Red Hook Hub Weekly

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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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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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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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Business, Community, Employment, Food

Food Business Pathways Info Session

When: Mar 13, 2018 5:30-8:30 pm

Where: 787 Atlantic Avenue, 2nd Floor (bet. Clermont Ave. & Vanderbilt Ave.) Brooklyn, NY 11238

Food Business Pathways is: *FREE! Only for NYCHA public housing residents or NYCHA Section 8 voucher holders *Grow or launch your food business *10 weeks of business training (6pm to 9pm on weeknights) *Grants to pay for your food handler's license and business incorporation *Access to a commercial kitchen *Business mentorship and coaching Join us for an Information Session:  http://opportunitynycha.org/events/food-business-pathways-program-information-session-8-brooklyn/ Directions: C train to Clinton-Washington Ave. (Use Clinton Ave. exit)

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Community, Food, Health

Red Hook Eats its Greens

When: Feb 22, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library 7 Wolcott St. at Dwight St.

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 and exercise classes 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, Food, Health, Information

Join the Community Food-Co-Op

When: Feb 19-Mar 12, 2018

Where: www.fci.coop

A group of Red Hook residents are taking the fist steps to form a food co-op in order to supply our families and community with fresh and organic products at affordable prices. To do this we need to share tasks in the areas necessary to complete this important initial phase. For more information please contact redhookfoodcoop@gmail.com. Find the Facebook Group"Red Hook Food Co-Op" to find out the latest updates.  

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, Art/Music, Community, Food

Hope & Anchors Farewell!

When: Feb 24, 2018 9:00-2:00 am

Where: Hope & Anchor 347 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This is it! Come join us as we say goodbye! Lets spend the evening with love, joy, songs and I'm sure some tears! Full Bar, Food, lots of Karaoke and your Hostess Dropsy Dousman.

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, Community, Food

Red Hook Star Revue Pizza Party

When: Feb 12, 2018 7:00-10:00 pm

Where: Sam's Restaurant and Pizzeria 238 Court St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Red Hook Star Revue  Is hosing a pizza party for friends and neighbors! Come and enjoy free pizza! (Cash bar)

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, Food

Farm Manager, Added Value

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Where: Added Value farm, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Added​ ​Value​ ​Farms​ ​is a youth-centered urban farming and food justice nonprofit in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We create opportunities for teens to expand their knowledge base, develop their leadership skills, and positively engage with each other, their community, and the environment. We operate two urban farms sites, and our programs include a teen farm apprenticeship, a weekly farm stand, a CSA, and a school workshop program. We strive to transform vacant lands into vibrant urban farms, improve access to healthy, affordable produce, and nurture a new generation of green leaders. Position​ ​Overview: The Farm Manager is responsible for all crop production and farm maintenance at the 2.75 acre Red Hook Community Farm, located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The farm supplies our 70+ member CSA as well as our weekly farm stand. Working closely with Added Value’s education staff, the Farm Manager supports the training and ongoing mentorship of 7-25 high-school aged youth throughout the growing season. The position supports education and outreach work through ongoing school visits, regular volunteer hours, and special events. Responsibilities: ● Manage farm, greenhouse, storage areas; ● Develop and implement crop plan including seeding/planting/harvesting schedules with youth involved in all aspects of production; ● Employ organic pest management strategies as needed on the farm; ● Set up and maintain various irrigation systems; ● Support training and mentorship of Added Value youth farmers; ● Supervise ad hoc volunteer groups as well as weekly drop-in volunteer hours; ● Liaison and manage regular communication with CSA organizing committee; ● Develop relationships, manage orders, and handle deliveries for local restaurant buyers; ● Support planning, harvesting, and marketing activities for weekly youth-led farm stand; ● Keep annual budget, records, inventory, and harvest tallies; ● Collaborate on special events on the farm such as fundraisers and community festivals; ● Participate in staff meetings, social media outreach, grant writing, and strategic planning for the organization as a whole. Qualifications: ● 3-4 years in intensive, small farm, high-yield vegetable production; ● Expertise in organic vegetable growing, as well as compost management techniques; ● Demonstrated experience working with youth; ● Commitment to social justice; ● Ability to work collaboratively with those from various racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds; ● Experience in the safe operation and general maintenance of farm tools and machinery; ● Seed propagation, succession planting, and season extension experience; ● Experience developing and executing an annual crop plan and maintaining farm records; ● Organized, detail-oriented - sets strong example for volunteers and youth; ● Comfortable using Microsoft suite and Google Drive; ● Able to work Tuesday-Saturday schedule through the growing season; ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ● Flexible, entrepreneurial with an ability to succeed with modest infrastructure; ● Able to lift up to 50 pounds; ● Must have a valid Driver’s License and be able to drive a cargo van in New York City. Preferred: ● Exposure to anti-oppression trainings and inquiry-based education; ● Experience in the operation of farm stands or markets; ● Knowledge of chicken and bee care; ● Social media savvy, particulary Instagram and Facebook; ● Familiar with Red Hook community as well as NYC urban agriculture community; ● Carpentry and other building skills. To​ ​apply: Email resume, cover letter, and two references in a single​ ​pdf​ to: saara@added-value.org. Please write “Farm Manager Position” in the subject line. No calls please. Interviews will be scheduled as qualified applications are received. Position open until filled. Women and POC encouraged to apply.

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, Food, Health

Red Hook Eats its Greens

When: Jan 13, 2018 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Our healthy eating workshops continue in January and February with our discussions about identifying healthy foods, meal habits, reading food labels, and sharing recipes and strategies with one another! -January 13 and 16th - Supplies and Grocery Store Success! We'll share tips for affordable healthy grocery shopping, meal planning, and recipes that are tasty and easy on your wallet- -February dates to come - Review and Recipe share. Help us celebrate our healthy eating series with a review, healthy snacks, and sharing of our progress We also: - Have free refreshments - Have open Q&A - Have fun!

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