Red Hook Hub Weekly

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Healthy Mom/ Healthy Baby Workshop

When: Apr 17, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: 76 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn, NY

 8 -week Parenting Workshops! These workshops are two days a week (Tues & Thurs). (All HM/HB workshops are facilitated by moms that have previously completed the HM/HB program) We will also be having a program for Dads. Young Dads Unite, will begin on Weds, April 18th, 6-8 pm every Weds at 76 Lorraine Street. (All YDU workshops are facilitated by dads that have previously completed the YDU program).  All programs provide dinner and childcare while parents are in the workshops. Feel free to share the information within your network or with anyone who would be interested in the program. If you would like more information on the program or The Alex House Project feel free to contact me via email or at 347-951-5572.

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Community Seed Exchange

When: Apr 21, 2018 2:00-3:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Please join us for a casual afternoon seed exchange and horticultural chat. Everyone is welcome, with or without seeds. Bring what you can, and take what you need. Brought to you by the Red Hook Library, Red Hook Food Co-Op 2018, with generous donations from our friends at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Gowanus Nursery

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Food, Health

Red Hook Eats its Greens

When: Apr 21, 2018 12:00-2:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Have you ever asked yourself, "How do I know if something is healthy?" "What can I make with that vegetable/fruit/grain?" or "How do I read a recipe?" The cycle begins again! Red Hook Library & the RHDSEP (Red Hook Diabetes Support and Education Program) are teaming up to bring you a series of workshops 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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Join Us for a Rally for Safety at Hamilton Ave

When: Apr 23, 2018 9:00-9:30 am

Where: Hamilton Avenue Intersection

Remember the last time you ran across Hamilton Ave fearing for your life? Was it this morning? The intersection at Hamilton Avenue is a crucial entryway to Red Hook - and we all deserve an upgrade. This was the topic of a research project in 2016 for a group of RHI Youth Researchers who studied the issue of safety at Hamilton Avenue. The team interviewed 110 residents about their experiences in crossing the intersection and found major safety issues including not enough time to cross the street and cars turning illegally. The study also found issues of poor lighting, unclean conditions, and sidewalks in disrepair. Over the past few weeks, as the topic of Brooklyn street safety has been happening in response to the tragedy in Park Slope, we've been promoting the study to highlight our own major street safety issues here on Hamilton Ave. The Borough President Eric Adams heard about the study and will be joining Youth Researchers at the intersection for a rally to call for safety improvements. The rally will be part of the BP's "Bike to Work" ride to Brooklyn Borough Hall on April 23rd.   We will gather at the intersection at 9:00am with "dream Hamilton Avenue" artwork and signs and rally until about 9:30am. Join us in demanding safety improvements for Red Hook's main pathway in and out of the community! Please RSVP to the invite if you can make it - thanks! More info to come on a "pizza art party" to prepare for this event.

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Community, Information

Apply for Red Hook Local Leaders!

When: Apr 11-Jun 4, 2018

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

A Local Leader is someone who takes initiative to help out the community. Gain skills in preparing yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies. Trainings & Workshops in: CPR Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Coordination Climate Justice Community Resiliency Conflict Mediation Pick up an application from Red Hook Initiative or complete an online form here at this link: 2018 Local Leaders Application For more information on applying please contact Tevina Willis at (718) 858-6782 or tevinaw@rhicenter.org Trainings will be held for 10 weeks 5:30pm - 9pm at RHI at from June 6th to August 8th.

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Spring Pop-Up Shop

When: Apr 21, 2018 2:00-7:00 pm

Where: 767 Hicks Street

You are invited to attend RHI's Pop-Up shop hosted by Shaquana Cooke. As you know, these regular community markets are where neighbors come together to sell merchandise, food, jewelry and tabling to promote their small businesses. Stop by and come support community vendors. Enjoy good food, good music and see the creativity Red Hook has to offer. Tables are FREE for vendors. To reserve your space contact Shaquana Cooke at 718-858-6783 or email at Shaquana.Cooke@rhicenter.org. You can also register online by completing a Vendor Application .

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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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NYCHA Annual Recertification is Now Online

When: Mon, Tue, Thu at 9:00 am, from April 10, 2018 until December 31, 2018

Where: Red Hook Justice Center 88 Visitation Place

Complete your NYCHA annual review at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Staff is available to assist tenants. You walk in or make an appointment by contacting 718-923-8250. Please bring: Letter from NYCHA with your USER NAME listed (or SS number and date of birth if you did not receive this letter) Proof of any income for anyone of the age of 18: W-2 Form; Job Letter, Paystubs; SSI Award letter; PA Budget Letter; Pension/Annuity Statement Proof of any identification and income for anyone you are adding to the household that is over the age 18 School letter for any persons over age 18 and not employed  

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Red Hook Peacemaking is Recruiting New Peacemakers!

When: Fridays at 11:00 am, from April 20, 2018 until April 20, 2018

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

Mandatory Orientation: April 6th from 11am - 1pm Peacemaking Training Sessions: Fridays: April 6th – June 15th 11AM - 1PM Saturday: June 16th 10AM - 4PM To be considered eligible, candidates must: Currently live in or around Red Hook's NYCHA Housing Be able to attend ALL days of training and the orientation in their entirety Sessions will be held at both the Red Hook Community Justice Center and the Miccio Community Center in Red Hook. Please attend the first mandatory Peacemaking Session for more information. NYCHA residents will receive a $100 stipend upon completion of the training. For more information, please contact the Peacemaking Program at PeacemakingRH@gmail.com or (718) 923-8279.

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Resident Empowerment Training-Outreach Strategy

When: Apr 28 2:30 pm-Jun 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

Learn tips and methods on how to get the best turnout for your events. These workshops provide training for anyone who is: A resident in a community that wants to become more involved in making changes. Someone who works in a community that needs access to better resources. A leader in their community (Tenant Association President, Community Activist, Organizer, etc. ) Looking for employment in grassroots organizing. Please feel free to share in your networks,  your staff, etc.  If you have any questions or wish to confirm; please contact Tevina Willis at 347-469-3261 or email tevinaw@gmail.com "RET" in the subject. (Onsite workshops available for your staff ) PLEASE COMPLETE the registration form:  Register.Resident Empowerment Trainings

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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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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)