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Resident Empowerment Training-Run A Successful Meeting

When: Apr 28 2:30 pm-Jun 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

SATURDAY MAY 19TH 2:30PM - 4:30PM Learn tips and methods on how to facilitate a meeting or a workshop. These workshops provide training for anyone who is: A resident in a community that wants to become more involved in making changes. Someone who works in a community that needs access to better resources. A leader in their community (Tenant Association President, Community Activist, Organizer, etc. ) Looking for employment in grassroots organizing. Please feel free to share in your networks,  your staff, etc.  If you have any questions or wish to confirm; please contact Tevina Willis at 347-469-3261 or email tevinaw@gmail.com "RET" in the subject. (Onsite workshops available for your staff ) PLEASE COMPLETE the registration form:  Register.Resident Empowerment Trainings

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Technical Difficulties on the HUB

When: Monday, May 14, 2018

 

Due to technical difficulties; account users are unable to create accounts and share event information. We are currently working to correct this matter. If you have any questions, you can contact the HUB Coordinator at hubcoordinator@rhicenter.org  

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Young Mens PAID Leadership Training

When: May 16-17, 2018

Where: Red Hook Inititiative

Calling all YOUNG MEN in Red Hook to be a part of a phenomenal Leadership Training. Get paid for the sessions, enjoy some good food AND leave with a metro card! Interested? Stop by RHI and ask for Marissa.

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Community Board 7 Meeting

When: May 17, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm

Where: 4201 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Agenda: 1. The Pledge of Allegiance 2. Opening of the meeting 3. Adoption of the agenda 4. Adoption of the minutes of the March 21, 2018 board meeting (rescheduled & held on April 18, 2018) 5. Adoption of the minutes of the April 18, 2018 board meeting 6. Adoption of the minutes of the public hearing on May 9, 2018 7. Public Comment 8. Committee Reports: A) Executive Committee - 1. Laying out Chairperson's agenda for the remainder of the year 2. Upcoming projects/events B) Land Use/Landmarks Committee  - Application #C170213 ZMK - 57 Caton Place - Seeking a zoning change from C8-2 and C2-4 (commercial) to R7A (residential) C. Ability and Access Committee - 1. Presentation from the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities D. Membership & Attendance Committee - Discussion on the attendance of Ray Acevedo 9. Elected Officials and Representatives 10. District Manager's Report 11. Chairperson's Report 12. Old Business 13. New Business 14. Public Comment 15. Adjournment

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Red Hook Local Leaders Info Session

When: May 19, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative

Meet past Local Leader graduates and the Facilitators Fill out an application Learn more about the program Pick up an application from Red Hook Initiative or complete an online form here at this link: 2018 Local Leaders Application For more information on applying please contact Tevina Willis at (718) 858-6782 or tevinaw@rhicenter.org Trainings will be held for 10 weeks 5:30pm – 9pm at RHI at from June 6th to August 8th.

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Shape Up NYC – Cardio Sculpt Group Fitness Class

When: Saturdays at 10:00 am, from May 12, 2018 until December 29, 2018

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center, 155 Bay St., Brooklyn, NY

This class is designed to blast your cardio fitness and work your muscles in every way possible. Through a combination of strength training (with resistance bands) and high intensity cardio, this class will help you strengthen and tone your entire body and increase your cardio fitness levels. Just bring some water and a towel and get ready to have fun!

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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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Parent Education for Young Mom’s & Dad’s

When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri at 6:00 pm, from April 6, 2018 until April 6, 2018

Where: 76 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn, New York

The Alex House Project offers a holistic approach to parenting where they offer: *Parenting Education *Employment referrals and placement *Educational Support (Young mothers age 25 and under. Young dads age 30 and under.) For more information regarding registration and volunteering; please contact: (347) 951-5572

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Apply for SNAP Benefits Online

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Where: Online

Do you need SNAP (Foodstamps) Benefits? Did you know that you can apply online? Follow the link , create an account and complete the application. The site allows you to upload your documents and you can receive Emergency Benefits within a few business days. Apply now (and or recertify) at: Apply for SNAP Benefits

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Neighborhood Restoration Crew

When: April 13-3, 2018

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center - 88 Visitation Place, Brooklyn, NY 11231

We want to hear from you! Neighborhood Restitution Crew is committed to improving South Brooklyn by enhancing public safety and quality of life through projects such as: Graffiti Removal, Clean-ups in local parks, streets and public spaces, Assisting community partners, etc. Please contact Derek Goddard, Community Service Supervisor (718) 923-8241 dgoddard@nycourts.gov or Jacqueline Soto, Director of Court Operations (718) 923-8204 jsoto@nycourts.gov.

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IN THE GROOVE International Exhibition of Album Cover Artwork

When: May 12-Oct 28, 2018

Where: 481 Van Brunt Street

“In the Groove” – BWAC’s national print exhibition of original album cover artwork will be on view for three seasons, from May 12th – October 28th, 2018.  The exhibition seeks to celebrate the mutually inspiring, creative relationship between music and art, and to recognize the profound cultural impact and influence of the art form itself, its trailblazing history and ever evolving visual and conceptual strategies. Jurors:  -Sal Cataldi – NYC-based musician and publicist, leader of the critically acclaimed Spaghetti Eastern Music, Founder and Creative Director of Cataldi Public Relations -Wendi Gueorguiev – BWAC Performance Series Coordinator, Exhibiting Artist Opening day reception, Saturday May 12tH,  will include complimentary performances by Richard X Bennett/RXB5 at 1:45 and Zoe Over Zero at 4pm. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwacalbumcoverexhibition/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/bwacperformanceseries/

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PortSide invites Red Hook NYCHA

When: May 26, 2018 1:00-9:00 pm

Where: PortSide New York aboard ship Mary A. Whalen, south end Pier 11, Atlantic Bsin, near corner of Pioneer & Conover Streets

On Saturday May 26, 1-9pm, PortSide invites Red Hook NYCHA residents to experiences for kids and adults on our historic ship, the tanker Mary A. Whalen.  We want you to have a great day with us, and come back for more! We want to hear what programs you want us to provide in the future. We have a business plan underway. Come over, hang out, share ideas! Experiences that day include: 1:00-6:00pm: TankerTours (tours inside and around the ship) TankerTime (more info below) a book reading for children a talk about African American Maritime Heritage dance performance by youth from Cora Dance Peter Piper the Balloon Meister makes balloon toys for kids and adults ArtTable and maritime toys for tots occasional seagull feeding sessions job info with reps from NYC Ferry and our partners District Council 9 (the painters union) more things in the works! During the TankerTours, the main deck will be open for TankerTime for people to picnic, relax, read books from our maritime library, children can play with the maritime toys for tots and the ArtTable drawing supplies. 6:00-9:00pm: After the TankerTours, TankerTime will continue for people to picnic (BYOB and food), relax, read books from our maritime library, play with the maritime toys for tots, use coloring books at the ArtTable. Come socialize or just chill out in a hammock and enjoy the sunset. NOTE: one Fleet Week Navy destroyer will be open to the public at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal during the day. Come see two ships! Part of the “MARY Month of May” festival in honor of the 80th birthday or our ship MARY A. WHALEN.

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Puerto Rican Red Hook Water Stories

When: May 25, 2018 6:00-10:00 pm

Where: PortSide New York aboard ship Mary A. Whalen, south end Pier 11, Atlantic Bsin, near corner of Pioneer & Conover Streets

Red Hook is the Plymouth Rock for Puerto Ricans arriving in New York City, starting in the late 1800's and running well into the 1900s, because the ships docked here.  NYC's first Puerto Rican community was here, before Spanish Harlem, and Puerto Ricans remain a significant part of the Red Hook community. The ships dccked in and near Atlantic Basin, where PortSide's ship, the tanker MARY A. WHALEN is today.  On Friday evening May 25, PortSide invites the community back to where it all began to share their WaterStories heritage. There will be live music by BombaYo, storytelling, potluck food and more. This event is evolving as the word gets out. Get in touch if you have ideas, have a story to share, or want to be involved.  Part of the “MARY Month of May” festival in honor of the 80th birthday or our ship MARY A. WHALEN.

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Art/Music, Business, Recreation/Sports

Black Conference: A 360° Immersion in Historical Political Intrigue

When: May 24-28, 2018

Where: PS 15 - Patrick F. Daly Magnet School for the Arts

Black Conference is a a 360◦ theater experience set in 1939, during the opening ceremonies of a civil rights conference. Packed with drama and political intrigue, Black Conference brings guests face to face with civil rights greats Ella Baker, W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Thurgood Marshall and many more as they risk everything to build power and secure place for Negroes in America. Runs Thurs., May 5 through Sat., May 26 at 7:00 p.m.. Matinees Sun., May 27 at 3:00 p.m. and Mon., May 28 at 2:00 p.m.. Tickets are $20 available at https://blackconference.brownpapertickets.com. For groups rates and information call (718) 395-3218. You can also with the Falconworks Theater Company website at redhooktheater.org. See you there!

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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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Red Hook Fest

When: June 1-2, 2018

Where: IKEA’s Erie Basin Park (1 Beard Street)

The 25th Annual Red Hook Fest: Artist as Activist, the FREE live music and dance festival on the Brooklyn waterfront, will be June 1 and 2, 2018! Featuring community workshops, free resources, family activities, games, face painting, and world-class performers, Red Hook Fest is fun for the whole family. We have a stellar line-up of performers, including Ronald K. Brown/ EVIDENCE! FRI JUNE 1, 2018 Community Cookout & DJ Dance Party (5:30pm-8: 30 pm) P.S. 15/Patrick F. Daly School (71 Sullivan St, Brooklyn) Performances by: DJ Mikey Palms! SAT JUNE 2, 208 Mainstage Performances (2pm-7pm) IKEA’s Erie Basin Park (1 Beard Street)  Live music & dance on the Brooklyn waterfront with performances by: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE |Bombazo Dance Company | Soul Science Lab| Peliroja | In addition to our exciting lineup of professional mainstage performers, we’re also happy to have several youth groups, community groups, activities, and resources, including: Youth Groups: Purelements: An Evolution in Dance: Website | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter Solomon Goodwin/MVP MS 353k- Arelah’s Dance Academy

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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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