Red Hook Hub Weekly

Business, Employment

Rebuilding Together NYC Workforce Training

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 

6-weeks paid construction training that includes the OSHA 10 Hour Certification, Flaggers Safety Training Certificate, Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training. Participants will receive steel toed boots, safety goggles, gloves, coveralls, hardhats, and a $1000 stipend. Please bring Proof of Citizenship (Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, or U.S. Passport), proof of address (mail addressed to you), proof of income for head of household (tax return, pay stub, benefits letter, or statement of unemployment). Email: workforce@rebuildingtogethernyc.org or call 718-488-8840 ext. 18 to apply.  

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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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Coordinator of Red Hook CSA Volunteers

When: Friday, February 16, 2018

Where: Added Value

Added Value and the CSA Core Group are planning for the 2018 farm season. We'll be in touch in April with news and to let you know how to register for next year. We hope you join us in another year of local, fresh food that supports the Red Hook community. In the meantime, the Core Group needs a co-coordinator for CSA volunteers and a better volunteer sign up system. Please let us know if you have any recommendations on volunteer sign up and tracking systems that are effective and easy to use. The volunteer coordinator position requires from 1 to 2 hours a week organizing volunteer lists and contacting the CSA to fill volunteer slots. As a member of the Core Group, the person would get to be part of the operations of the CSA and supporting Added Value. Each Core Group members received one full CSA veggie share free of charge. It is a rewarding and fun opportunity for the right detailed oriented and responsible CSA member. Contact Andrea Foley-Murphy anfoley@hotmail.com and Corey Blant corey@added-value.org with interest or questions.  

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Business, Community, Employment

District Manager Wanted for Community Board 6

When: Friday, February 16, 2018

 

The Community Board is seeking a new District Manager to supervise the small paid staff and volunteers of the Board and carry out the policies of the Board. The District Manager reports to the Board Chair and also has considerable interaction with Board members, community residents and businesses, government agencies and local elected officials. For job description:  http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/brooklyncb6/downloads/pdf/Job_Vacancy%20Notice-District_Manager_CB6.2018.pdf To submit resumes email: Cb6bklyndmposition@gmail.com  

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Community

Donate Today to Send Young Red Hook Activists to National Conference!

When: Feb 16-Jun 16, 2018

 

Our anti-violence PAR group launched last June. Since our first meeting, the team has done an incredible amount of work learning about anti-violence initiatives and the skills of community research, and digging in to issues affecting young adults in Red Hook. The team identified research questions, conducted over 30 interviews, and held several data collection events and focus groups. In December, the PAR team received an invitation to present at the Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference. This invitation represents an opportunity for our young adults to share their work on the national stage. With the conference approaching next month, we are raising $10,000 for the trip now! Please share the crowdfunding site with your networks of Red Hook contacts, professional connections, and friends.   https://rhicenter.networkforgood.com/projects/46906-send-brooklyn-youth-to-phoenix-conference

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Business, Community

College Access Specialist

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Red Hook Initiative

The College Access Specialist works across the Middle and High School programs to build and sustain a college-going culture and promotes awareness of the link between higher education and professional careers. There is a focus on supporting high school juniors and seniors who are participants in RHI’s Youth Leader program. (Red Hook Resident preferred) . Submit all inquires and resumes to: Tarik Bell tarik@rhicenter.org.  

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Community, Food, Health, Information

Join the Community Food-Co-Op

When: Feb 12-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, News

Bridging the Gap: Youth, Community & Police

When: Feb 22, 2018 4:00-6:30 pm

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

We are excited to enter the second year in our Bridging the Series: Youth, Community and Police! On February 22nd at 4:30pm the Miccio Community Center located on 110 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 join us for our traditional style of Bridging the Gap with a new addition, the NYPD Firearm Training Simulation (F.A.T.S). Youth and community members will have the opportunity to learn about the use of firearms and role-play similar encounters police officers may experience. If you would like any additional information feel free to contact Sabrina Carter at (718) 923-8261 or scarter@nycourts.gov

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Art/Music, News, Recreation/Sports

The Justice Center Theatre Troupe

When: February 8-22, 2018

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center - 88 Visitation Place, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Want to be on stage? Improvise? Create social change through art? Join the Red Hook Community Justice Center Theatre Troupe - Kickoff: Tuesday, February 27th at 4:30PM Rehearsals: Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:30pm until May 22nd. Performances in May. Snacks and Stipends provided for participants, for more information please contact Sabrina Carter at youthprg@nycourts.gov or call (718) 923-8261

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Business, News

Summer Jobs for Youth In Red Hook Houses

When: Feb 8-Mar 16, 2018

 

For the second year now, thanks to the MAP Initiative, there will be guaranteed SYEP summer jobs for all youth (ages 14-24) who live in the Red Hook Houses. The application process just opened and the deadline is March 16th. The application is now available online and can be filled out through a computer or smartphone. See all the details below and flyer attached. Please direct any interested youth to our new open computer hours Leslie is facilitating. The Open Lab hours are Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-12:30pm and 2:30-4:00pm. Please ask every young person who lives in Red Hook NYCHA to apply. They do not have to be on the lease or family composition in NYCHA, but it does need to be their primary address. If any young people want to fill out an application here, they may come to the computer lab during open hours or speak to Leslie (718-923-8242) to work with her or arrange an alternate time. The application process is now OPEN and all applications must be submitted by MARCH 16TH, 2018: http://application.nycsyep.com/

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What's Going On in Red Hook

, Art/Music

Free Children’s Art Classes at Red Hook Library

When: Tuesdays at 3:15 am, from September 12, 2017 until June 5, 2018

Where: Red Hook Public Library: 7 Wolcott Street

Free Art Classes at the Red Hook Library three days a week!!

Classes occur on the following times:

Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 (Ages 4-7)
Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 (Ages 8-12)
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 (Ages 10-17)