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Public Meeting re: Cleanup of Ballfields 5-8 in Red Hook Park

When: Jul 11, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library 7 Wolcott Street

ATTEND THIS PUBLIC MEETING TO RECEIVE UPDATES ON THE CLEANUP PROCESS! CLEANUP TO START AT BALL FIELDS 5-8: The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) will be cleaning up Red Hook Park Ball Fields 5-8 and 9, under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) oversight. Some of the soil on these fields is contaminated with lead from a historic secondary lead smelting facility known as the Columbia Smelting and Refining Works (Columbia) facility. Follow the link here for more information regarding the clean up. If you would like to receive updates for Ball Fields 5 through 9 directly via mail or email, please contact Natalie Loney at (212) 637-3639 or loney.natalie@epa.gov. EPA has established an Information Repository at the Red Hook Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, where the public can review and copy records related to EPA’s investigation and the cleanup of Ball Fields 5-8 and 9.

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Game On VBS

When: July 17-19, 2018

Where: Coffey Park

Kids Bible Lesson, Arts, Games, Snacks etc. Hosted by Redemption Church. Redemption Church Red Hook will be hosting its 3rd Annual VBS in the Park on July 17-19th @6pm in Coffey Park. Bring out your kids, your neighbors kids, your family kids and every kid you know in the community. This 3-Day Vacation Bible School (VBS) will have Bible Lessons, Games, Arts, Snacks and a Special Ceremony for all participants and their families. Here is a great way to connect with other families as well a build community. Hope to see you there!!!

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NYCHA Farm Herb Workshop

When: Jul 11, 2018 1:30-3:30 pm

Where: NYCHA FARM Red Hook West Houses, Brooklyn (near 30 Wolcott Street)

Description How to use common herbs for lotions and other recipes. For more information, see www.greencityforce.org/farmsatNYCHA/ For questions, contact nefratia@added-value.org orsaara@added-value.org

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR Wanted at Rebuilding Together

 

 

Job Responsibilities: The Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Programs and works closely with the Workforce Training Program Instructors and the Construction Department. Primary responsibilities include: • Manage outreach and intake processes to ensure that eligible participants are successfully enrolled in the program. • Process applications and verify that applicants meet the eligibility criteria; keep applicants informed regarding the status of their application. • Schedule and conduct screening interviews and math tests; take notes during panel-style interviews and correct exams • Develop program materials, maintain relationships with nonprofit partners, and represent the organization at community meetings. • Research and conduct outreach to new community partners and meet with them regularly to maintain an ongoing list of relevant resources and ensure successful program referrals. • Analyze data and make recommendations on the program’s outreach and intake processes to ensure the success of applicants in our program and subsequent job placements. • Coordinate with the Workforce Training Program team to manage the training calendar, schedule classroom activities, and provide administrative support to the Instructors, including preparing materials for day one and graduation. • Track participant attendance and draft dismissal, attendance, and disciplinary letters as necessary. • Order program supplies and enter them into our inventory system. • Write and send out a bimonthly workforce training program newsletter to update graduates on upcoming opportunities in the construction field. • Garner resources for the organization and participate in fundraising activities as needed. Qualifications: • Commitment to the economic stability of low-income New York City residents. • Excellent written and verbal skills • Ability to communicate in clear and encouraging language with a diverse community and staff • Close attention to detail • Ability to work collaboratively and independently • Organized and adept at multi-tasking • Strong interpersonal skills • Comfortability speaking publicly and presenting to large groups • Commitment to professional ethics in working with confidential, sensitive information • Experience working in the nonprofit sector, preferably in an organization focused on workforce development • Familiarity with Salesforce preferred

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CORA DANCE

When: Jul 10, 2018 10:00-2:00 pm

Where: 358 Van Brunt Street 

We are looking to have at least 3 volunteers for each day of work from 10am-2pm, Sunday-Friday starting immediately. Volunteer shifts will be at Cora’s new home at 358 Van Brunt Street unless confirmed otherwise. PLEASE RESPOND WITH TIMES THAT WORK FOR YOU and please share this email with your friends and family who are interested in getting involved.  Having a car is always a plus. You do not need to be a skilled builder, just able to take directions and get dirty. We will soon be laying studio floor, staining and finishing office and lounge floors, painting walls and moving boxes in. We still have a goal to open registration on August 27th in the new space! WE NEED YOURS AND YOUR FRIENDS’ HELP TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. SCHEDULE YOUR VOLUNTEER DAY TODAY!  :)

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Art/Music, Community, Information

Red Hook Public Library Classes/Events

When: Mon & Tue at 3:00 pm, from July 9, 2018 until July 10, 2018

 

Girls Who Code, When Mon, July 9, 3pm – 5pm Where Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA 3. Tech Time When Mon, July 9 to 13, 3:30pm – 4:30pm Where Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA Description Tech Time - Play Fortnight, PS4, XBox, and more. 4. Family Zumba When Tue, July 10, 4pm – 5pm Where Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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Community, Food, Health

FREE Summer Meals

When: Jun 27 1:15 pm-Aug 31, 2018 2:00 pm

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

Serving free lunch to kids & teens 18 years and under during the summer. Enjoy sandwiches, fresh fruit, and cold milk!

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Liberty Industrial Gas & Welding Supplies

 

 

We are looking for a quick study/ fast learner who is interested in the welding industry. Any retail, sales or welding experience is a plus but will train extensively in all areas with the right candidate. We are looking for professional customer service, a detailed oriented individual that is self-reliant. Job responsibilities include: Customer Service/Inside Sales (Assisting Store Manager) Assisting with daily sales transactions Processing and maintaining inventory control Merchandising store products Customer service in store and on the phone Dock Assistant (Assisting Dock Manager) · Customer service with cylinders exchange · Loading and unloading cylinders on delivery trucks · Assisting in inventory management Hours are 7:30 am- 4:30 pm with one hour for lunch. Pay starts at $14.00 per hour while training (approx. 3-6 months) Benefits include, healthcare, 401K, paid life insurance, paid holiday, vacation and sick days. To inquire more about the position, please contact Michael Lopez at michael.lopez@rhicenter.org.

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Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier

When: Jul 10 8:30 pm-Aug 28, 2018 11:00 pm

 

At the Red Hook Flicks series, see movies on the water and under the watch of Lady Liberty. Presented by Pioneer Works and in association with Red Hook Community Justice Center. The film schedule runs every Tuesday night from July 10 to August 28 on Valentino Pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Please bring a low chair or blanket. Film schedule July 10: Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle July 17: Creed July 24: Captain Underpants July 31: Roadhouse August 7: Hairspray (1988) August 14: Silence of the Lambs August 21: Coco August 28: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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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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Rebuilding Together NYC Workforce Training Info-Session

When: Mar 8, 2018 12:00-

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

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). Contact Jessie: 718-488-8840 ext 18. (NYCHA and non-NYCHA residents welcome to apply)  

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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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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 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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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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Red Hook Star Revue Pizza Party

When: Feb 12, 2018 7:00-10:00 pm

Where: Sam's Restaurant and Pizzeria 238 Court St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Red Hook Star Revue  Is hosing a pizza party for friends and neighbors! Come and enjoy free pizza! (Cash bar)

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Free TASC (High School Equivalency Diploma) Classes

When: Tuesdays at 12:30 pm, from February 8, 2018 until February 27, 2018

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

Pathways to Graduation offers High School Equivalency Diploma Classes. Sign up today and obtain your TASC diploma and open doors to new opportunities. You must be 17.5 - 21 years old. Placement Test Dates: 2/6, 2/8, 2/13, 2/15, 2/20, 2/22, and 2/27 - at 12:30PM only. As a student you qualify for the Workforce Development Internship Program and can receive: Work readiness training, Professional development, and a stipend. For more information, please contact (718) 923-8256.

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Business, News

Need to use a computer?

When: Mondays at 2:30 pm, from February 8, 2018 until June 29, 2018

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

We are opening our Computer Lab to the public! Computer Lab Hours are: Monday and Friday 10:30AM - 12:30PM Monday and Friday 2:30PM - 4:00PM Please note we are closed on 2/12 and 2/19. Computer Lab is on the Lower Level (LL4).

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