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Business, Emergency, News

Join NYCHA and Congresswoman Velázquez for a Job Opportunities Session

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

Where: Red Hook Miccio Community Center 110 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

NYCHA Residents: Get Connected to Sandy Recovery Career Opportunities NYCHA’s Offices of Disaster Recovery and Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability (REES) are matching qualified residents to construction, clerical, and security opportunities at Sandy-impacted NYCHA developments. Learn more about at the Careers in Construction Sandy Recovery Info Session Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm Joseph Miccio Community Center 110 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 GET CONNECTED TO: Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs - Union Apprenticeships - Free OSHA 10 Classes - Adult Education Resources - Financial Planning Resources RSVP today – call the Sandy Recovery Team at (718) 218-1517 ______________________________________________________________________________ There is over $1 billion worth of work to be done (still in design) in rebuilding and resiliency at NYCHA developments in Nydia’s district alone (not including other projects outside her district), and folks need to get prepared to be able to qualify for these job opportunities. Since this is federal money we have Section 3 that targets local residents who need the work, but we’ve got to be ready, so do come out and pass the word! Thanks, Dan Wiley | Community Coordinator | Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez SW Brooklyn District Office | 16 Court Street, Suite 1006 | Brooklyn, NY 11241 T (718) 222-5819 | F (718) 222-5830 | daniel.wiley@mail.house.gov

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, Business, Health

Free Civil Legal Services Coming to Red Hook

When: Jul 27, 2016 10:00-3:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

On July 27, 2016 from 10:00am till 3:00pm there will be a Mobile Legal Center which will be stationed at the Red Hook Justice Center. The Staff onboard the Mobile Legal Help Center will provide FREE legal assistance on issues related to HOUSING (Tenants only) PUBLIC BENEFITS DISABILITY BENEFITS HEALTHCARE BENEFITS IDENTITY THEFT DEBT MANAGEMENT COSUMER CREDIT IMMIGATION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DIVORCE CUSTODY EMPLOYMENT and ADVANCE PLANNING For more information please call 718-923-8280 or to make an appointment please visit htt://nylag.org/MLHCappointment

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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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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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EPA Public Information Meeting about the Red Hook Park Ballfields

When: Aug 4, 2016 6:30-9:00 pm

Where: Miccio Center Gymnasium 110 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

Join representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NYC Parks at a public information meeting: Representatives from EPA, NYC Parks and other city agencies will be on hand to update the community on the status of the cleanup of the Red Hook Park ballfields and to answer questions. For more information about the site you can visit: https://www3.epa.gov/region02/superfund/removal/columbia/ For additional information about the meeting you can call Natalie Loney, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator at 212-637-3639 Dan Wiley | Community Coordinator | Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez SW Brooklyn District Office | 16 Court Street, Suite 1006 | Brooklyn, NY 11241 T (718) 222-5819 | F (718) 222-5830 | daniel.wiley@mail.house.gov

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Health

RHDSEP- Red Hook Diabetes Support & Education Program

When: Jul 30, 2016 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library- 7 Wolcott Street

Join the RHDSEP discussion group to hear a presentation from Physician Assistant candidate Benjamin Judd, presenting information and leading discussion on Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes. All are welcome Food and beverages will be provided

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Emergency, Health

Red Hook Check-in Workshop

When: Jul 22, 2016 10:00-1:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

Come join us for a fun and interactive workshop for Red Hook Check-in, a new initiative designed to create a check-in support system for seniors, medically fragile residents, and people with disabilities in times of crisis.
 Learn more at: www.facebook.com/RedHookCheckin

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Emergency, Health

Red Hook Check-in Workshop

When: Jul 22, 2016 10:00-1:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

Come join us for a fun and interactive workshop for Red Hook Check-in, a new initiative designed to create a check-in support system for seniors, medically fragile residents, and people with disabilities in times of crisis.
 Learn more at: www.facebook.com/RedHookCheckin

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Recreation/Sports

Beautify Red Hook with Red Hook Conservancy and Fairway

When: Jul 16, 2016 10:00-2:00 pm

Where: Bush Clinton playground (Meet up at the front of RH Rec Center and Pool on Bay Street)

Red Hook Conservancy along with Fairway employees will be planting and painting in Bush Clinton playground. Plants will be added to our wildflower (butterfly) garden and we'll be painting the fence at the children's park. Join Us!

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Business, Emergency, News

Join NYCHA and Congresswoman Velázquez for a Job Opportunities Session

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

Where: Red Hook Miccio Community Center 110 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

NYCHA Residents: Get Connected to Sandy Recovery Career Opportunities NYCHA’s Offices of Disaster Recovery and Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability (REES) are matching qualified residents to construction, clerical, and security opportunities at Sandy-impacted NYCHA developments. Learn more about at the Careers in Construction Sandy Recovery Info Session Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm Joseph Miccio Community Center 110 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 GET CONNECTED TO: Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs - Union Apprenticeships - Free OSHA 10 Classes - Adult Education Resources - Financial Planning Resources RSVP today – call the Sandy Recovery Team at (718) 218-1517 ______________________________________________________________________________ There is over $1 billion worth of work to be done (still in design) in rebuilding and resiliency at NYCHA developments in Nydia’s district alone (not including other projects outside her district), and folks need to get prepared to be able to qualify for these job opportunities. Since this is federal money we have Section 3 that targets local residents who need the work, but we’ve got to be ready, so do come out and pass the word! Thanks, Dan Wiley | Community Coordinator | Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez SW Brooklyn District Office | 16 Court Street, Suite 1006 | Brooklyn, NY 11241 T (718) 222-5819 | F (718) 222-5830 | daniel.wiley@mail.house.gov

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Art/Music

Summer Reading – Jazz, Reggae & Calypso

When: Jul 11, 2016 2:00-

Where: Brooklyn Public Library- Red Hook, 7 Wolcott Street @ Dwight Street

Feeling the beat ! Enjoy the power and pleasure of Jazz, Calypso and Reggae through singing and dancing in this interactive performance with versatile entertainer Conroy Warren. It's fun? It's exciting !

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, Business, Health

Free Civil Legal Services Coming to Red Hook

When: Jul 27, 2016 10:00-3:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

On July 27, 2016 from 10:00am till 3:00pm there will be a Mobile Legal Center which will be stationed at the Red Hook Justice Center. The Staff onboard the Mobile Legal Help Center will provide FREE legal assistance on issues related to HOUSING (Tenants only) PUBLIC BENEFITS DISABILITY BENEFITS HEALTHCARE BENEFITS IDENTITY THEFT DEBT MANAGEMENT COSUMER CREDIT IMMIGATION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DIVORCE CUSTODY EMPLOYMENT and ADVANCE PLANNING For more information please call 718-923-8280 or to make an appointment please visit htt://nylag.org/MLHCappointment

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, Business, Health

Mobile Legal Help Center

When: Jul 27, 2016 10:00-3:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

On July 27, 2016 from 10:00am till 3:00pm there will be a Mobile Legal Center which will be stationed at the Red Hook Justice Center. The Staff onboard the Mobile Legal Help Center will provide FREE legal assistance on issues related to HOUSING (Tenants only) PUBLIC BENEFITS DISABILITY BENEFITS HEALTHCARE BENEFITS IDENTITY THEFT DEBT MANAGEMENT COSUMER CREDIT IMMIGATION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DIVORCE CUSTODY EMPLOYMENT and ADVANCE PLANNING For more information please call 718-923-8280 or to make an appointment please visit htt://nylag.org/MLHCappointments

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, Art/Music

Gary Lucas “The Goddess”

When: Jun 8-Jul 8, 2016

Where: Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street Red Hook, Brooklyn

Known for his experimental and constantly shifting sound grounded in American folk-blues, Gary Lucas is back at Pioneer Works performing another original live score, this time accompanying the 1934 Chinese silent film “The Goddess”. Directed by Wu Yonggang and starring the incomparable Shanghai diva Ruan Lingyu, ‘The Goddess’ epitomizes the tragic tales common in the films from the ‘golden age’ of Chinese cinema. Lucas’ live score draws on his bluesy arrangements of 30’s Shanghai pop of the period as featured on his celebrated 2001 album “The Edge of Heaven: Gary Lucas Plays Mid-Century Chinese Pop” (Knitting Factory Records). After the film, Gary will be joined by renowned Chinese vocalist Feifei Yang to perform renditions of classic Chinese Pop songs from the era. Gary Lucas is a Grammy nominated composer, songwriter and solo-guitarist. Over the course of his career, Lucas has recorded and performed with artists such as Jeff Buckley, Leonard Bernstein, Lou Reed, Nick Cave, John Cale, Bryan Ferry, Patti Smith, Chris Cornell, Peter Hammill, John Zorn, Future Sound of London, Roswell Rudd. Recently, Lucas has composed original film scores for classic, artistic films, which he has performed and special screenings at The Havana Film Festival, The New York Film Festival, the London Jazz Festival, among other locations. More info Feifei Yang is a celebrated Huqin (Erhu and Banhu) artist and an award-winning singer. She is a member of Chinese Musicians’ Association, Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, and a researcher of Digital Arts and Humanity Research Center at Pratt Institute. Ms. Yang has been invited to perform at notable institutions across the States, including Lincoln Center, the Barclays Center, the United Nations, Summer Stage, the New York Fashion Week among many others. She has served as a judge for the CCTV’s China Youth Talent Show Contests; the Fifth Annual American Youth Talent and Art Contests and China’s National Youth Music Competition. Feifei’s first self-composed and live Huqin music album, Dance of the Strings, was released in 2015. Her second album Vermillion Bird was released in 2016.

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