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Red Hook Library’s Job Fair

When: Mar 25, 2017 11:00-4:00 pm

Where: 7 Wolcott St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Come one come all! Turning the Tide and Red Hook Public Library is hosting: Opportunity Fair 2017 Recruiters that will be there:Red Hook Initiative, Brooklyn Woods, Constellation, HireNYC, Grace Institute and many more. Click here for more information.


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Red Hook Public Art Project on Climate Change

When: Mar 20-Apr 22, 2017


The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Council Member Carlos Menchaca are leading a participatory process to commission a public art project on climate change and sea level rise in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and we need your help! Anyone with an interest in Red Hook can join in the decision making process. Call to Artists We are pleased to announce our Call to Artists for the Red Hook Public Art Project on Climate Change. The deadline for submissions is Earth Day, April 22nd. Artists are asked to submit examples of past work, a brief statement on their approach to this project, and references. For more information on how to apply, click here. Click here for more info 


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Still Recovering From Sandy

When: Mar 30 6:30 pm-May 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Where: Shorefront YM-YWHA 3300 Coney Island Ave

Support group for sandy survivors. Come to a meeting at Shorefront Y in room 119 to find out which resources and help are currently available for you! Thursday, March.30@ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Sunday, April. 9 @ 2:00pm- 4:00pm Thursday, April. 27 @ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Sunday May.14 @ 2:00pm- 4:00pm Thursday May.25 @ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Click here for more info


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Free Adult Education Classes in Red Hook!!

When: Mar 13, 2017 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: PS 15 Patrick F. Daly

ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are being offered at PS 15 Patrick F. Daly. The classes are free and are offered to adults 21 years of age or older. Classes take place Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 PM. Click here to find out more.


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NYCHA Gang Raids

When: Mar 15, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks St

RHI will host an event on gang raids in NYCHA at 6 pm at RHI.   ----> Here are a few articles about this issue, which is an intentional NYPD strategy affecting NYCHA communities throughout the city The speakers will be: - Josmar Trujillo: an activist and writer from Spanish Harlem. His essays appear regularly in AM New York, Huffington Post, City Limits, and the Daily News - Taylonn Murphy Sr. is the father of slain 18 year old promising basketball star Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy who was murdered in Grant Houses due to a feud with a rival housing project. He has since become an activist and leads up the 696 Cure Violence site in Queensbridge - Paula Clarke is the mother of a young man arrested as part of the Bronx 120 raid. She has become a vocal advocate on behalf of families affected by these raids


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Dance Theatre Etcetera Film Making Program

When: Mar 10 4:00 pm-May 20, 2017 6:00 pm

Where: Dance Theatre Etcetera 480 Van Brunt Street

Learn digital media production, make videos, work on a production team, make new friends--and earn a stipend! Open to teens and young adults ages 16-24. Dates: March 11-May 20 Tuesdays 4-6 PM, Saturdays 1-4 PM Orientation: Friday, March 10 @4:00 PM Click here to find out more.


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AmeriCorps Opportunity

When: Friday, February 17, 2017

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center 88 Visitation Place

Half Time Members: Are you graduating from an HSE Program or a Transfer School this year? Looking for an internship, to earn real life work experience? Are you between the ages of 17 – 24? Commit to NINE months of service and complete 900 hours by attending school and volunteering at the Red Hook Community Justice Center.  BENEFITS: Total Living Stipend of $3,759 and an Educational Award of $2,887. Minimum Time Members: Are you enrolled in an HSE Program or a Transfer School? Interested in creating a resume, cover letter,  attending skill building training? Are you between the ages of 17 – 24? Commit to THREE months of service and complete 300 hours attending school and coming to the Red Hook Community Justice Center Fridays.  Receive a $1,221 Educational Award APPLY BY FEBRUARY 28TH  Stop by the Justice Center to pick up an application or go online using the following link for more information contact Leslie Gonzaga at 718-923-8242 or email  


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Rally to Oppose Repeal of Affordable Care Act, Medicare Cuts

When: Feb 18, 2017 11:00-

Where: Gouverneur Health Auditorium 227 Madison Street Lower East Side of Manhattan

Come rally with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, her colleagues, Patients, Healthcare Providers, Advocacy Groups this Saturday morning! New York, NY –Members of New York City’s Congressional delegation, City officials, New York healthcare providers, advocacy groups and patients will rally Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. in lower Manhattan to oppose Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The rally comes the same day that House Democrats across the country are coordinating a “National Day of Action” to oppose Republican efforts to “Make America Sick Again.”


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Notify NYC – Winter Storm

When: Feb 9, 2017 2:30-


Due to heavy snow that will create slick and hazardous travel conditions, New York City Emergency Management has issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for tomorrow, 2/9. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City due to heavy snowfall. The warning is in effect from midnight until 6:00 PM on 2/9. The current forecast calls for 6-12" of snow, wind speeds of 10-20 mph with gusts of 35-40 mph, and visibility of one quarter mile or less. The City of New York Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, announced that Alternate Side Parking regulations will be suspended citywide for tomorrow, 2/9. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city. For more weather related information, please visit: For additional details regarding the Alternate Side Parking Suspension and the Travel Advisory, please visit:


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Citywide Transit Plan

When: Monday, February 6, 2017


The city is looking to develop a citywide transit plan and would like you to answer a survey about where you go, and where you wish you could go, via public transportation. -----> Fill out this survey to have your voice heard. <-----


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FREE Tax Prep at Brooklyn Borough Hall!

When: Mon, Thu, Fri at 5:00 pm, from February 17, 2017 until April 17, 2017

Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon Street

Who is Eligible? Those who income is under $55,00 (with dependents) Those who income is under $33,000 (single) Those who are self employed with expenses of $5,000 or less What to Bring? ----> bring a government-issued photo ID; Social Security or ITIN cards for yourself and all individuals on your return; all relevant tax forms (W-2, 1099-R, etc.); documents of higher education expenses; child care expenses, provider information, and student fees, as well as your bank account number/routing number for direct deposit.   For more information on dates and times click here or to make an appointment, please call (347) 682-5606.  



Red Hook Climate Change Public Art Kickoff Meeting

When: Feb 8, 2017 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St

The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and Council Member Carlos Menchaca invite you to a public meeting to kick off a community process to commission a public art project to educate the city on the impacts of climate change while envisioning New York’s future. • This $20,000 public art project will be youth-led • This is the first in a series of public meetings to identify which project will be funded • We encourage residents, students, arts supporters, artists and other stakeholders to come learn more about the program and to guide the project commissioning process • Please share this post or download a flyer to share with your networks here: The Red Hook Library is wheelchair accessible. To request other accommodations contact Rachel Finkelstein at or (212) 676-3150 at least 48 hours in advance. Snacks and beverages will be served For more information, contact: Office of City Council Member Carlos Menchaca at (718) 439-9012 or This project is part of the City’s broader education efforts around climate change and sea level rise, which include the campaign to educate New Yorkers on their flood risk.


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When: May 6, 2017 7:00-12:00 am

Where: South Brooklyn Community High School - 173 Conover St

HOLY TUXEDO! RED HOOK PROMS TURNS FIVE!!! Begun in 2013 as a much needed, community wide spirit lifter following Hurricane Sandy, THE RED HOOK PROM has brought together MORE community members, fly moves, sassy outfits and - say it loud - LOOOOOOVE than any other Cora event over the past five years. 2017 is RHP's 5TH ANNIVERSARY, so get yourself ready for more decades (it's 70s, 80s AND 90s this year y'all!) and more party-time (we're goin' until 12am!), meaning more great music, dancing and FUN FOR YOU! It's a PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN PARTY, so EVERYONE IS INVITED! SO....what are you waiting for?? Strap on your dancing shoes, pull out the hairspray, BRING A FRIEND and get ready to meet ALL OF RED HOOK on the dance floor for the night of your life on May 6! Admission is pay-what-you-can


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Support Group For Sandy Survivors

When: Jan 26 6:30 pm-Mar 30, 2017 8:30 pm

Where: Shorefront YM-YWHA 3300 Coney Island Ave

Support group for sandy survivors. Come to a meeting at Shorefront Y in room 119 to find out which resources and help are currently available for you! Thursday, Jan.26th@ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Sunday, Feb.12@ 2:00pm- 4:00pm Thursday, Feb.23@ 6:30pm- 8:30pm Sunday March.12@ 2:00pm- 4:00pm Thursday March.30@ 6:30pm- 8:30pm


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Red Hook Initiative’s Young Adult Program!

When: Monday, February 6, 2017


Calling all 18 -24 year olds in Red Hook! Earn over 2,000 in 10 weeks!  Beginning Feburary 6th, we're offering a PAID empoloyment program. Stop by RHI or email To enroll you must: Be a young adult between the ages of 18 and 24; Be a resident of Red Hook; Complete an intake assessment **Note: Participants must attend all training sessions once enrolled in the program.** Program overview: The program is 10 weeks long; Participants are compensated at a rate of $11.00per hour; Participants are required to attend 30 hours of mandatory training before being placed; Participants are paid for working 20 hours per week at their internships Join us at our upcoming open house next week! TUESDAY, January 31 at 10:00 am at 763 Hicks Street! 


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76th Precinct Community Council Meetings in 2017

When: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 7:30 pm

Where: 76th Precinct - 191 Union St, Brooklyn

Beginning February 2017, the 76th Precinct Community Council Meetings will be held on the 1st WEDNESDAY of the Month.  There will no longer be meeting on Tuesdays and we do not meet during July or August.  We hope this change will still be convenient for all to attend. Please join us for the next 76th Precinct Community Council Meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:30 PM, at the 76th Precinct Station House, located at 191 Union Street.



BQX Moving People and Connecting Communities

When: Jan 26, 2017 6:00-


For the last year, the City has been conducting a study of a potential sixteen-mile streetcar from Astoria, Queens to Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Adding to New York City’s public transportation network, the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) would support growing waterfront communities and connect New Yorkers to quality jobs. NYCEDC is hosting a live telephone town hall with BQX Director Adam Giambrone on Thursday, January 26 to share exciting news about the project, and we will take your questions live during the call.  Please join the conversation! How to Join: Dial 877-229-8493 and enter the PIN 115628 at 6:00pm, and you will connect as soon as the event begins.



Volunteer Teaching Artist Needed

When: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, from April 10, 2017 until June 5, 2017

Where: Alex House Project

The Alex House Project is seeking a dance and vocal instructor to provide lessons to children ages 10 and under one day a week. Young adults or beginner artist welcomed. Must love kids, commit to eight sessions and available in the evening. Interested? Email us:


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When: Saturday, January 28, 2017


Fifth Avenue Committee will host FREE TAX PREP for Red Hook Residents on Saturday, January 28th from 10am to 5pm at RHI.    Residents must make an appointment in advance by calling 212.505.3482 or visiting


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Small Businesses Win With Red Hook WIFI

When: Monday, January 9, 2017


Red Hook WIFI, a project of the Red Hook Initiative, is a resilient public WIFI network powered by renewable energy backup systems ensuring connectivity in the event of a power outage. With a grant from the City of New York, we are expanding the network throughout the business corridors of Red Hook. ---> See more here   Partnering businesses receive free internet connectivity for two years for their business/customers as well as marketing opportunities on the network.   In the next few weeks, we will be recruiting Red Hook businesses to join us in this exciting new chapter.   To receive this free service for your business and to join a community effort to bridge the digital divide please contact or 718-858-6782!  


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Still Recovering From Sandy?

When: January 8-26, 2017

Where: Shorefront Y 3300 Coney Island Ave

Still Need Help Recovering From Sandy? Support group for sandy survivors. Come to a meeting at Shorefront Y in room 119 to find out which resources and help are currently available for you! January 2017 Meetings: Sunday, Jan 8th  2:00pm - 4:00pm Thursday, Jan 26th 6:30pm -  8:30pm