Red Hook Hub Weekly

, Community, Information

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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Community, Information

Ben Carson to visit NYCHA, local Housing and Urban Development administrator says

When: Monday, June 18, 2018

Where: NY Daily News

United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson will visit the New York City Housing Authority, an administrator with the department said Monday. Lynne Patton, head of HUD in New York and New Jersey, also promised to do everything in her power to make sure President Donald Trump visits NYCHA, the largest public housing system in the country, in his first term. “He’s a New Yorker born and raised and we would love nothing more than to support the great residents of the city,” she said at a NYCHA town hall. Click here for full article

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, Community, Health

Red Hook Caregiver Forum

When: Jun 22, 2018 10:00-2:00 pm

Where: Miccio Community Center 110 West 9th Street

Grandparent and Kinship caregivers come join us to learn about: Elder abuse/Healthy Relationships Respite Care Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Family Paid Leave HRA Child only benefits Breakfast, Lunch and giveaways. RSVP: Frank McCrea 212-602-4301 or Maria Sanchez 917-769-7518

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, Community, Recreation/Sports

Cops & Kids Basketball Game

When: Jun 19, 2018 5:30-8:00 pm

Where: 71 Sullivan Street

The 76th Precinct and the Beacon invite you to enjoy a community event where the community police officers play a friendly basketball game with local youth from Red Hook. To inquire more, contact P.O. Rueda at 917-941-2185.

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Community, Employment, Information

IT Associate Wanted at Red Hook Initiative

When: June 12-30, 2018

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

RHI is looking for an IT Associate: Reports to: Director of Operations Schedule: Part-time, 20 hours/week, flexible hours Summary/Description: The IT Associate is responsible for supporting Red Hook Initiative’s technology equipment and services, including daily, on-demand IT support for all staff. The IT Associate serves as a primary RHI liaison with external vendors providing technology services to RHI. Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the IT Associate include but are not limited to:  Provide routine IT support for RHI staff, such as creating and modifying users, resetting passwords, connecting to printers, and offering guidance on basic computer techniques and skills.  Troubleshoot equipment and/or internet failures as needed.  Support/Train staff to learn basic troubleshooting skills themselves and develop a culture of technological confidence and independence.  Oversee RHI’s password management system and work to improve staff adoption.  Orient new staff to their equipment and introduce them to RHI’s IT systems.  Manage RHI technology equipment. This includes inventory, upkeep and updates as designated by the Director of Operations.  Develop and manage an in-house ticketing system.  Serve as liaison/first point of contact to RHI’s contract IT vendor, Nonprofit Solutions Network. Engage additional outside IT support when needed.  Collaborate with RHI’s Digital Stewards team on technology projects as appropriate on trainings, workshops or seminars.  Collaborate with the Red Hook WIFI Project Manager as appropriate to support the expansion of the free wireless network in Red Hook.  Work with Operations team to identify areas where technology systems could be made more efficient and implement solutions.  Take on other tech projects as needed. Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:  Strong computing skills  Strong customer/client service orientation  Strong project management and organizational skills  Detail oriented  Ability to create and manage external relationships  Patience for new learners  Ability to keep accurate records and statistics  Willingness to collaborate on projects and work with a team Experience and Qualifications:  High School Diploma or HSE  Some form of computer science training/courses preferred  A+ or Net+ Certifications or similar, or equivalent experience  Customer relations  Knowledge of Red Hook community and RHI mission and vision (resident preferred) Contact: (718) 858-6782 for more information.

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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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, , Art/Music, Community, Food, News, Recreation/Sports

Earth Day Celebration

When: Apr 19, 2018 3:00-5:30 pm

Where: Coffey Park - near the Park House

The Red Hook Community Justice Center invites you to an Earth Day Celebration, for an afternoon of fun featuring: Flower Planting Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, and more. Then take home with you a lightly used toy! Everyone is encourage to bring a toy they would like to recycle. For more information, contact Leslie at (718) 923-8242.

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Art/Music, Community

Toddler Time at Red Hook Library

When: Thursdays at 10:00 am, from March 22, 2018 until March 19, 2018

Where: Red Hook Public Library

Enjoy playtime and stories with your toddler. Open to the community. Please contact Ms. Zelaya at tzelaya@schools.nyc.gov.    

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, Art/Music

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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Art/Music, Community

AUDITIONS!

When: Mar 3, 2018 12:00-2:00 pm

Where: PS 15 71 Sullivan Street

It's 1939 and a group of famous Black intellectuals and civil rights leaders are gathering to discuss the future of the Negro race...and you're invited! Come mingle with W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Gwendolyn Brooks and many others in this 360° interactive theater event! Play debuts May 24th. Audition this Satuday (30 slots available). Info at auditions@redhooktheater.org.

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Art/Music, Community

Get Moving…Free Dance Workshops

When: Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, from February 20, 2018 until June 20, 2018

Where: Red Hook Justice Center

Free dance workshops taught by professional dancers. Held every Tuesday at the Red Hook Justice Center. *Dance *Learn *Exercise with your neighbors.

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, Art/Music

Pioneer Works Second Sundays

When: Mar 5, 2018 4:00-10:30 pm

Where: Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Second Sundays is a FREE event series presented on the second Sunday of every month. The program features open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology, and education. Free to attend. Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. Drag queen Lola Lemon will read children’s picture books before leading a simple craft activity. DQSH is best for children aged 3-8, but is generally enjoyed by all ages. Drag Dress Up Booth Toss on a boa or a bowtie and strike a pose! Come play Drag Dress Up to mix and match a variety of costumes, accessories, genders and identities. Contact for more information: (718) 596-3001 http://ow.ly/Xj4x30dn6rK

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