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RHI’s Education Team is looking for an Academic Advisor

 

 

We are looking for a determined person, dedicated to the academic success of our scholars at RHI. Someone who is dedicated to the mission of RHI and the work that we do, with great communication skills, experience working with youth in an after school setting. Advisors help young people learn through academic enrichment activities, review content being taught in school, and support them to complete projects and homework assignments. Academic Advisors meet weekly with the Education Manager and Middle School Team to review individual “participant improvement plans” and explore avenues toward educational success. An Advisor may provide academic support in one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions, and oversees the work of High School Students working as tutors for the middle school program. Do you know a qualified person? Are you a qualified person? We encourage all to apply! To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to apply@rhicenter.org with ‘Academic Advisor’ in the subject line.  

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RHI is Hiring: ​Middle School Youth Worker

 

 

We are looking for an experienced Group Leader that is committed to the mission of RHI, and has at least 1 year of experience working Middle School youth in an after-school setting. The ideal candidate must be passionate about working with youth, work well with a team and have exemplary problem solving skills. Summary:​The Youth Worker will assist in providing programs and services to young people in RHI’s youth programs. This person is also responsible for planning and executing excursions for middle school participants. The Youth Worker is passionate about engaging youth and continuing to learn about youth development. Do you know a qualified person? Are you a qualified person? We encourage all to apply! To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to apply@rhicenter.org with ‘Middle School Youth Worker’ in the subject line.

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Sources Confirm Arrests & Ongoing Investigation Into NYCHA Kickback Scheme

When: Monday, August 13, 2018

Where: Sources Confirm Arrests & Ongoing Investigation Into NYCHA Kickback Scheme

NYCHA is BACK in the news.... From Kings County Politics.com: Arrests have already been made and there is an ongoing investigation into a massive kickback scheme involving New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) jobs to repair Superstorm Sandy damage, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. KCP first reported the kickback scheme last Friday as happening in Coney Island, but has learned since it is a citywide investigation involving construction companies and nefarious characters known on the street as “the coalition,” getting low-income individuals on NYCHA job sites at prevailing wages for kickback “donations.” Sources say the city’s Department of Investigation (DOI) is involved in the investigation. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is also looking through several complaints regarding the investigation. Read full article here...

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Community, Recreation/Sports

Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy Comes to Red Hook!

When: Aug 20, 2018 10:00-12:00 am

Where: 800 Henry Street (Behind Red Hook Recreation Center)

Children ages 6-14 are invited to learn basketball fundamentals and skills with training from Academy coaches. All skill levels welcome. 

Each participant will receive an elusive Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy T-shit!

Contact Dre at drerichey94@gmail.com or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. All participants must have a waiver signed by parents and brought the same day of the clinic being held. All waivers will be left at PAL Miccio, RHI, Red Hook Recreational, and Red Hook Community Justice Center.

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, Food

12th Annual Taste of Red Hook

When: Sep 25, 2018 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: Liberty Warehouse, 260 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

The 12th Annual Taste of Red Hook is a meaningful community event that brings together 50 award-winning restaurants,breweries, bakeries, wineries and distilleries for one night only. All proceeds benefit the work of Red Hook Initiative. Enjoy stunning views from the Red Hook coast, a silent auction, food and drink, while meeting RHI staff, participants, and donors during this spectacular evening. Get Your Tickets Here!

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Community Happy Hour: Honey’s

When: Aug 23, 2018 6:30-8:30 pm

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

Join Pioneer Works staff, artists-in-residence, and friends in our garden for happy hour. Each event spotlights a local chef or culinary organization. This month’s Happy Hour features Bushwick cocktail bar Honey’s which doubles as the front-of-house tasting room for Enlightenment Wines, New York City’s first meadery.

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Hercules in Red Hook

When: Aug 16, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: The Flagpole 450 Columbia Street

On Thursday, August 16 at 6 PM, we will present readings from Euripides' The Madness of Hercules at The Flagpole, 450 Columbia Street in the Red Hook Houses.  Actors Frankie Faison (The Wire), Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Glenn Davis (24) and Councilman Jumaane Williams will take part. About an act of unspeakable violence by a man revered by his friends and fellow soldiers, the ensuing discussion will focus on the impact of violence on families and communities as well as the perpetrator. This event is free, open to all, and free ice cream will be served. We are also looking for panelists for this evening. Panelists watch the performance with the audience and afterward, speak for about 3-4 minutes--from their hearts and guts--about what rang true for them in this ancient play. Their words act as a bridge for the facilitated community conversation that follows. We would welcome your suggestions for a panelist. If you'd like to come--and bring a group!--please let me know! You can RSVP by contacting me or by visiting this link: herculesinredhook.eventbrite.com

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Now Hiring Digital Stewards

 

 

THE JOB: Digital Stewards @ VStudio is a small business incubator where members get paid to learn digital career skills. Members learn on the job as they create and deliver products and services to clients. Hiring is ongoing for eager young adults, 18 - 24 years old, who want hands on experience and fast paced learning. No prior experience necessary. All interested apply: Administrative Technologist The person we’re looking for is interested in working “behind the scenes” of a business, scheduling meetings, organizing teams and learning what it takes to keep a business running smooth. Photography Technologist The person we’re looking for knows taking photos isn’t just about pointing and clicking. They’re willing to learn how important it is to create high quality photos for commercial and marketing purposes. Retouching Technologist The person(s) we’re looking for can sweat small details and be a known perfectionist. We are looking to create a team of photo editors learning to work in programs like Photoshop. For more information and to submit resumes; please contact:  Jaebi Bussey  Jajaebi@rhicenter.org    

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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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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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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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Red Hook Prom DRESS SALE / SWAP

When: May 30, 2018 5:00-7:00 pm

Where: 351 Van Brunt Street

RED HOOK PROM Dress Sale/Swap Tuesday 5/29, Wednesday 5/30 & Thursday 5/31 from 5-7pm at 351 Van Brunt Street. Bring your dresses! Come get a new dress! Dress are priced to move and all proceeds go to support the scholarship programs of Cora Dance! For more information call: (718) 858-2520

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, Art/Music

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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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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