Where: Valentino Pier, Ferris St &, Coffey St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Pioneer Works proudly presents the fifth annual Red Hook Regatta - a community event where we gather at Valentino Pier to watch homemade boats navigate the rough seas of New York City's shipping harbor. The event will feature free catered food and half time entertainment by Cora Dance, DJ sets by Red Hook Record Shop owner Bene Coopersmith, and activations by Pioneer Works artists and staff. See you there!
Where: SuperSmith; 125 Dikeman St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Join Pioneer Works staff, artists-in-residence, and friends at Supersmith for happy hour. Each event spotlights a local chef or culinary organization. This month’s Happy Hour features Jenny Kwak of Haenyeo with music by Holy Hand Grenades.
Haenyeo’s Happy Hour menu of free small bites includes grilled oysters in seaweed butter with baguette, grilled pork belly, grilled kimchi, fresh leaves for wrapping, tofu with chrysanthemum, and sesame eggplant.
Haenyeo is named after the iconic “sea women” divers of Jeju Island, South Korea. Known for their iron-will, Haenyeo hold their breath for two to three minutes at a time while diving 30-40 feet deep to forage year-round for seafood like abalone, conch, octopus, urchin, and seaweed. Inspired by these community of women, Jenny Kwak, the original owner of Dok Suni’s and Do Hwa, opened Haenyeo six months ago. Nestled on the corner of 5th Ave and Carroll Street, Haenyeo has been described to have “a sparkle and sweetness you don’t always find in the smoke filled rooms of 32nd Street” by New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells. Ryan Sutton of Eater New York calls Haenyeo “a knockout of a Korean hangout in Park Slope.” Haenyeo is a seafood forward restaurant serving up dishes in a comforting, home-cooked Korean style but sometimes, with a playful twist.
Community programs at Pioneer Works are made possible in part through the generous support of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.
Where: Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
In 1842, the astronomer Sir John Herschel discovered the cyanotype process, a photographic blueprint which was utilized extensively for its ability to quickly reproduce drawings and notes using the sun’s rays. In this class led by former Darkroom resident Kate Ovaska, we will experiment with materials as surfaces for cyanotypes including textured paper, unglazed ceramic tiles, wood, and fabric. By the end of the class, you will understand the chemistry behind a cyanotype print as well as how to prepare, expose, and develop them.
Our planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction triggered and sustained by human activity. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency.
Before the sea levels finally rise, before more storms and hurricanes, intensified by global oceanic warming, slosh into Red Hook, before Nature is so badly wounded it is no longer safe for our children, shall we not act? Shall not we speak up? Shall we rebel for Life?
In this public talk, climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion (XR) will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.
Everyone is welcome and there will be time to ask questions and discuss afterwards. Entry is free.
Where: Coffey Park; 85 RICHARDS ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11231
Join Pioneer Works staff, artists-in-residence, and friends in our garden for lunch. Each event spotlights a local chef or culinary organization. This month’s lunch features chef DeVonn Francis of Yardy.
Lunch menus will become available a month before each event. Lunch will include a beverage. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.
Yardy is an event and production company with Caribbean origins, focused on making meaningful stories through food and art. Our desire is to create and stage experiences that recognize the dinner table as an indelible site for artistic and social engagement. We bring people together to explore heritage, encourage play, prioritizing the communal and familial.
When: Fridays at 3:00 pm, from July 19, 2019 until August 30, 2019
Where: Red Hook Library
Kids can get one-on-one help with reading from a trained library volunteer.
All library programs are free!
When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri at 1:15 pm, from June 27, 2019 until August 30, 2019
Where: Red Hook Library
During the summer, children and teens can get free lunch at the library Monday through Friday. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free lunch meal.
There will be no summer meals on July 4th and August 12th.
Calendar of Events
When: Tuesdays at 3:00 pm, from July 9, 2019 until August 27, 2019
Where: Red Hook Library 7 Wolcott St Brooklyn, NY 11231
Team Up To Read is a free interactive series designed for children ages 5-9 and their caregivers to help improve reading skills with tips and fun activities, all while encouraging a lifelong love of reading.
• July 9, August 6: Be Curious! Learn how to pause and ask questions to be a more curious reader.
• July 16, August 13: Making Connections! How do our personal experiences help us to understand what we’re reading?
• July 30, August 20, August 27: Interactive Storytelling! Increase fluency by mastering speed, accuracy and expression through interactive storytelling techniques.
For more information, please go to www.bklynlib.org/TeamUpToRead.
Just drop in or register online to get an email reminder!
Please note: Team Up To Read will not meet on Tuesday, July 23rd.
Red Hook Library listings:
When: Thursdays at 5:00 pm, from June 20, 2019 until November 21, 2019
Where: Red Hook Initiative - 767 Hicks Street
Get a weekly share of discounted veggies from Red Hook Farms - pay $8 in advance using cash, debit/credit, or SNAP and pick up your veggies the following week! You will get a bag of 7-10 different vegetables, which will vary based on what is ready to harvest. Curious? Come by and check out what we have growing! Follow us on Instagram: www.instragram.com/redhookfarms
Program is open to those living in NYCHA and/or SNAP recipients.