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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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, Art/Music, Community, News

Friends of Red Hook Library Fashion Show

When: May 21, 2016 5:00-9:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Support the new Friends of Red Hook Library group and enjoy free food, beverages, and an amazing fashion show featuring handmade clothes and local Red Hook models! Tickets are $25 and all proceeds will go to the Friends of Red Hook Library for children s programs and activities to benefit the Library. Purchase tickets from Minetta Brown: 718-260-9753

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News

Volunteer Saturdays – Beautify Red Hook Parks

When: Saturdays at 10:00 am, from May 7, 2016 until October 29, 2016

Where: Meeting Site: Red Hook Recreation Center @ 155 Bay Street

Every Saturday until fall we'll be beautifying Red Hook Parks. Help us plant, paint, clean-up, rake. Bring the little ones with you. Dress adequately for the weather as we work rain or sun.

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Business

Volunteers Needed

When: Mondays at 6:00 pm, from March 14, 2016 until June 13, 2016

Where: 76 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn NY 11231

Alex House Project needs volunteers. Interested candidates should live in or near red hook, have a flexible evening schedule and like to be around small children. Please reach out to us at: 347-792-2109 or email us at [email protected] subject: volunteer Thank you.

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Emergency, Health

Red Hook Resilience Corps is HIRING Part-Time Members!

When: February 1-26, 2016

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

Red Hook Community Resilience Corps! What is the Red Hook Community Resilience Corps? The Red Hook Community Resilience Corps is an AmeriCorps National Service Program that seeks to make Red Hook a safer, stronger and more resilient community. Corps members will serve throughout the Justice Center (in Peacemaking, Neighborhood Restitution Crew, Alternatives to Incarceration and Youth and Community Programs). Corps Members will also provide disaster recovery education, work with a mentor to achieve their goals and perform service projects throughout neighborhood. What is the Commitment? Corps Members must complete 900 hours of service in one year. Corps members will work part-time (25-28 hours/week) from April 4th-December 31st, 2016. A typical work day will be 9:30-5:30 with occasional evening and weekend obligations. What Benefits do Corps Members Receive? Corps members will receive a stipend of $3,759 for their service and an educational award of $2,865 which may be used toward tuition or student loans. Additional benefits include: basic medical coverage, childcare reimbursements, student loan forbearance, training and on the job work experience. Application Deadline: Friday, February 26th by 5:00pm Upon completing your application, please email your resume to [email protected]

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, Business

FREE TAX PREPARATION

When: Jan 23, 2016 10:00-5:00 pm

Where: Fifth Avenue Committee 621 Degraw street Brooklyn, NY 11217

WHAT TO BRING ; photo ID, original or photocopies of SSN or ITIN Card for yourself, your spouse, and dependents, All 2015 W-2 & 1099 forms, Bank routing and account information for direct deposit! TO QUALIFY, your 2015 income must generally be less than $53,000 (further limits based on filing status and family size) Call for an appointment. (212)-505-3482 or BOOK Online https://taxesatclinic.youcanbook.me/

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Art/Music

DERRICK ADAMS: ON

When: Jun 10 7:00 pm-Jul 15, 2016 6:00 pm

Where: 159 Pioneer Street Red Hook, Brooklyn

PIONEER WORKS PRESENTS DERRICK ADAMS: ON A Solo Exhibition of New Work and Performance June 10 – July 15 Opening Reception + Performance: Friday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. Performance at 7:30 p.m. sharp What ON is a solo exhibition of new work and performance by Derrick Adams. Through nine large-scale, boldly colored mixed media collages that function as both illuminated sculptural objects and backdrops for live performance, ON continues Adams’ investigation of consumerism and the dramatization of black figures in entertainment and popular culture. On the opening night, Derrick Adams will act as conductor, live mixing sound from mic’d performers within the nine settings into an orchestrated production that references television programs from the late 1980s and early 1990s as well as late-night infomercials. The performance will be recorded, then projected onto a gallery wall for the duration of the show. Who Derrick Adams is a New York ­based artist working in performance, video, and sound in both two­ and three ­dimensional realms. Adams has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at MoMA PS1; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Studio Museum in Harlem; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Contemporary Art Museum Houston; Birmingham Museum of Art; and PERFORMA. Press Release: http://pioneerworks.org/assets/press/pw_160511-derrick-adams-on.pdf Website: http://pioneerworks.org/exhibitions/derrick-adams-on/ Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street | Brooklyn, NY 11231 Wednesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free and open to the public www.pioneerworks.org @pioneerworks Contact Molly Rowe + Becky Elmquist | [email protected]

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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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Business, Emergency, Food, Health, News

RHI Workshop on Mold

When: Jun 8, 2016 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative, 767 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

RHI Digitals Stewards have been collecting a series of "mold storytelling" from red hook residents. this event will include a screening the storytelling projects. come and learn abut the issue of mold in NYCHA and how to take action for yourself and neighbors.

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, Art/Music

RED HOOK: MOVE IT – A Community Dance Party

When: May 20, 2016 6:30-8:00 pm

Where: P.S. 15 Patrick F. Daly, 71 Sullivan Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Join Dance Theatre Etcetera for RED HOOK: MOVE IT--a FREE community dance party! Get moving with our Red Hook Fest choreographers Francine E. Ott/The Walk and Solomon Goodwin/MVP, plus watch a live performance by Triple Threat!  Enjoy free snacks, beverages, and a live DJ! RSVP: [email protected] or 718-643-6790 x112 Friday, May 20, 2016 6:30-8:00PM P.S. 15 Patrick F. Daly 71 Sullivan St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Recreation/Sports

Summit Academy Charter School Barnes and Noble Book Fair

When: May 18, 2016 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Barnes and Noble 106 Court Street Brooklyn, New York

Kids all over America are reading more and having more fun doing it, thanks to fun-loving teachers, and principals willing to do whatever it takes to inspire more kids to pick up a book! Summit Academy Charter School is hosting our Annual Barnes and Noble Book Fair on May 16, 2016 at 6pm at: 106 Court Street. When you read a good book, it opens up a new world. Bring your family and friends to our book fair and participate in scavenger hunts, games, and trivia. We will have a surprise guest author and giveaways!

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Art/Music

Summit Academy Charter School: Teens on Broadway

When: May 16, 2016 7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Circle in the Square Theater 235 West 50th Street NYC, NY

Summit Academy Charter School Theater Department is thrilled to invite you to see us on the "Big Stage" with Teens on Broadway. Teens on Broadway is a city-wide initiative to recognize, support and celebrate the work of students at all pre-professional theater, musical theater and theater dance programs in public high schools throughout the 5 boroughs. Join us on May 16, 2016 at the Circle in the Square Theater at 7:00pm for an unforgettable performance of excepts from Hairspray, Little Shop of Horror and Grease. Tickets for the show are $5; tickets for the show and bus transportation is $20. Please contact our main office at (718) 875-1403 for more information.

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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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