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Clocktower Radio Show

When: Friday, May 19, 2017


Check out to listen to 2 Stones & 1 Bird. 2 Stones & 1 Bird is a radio show about Red Hook: Red Hook fashion, comedy, friends, music, movies, and work. It comes from the minds of five young men in the neighborhood and features their smart and comedic take on these topics and more. It was created during their 3-month technology and media training at Pioneer Works. Produced by: Javon Webb, Denzel Walker,Savon Sims, Jacob Gibbs and Joseph Alston, in collaboration with Clocktower Radio.


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RHI Media Career Panel

When: Apr 28, 2017 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks street

Join us TONIGHT for an evening with film makers, audio techs, editors and other pros sharing insider tips to launch your media career. Hosted by Digital Stewards. Free Pizza!!!


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When: Mondays at 9:00 am, from April 27, 2017 until December 31, 2017

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center 88 Visitation pl. Brooklyn, NY 11231

Chances are you have had some type of disagreement with a friend, family member, or someone you hardly know. Studies show that disagreements occur over six times a day. Come join us at Peacemaking to learn how to better resolve conflicts in your life. Please call or come see us @ the RHCJC Peacemaking program. 718-923-8274


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AmeriCorps Opportunity for Students

When: Friday, April 21, 2017


We are currently recruiting AmeriCorps members to join the Red Hook Community Resilience Corps as our minimum time members. Youth between the ages of 17-24 who may be pursuing a HSE/ HS diploma are eligible to apply. We have a summer program and school year that youth can choose from. Click here for more info.  School Year- You will be responsible for 300 hours; most hours will be completed from attending classes. On Fridays, you would come to the Justice Center for workshops and mentoring sessions. They will work one on one with another AmeriCorps member. Members will receive an educational award of $1,221. The program will run between May and October. Summer Program- You will be responsible for 300 hours, some of these hours will come from attending class.  The majority of the hours will be from their participation in our Summer Internship program in which they will be trained and place at a site, enhancing their job skills. Members will receive a stipend of $800-$900 in addition to the education award of $1,221. The program will run between June and September.    


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Solar Panel Installation Training

When: April 19-26, 2017

Where: Red Hook Intiative - 767 Hicks St

Take this 6-week course and receive a stipend while you earn the industry certifications from North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Learn practical skills in: Basic Carpentry Intro to Electrical Wiring Solar Panel Installation Construction Math Tool Usage  Attend one of these information sessions: Wednesday, April 19th 10:30am and 2:00 pm; Wednesday, April 26th 10:30am and 2:00 pm Red Hook Intiative - 767 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 FOR RED HOOK RESIDENTS  For inquiries call: (347) 987-3920 Click here for more info


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NYC Department of Education

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Where: P.S. 15 Patrick F. Daly

Welcome: Back To School Free Adult Education Classes What: English as a Second Language(ESL) When: Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: P.S.15 Patrick F. Daly 71 Sullivan Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 Must Be 21 Years and Older Registration Locations: P.S.15 Patrick F. Daly Wednesdays 5:40pm School 6: P.S. 013 Roberto Clemente Monday- Thursday 9:30 am Tuesday- Thursday 5:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am For additional information or to confirm registration dates please call our office: 718-240-2770


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When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Where: At Red Hook Initiative please call for appointment 718-858-6782 Ext.7033

MOLD IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF YOUR FAMILY! REPORT YOUR MOLD TODAY! Red Hook Initiative is working to track Mold Complaints to NYCHA. Come to RHI at 767 HICKS ST. TO REPORT YOUR MOLD ISSUE! ALISA PIZARRO 718-858-6782 OR Mold exposure can cause headaches, sinus congestion, shortness of breath, skin irritation, permanent respiratory problems, and chronic fatigue syndrome. In addition to aggravating conditions associated with asthma, studies have established that mold exposure can be a contributing factor in the development of asthma. Exposure to large quantities of any kind of indoor mold during a baby’s first year of life has been demonstrated to increase the risk of asthma.


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No Cuts Red Hook!

When: Apr 13, 2017 6:30-

Where: PAVE Academy 732 Henry street

The Trump Administration's proposed cuts to HUD will cut NYCHA's budget $75 million for FY 2017 and stand to cut up to $350 million for FY 2018 based on the $6 Billion cut proposal. The cuts will mean a loss to public housing across the country as well as losses for senior services, Section 8 vouchers, and affordable housing programs     A group of community stakeholders including NYCHA resident leadership, PAVE, PS15, the Justice Center, the South West Brooklyn Tenant's Union, Carroll Gardens Association, local electeds, and others planned a community forum on this issue and to mobilize for a citywide action on April 20th. So come join us and learn how you can take actions to fight the cuts! Click for more info


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OBT – Youth Education (HSE) and Job Training Program

When: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 12:00 pm

Where: 25 Thornton Street Brooklyn, NY 11206

This program provides youth with work readiness skills, training for certifications in Microsoft Office and Customer Service, and for those who did not finish High School, preparation for the High School Equivalency through Pathways to Graduation.  We are hosting an Open House at our Bushwick location this Friday at 12pm for interested applicants to learn more! Applicants must be 17-24, be out of school and live in the 5 boroughs. Offered at in Bushwick, Sunset Park and Jamaica Queens. Click Here To Find Out More Info


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OBT- Web Design and Coding Fundamentals Program Open House

When: April 5-19, 2017

Where: Innovation Lab, 87 35th Street, Brooklyn 11232

Calling all Young Adults that are interested in the tech field, this free 12 week program is a perfect opportunity to learn coding languages, design their own websites and become certified in Adobe Photoshop.  We have open houses the next three Wednesdays. Applicants must be 17-24, have a diploma/GED, be out of school and unemployed and live in the 5 boroughs. Offered at the Innovation Lab, 87 35th Street, Brooklyn 11232. Click here for more info


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Job Opportunity – Young Adult Case Manager



Position: Young Adult Case Manager Description: The Young Adult (YA) Case Manager guides and supports young adults (18 to 24-year-olds) as they transition to adulthood. The position involves co-creating education and employment goals as young adults navigate the YA program at RHI. The majority of work is based on developing strong relationships with young adults and providing intensive case management from a strengths-based perspective. The Case Manager will maintain a bird’s eye view of participants’ overall growth and development within the program, troubleshoot barriers (e.g. housing, financial, childcare, etc.), and provide needed advocacy and referrals to ensure participants achieve their goals. Click Here To Find Out More


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Come Tell Your Story

When: Apr 3, 2017 1:30-4:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative 767 Hicks street

Have the police ever harassed you? Come by and tell your stories, on camera, about police harassment, TODAY is a  drop-in interview day, it's happening at RHI from 1:30-4:30. Click here to find out more info                


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Little Black Egg Big Band (Yo La Tengo & Friends) / Oren Ambarchi

When: Jun 28, 2015 8:00-11:00 pm

Where: Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231

ISSUE Project Room returns to Red Hook for an evening with the Little Black Egg Big Band and Oren Ambarchi, presented in collaboration with Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. Named for Georgia Hubley’s rarely performed solo guitar project Little Black Egg, the expanded Little Black Egg Big Band features Hubley and her Yo La Tengo compatriots Ira Kaplan and James McNew, joined by bassist Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu), an array of jazz mainstays including Susie Ibarra, Daniel Carter, Taylor Ho Bynum, and more TBA. Australian improvisor Oren Ambarchi, known for his deft and exploratory instrumental approaches, performs solo. $30 General $22 Members / Students $0 All-Access Members


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Drawing Together Family Art Workshop

When: Saturdays at 10:00 am, from June 20, 2015 until July 25, 2015

Where: Kentler International Drawing Space, 353 Van Brunt St.

Drawing Together offers hands-on, collaborative art workshops for children ages 4+ with a caregiver. Programs are held on Saturday mornings at Kentler International Drawing Space with new activities each week based on our exhibitions of drawings and works on paper. Suggested donation: $10 for family of 2, $15 for 3+ participants. Please register in advance by contacting Sallie Mize, Programs Manager:


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Red Hook Civic Association Meeting

When: Wed, Jun 24, 2015 7:00 pm

Where: PS 15, the Patrick Daly School Sullivan Street (VanBrunt/Richards)

Agenda: • In-person presentation by the developers of a proposed large Nursing Home & Health Facility • Meeting with our new NYPD 76 Precinct Captain • Update on Coffey Park • Other Matters Please come, bring a neighbor and your concerns. Plus ---- Reminder: Call 311, visit NYC.GOV/IDNYC or text 877877 to learn about the benefits of the free NYC identification card which provides many benefits including free membership to Botanical Gardens, Museums, Aquarium, etc.


Food, Health

Summer Meals Outreach Event with the NYC Coalition Against Hunger

When: Jun 29, 2015 11:00-1:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Community Pool

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger will be holding an outreach event to raise awareness and participation in the National Free Summer Meals Program. The Red Hook Community Pool is a meal distribution site, and we will be handing out flyers and talking to families at the pool that morning. Email Bella at for more information or if you are interested in flyering with us!



Summit on Pedagogy at Pioneer Works

When: Jun 21, 2015 12:00-8:00 pm

Where: Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation (159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn)

The summit will combine a program of speakers with hands-on workshops offering opportunities to practice and exchange tools and ideas from a range of disciplines and approaches. Throughout the day summit participants will be invited to explore tools that are outside their areas of expertise, and to reflect on possible insights gained from such investigation. We will ask: Can practical tools become effective catalysts for change? Are such tools only local solutions, or can they offer viable answers for the dominant education systems? What are the values and belief systems that underlie the way we teach, interact and collaborate? How can we create more exchange between different learning modalities? Cost: $20 Student Ticket | $30 Regular Ticket | $40 Regular + Student Ticket Registration: More Information: About Pioneer Works Pioneer Works ( is a platform for innovation in contemporary arts and an incubator for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Founded in Red Hook by artist Dustin Yellin.


Business, Emergency, Health

Red Hook Local Leaders Recruitment Event

When: Jun 22, 2015 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Initiative - 767 Hicks St.

Hi all, We will be hosting a recruitment event on Monday, June 22 for the 2015 Local Leaders! The event will begin at 6pm and will be at RHI. The Local Leaders training this year is looking good! It has been shortened to 8 weeks and we will offer a $350 stipend. This round will be for 25+ but we will be offering a second round for 18+ at the end of the summer. The training program is in disaster preparedness and community resilience with exciting trainings including: CPR, Self Defense, Individual and Family Preparedness, Climate Change, and MORE! ;) Please send any interested Red Hook NYCHA residents my way - my cell number is 302-367-6084. Thanks! Catherine




When: Jun 18, 2015 7:30-10:00 pm


We know enough about the world to manipulate electricity, operate phones, send people to the moon. Modern science presumes the world can be understood, that technology based on that understanding will work, and that our ideas should be verified by experience and experiment. The world seems knowable and describable in mathematics. As neuroscientist Stuart Firestein argues, we will always be driven to know more, inspired by our collective ignorance. But we can wonder if there are fundamental limits to what we can know, if the mind is too complex to comprehend, if there are facts about the world that have no explanation. Pioneer Works and Janna Levin invite Columbia University Neuroscientist Stuart Firestein and NYU Philosopher Tim Maudlin to consider the question: Can We Explain the World? RSVP: More Information: About The Series What Is Quantum Reality? Does Time Exist? Will Dying Black Holes Explode in Firewalls? Major Scientific discoveries can disrupt the traditional order, leaving scientists adrift in concepts that resist familiar intuitions and beliefs. Of the new ideas that emerge, some will be wrong and some will be right. Honest and open scientific controversy helps disentangle one from the other. Eventually, one side of a debate grows in strength and finds confirmation in experiments, while the other atrophies. But both sides of a controversy contribute to the breakthrough of actual discovery – when the utterly abstract barges into the realm of the concrete. This series celebrates that passionate spirit of scientific debate. About Pioneer Works Pioneer Works ( is a platform for innovation in contemporary arts and an incubator for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Founded in Red Hook by artist Dustin Yellin.



Pioneer Books Opening

When: Jun 16, 2015 6:00-8:30 pm

Where: Pioneer Books: 289 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231

Pioneer Works is pleased to announce the opening of its eponymous bookstore Pioneer Books at 289 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. Located just steps from the creative center’s converted factory space, the new bookstore will carry an eclectic mix of titles that reflect the innovative cultural programming of Pioneer Works. An opening reception will be held in the new space on Tuesday, June 16 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. At the opening reception artist Marcel Dzama will sign copies of the current issue of Intercourse, Pioneer Works’ biannual publication that features essays, interviews, poems, and artwork by contributors, many of whom have lectured, taught and/or held exhibitions at Pioneer Works. At 7pm Ted Dodson will read from his forthcoming work, At the National Monument. The current issue of Intercourse features cover artwork by Marcel Dzama; a conversation between musicians Adam Green and Natalie Mering on the evolution of the East Village music scene; a roundtable among Black Mountain College classmates artist Dorothea Rockburne, Ron Gorchov, and mathematician Trueman Machenry; an essay by pioneering hip-hop artist Fab 5 Freddy; and a history of 3D printing techniques during the Civil War. Following the opening reception, Pioneer Books will host regular programs, such as select book launches and readings. More information:



Glass (16mm) Film Screening at Pioneer Works

When: Jun 12, 2015 7:00-10:00 pm

Where: Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation

“Glass” is a program of short experimental works about glass. This program includes The Wonder Ring, an early work by avant-garde film legend Stan Brakhage exploring windows, distortion, light and vision on NYC’s Third Avenue elevated train (demolished soon thereafter.) The centerpiece of the lineup is John Smith’s 1991 film Slow Glass, a mesmerizing experimental documentary that presents a discussion of the manufacture of glass as a way to explore memory and transformation. Filled with Smith’s signature witty wordplay and elegant visual punning, Slow Glass also quietly ponders weighter issues of urban transformation and the value placed on craftsmanship. Smith’s films Gargantuan and The Black Tower have been featured in past experimental screenings at Pioneer Works. “Glass” is curated by Alexander Stewart, who has programmed several screenings of experimental film works at Pioneer Works, including the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation in 2013 and 2014. Standish Lawder, Catfilm for Katy & Cynnie, 3:00, 1973, 16mm Make A Wish: Glass (Macmillan Films – Arthur J Hornitz, dir.) – 12:30, 1972, 16mm Stan Brakhage – Wonder Ring, 5:22, 1955, 16mm John Smith – Slow Glass, 40:00, 1991, 16mm Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn Admission: $10 – purchase here: More information: About Pioneer Works: Pioneer Works ( is a platform for innovation in contemporary arts and an incubator for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Founded in Red Hook by artist Dustin Yellin.


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Caregiver Support Group @ Heights and Hills

When: Jun 11, 2015 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Heights and Hills, 57 Willoughby Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201

This new support group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. The support group is open to caregivers (spouses, partners, adult children, family members or friends) who are helping to care for an older adult.