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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Get the Red Hook “Tea”

When: Apr 21, 2018 11:00-2:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Public Library

This is an open mic event where you can meet and greet our community stakeholders, residents, and businesses. All are welcome to give us updates regarding various projects and proposals for the entire Red Hook community and beyond. For more information and to RSVP; contact Karen Blondel at 718-809-2070 or email at kblondel@fifthave.org.

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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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, , Community, Food, Health

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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, Community, Health

Evening of Yoga

When: Mar 29, 2018 4:30-5:15 pm

Where: Red Hook Justice Center 88 VISITATION PLACE

Join us for an evening of Yoga to celebrate the strength in ourselves and all women in our community. Please reach out to Daniella at 917.328.7709 or dacker@nycourts.gov with any questions.

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Community, Health

Healing After Violence – Women’s Support Group

When: May 3 5:00 pm-Jun 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Where: 135 Dwight Street, Apt 1D

If you've ever unsafe in a relationship, this group offers a safe a confidential space to connect with others who have been in similar situations, share your feelings with people who understand, and begin to heal from past experiences. *Free Dinner and Metrocard provided All group members must complete an intake before the first session. Please contact Dalia at 347-404-9017 or rhcintern2@nycourts.gov to schedule intake or to get more information.

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, Health, Recreation/Sports

Future Posture Yoga

When: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, from March 20, 2018 until December 18, 2018

Where: 19 Delavan Street, Suite 3S

A weekly yoga class at a therapeutics yoga studio in Red Hook which is focused on alignment, healing from injuries, strengthening, flexibility, with a foundation of back care. The class is offered by donation suggested $15-20 - however if you cannot pay that then I am happy to work something out with you. My email is ashtay67@gmail.com -- please email me to rsvp and let me know that you are coming.

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, Community, Health

Red Hook CARES Wellness Group

When: Tuesdays at 5:00 pm, from March 20, 2018 until April 24, 2018

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center 88 Visitation Place

Feeling overwhelmed? Think that you cannot cope with the stress in your life? You are not along. Join Red Hook CARES for a supportive & healing 6-Week Wellness Group. All are welcome, MTA Cards & Dinner Provided. Call Tshiyamba at 347-404-9017 or email RHCintern1@nycourts.gov to sign up!

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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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Red Hook Community Meeting

When: Feb 1, 2018 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

Health Community Meeting & Survey Over the past few months, Alex House Project, Good Shepherd Services, Red Hook Community Justice Center, Red Hook Initiative, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, and NYU Department of Population Health have been meeting to begin designing the needs assessment.  Our goal is to review data and information from community members about their health needs and priorities that can then be used to help shape programs to address those concerns and to reduce inequalities in the neighborhood.   We are reaching out to you to join us in this conversation.

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