’s cultural assets through borough wide workshops, focus groups and community conversations, creating a long term roadmap to promote greater equity, access, diversity and vibrancy, and expanding opportunities for New Yorkers to access and participate in the city’s rich cultural life. In order to make this process meaningful, the plan is framing discussions around these issues, plus others identified by communities. For more information or to confirm you will attend; please contact Tevina Willist at 347-469-3261 or you can email: aestheticsoulcommunity@gmail.com.

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Dance Theatre Etcetera Film Making Program

When: Mar 10 4:00 pm-May 20, 2017 6:00 pm

Where: Dance Theatre Etcetera 480 Van Brunt Street

Learn digital media production, make videos, work on a production team, make new friends--and earn a stipend! Open to teens and young adults ages 16-24. Dates: March 11-May 20 Tuesdays 4-6 PM, Saturdays 1-4 PM Orientation: Friday, March 10 @4:00 PM Click here to find out more.

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AmeriCorps Opportunity

When: Friday, February 17, 2017

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center 88 Visitation Place

Half Time Members: Are you graduating from an HSE Program or a Transfer School this year? Looking for an internship, to earn real life work experience? Are you between the ages of 17 – 24? Commit to NINE months of service and complete 900 hours by attending school and volunteering at the Red Hook Community Justice Center.  BENEFITS: Total Living Stipend of $3,759 and an Educational Award of $2,887. Minimum Time Members: Are you enrolled in an HSE Program or a Transfer School? Interested in creating a resume, cover letter,  attending skill building training? Are you between the ages of 17 – 24? Commit to THREE months of service and complete 300 hours attending school and coming to the Red Hook Community Justice Center Fridays.  Receive a $1,221 Educational Award APPLY BY FEBRUARY 28TH  Stop by the Justice Center to pick up an application or go online using the following link https://goo.gl/forms/MJTuK0V6VxLSSD62 for more information contact Leslie Gonzaga at 718-923-8242 or email Lgonzaga@nycourts.gov  

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