Red Hook Hub Weekly

FREE Film Screening: My Brooklyn

When: Jun 23, 2016 6:30-9:00 pm

Where: Miccio Center

Come to a free screening of My Brooklyn - a documentary about gentrification, displacement, and neighborhood change - at the Miccio Center! The screening will be followed by a discussion of new development coming to Red Hook, and how we can organize as a community to ensure that long-term residents have a say in how the neighborhood evolves. Free popcorn & other snacks! Call 718-243-9301 to request childcare and/or Spanish translation This event is part of a workshop series for the #AffordableRedHookcampaign.

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Recruiting 2016 Local Leaders (Paid Training for Red Hook NYCHA residents!)

When: June 16-29, 2016

 

  Apply for 2016 Red Hook Local Leaders Paid Training Program Food & Childcare Provided   Gain skills in preparing yourself, your family, and  your community for emergencies. Meet neighbors Trainings & Workshops in: CPR Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Coordination Climate Justice Community Resiliency and Sandy Rebuilding Projects   Pick up an application at Red Hook Initiative at 767 Hicks St.     Program launch date: June 28th   Trainings will be held for 8 weeks 6pm - 9pm at RHI July 13th - August 30th

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Red Hook Initiative is HIRING!

When: Jun 16-Jul 14, 2016

 

RHI IS HIRING!   For nearly fifteen years, Red Hook Initiative (RHI) has nurtured young people in Red Hook, Brooklyn, to be inspired, resilient and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society. Dozens of participants in RHI programs have returned to RHI as staff, and have jump-started careers in youth development from there. The neighborhood hub recently expanded its facility to increase its reach among youth in middle school through age 24, as well as its community building programs. The organization is rich with recognition - for excellence in nonprofit management, for serving as an epicenter of post-Hurricane Sandy relief, for bridging the digital divide. Just last month, Carmelo Anthony told tech conference-goers how RHI young adults inspired him “on the spot.” Now, RHI is growing and filling several positions with people with solid experience in operations, education, employment and counseling services. Take a look at our openings and let us know why your passion for youth development might make you a good fit. ·         Employment Coordinator - prepare young adults to succeed in the work world ·         Social Worker - help youth thrive through socio-emotional support ·         Education Coordinator - help high school students achieve their education goals ·         Academic Advisors - support academic success through goal-setting and 1:1 tutoring and college exploration ·         Finance Manager - Oversee government contracts - from procurement to compliance to reporting - and accounting systems ·         Red Hook WIFI Project Manager - Recruit local businesses to install WIFI equipment and engage them in long-term relationships as potential employers and collaborators Interested candidates can apply to these positions directly or make an introduction to our hiring team by emailing a cover letter and resume to apply@rhicenter.org.

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GSS CARNIVAL 2016!!!!! at the Miccio Center

When: Jun 18, 2016 11:00-2:00 pm

Where: Miccio Center

This year The Miccio Cornerstone has collaborated with Good Shepherd Services Afterschool Programs at PS 676 and Summit to throw a carnival for our participants and members of the Red Hook community. It would be great to have you guys come out and support.   The Carnival will take place at the Miccio Cornerstone Located at 110 West 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11231. The hours are from 11am to 2pm.  

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Sandy Recovery Pre-Apprentice Information Session in Red Hook

When: May 24, 2016 10:00-2:00 pm

Where: Miccio Center

Visit the Red Hook East/ Joseph Miccio Community Center On Tuesday May 24th between 10am and 1pm to hear directly from union pre-apprenticeship programs about opportunities for free construction training.    110 West 9th Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
  Workforce1, Build it Back and NYCHA are working together to provide highquality jobs and job training resources to Sandy-affected New Yorkers.   10:30 AM—NYC District Council of Carpenters BuildingWorks  12:00 PM—Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)   Building Works is a pre-apprenticeship training that prepares interested candidates for careers in the building trades.  In partnership with the NYC District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College, the 3 month training is tuition-free and provides both classroom instruction and hands-on experience preparing you for success in a union apprenticeship.  Participants in Building Works gain experience  from a wide range of courses, including job readiness, industry related math, health and safety, as well as hands-on instruction in shop classes under the supervision of journey-level union carpenters. Certifications received during the training may include: OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Worker Scaffold User A first year apprenticeship in the Carpenters Union earns $19.23/hour while receiving on the job training and technical classroom instruction.   For more than a decade, Building Works has successfully trained hundreds of candidates most of whom have joined --and are completing--unionized apprenticeships...and are building careers in a skilled trade.  Together we are helping to build the future of organized labor. Candidates for Building Works Pre-Apprenticeship Training  must: Be at least 18 years of age at time of enrollment Have a High School Diploma or GED, and pass a basic skills test at 8th grade level Be either unemployed or under-employed Be physically able to work Be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Pass a drug test Commit to completing the entire, full-time, 3 month training with classes running from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm    Nontraditional Employment for Women  Who can apply to be a NEW student? Females that:   • Are at least 18 years of age;   • Have a high school diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma);   • Are interested in pursuing a skilled blue-collar career;   • Are willing and able to perform 8 hours of physical work; and   • Want to change their lives. Become a NEW Woman  What makes skilled blue-collar work a good choice for women?   • High pay. Wages in your first year will range from $10 – $17. Once a woman completes the apprenticeship program, she can earn as much as $45.00/hr.   • Excellent medical benefits.   • Pensions and paid annuities.   • Training. Many blue-collar jobs offer technical classroom training as well as on-the-job training NEW helps women face the challenges of working in a blue-collar field:   • Construction work starts very early; NEW helps women find early morning childcare.   • Blue collar professions are physically and mentally demanding. Most jobs require early hours and lots of lifting and carrying. NEW helps women prepare for these challenges.   • Year-round outdoor work is required in most jobs.   • Less than 3% of all construction workers are women. NEW provides a support system to help women prepare to work in a predominately male environment.

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Red Hook Brooklyn Queens Connector Community Discussion

When: May 19, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center

Event Details The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) invite you to come learn more about the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX). This proposed streetcar from Astoria to Sunset Park was announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier this year. WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) WHERE: Red Hook Recreation Center - 155 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 Please RSVP on our Eventbrite page or by calling 212-312-337. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-hook-community-meeting-brooklyn-queens-connector-bqx-tickets-25180825527?utm_source=BQX+Red+Hook&utm_campaign=f7b6fda1a3-BQX_Community_Invite_Meeting+red+hook&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fadf62ac68-f7b6fda1a3-103423249 Please visit the BQXpage for more information. http://nycedc.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1ea59591e8f61f1e32eec4bca&id=9e330d7840&e=8c04aa1662

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Student Photo Exhibit: Red Hook Today!

When: May 25, 2016 5:00-8:00 pm

Where: 133 Imlay St.

Student Photo Exhibit Red Hook TODAY! FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY, ZINES AND VIDEOS BY STUDENTS AND STEWARDS OF SOUTH BROOKLYN JUSTWORKS: PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM AT THE RED HOOK COMMUNITY JUSTICE CENTER COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, RED HOOK INITIATIVE, SUMMIT ACADEMY AND WEDNESDAY MAY 25 2016 Enjoy Music, Food and Refreshments FREE 5-8PM Friends, Family And Community Members Please Come Join Us! RED HOOK LABS • 133 IMLAY STREET, BROOKLYN 11231 TEACHING ARTISTS: JOSEPH GILMORE, BASHIRA WEBB, MARK NEVERS, NATHAN BETT, CARMEN BERMEJO, SAM BARZILAY, TONY SCHLOSS, RED HOOK LABS AND THE POINT CDC SPECIAL THANKS: ALESSANDRO CAIJRATI CRIVELLI, MAX SENSIE, JIM MOFFAT, HELENA SEWARD, SABRINA BANTA, SIMON MALIVINDI, AMANDA BERMAN, VIVIANA GORDON, S A B R I NA C A RT E R , M I C H A E L G LA Z E B R O O K , A L E JA N D R A D E L P H I N, DA N N Y P E R A LTA , T I M V E T T E R , NA S TA S H A C A M B E L L , C H E R LY S W I F T, J O H N M U R P H Y, LATOYA KITRELL, JILL EISENHARD, JADE ELIAS, ERICKA MEDINA, AND PHILIP ALEXANDER.

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, Art/Music

Red Hook Fest

When: June 9-11, 2016

Where: Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier

Dance Theatre Etcetera Presents the 23rd Annual Red Hook Fest Thursday, June 9th to Saturday, June 11th, 2016 Live Music & Dance on the Beautiful Brooklyn Waterfront Opening Night Happy Hour: Thursday, June 9, 2016 (6:00pm-8:00pm) @ Hometown Bar-B-Que (454 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn) Community Cook Out and DJ Dance Party: Friday, June 10, 2016 (6:00pm-8:00pm) PS 15 (71 Sullivan St, Brooklyn) Festival Main Stage Events: Saturday, June 11, 2016 (12pm-7pm) (Rain date June 12) @ Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park & Pier (Coffey & Ferris Streets, Brooklyn) FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Every year the harbor-side neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn comes together for a summer jump-off. The Red Hook Fest features a global lineup of extraordinarily talented bands and dance companies, plus free activities for all ages like kayak rides in New York Harbor, face-painting, and an interactive scavenger hunt. This year’s festival has a stellar line-up of artists, including reggae band Meta and The Cornerstones, Afro-modern hip-hop choreographer Francine E. Ott/The Walk, Japanese women drum ensemble Cobu, Afro-Cuban jazz and tap dance master Max Pollak/RumbaTap, and flex dance pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray and D.R.E.A.M. Ring dancers. The Festival brings out more than 4,000 people throughout the weekend, both local residents and travelers from near and far. The largest single event each year in Red Hook, the festival highlights a one-of-a-kind Brooklyn neighborhood filled with art galleries, great food, and beautiful urban landscapes.

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Community

MAP Open House and Gang Prevention Workshop

When: May 19, 2016 2:00-4:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

NYC Department for the Aging MAP Open House and Gang Prevention Workshop Guest Speaker: Norbert Davidson: Gang Prevention and Intervention Unit Office of Safety and Youth Development RSVP to Frank McCrea 212-602-4304 Refreshments Provided Open House

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Business

FINDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

When: May 18, 2016 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: CGA Training Center 201 Columbia Street

In the midst of New York city's housing crisis, it is becoming increasingly harder to find an affordable home. Come learn about the causes of the crisis and how to navigate the affordable housing application application.

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Business

NYCHA TENANTS RIGHT

When: May 24, 2016 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: RED HOOK COMMUNITY JUSTICE CENTER 88 VISITATION PLACE

What are your rights & responsibilities as a NYCHA tenant? Come learn about the Red Hook Community Justice Center's Housing Resource Center and the housing court process.

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Emergency, Health

Red Hook Check-in Workshop

When: Jul 9 11:00 am-Jun 9, 2016 1:00 pm

Where: 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Come join us for a fun and interactive workshop for our Red Hook cheek in initiative and enjoy free snacks. Red Hook Check-in is a new initiative designed to create a check-in support system for seniors, medically fragile residents, and people with disabilities in times of crisis. https://www.facebook.com/RedHookCheckin/?fref=ts

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Business, Recreation/Sports

Getting $ for Your Green Space

When: Jul 20, 2016 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: South Oxford Space – The Grand Room

Do you have big dreams for your park, but not the funds to match? In this workshop, you will learn -how to use fundraising as a tool to build civic engagement -how to craft a compelling pitch -how to access the wealth of financial resources available to NYC community park and garden groups Meet experts, network with other park group leaders, and walk away with new energy and ideas.

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Health

RHDSEP- Red Hook Diabetes Support & Education Program

When: Jul 9, 2016 2:00-4:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library- 7 Wolcott Street

Come to the 3rd meeting of the Red Hook Diabetes Support and Education Program. On July 9th we'll follow up on questions and materials from the June 18th meeting, and talk with Angel Roman from the Recreation Center about ways to increase physical activity. Open to all Refreshments provided

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NYCHA Residents Join NYCHA’s Board

When: June 22-30, 2016

 

NYCHA Residents Can Join NYCHA's Board   In September 2016, Mayor de Blasio will appoint three residents to the NYCHA Board. Board members vote on contracts, resolutions, policies, rules and regulations, and other administrative matters. This is not a full-time position, but the residents should be able to devote a minimum of 15-20 hours each month, for which they will receive a monthly stipend per hours of service up to $1,500. Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2016, through June 30, 2016, and are available online and at property management and borough management offices. To qualify, residents must be: at least 18 years old; a NYCHA resident in good standing; and cleared for service by the New York City Department of Investigation, the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, and/or NYCHA’s Office of the Inspector General.

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Apply for Affordable Housing at 461 Dean St.

When: June 22-29, 2016

 

Brooklyn’s newest residential building, 461 Dean Street is now accepting applications for below-market rate studios, 1 and 2 bedrooms interspersed throughout the luxury rental building. Scheduled to open this fall, 461 Dean Street sits on the corner of Dean Street and Flatbush Avenue in Pacific Park, Brooklyn. Pacific Park is Brooklyn’s newest neighborhood, bounded by Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, to the east of Barclays Center. The housing lottery for 461 Dean’s below-market units is now open to mixed-income applicants earning between $20,675 – $144,960. The last day to submit an application to the 461 Dean housing lottery isJune 27, 2016. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE OR VIA MAIL STEP 1 Learn more about the building, qualification requirements and application process at AFFORDABLE.461DEAN.COM or by calling718-246-8080 x224. STEP 2 Gather the required documents and submit your application to NYC House Connect https://a806-housingconnect.nyc.gov/nyclottery/lottery.html. STEP 3 We will begin contacting selected applicants in Summer 2016. You will be contacted only if your application is selected in the random lottery process and your application meets the requirements.

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FREE Film Screening: My Brooklyn

When: Jun 23, 2016 6:30-9:00 pm

Where: Miccio Center

Come to a free screening of My Brooklyn - a documentary about gentrification, displacement, and neighborhood change - at the Miccio Center! The screening will be followed by a discussion of new development coming to Red Hook, and how we can organize as a community to ensure that long-term residents have a say in how the neighborhood evolves. Free popcorn & other snacks! Call 718-243-9301 to request childcare and/or Spanish translation This event is part of a workshop series for the #AffordableRedHookcampaign.

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, Art/Music

Ragas Live Festival

When: July 23-24, 2016

Where: Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street Red Hook, Brooklyn

Pioneer Works is pleased to present the 2016 Ragas Live Festival. Roughly meaning “color the mind”, raga are musical modes or essences from the Indian Classical Music tradition. The festival will bring together more than 70 musicians for a 24 hour cycle that will reflect the unique characteristic of ragas in which performances are assigned to definite times of the day and night. Founded and produced by the Brooklyn based musician and radio host David Ellenbogen, the annual Festival was born in 2012 as an ambitious 24 hour live radio broadcast on New York City’s WKCR 89.9 FM. Since then, Ragas Live Festival has grown to have an international impact, expanding the audience of raga with dedicated listeners all over the globe. This fifth iteration of the annual festival will be the first time listeners and audiences can share the experience in person, while the city and international fans can tune into WKCR, Clocktower Radio and the NYC Radio Live Podcast. Highlights from the lineup include the world-renowned maestros Pd. Krishna Bhatt and Pd. Anindo Chaterjee, Brooklyn Raga Massive’s Ravi Shankar Tribute, as well as Max ZT and Karsh Kale.

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, Art/Music

Hailu Mergia w/ Anbessa Orchestra

When: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 8:00 pm

Where: 159 Pioneer Street Red Hook, Brooklyn

Hailu Mergia During the golden years of Ethiopian music, as documented in the Ethiopique series, Hailu Mergia was Ethiopia’s most popular keyboard player. He was also the bandleader for the legendary Walias Band. In the early 80’s, most members of the Walias band obtained political asylum while on tour in the US. Hailu Mergia settled in DC and spent most of his time driving a taxi until label Awesome Tapes from Africa released one of his lesser known solo album, the amazing Hailu Mergia & his Classical Instrument. Hailu is now, again, a full time musician. His new project is a trio with DC-based musicians Alemseged Kebede and Kenneth Joseph. Kebede, who hails from Addis ababa as well, is deeply versed in the traditional songs in Mergia’s catalog and is an active foil to Mergia’s improvisational excursions. Joseph has toured the world with reggae bands including Culture and plays in Ethiopian bands around DC. Anbessa Orchestra Anbessa Orchestra (formerly Lions) is a seven piece group based in New York that draws its inspiration from the kind of classic Ethiopian music anthologized on the cult Ethiopiques series. Anbessa’s approach to the music is personal, but never strays far from the 60’s and 70’s sound of the original. They play some lesser known tunes from some of the Ethiopian masters as well as their own compositions. The result is an original sound that would have fit nicely on the Ethio-funk scene of 1970’s Addis Ababa.

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, Art/Music

Hailu Mergia w/ Anbessa Orchestra

When: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 8:00 pm

Where: 159 Pioneer Street Red Hook, Brooklyn

Hailu Mergia During the golden years of Ethiopian music, as documented in the Ethiopique series, Hailu Mergia was Ethiopia’s most popular keyboard player. He was also the bandleader for the legendary Walias Band. In the early 80’s, most members of the Walias band obtained political asylum while on tour in the US. Hailu Mergia settled in DC and spent most of his time driving a taxi until label Awesome Tapes from Africa released one of his lesser known solo album, the amazing Hailu Mergia & his Classical Instrument. Hailu is now, again, a full time musician. His new project is a trio with DC-based musicians Alemseged Kebede and Kenneth Joseph. Kebede, who hails from Addis ababa as well, is deeply versed in the traditional songs in Mergia’s catalog and is an active foil to Mergia’s improvisational excursions. Joseph has toured the world with reggae bands including Culture and plays in Ethiopian bands around DC. Anbessa Orchestra Anbessa Orchestra (formerly Lions) is a seven piece group based in New York that draws its inspiration from the kind of classic Ethiopian music anthologized on the cult Ethiopiques series. Anbessa’s approach to the music is personal, but never strays far from the 60’s and 70’s sound of the original. They play some lesser known tunes from some of the Ethiopian masters as well as their own compositions. The result is an original sound that would have fit nicely on the Ethio-funk scene of 1970’s Addis Ababa.

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Recruiting 2016 Local Leaders (Paid Training for Red Hook NYCHA residents!)

When: June 16-29, 2016

 

  Apply for 2016 Red Hook Local Leaders Paid Training Program Food & Childcare Provided   Gain skills in preparing yourself, your family, and  your community for emergencies. Meet neighbors Trainings & Workshops in: CPR Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Coordination Climate Justice Community Resiliency and Sandy Rebuilding Projects   Pick up an application at Red Hook Initiative at 767 Hicks St.     Program launch date: June 28th   Trainings will be held for 8 weeks 6pm - 9pm at RHI July 13th - August 30th

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