Red Hook Hub Weekly

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Join the Red Hook Community Advisory – CAG

When: September 17-30, 2020


Hello Leaders and Community Advocates, Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez's office is putting together a Resident Community Advisory Group for Red Hook. This will be a group of 15 to 25 individuals who will represent Red Hook and Red Hook Houses. Two seats will be appointed by the Resident Council Presidents. If you are interested in participating in this advisory group; please complete the short survey posted below. Community Partners; feel free to share with your members as well. We want a good variety of applicants. Submissions will be accepted up until Friday, September 25th. Contact  Tevina Willis at or Melissa Ortiz at   Red Hook Community Advisory Group: CAG


, , Business, Community, Employment, Information, News

Employment Readiness Workshop

When: Sep 14-Oct 14, 2020

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center (Virtual)

Let us help you prepare for your next job opportunity! What we offer: - Resume building, - Mock interviews, - Helpful tips for interviews, - Useful information, and - Job resources. Virtual Sessions: September 14th & 16th or October 12th & 14th from 10AM - 11:30AM Zoom ID: 951 2066 8798 NO PASSCODE NEEDED HTTPS://COURTINNOVATION.ZOOM.US/J/95120668798 Please have a pen and paper at hand since you will be building your resume. For more information please call or text (929) 277-9467 or (646) 707-4218.


, Community, Employment, Information

Youth Impact: Red Hook – We’re Recruiting!

When: September 10-30, 2020

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

We are looking for creative and outspoken young people from Red Hook ages 14-24. WE offer a wide variety of programs ranging from restorative circles, civic engagement, theatre, photography, entrepreneurship, and more. All programs are paid opportunities that emphasize community healing, social justice, giving youth a voice, and bringing about change. For more information, contact or call (929) 277-8554.


Community, Employment, Information

Join AMERICORPS, we’re hiring!

When: Sep 10-Oct 5, 2020

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

Join the Red Hook Resilience Corp! Applicants must be 18+ yrs old, U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a HS Diploma. Paid service opportunity, starting November 1st. Full-time positions must: - Commit to one year of service, - Complete 1,700 hours total (35hrs/wk), - Total stipend amount $13,732, - Basic health coverage, - Reimbursement for childcare, - Educational grant award $6,095. Half-time positions must: - Commit to 9 months of service, - Complete 900 hours total (25hrs/wk), - Total stipend amount $5,314., - Educational grant award $3,047.50. Deadline October 5th. For more information, contact Leslie Gonzaga (929) 277-8554 or


, Housing, News

NYCHA Recovery & Resilience: Red Hook Houses Update

When: September 7-20, 2020

Where: NYCHA Red Hook Houses

To sign up for email updates of the ongoing resilience work at Red Hook Houses please email Power Plant & Pods Phase Percentage Completion: 8% Project Start: Q4 2019 Anticipated Completion: Q4 2022 Ongoing Activities: • Continued installation of new underground utility lines by buildings 1W, 2W, and 3W, 5E o New utility lines will be installed throughout the site and will connect to the new utility pods to provide all Red Hook buildings with heat, hot water, and backup electricity • Installation of underground retention tanks by building 4E o The underground retention tanks will capture excess stormwater runoff to help prevent flooding during periods of heavy rainfall o The retention tanks by buildings 2W and 3W were successfully installed and backfilled Upcoming Activities: • Excavation for and instillation of new underground electrical, heating, and plumbing lines between buildings o This work will involve reconfiguring the building exits, however, access to all buildings will remain open and ADA-accessible at all times o Buildings 1E, 2E, 3E, 4E, and 15 through 18 will be the first buildings affected by this work o Residents will be notified in advance via flyers and phone calls once a start date is established o These plans have been shared with property management, resident association presidents, and the FDNY • Drilling of foundation piles for the new utility pods (small buildings) by building 2E, 4E, and 1W (West Pod) o The piles will form the foundation of the new utility pods o The utility pods will house critical electrical and mechanical equipment above the flood elevation to better protect building services during a flood event. • Full demolition of building 28 (590 Clinton Street) o The Red Hook East Plant will be constructed in its place to house standby generators and boiler equipment above the flood elevation



NYCHA Recovery & Resilience Red Hook Houses Update

When: Aug 17-Sep 2, 2020

Where: ex: at the Verezano pier

To sign up for email updates of the ongoing resilience work at Red Hook Houses please email Power Plant & Pods Phase Percentage Completion: 7% Project Start: Q4 2019 Anticipated Completion: Q4 2022 Ongoing Activities: • Installation of underground retention tanks by building 1W The underground retention tanks will capture excess stormwater runoff to help prevent flooding during periods of heavy rainfall The retention tanks by buildings 2W and 3W were successfully installed and backfilled • Continued installation of new underground conduit by buildings 1W, 2W, and 3W New conduit will be installed throughout the site and will connect to the new utility pods to service all Red Hook buildings • Testing of foundation piles by building 28 (future East Plant) The piles will form the foundation of the new East Plant which will hold standby generators and boiler equipment above the flood elevation Tests are performed on site to confirm the piles are capable of holding the load of a structure as designed Upcoming Activities: • Service interruptions: Hot water interruption at Red Hook East buildings 1 through 5, Senior Center, and Miccio Center on August 19 from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. The purpose of this interruption is to replace existing pipe insulation in the building basements. This work will allow for additional upgrades to Red Hook building basements including floodproofing measures to better protect the buildings during a storm. Buildings were posted on 8/14. • Drilling of foundation piles for the new utility pod (small building) by building 2E The piles will form the foundation of the new utility pods The utility pods will house critical electrical and mechanical equipment above the flood elevation to better protect building services during a flood event. • Demolition of building 28 (590 Clinton Street) The Red Hook East Plant will be constructed in its place to house standby generators and boiler equipment above the flood elevation


, Food

Free prepared meals, from Rethink and RETI Center

When: Fridays at 3:00 pm, from August 21, 2020 until October 30, 2020

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St

Rethink NYC will be providing about 100 free, delicious, prepared meals (choice of meat or vegetarian) from its food truck at about 3 pm on Fridays in front of the Red Hook Library. All are welcome! Courtesy of and with the help of


Comptroller Scott M. Stringer To Deliver Remarks on Creating Outdoor Classrooms as Part of a Safe School Reopening Plan.

When: Thu, Aug 6, 2020 12:00 pm


TODAY 12PM Comptroller Comptroller Scott M. Stringer To Deliver Remarks on Creating Outdoor Classrooms as Part of a Safe School Reopening Plan. Livestream will be available on YouTube, Facebook Live, and Twitter. Go to his pages. Copying the following from email press release, so links do not appear. Follows Comptroller's Op-Ed and recommendations to safely reopen schools: (New York, NY) — On Thursday, August 6 at 12:00 PM, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, parents, and educators will urge the Department of Education to fully utilize the city’s outdoor schoolyards that can be repurposed into classroom space to help keep our city’s students, teachers, and staff safe and outside as much as possible in the upcoming academic year. To read Comptroller Stringer's op-ed on how to create outdoor classrooms, click here. To read Comptroller Stringer's recommendations to safely reopen New York City schools for Fall 2020, click here. WHO: Comptroller Stringer Parents Educators WHEN: Thursday, August 6 — 12:00 PM WHERE: Outside P.S. 234 Independence School 292 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007


August 5th at 7pm: How to log in to NYCHA Construction Update Meeting

When: Wed, Aug 5, 2020 7:00 pm


Joining the Zoom Meeting (4 ways to join the call): 

1.       Zoom Desktop Client (preferred method): Click the link below to join the webinar:  Passcode: redhook 

This option will only work if you already have the Zoom Desktop Client downloaded to your computer. Don’t have Zoom installed on your computer? Click the following link and download it prior to tomorrow’s meeting:  

2.       Zoom Phone App: You can join by smart phone via the Zoom App by downloading Zoom Cloud Meetings from the App Store or Google Play. This will allow you to participate in the video call using your smart phone.  

3.       Web Browser: If you don’t have Zoom Desktop Client you can join via your web browser here.  

4.       Phone Call (Audio Only): You can join by phone (audio only)  

Via iPhone one-tap:  +19294362866,,86379973191#,,,,,,0#,,2224238#   

Or by telephone:  +1 929 436 2866  Passcode: 2224238 

·         If you have any issues calling in or if you receive a busy signal, try calling back. It may take a few times to get through.  

·         Please note that you will not be able to ask any questions if you call in to the meeting. 


Participation During the Call: You will be muted upon entry and cameras will be turned off until you ask a question.  

·         To ask or respond to a question, please type your question into Q&A box, and the host will unmute you.    

·         You may need to Join Audio upon joining the meeting by selecting the icon on the bottom left of the tool bar.  


Q&A Instructions: 

Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, clicking the button at the bottom of your screen, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. Please note that you will not be able to ask questions if you call in. 

To ask a question: 

1.       Type your question into the Q&A box. Click Send. 

2.       If the host replies via the Q&A, you will see a reply in the Q&A window. 


, , Community, Emergency, Health, Information

COVID-19 Testing Site in Red Hook

When: Jul 7 9:00 am-Oct 7, 2020 8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center 151 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

COVID Testing Pop-Up Site opening in Redhook starting July 10th with hours of 9a-7p, seven days/week (for aprox 3 months). Apertura del sitio emergente de pruebas COVID en Redhook a partir del 10 de julio con horas de 9 a 7 p, siete días a la semana (durante aproximadamente 3 meses).


What's Going On in Red Hook

Red Hook Hub Information

Get it. Create Flyer.

Get information online or via email.
Share information online, print a flyer of your post & share @Miccio and @Library.

Art/Music, Information

Music Classes with Marcus Miller, July 6th to July 30th

When: Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, from July 6, 2020 until July 30, 2020

Where: ONLINE through Newark School of the Arts

Marcus Miller wants to spread curiousity, imagination, and beauty through his work in music, mathematics and other fields of interest. SINGLE COURSE TUITION: $50.00 once a week for 4 weeks. MUSIC COURSES Wow Factor! with Marcus Miller Tuesdays 1:00 (60 min) Ages 13 +, $50.00 How to Astound Audiences with your playing. Learn techniques that take your playing to the next level; from how to look while performing to building a relationship with your audiences. Math Music and the Moral Imagination with Marcus Miller Tuesdays 2:00 (60 min) Ages 13 +, $50.00 Learn how to use ideas of mathematical transformations on melodies, rhythms, and harmony and explore relationships between sound frequencies. Discuss how the two disciplines are connected in the roles creativity and imagination play. Students will create, a representation of an idea, and transform it in creative and useful ways. More information and course registration link:



How To Make the Coolest Selfies in Your Friends Group

When: Jul 19, 2020 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Zoom -

"In light of social distancing, we’re seeking the World Wide Web for connection, validation, and pleasure more than ever before. How can we begin to reclaim our cyberspaces as joyful spaces? How do we begin to cultivate freedom in a moment where our physical self is becoming more and more entangled with our electronic image—our data bodies, the architecture of surveillance? In a study conducted by Dr. Caputo of the University of Urbino, participants were asked to stare into a mirror in dim lighting for ten minutes. Results demonstrated that 66% of participants experienced huge deformations of their own face, 28% saw an unknown person, and 48% saw fantastical and monstrous beings. In this workshop, we will be creating our own “software mirrors” using JavaScript, the language of the web—re-introducing ourselves to our own faces and taking charge of how we look online. Then we'll take some mirror selfies. This workshop is created for beginners with some basic familiarity with programming, but will re-introduce the fundamentals in detail, as well as how to work with pixels and RGB colorspace, basic interactivity, Perlin noise and randomness. All examples and projects will be created with p5.js, a free, open-source, beginner-friendly JavaScript coding environment created for visual artists. Learn more about p5.js at " BIO: Olivia McKayla Ross (August 28, 2001–forever) is a Caribbean American video artist, programmer, and poet from Queens, New York City. Her work is inspired by the relationship between electronic video and vanity—by deep fantasy, Instagram filters, glamour magic, mirrors, and the fantasies and anxieties of video transmission: immersion, absorption, surveillance, and control. How are faith and trust distributed between users and programmer? How is faith monopolized, accumulated, recycled, exchanged, embodied, assigned, and weaponized between people, systems, ideals, and materials? Emboldened by her perspective as a “digital native,” she hopes her work will encourage her fellow teens to nurture a critical relationship with technology. She is a recent alum of the School for Poetic Computation and has taught at Black Girls Code, BUFU, and POWRPLNT. You can connect with her at cyber.doula on Instagram. Register:


Community, Emergency, Food, Information

Red Hook Mutual Aid

When: Mondays, from June 23, 2020 until August 31, 2020

Where: ex: at the Verezano pier

Do you need help connecting to food offerings, resources and programming, youth opportunities, PPE, up-to-date information about reopening, what's going on around the neighborhood, and more? Red Hook Mutual Aid is an independent corps of local volunteers, primarily teachers and librarians who live/work in Red Hook. We're here to help connect community members to resources, information, and supplies in an accessible format. We offer phone support through a call-back system in five languages (English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, and Russian), and maintain an extensive resource guide, weekly calendars, and a newsletter. When you call us, you will be talking to your neighbor, and we will give you up-to-date information and referrals. Follow us on Instagram @redhookmutualaid. Phone: 646-484-9677 Email: Full Resource List: Newsletter Signup: Food Calendar: Youth Opportunities: Donate: Note: Copy and paste links into your browser. Call us if you have questions!


, Art/Music

Ear to Ear: Collective Transmission

When: Jun 30, 2020 6:30-8:30 pm


Join Other Desert Radio founders Caroline Partamian and Ethan Primason to examine, explore, and converse about community, transmission, and distance. This workshop will dive into the history of transmission-based projects to glean how the medium is rife for community building and experimental communication. Using these examples as a guide, participants are invited to intentionally interact with their space to engage deeper with an invisible and anonymous audience who will be transported by their work. Date: This one-time workshop meets on Tuesday, June 30 from 6:30-8:30PM EST. Audience: Open to all. Materials: Participants will need a computer with internet access and some type of audio recording device, which could be a phone or a field recorder. Caroline Partamian is a sound and visual artist influenced by her training in dance. She works closely with the concept of abreaction —the extraction of dormant memory stored within a muscle, resurfaced through physical movement, of which an individual was previously unaware; these memories span the spectrum and can take many forms—traumatic, erotic, comforting, etc. By focusing on the process rather than anticipated result, her work encourages what can be revealed when one becomes conscious of their kinetic movement in the process of creation. She has shown work at Marfa Open, Wassaic Project, Otion Front, Flux Factory, Anthology Film Archives, Babycastles, Compound Yucca Valley, and more. Ethan Primason is a sound artist, recording engineer, and musician. His works and practices explore the multisensory context and placeness of audio. His works have been shown at Pioneer Works, Sargent’s Daughters, Marinaro Gallery, Zaha Hadid 520 W 28th street, Outpost Artist Resources, Wassaic Project, Clocktower Radio, Marfa Open, WGXC Wavefarm, and BoxoPROJECTS. Please note, this online workshop will begin promptly at the listed start time. In order to ensure the quality of instruction for all participants, late entry will not be permitted.



The Great Indoors: An Online Soundscapes Workshop

When: Jun 23, 2020 6:00-8:30 pm

Where: Online

Led by Technology Resident Johann Diedrick, this collaborative, participatory workshop aims to create sonic connections between all of us as we are forced to be physically distance. By sharing our acoustic spaces together we can find commonality between each other and create a space for empathy and care during these precarious times. Register at using the code "redhook"


, Art/Music

Pioneer Works – How to class!

When: Jun 2, 2020 7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Zoom -

Alumni Resident Tamar Ettun invites participants to "trap" their inner demons via movement and art-making exercises. Register using the code "red hook" via


Community, Information

Pioneer Works Tech Support

When: May 19-Aug 30, 2020


Hi - We're here to support your communication tech needs. We will have 4 slots available each week to troubleshoot web conferencing, remote-learning, communication issues you might be experiencing We can help set-up accounts, recommend video conferencing platforms, and provide some guidance on web-design and development, etc. Use this link to put in a request: Please fill out one response per issue and be sure to indicate details in the "anything else you want to add" section and we'll put you in contact with someone who can help. Please note: The slots are first come, first served. We will release more slots if we have the capacity to do so! Take care, PW Staff


, Community, Information

Laundry service is coming to Red Hook!

When: May 19, 2020 2:00-4:00 pm

Where: RE:GEN:CY at 22 Commerce Street between Richard and Columbia Street

Our neighbors Clean Rite Center want to do our part to assist our city and communities by providing essential services to those who need it. They know that many communities are underserved for laundry as businesses transition through this time so we are reaching out to help! We are excited to partner with Red Hook Relief, a mutual aid group in Red Hook, to offer this valuable and much-needed service. On Tuesday, May 12th from 2pm-4pm, bring your laundry to RE:GEN:CY, located at 22 Commerce Street between Richards and Columbia Streets. We will wash, dry, and bag up to 40 pounds of your laundry completely free of charge! This offer is available to Red Hook residents ONLY and may be limited so be sure to arrive before 3:30pm. Pick up will be at the same location later in the week. There will be taped lines on the sidewalk six feet apart to ensure that safe distances are maintained. You must wear a mask while waiting, interacting with one another, and with volunteers.



Virtual Drawing Together Workshops

When: Saturdays, from May 3, 2020 until July 26, 2020

Where: Kentler's Vimeo Page and Website

Join Kentler International Drawing Space for our weekly family "Drawing Together" workshops ONLINE! Each 15-20 minute lesson features a new activity led by K.I.D.S. Teaching Artists Victoria and Karina. Programs are designed for children ages 4+ in cooperation with a caregiver and focus on hands-on, exploratory art making. Videos are released every Saturday morning and can be accessed on Kentler's Vimeo page, the "Family Programs" section of our website, and in our weekly e-blast. Vimeo: Education Webpage: