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Introducing Red Hook Farms

When: Oct 20, 2018 11:00-4:00 pm

Where: 560 Columbia Street!

Brooklyn's largest urban farm, located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is now a project of Red Hook Initiative (RHI). For the last sixteen years, Added Value has operated two farms in Red Hook, grown hundreds of tons of organic produce and provided a homegrown classroom to educate thousands of youth. Red Hook Farms is vital to our bounty of community resources. Read more about the farm here.


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Mental Health First Aid Training

When: Oct 23, 2018 10:00-5:00 pm

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

In the spirit of wellness, I am extending an invitation for a Mental Health First Aid Training.  We have facilitators from Thrive NYC coming to do a work shop on: Adult Core Mental Health First Aid training. Below is a little information about the training and the benefits. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training teaches you how to identify signs of mental health distress, or substance use issues in your community. It will help you understand people's challenges or crises, and show you how to respond effectively. Research shows that MHFA training has a number of benefits. Improved ability to recognize behavioral health challenges Greater confidence in one's ability to help Decreased negative attitudes toward behavioral health challenge If you are interested in taking this training, we have 18 slots left.  Please register online at the link posted here. Conact Tevina Willis at 718-858-6782 or email at  


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De Blasio’s NYCHA Strategy Was Deceptive From the Start

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018


(By Post Editorial Board) Mayor Bill de Blasio’s defense for misleading the public about lead-poisoned kids at city Housing Authority projects amounts to this: He didn’t actually lie; he just didn’t share all he knew. At a press conference last November, de Blasio announced that four NYCHA kids had tested positive for elevated lead levels. Yet emails obtained by The Post show he was briefed the day before that it was 202. The difference: The larger number covered the years 2010 to 2015, but de Blasio opted to share only the stat for 2014 to 2016. On top of this, the four-page briefing for the mayor simply summarized info the administration had known for more than a year — but kept under wraps. ...continue reading



New Mothers Support Group

When: Tuesdays at 11:00 am, from October 16, 2018 until November 20, 2018

Where: Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, 120 Richards Street, Brooklyn

The New Mothers Support Group will empower women as they search for answers and address emotional concerns, including: -Caring For Yourself After Pregnancy -Relationships and Intimacy Concerns To RSVP, contact: 1. WIC Office at Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center (718) 945-7150 ext. 6110, 6108 or 1814 -or- 2. Lisa M. Simon, LCSW-R, LNHA Director of Behavioral Health Services (718) 945-7150 ext. 3239


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Start a profitable “Home-Based” Childcare Business in your NYCHA Apartment.

When: Oct 17, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: 787 Atlantic Ave., 2nd Fl (bet. Clermont Ave. & Vanderbilt Ave.) Brooklyn, NY 11238

(Directions: C train to Clinton-Washington Ave. use Clinton Ave. exit)

Learn more about the NYCHA Childcare Business Pathways Program at an information session in October 2018.

Spaces are limited. You must register online or by phone. Click here to register online OR call the REES hotline at (718) 289-8100.

Note 1: This program is ONLY for NYCHA public housing residents who are officially on the lease or family composition or NYCHA Section 8 voucher holders. Note 2: This program is only to start a home-based childcare business in your NYCHA apartment. This program does not help you start a commercial daycare out of your NYCHA apartment. Note 3: This is an intensive business education program for 15 weeks. Note 4: These are the last information sessions for 2018.    


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Red Hook Harvest Festival

When: Oct 20, 2018 11:00-4:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Community Farm 560 Columbia Street

Food Animals Games Pumpkin Carving Apple Bobbing Music Join us at 2pm for a special announcement. Learn more at  Added Value.  


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Community Conversation

When: Oct 20, 2018 11:00-3:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library 7 Wolcott St Brooklyn, NY 11231

The City of New York needs to hear from to develop policy solutions and actionable strategies that move us towards a more just and inclusive city. Come to a Community Conversation to share: Why do you live where you live? How does where you live impact your access to opportunity? What does a successful neighborhood look like to you? From 2pm to 3pm "Soft Production" and after party. Please contact Karen Blondel at or call 718-809-2070


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Yoga at RHI

When: Fridays at 6:00 pm, from October 5, 2018 until October 5, 2018

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

Yoga classes every Friday for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners. Contact 718-858-6782 to reserve your spot or for more information.


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Affordable Housing Help with CUFF

When: Thursdays at 11:00 am, from October 1, 2018 until October 1, 2019

Where: Saint Michael' Church (Pope Francis Center) 345 43rd Street,(Corner of 4th Ave & 3rd) Brooklyn, NY 11231

Churches United For Fair Housing (CUFF) Learn how to apply for affordable housing and obtain assistance on filling out affordable housing lottery applications. Learn about available resources, including credit counseling, tenants rights referrals and more. Contact: Cesar Rodriguez at 347-583-0476 or email at    


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