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Public Meeting re: Cleanup of Ballfields 5-8 in Red Hook Park

When: Jul 11, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library 7 Wolcott Street

ATTEND THIS PUBLIC MEETING TO RECEIVE UPDATES ON THE CLEANUP PROCESS! CLEANUP TO START AT BALL FIELDS 5-8: The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) will be cleaning up Red Hook Park Ball Fields 5-8 and 9, under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) oversight. Some of the soil on these fields is contaminated with lead from a historic secondary lead smelting facility known as the Columbia Smelting and Refining Works (Columbia) facility. Follow the link here for more information regarding the clean up. If you would like to receive updates for Ball Fields 5 through 9 directly via mail or email, please contact Natalie Loney at (212) 637-3639 or loney.natalie@epa.gov. EPA has established an Information Repository at the Red Hook Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, where the public can review and copy records related to EPA’s investigation and the cleanup of Ball Fields 5-8 and 9.

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Game On VBS

When: July 17-19, 2018

Where: Coffey Park

Kids Bible Lesson, Arts, Games, Snacks etc. Hosted by Redemption Church. Redemption Church Red Hook will be hosting its 3rd Annual VBS in the Park on July 17-19th @6pm in Coffey Park. Bring out your kids, your neighbors kids, your family kids and every kid you know in the community. This 3-Day Vacation Bible School (VBS) will have Bible Lessons, Games, Arts, Snacks and a Special Ceremony for all participants and their families. Here is a great way to connect with other families as well a build community. Hope to see you there!!!

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NYCHA Farm Herb Workshop

When: Jul 11, 2018 1:30-3:30 pm

Where: NYCHA FARM Red Hook West Houses, Brooklyn (near 30 Wolcott Street)

Description How to use common herbs for lotions and other recipes. For more information, see www.greencityforce.org/farmsatNYCHA/ For questions, contact nefratia@added-value.org orsaara@added-value.org

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR Wanted at Rebuilding Together

 

 

Job Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Programs and works closely with the Workforce Training Program Instructors and the Construction Department. Primary responsibilities include: • Manage outreach and intake processes to ensure that eligible participants are successfully enrolled in the program. • Process applications and verify that applicants meet the eligibility criteria; keep applicants informed regarding the status of their application. • Schedule and conduct screening interviews and math tests; take notes during panel-style interviews and correct exams • Develop program materials, maintain relationships with nonprofit partners, and represent the organization at community meetings. • Research and conduct outreach to new community partners and meet with them regularly to maintain an ongoing list of relevant resources and ensure successful program referrals. • Analyze data and make recommendations on the program’s outreach and intake processes to ensure the success of applicants in our program and subsequent job placements. • Coordinate with the Workforce Training Program team to manage the training calendar, schedule classroom activities, and provide administrative support to the Instructors, including preparing materials for day one and graduation. • Track participant attendance and draft dismissal, attendance, and disciplinary letters as necessary. • Order program supplies and enter them into our inventory system. • Write and send out a bimonthly workforce training program newsletter to update graduates on upcoming opportunities in the construction field. • Garner resources for the organization and participate in fundraising activities as needed. Qualifications: • Commitment to the economic stability of low-income New York City residents. • Excellent written and verbal skills • Ability to communicate in clear and encouraging language with a diverse community and staff • Close attention to detail • Ability to work collaboratively and independently • Organized and adept at multi-tasking • Strong interpersonal skills • Comfortability speaking publicly and presenting to large groups • Commitment to professional ethics in working with confidential, sensitive information • Experience working in the nonprofit sector, preferably in an organization focused on workforce development • Familiarity with Salesforce preferred

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CORA DANCE

When: Jul 10, 2018 10:00-2:00 pm

Where: 358 Van Brunt Street 

We are looking to have at least 3 volunteers for each day of work from 10am-2pm, Sunday-Friday starting immediately. Volunteer shifts will be at Cora’s new home at 358 Van Brunt Street unless confirmed otherwise. PLEASE RESPOND WITH TIMES THAT WORK FOR YOU and please share this email with your friends and family who are interested in getting involved.  Having a car is always a plus. You do not need to be a skilled builder, just able to take directions and get dirty. We will soon be laying studio floor, staining and finishing office and lounge floors, painting walls and moving boxes in. We still have a goal to open registration on August 27th in the new space! WE NEED YOURS AND YOUR FRIENDS’ HELP TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. SCHEDULE YOUR VOLUNTEER DAY TODAY!  :)

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Red Hook Public Library Classes/Events

When: Mon & Tue at 3:00 pm, from July 9, 2018 until July 10, 2018

 

Girls Who Code, When Mon, July 9, 3pm – 5pm Where Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA 3. Tech Time When Mon, July 9 to 13, 3:30pm – 4:30pm Where Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA Description Tech Time - Play Fortnight, PS4, XBox, and more. 4. Family Zumba When Tue, July 10, 4pm – 5pm Where Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Community, Food, Health

FREE Summer Meals

When: Jun 27 1:15 pm-Aug 31, 2018 2:00 pm

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

Serving free lunch to kids & teens 18 years and under during the summer. Enjoy sandwiches, fresh fruit, and cold milk!

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Liberty Industrial Gas & Welding Supplies

 

 

We are looking for a quick study/ fast learner who is interested in the welding industry. Any retail, sales or welding experience is a plus but will train extensively in all areas with the right candidate. We are looking for professional customer service, a detailed oriented individual that is self-reliant. Job responsibilities include: Customer Service/Inside Sales (Assisting Store Manager) Assisting with daily sales transactions Processing and maintaining inventory control Merchandising store products Customer service in store and on the phone Dock Assistant (Assisting Dock Manager) · Customer service with cylinders exchange · Loading and unloading cylinders on delivery trucks · Assisting in inventory management Hours are 7:30 am- 4:30 pm with one hour for lunch. Pay starts at $14.00 per hour while training (approx. 3-6 months) Benefits include, healthcare, 401K, paid life insurance, paid holiday, vacation and sick days. To inquire more about the position, please contact Michael Lopez at michael.lopez@rhicenter.org.

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Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier

When: Jul 10 8:30 pm-Aug 28, 2018 11:00 pm

 

At the Red Hook Flicks series, see movies on the water and under the watch of Lady Liberty. Presented by Pioneer Works and in association with Red Hook Community Justice Center. The film schedule runs every Tuesday night from July 10 to August 28 on Valentino Pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Please bring a low chair or blanket. Film schedule July 10: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle July 17: Creed July 24: Captain Underpants July 31: Roadhouse August 7: Hairspray (1988) August 14: Silence of the Lambs August 21: Coco August 28: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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WIC Program Changes

When: Aug 1, 2018 9:00-5:00 pm

Where: 120 Richards Street

NEW DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION! Wednesdays - 9am - 5pm Thursday - 9am - 5pm Friday 9am -5pm (Closed 3rd Friday of the month) (OPEN 1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH ONLY 9am-2pm) Call 718-945-7150 x6110

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Vote for Red Hook Flicks!

When: May 7-18, 2018

Where: Red Hook Library

Red Hook Library is the official polling for choosing which film adaptation of a children’s book Red Hook Flicks screens this summer for movies on the pier! Come by the library now through May 18th to cast your vote. The choices are: -Coraline -Charlotte’s Web -Captain Underpants -Jumanji (1995) -The Jungle Book (1967)

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Art/Music

Fleet Week Read Aloud

When: May 24, 2018 11:00-12:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Meet one of the people who serve our country as Brooklyn Public Library celebrates Fleet Week New York with a special read aloud with a uniformed service member from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, or the Coast Guard! Fleet Week New York, now in its 30th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guards, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.

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Art/Music, Food, Health

Seed Bomb Workshop

When: May 19, 2018 2:00-3:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Get a lesson in guerilla gardening tactics! Come to this workshop to learn how to create your own seed bombs out of compost and clay. The workshop will take place in our beautiful back garden. As always, we will have books on gardening available, but be sure to check out our brand new community seed bank as well!

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Art/Music, Emergency, News

Red Hook WaterStories

When: May 15, 2018 5:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Red Hook WaterStories presents a "Talk to a Historian" Event! Share and learn local history. Did you, do you fish on Long Dock? Work at Todd? White Rock? Do you want to share your experience of Hurricane Sandy? If it has to do with the Red Hook waterfront, we want your story! Red Hook WaterStories tells the history of Red Hook with a water theme. It is NYC’s maritime story in microcosm, coupled with an in-depth guide to contemporary Red Hook plus a Resiliency 101 section. Part of the PortSide New York "Mary" Month of May Festival Red Hook WaterStories is a project of PortSide NewYork and is supported by Councilman Carlos Menchaca, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature and many local businesses and individuals. www.redhookwaterstories.org www.portsidenewyork.org Twitter: @PortSideNewYork Facebook: Mary A. Whalen

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Red Hook Eats its Greens

When: Apr 26, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

The cycle begins again! The Red Hook Library & the RHDSEP (Red Hook Diabetes Support and Education Program) are teaming up to bring you a series of expert-led workshops aimed at providing you with strategies to take control of your health! Come to this fun and engaging series to learn: Small changes that make a big difference How to identify healthy foods that taste great How to read nutritional labels and cut down on the bad stuff Strategies for supermarket shopping and pantry stocking Featuring: Freebies! Recipe cards, resource kits, and prizes for sticking to exercise and eating goals

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Community Seed Exchange

When: Apr 21, 2018 2:00-3:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Please join us for a casual afternoon seed exchange and horticultural chat. Everyone is welcome, with or without seeds. Bring what you can, and take what you need. Brought to you by the Red Hook Library, Red Hook Food Co-Op 2018, with generous donations from our friends at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Gowanus Nursery

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Art/Music

LA Blacksmith Live

When: Apr 12, 2018 3:30-4:15 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

We're pleased to announce a live R&B performance at Red Hook Library! L.A. Blacksmith will be mixing it up with a variety of soulful sounds. Accompanied by Joel Desroaches on keyboards.

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Drag Queen Story Hour

When: Apr 7, 2018 3:00-4:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Join Lola Lemon for a Spanish/English bilingual storytime. Stories, songs, and crafts! Drag Queen Story Hour is a program for kids ages 3-8 featuring drag queens reading stories and doing crafts with children. Kids love the bright colors, glamorous costumes, and sparkling energy of the drag queens, but more importantly, DQSH celebrates diversity, builds empathy, and helps to curb bullying of LGBTQ kids.

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Red Hook Book Club

When: Mar 26, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm

Where: Record Shop @ 360 Van Brunt St.

Join us at the Record Shop at 360 Van Brunt for the third installment of the Red Hook Book Club! This time, we'll be reading The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison. The Empathy Exams was published to critical acclaim in 2014. Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, and nominated for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, these wide-ranging, smart, and funny essays ask us to consider important questions about how we relate to one another. As always, you can place holds on copies of The Empathy Exams through our library catalog, or come by the Red Hook Library to pick up a copy.

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Business, Employment

Workforce1 Career Development Mobile Van

When: Feb 26, 2018 12:30-3:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Brooklyn Workforce1 is bringing their top notch career building services directly to the Red Hook Community with their mobile van. Services offered at the mobile van include: - Recruitment services - Job Search Resources - Skill-Building Workshops - Training Opportunities - One-on-One Career Advisement - Veterans Services

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