Red Hook Hub Weekly

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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.


, Art/Music, Community, Information

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


, Art/Music, Community, Information

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  


, Health, Information, News

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.”


Community, Information, News

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:


, Business, Community

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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Off the Hook Workshop

When: Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, from February 4, 2015 until April 25, 2015

Where: South Brooklyn Community High School

Off the Hook is a free program for youth who are 11 – 14 years old and want to write and act in their own play. You write your play in 8 sessions; play theater games in a group of adults and other young people; then finish your play during a field trip out of the city. In the next step, you rehearse your play for two Saturdays with theater volunteers and spend one week of production getting your play ready. Finally, you perform your play for the neighborhood on a Friday night and a Saturday afternoon. Off the Hook happens twice a year and is a major Red Hook event that brings family, friends and neighbors together to celebrate community.


, Art/Music

Volunteer at RHAP!

When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, from January 18, 2015 until May 31, 2015

Where: RHAP, 176 Richards Street Brooklyn, NY

Red Hook Art Project, Inc. (RHAP) is looking for more volunteers to help tutor Red Hook children and youth in Homework Help, Visual Art and Music. Please contact us at if you are interested in helping us help Red Hook children and youth!



Nurturing Parenting Classes Recruitment for Young Mothers Living in Red Hook

When: Fridays at 6:30 pm, from January 30, 2015 until March 20, 2015

Where: The Alex House Project 76 Lorraine Street, 1st Fl.

The Alex House Project is recruiting for the 2015 spring cycle of nurturing parenting classes for young mothers and their children. Weekly support groups will begin January 3o and run until March 20 to kick off our eight week classes. Young mothers should be 25 years of age and under, preganant or parenting living in Red Hook. *Hot meals provided


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Looking for Work? Don’t know where to start?

When: Jan 1, 2015-Jan 1, 2016

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

Red Hook Responders are here to help with Employment Services: - Resume Writing - Job Search Strategies - Mock Interviews - Referrals to Job Trainings To request assistance or make a referral please contact: Shaneeka Stanley (718) 923-8279 or


Business, Emergency, Health, News

Red Hook Responders

When: Jan 1, 2015-Jan 1, 2016

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

Available to respond to social service needs throughout the community, particularly those residing in public housing. We provide support with: - Housing Support & advocacy - Job training & employment needs - Youth & adolescent concerns - Physical & mental health concerns - Post-Superstorm Sandy needs To request assistance or make a referral, please call (718) 923-8287 or visit us at 88 Visitation Place Bklyn, NY 11231 Services are available in English & Spanish



Drill & Play Free Basketball Training

When: Fridays at 5:00 pm, from January 2, 2015 until March 27, 2015

Where: Miccio Community Center 110 West 9th St. Bklyn, NY 11231

Ages 7 - 10 Ages 11 - 14 Information: Good Shepherd Svcs (718) 243-1653 Ask for Trequan & Nigel Hosted by Saturday Night Lights (No End Date)



Free Computer Training Classes

When: Mondays at 5:45 pm, from January 26, 2015 until June 23, 2015

Where: 201 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Carroll Gardens Association, Inc. is offering two types of free computer training classes: Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Office. Introduction to Computers is specifically geared to those who have absolutely no background in computers. Participants will learn about computer operating systems, how to surf the internet, send emails, as well as an introduction to Microsoft Word. After completing the two-week program, participants will receive a Certification of Completion in Introduction to Computers. Microsoft Office is a beginner-level course on MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop their workforce readiness skills through tips on resume writing, searching for jobs, etc. Upon successful completion of the six-week program, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in Microsoft Office. Due to limited space, registration is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We require that participants commit to completing the course. For more info and to fill out a registration form, please visit our website:


, Art/Music

Second Sundays

When: Dec 14, 2014 5:00-10:00 pm

Where: Pioneer Works

SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. The series showcases artists in residence along with musical performances and DJs, curated in collaboration with Olivier Conan of Barbès. Live Music Featuring Klezmer-rock band, Golem, and legendary hip-hop DJ, Grandwizzard Theodore. Closing Receptions Final viewing of Bosco Sodi's exhibition The Last Day and Mark Hogancamp's photographic series The Women of Marwencol. Yearbook 2014 Group installation bringing together this year's artists in residence. Clocktower Radio will be streaming interviews and performances live at Interventions 12–7pm, Weaving Together: Participate in a community based textile featuring Emily Spivack. 4pm, Artist Talk: with Bosco Sodi and Christian Viveros-Faune, followed by a book signing. 6pm, Craftone Symphony: A real time film project by Franck Lesbros – Featuring live musicians: Franck Lesbros, Emilie Lesbros, Steve Swell 6:15pm, Year End Jam Session: Dorit Chrysler, Marco Orozco David Sheinfeld and Joey Frank come together for a short Theremin, Flute, Voice and Piano Impro


, Health

Free Dance Aerobics

When: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, from November 19, 2014 until June 7, 2015

Where: Miccio Community Center 110 West 9th Street

Join Red Hook Residents as they dance their way to good health. Reggae Aerobics takes place every Wednesday 7-8 pm and is appropriate for all fitness levels.   Shape Up NYC Flyer Miccio Cornerstone Community Center