Red Hook Hub Weekly

, , Employment

AmeriCorps is Recruiting



AmeriCorps is back and they are currently recruiting for their full time, half time and minimum time positions. Selected members will start on November 1st, 2018. If you could please share this opportunity with your participants- we are looking for 18+, with a high school diploma, U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Stop by the Justice Center to pick up a paper application or complete it online using the following link: Application


, Recreation/Sports

Free Kayaking

When: Sep 23, 2018 1:00-4:00 pm

Where: Valentino Pier, Ferris & Coffey Streets

Free walk-up kayaking 2018: Sundays, 1:00PM - 4:00PM: June 3rd until September 23rd. Red Hook Boaters Calendar


, , Art/Music, Recreation/Sports

Ark for the Arts at the Library

When: Wednesdays at 11:00 am, from September 19, 2018 until October 18, 2018

Where: Red Hook Library 7 Wolcott St Brooklyn, NY 11231

A public art project based out of the Red Hook Public Library. The Ark is a bicycle powered sculpture that brings together art, community, and information programming


, Business, Community

Flea Market Fundraiser

When: Sep 22, 2018 10:00-5:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Lions Club District 20-K1 495 Columbia Street

Join the Lions Club as they host a flea market fundraiser. The fundraiser will be at Beard and Dwight Street. The price is $35.00 for a table and it is $25.00 for a non-profit. any additional tables are $10.00 extra. Call Andrea for more information 646-209-0362.


, , , Employment, Information

Access Training – Individual Training Grant (ITG)



Training can provide you with the education and experience you need to land a job or advance within your career. We use industry research to design our training programs to ensure that the skills you learn are the skills employers need. We offer training programs for in-demand occupations across sectors at different locations throughout the city. To take part in one of our training programs or qualify for an Individual Training Grant (ITG), you must meet the following qualifications: Be at least 18 years or older.  Be a New York City resident. Be legally able to work in the United States. Meet all federal selective service requirements  and if employed, earn less than $63,925 per year.  Please note that each training program may require additional qualifications.  


, , Community, Information

Join the NYCHA Board

When: Sep 15-Oct 15, 2018

Where: 250 Broadway, 11th Floor New York, NY 10007

Board members represent the almost 400,000 people who call NYCHA home. Their responsibilities include voting on contracts, resolutions, polices, rules and regulations and other administrative matters.  Resident members are required to devote a minimum of 15-20 hours each month for which they will receive a monthly stipend per hours of services up to $1,500. To qualify, constituents must be: at least 18 years old; a NYCHA resident in good standing; and cleared for service by the New York City Department of Investigation, the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board and/or NYCHA's Office of the Inspector General The application period will start on September 15, 2018 and end October 15, 2018. Applications will be available online and at the Property Management and Borough Management Offices. Candidates can also call 311 for more information or the NYCHA Customer Contact Center, 718-707-777.


What's Going On in Red Hook

, 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.
● 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.
● 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.
● 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: 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.