Red Hook Hub Weekly

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Red Hook Library’s Job Fair

When: Mar 25, 2017 11:00-4:00 pm

Where: 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Come one come all! Turning the Tide and Red Hook Public Library is hosting: Opportunity Fair 2017 Recruiters that will be there:Red Hook Initiative, Brooklyn Woods, Constellation, HireNYC, Grace Institute and many more. Click here for more information.

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Red Hook Public Art Project on Climate Change

When: Mar 20-Apr 22, 2017

 

The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Council Member Carlos Menchaca are leading a participatory process to commission a public art project on climate change and sea level rise in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and we need your help! Anyone with an interest in Red Hook can join in the decision making process. Call to Artists We are pleased to announce our Call to Artists for the Red Hook Public Art Project on Climate Change. The deadline for submissions is Earth Day, April 22nd. Artists are asked to submit examples of past work, a brief statement on their approach to this project, and references. For more information on how to apply, click here. Click here for more info 

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Still Recovering From Sandy

When: Mar 30 6:30 pm-May 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Where: Shorefront YM-YWHA 3300 Coney Island Ave

Support group for sandy survivors. Come to a meeting at Shorefront Y in room 119 to find out which resources and help are currently available for you! Thursday, March.30@ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Sunday, April. 9 @ 2:00pm- 4:00pm Thursday, April. 27 @ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Sunday May.14 @ 2:00pm- 4:00pm Thursday May.25 @ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Click here for more info

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Free Adult Education Classes in Red Hook!!

When: Mar 13, 2017 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: PS 15 Patrick F. Daly

ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are being offered at PS 15 Patrick F. Daly. The classes are free and are offered to adults 21 years of age or older. Classes take place Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 PM. Click here to find out more.

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NYCHA Gang Raids

When: Mar 15, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks St

RHI will host an event on gang raids in NYCHA at 6 pm at RHI.   ----> Here are a few articles about this issue, which is an intentional NYPD strategy affecting NYCHA communities throughout the city  http://citylimits.org/2016/05/03/no-backspace-nycs-big-gang-raids-wont-solve-nychas-violence-problem/ https://www.citylab.com/crime/2017/02/has-gang-policing-replaced-stop-and-frisk/517572/ The speakers will be: - Josmar Trujillo: an activist and writer from Spanish Harlem. His essays appear regularly in AM New York, Huffington Post, City Limits, and the Daily News - Taylonn Murphy Sr. is the father of slain 18 year old promising basketball star Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy who was murdered in Grant Houses due to a feud with a rival housing project. He has since become an activist and leads up the 696 Cure Violence site in Queensbridge - Paula Clarke is the mother of a young man arrested as part of the Bronx 120 raid. She has become a vocal advocate on behalf of families affected by these raids

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Dance Theatre Etcetera Film Making Program

When: Mar 10 4:00 pm-May 20, 2017 6:00 pm

Where: Dance Theatre Etcetera 480 Van Brunt Street

Learn digital media production, make videos, work on a production team, make new friends--and earn a stipend! Open to teens and young adults ages 16-24. Dates: March 11-May 20 Tuesdays 4-6 PM, Saturdays 1-4 PM Orientation: Friday, March 10 @4:00 PM Click here to find out more.

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AmeriCorps Opportunity

When: Friday, February 17, 2017

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center 88 Visitation Place

Half Time Members: Are you graduating from an HSE Program or a Transfer School this year? Looking for an internship, to earn real life work experience? Are you between the ages of 17 – 24? Commit to NINE months of service and complete 900 hours by attending school and volunteering at the Red Hook Community Justice Center.  BENEFITS: Total Living Stipend of $3,759 and an Educational Award of $2,887. Minimum Time Members: Are you enrolled in an HSE Program or a Transfer School? Interested in creating a resume, cover letter,  attending skill building training? Are you between the ages of 17 – 24? Commit to THREE months of service and complete 300 hours attending school and coming to the Red Hook Community Justice Center Fridays.  Receive a $1,221 Educational Award APPLY BY FEBRUARY 28TH  Stop by the Justice Center to pick up an application or go online using the following link https://goo.gl/forms/MJTuK0V6VxLSSD62 for more information contact Leslie Gonzaga at 718-923-8242 or email Lgonzaga@nycourts.gov  

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Rally to Oppose Repeal of Affordable Care Act, Medicare Cuts

When: Feb 18, 2017 11:00-

Where: Gouverneur Health Auditorium 227 Madison Street Lower East Side of Manhattan

Come rally with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, her colleagues, Patients, Healthcare Providers, Advocacy Groups this Saturday morning! New York, NY –Members of New York City’s Congressional delegation, City officials, New York healthcare providers, advocacy groups and patients will rally Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. in lower Manhattan to oppose Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The rally comes the same day that House Democrats across the country are coordinating a “National Day of Action” to oppose Republican efforts to “Make America Sick Again.”

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Notify NYC – Winter Storm

When: Feb 9, 2017 2:30-

 

Due to heavy snow that will create slick and hazardous travel conditions, New York City Emergency Management has issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for tomorrow, 2/9. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City due to heavy snowfall. The warning is in effect from midnight until 6:00 PM on 2/9. The current forecast calls for 6-12" of snow, wind speeds of 10-20 mph with gusts of 35-40 mph, and visibility of one quarter mile or less. The City of New York Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, announced that Alternate Side Parking regulations will be suspended citywide for tomorrow, 2/9. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city. For more weather related information, please visit: http://www.weather.gov/okx/. For additional details regarding the Alternate Side Parking Suspension and the Travel Advisory, please visit: http://on.nyc.gov/2kOVnLT.

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Citywide Transit Plan

When: Monday, February 6, 2017

 

The city is looking to develop a citywide transit plan and would like you to answer a survey about where you go, and where you wish you could go, via public transportation. -----> Fill out this survey to have your voice heard. <-----

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FREE Tax Prep at Brooklyn Borough Hall!

When: Mon, Thu, Fri at 5:00 pm, from February 17, 2017 until April 17, 2017

Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon Street

Who is Eligible? Those who income is under $55,00 (with dependents) Those who income is under $33,000 (single) Those who are self employed with expenses of $5,000 or less What to Bring? ----> bring a government-issued photo ID; Social Security or ITIN cards for yourself and all individuals on your return; all relevant tax forms (W-2, 1099-R, etc.); documents of higher education expenses; child care expenses, provider information, and student fees, as well as your bank account number/routing number for direct deposit.   For more information on dates and times click here or to make an appointment, please call (347) 682-5606.  

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Art/Music

Red Hook Climate Change Public Art Kickoff Meeting

When: Feb 8, 2017 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St

The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Council Member Carlos Menchaca invite you to a public meeting to kick off a community process to commission a public art project to educate the city on the impacts of climate change while envisioning New York’s future. • This $20,000 public art project will be youth-led • This is the first in a series of public meetings to identify which project will be funded • We encourage residents, students, arts supporters, artists and other stakeholders to come learn more about the program and to guide the project commissioning process • Please share this post or download a flyer to share with your networks here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/planyc/downloads/pdf/publications/RedHookPublicArt.pdf The Red Hook Library is wheelchair accessible. To request other accommodations contact Rachel Finkelstein at RFinkelstein@cityhall.nyc.gov or (212) 676-3150 at least 48 hours in advance. Snacks and beverages will be served For more information, contact: Office of City Council Member Carlos Menchaca at (718) 439-9012 or info38@council.nyc.gov This project is part of the City’s broader education efforts around climate change and sea level rise, which include the FloodHelpNY.org campaign to educate New Yorkers on their flood risk.

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Theatre of the Oppressed NYC In partnership with Red Hook Community Justice Center

When: Dec 15, 2016 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: South Brooklyn Community High School (Gym)

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC and Red Hook Community Justice Center present Wrong Place, Wrong Time, a forum play addressing the school-to-prison pipeline and access to education after involvement with the criminal justice system. Based on the real-life experiences of the actors. FREE and open to the public! To RSVP visit www.tonyc.nyc or call (646) 504-4582

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The Digital Stewards Present The Red Hook Regatta!

When: Sep 25, 2016 1:00-5:00 pm

Where: Valentino Pier

Pioneer Works presents the second annual Red Hook Regatta, where 3D printed and homemade remote-controlled boats will take to the seas and race at Valentino Pier! The main event features 3D-printed, radio-controlled boats designed and built by members of the Red Hook Initiative’s Digital Stewards. Teams will compete to transport “cargo” (foam containers with metal plates) from “Stevedores” on the beach to designated “crane operators”, who will be receiving the cargo on the pier using fishing rods equipped with red magnetic hooks. Each cargo container picked up by a crane constitutes one point for that boat’s team, and the boat with the most points is the winner. This race is mayhem — the tides, the wind, the wakes from real container ships, and the technical challenge of the task make the race a must-see event. Join us for an afternoon fun for all ages. Leading up to the races will be music, carnival games, and a Wind-Powered Boat Race where children of all ages can build, decorate, and race their own paper boats in water tanks. SIGN UP TO ENTER A BOAT FOR THE MAIN EVENT! In the second annual Regatta, we introduce an entirely new category of competition: the General DIY Boat Race. DIY boats can be made out of any material - and we will provide electronics kits for all boats entered in the race! More information on the rules of registration found on the Pioneer Works website. Hurry, the deadline to register your boat and pick up an electronics kit is September 9, 2016. History of the Red Hook Regatta: The Red Hook Regatta was conceived as an initiative within the Pioneer Works Civic Journalism program and subsequently evolved into a major neighborhood event, drawing a diverse group of local participants racing 3D-printed and laser-cut boats along the Red Hook waterfront. The Regatta purposefully connects Red Hook’s rich history as a shipping port to new technologies like 3D modeling/printing, electronic circuitry, and digital game design. At its core, the Regatta embodies a form of storytelling and media production that connects a community to its history, environment, and culture as well as the current-day issues that it faces.

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Teen PASS: Red Hook, Free Afterschool Programming

When: Mondays at 3:45 pm, from September 19, 2016 until June 30, 2017

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center

When school is out, Teen PASS offers FREE, exceptional clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. We create a safe space for young people to grow as scientists and artists, nature lovers and healthy individuals alongside our gifted staff. Students receive a snack and homework help everyday. Our program runs Monday-Thursday from 3:45-6:30, and Fridays from 1:30-6:30. We also offer holiday and weekend programming and free monthly field trips. Our program begins Monday, September 19th and parents must fill out an enrollment packet in order for students to participate. For more information, please visit: http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/education/teen-pass/ Phone: (212)-360-2746 Email: Education@cityparksfoundation.org

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IDNYC is back in RED HOOK!

When: Mondays, from September 12, 2016 until September 23, 2016

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

We are pleased to announce that the Justice Center will once again be serving as a pop-up site for the IDNYC program from September 12th – September 23rd. We first served as a pop-up site in January of this year; well it was such a resounding success that they want to come back to Red Hook! IDNYC is a free government issued identification card for all New York City residents, which offers a number of benefits including free memberships to many city museums, zoos, and botanical gardens, and discounts at many businesses. Anyone who lives in NYC and is at least 14 years old is eligible, and can apply here at the Justice Center between Sept. 12 and 23. The enrollment center will be located in the mural room on the 1st floor, and will be operating during our regular building hours (including Tuesday evenings). Appointments can be booked by calling 311 or going online at: www.nyc.gov/idnyc Last January, we managed to enroll 600 people, including staff, clients, community members, and even some elected officials! But since it’s our second time around, we want to do even better! For more information on the IDNYC program, check out their website at www.nyc.gov/idnyc

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EPA Public Information Meeting about the Red Hook Park Ballfields

When: Aug 4, 2016 6:30-9:00 pm

Where: Miccio Center Gymnasium 110 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

Join representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NYC Parks at a public information meeting: Representatives from EPA, NYC Parks and other city agencies will be on hand to update the community on the status of the cleanup of the Red Hook Park ballfields and to answer questions. For more information about the site you can visit: https://www3.epa.gov/region02/superfund/removal/columbia/ For additional information about the meeting you can call Natalie Loney, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator at 212-637-3639 Dan Wiley | Community Coordinator | Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez SW Brooklyn District Office | 16 Court Street, Suite 1006 | Brooklyn, NY 11241 T (718) 222-5819 | F (718) 222-5830 | daniel.wiley@mail.house.gov

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Beautify Red Hook with Red Hook Conservancy and Fairway

When: Jul 16, 2016 10:00-2:00 pm

Where: Bush Clinton playground (Meet up at the front of RH Rec Center and Pool on Bay Street)

Red Hook Conservancy along with Fairway employees will be planting and painting in Bush Clinton playground. Plants will be added to our wildflower (butterfly) garden and we'll be painting the fence at the children's park. Join Us!

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