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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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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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Young Mens PAID Leadership Training

When: May 16-17, 2018

Where: Red Hook Inititiative

Calling all YOUNG MEN in Red Hook to be a part of a phenomenal Leadership Training. Get paid for the sessions, enjoy some good food AND leave with a metro card! Interested? Stop by RHI and ask for Marissa.

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Report Unsanitary Food Conditions

When: May 11, 2018-May 10, 2019

Where: Online

If you reside in Red Hook and have purchased food well past its expiration date or have witnessed unsanitary conditions in ANY of our supermarkets and grocery stores; you can file a complaint online with 311 and the NYS Department of Agriculture. These establishments are in OUR community and we deserve to have access to adequate food. Please file your complaint here. When done share the links with your neighbors, families and friends. The more we complain they will be FORCED to improve the conditions of their stores. The 2 notorious are: CTown on Mill Street and Associated on Lorraine Street. Report unsanitary conditions in a food establishment: 311 Online Complaint Form NY State link: NYS Department of Agriculture

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Join the Red Hook CSA

When: May 11-Nov 17, 2018

 

Register now to get your fresh and local veggies from Added Value Farms this season.🍅 Online registration takes less than 5 minutes. Register now and pay later. Payments will be accepted during the first Wednesday and Saturday pick up on June 13 and June 16. Sign up now to ensure your spot. Space is limited. Please see the attached flyer for more and to pass the word onto friends and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you on the farm! 🍆 Online Registration Form -- Red Hook CSA Core Group Added Value Farms www.added-value.org/csa

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Shape Up NYC – Cardio Sculpt Group Fitness Class

When: Saturdays at 10:00 am, from May 12, 2018 until December 29, 2018

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center, 155 Bay St., Brooklyn, NY

This class is designed to blast your cardio fitness and work your muscles in every way possible. Through a combination of strength training (with resistance bands) and high intensity cardio, this class will help you strengthen and tone your entire body and increase your cardio fitness levels. Just bring some water and a towel and get ready to have fun!

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Art/Music, Business, Recreation/Sports

Black Conference: A 360° Immersion in Historical Political Intrigue

When: May 24-28, 2018

Where: PS 15 - Patrick F. Daly Magnet School for the Arts

Black Conference is a a 360◦ theater experience set in 1939, during the opening ceremonies of a civil rights conference. Packed with drama and political intrigue, Black Conference brings guests face to face with civil rights greats Ella Baker, W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Thurgood Marshall and many more as they risk everything to build power and secure place for Negroes in America. Runs Thurs., May 5 through Sat., May 26 at 7:00 p.m.. Matinees Sun., May 27 at 3:00 p.m. and Mon., May 28 at 2:00 p.m.. Tickets are $20 available at https://blackconference.brownpapertickets.com. For groups rates and information call (718) 395-3218. You can also with the Falconworks Theater Company website at redhooktheater.org. See you there!

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Vote for Red Hook Flicks!

When: May 7-18, 2018

Where: Red Hook Library

Red Hook Library is the official polling for choosing which film adaptation of a children’s book Red Hook Flicks screens this summer for movies on the pier! Come by the library now through May 18th to cast your vote. The choices are: -Coraline -Charlotte’s Web -Captain Underpants -Jumanji (1995) -The Jungle Book (1967)

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Fleet Week Read Aloud

When: May 24, 2018 11:00-12:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Meet one of the people who serve our country as Brooklyn Public Library celebrates Fleet Week New York with a special read aloud with a uniformed service member from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, or the Coast Guard! Fleet Week New York, now in its 30th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guards, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.

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TASC Test Preparation

When: May 2-23, 2018

Where: Red Hook Justice Center 88 Visitation Place

Earn money while getting your education! Ages 17.5-21 As a student you qualify for the Workforce Development Internship Program and can receive: -Work readiness training -Professional development -Stipend For more info contact 718-923-8525    

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Red Hook Fest

When: June 1-2, 2018

Where: IKEA’s Erie Basin Park (1 Beard Street)

The 25th Annual Red Hook Fest: Artist as Activist, the FREE live music and dance festival on the Brooklyn waterfront, will be June 1 and 2, 2018! Featuring community workshops, free resources, family activities, games, face painting, and world-class performers, Red Hook Fest is fun for the whole family. We have a stellar line-up of performers, including Ronald K. Brown/ EVIDENCE! FRI JUNE 1, 2018 Community Cookout & DJ Dance Party (5:30pm-8: 30 pm) P.S. 15/Patrick F. Daly School (71 Sullivan St, Brooklyn) Performances by: DJ Mikey Palms! SAT JUNE 2, 208 Mainstage Performances (2pm-7pm) IKEA’s Erie Basin Park (1 Beard Street)  Live music & dance on the Brooklyn waterfront with performances by: Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE |Bombazo Dance Company | Soul Science Lab| Peliroja | In addition to our exciting lineup of professional mainstage performers, we’re also happy to have several youth groups, community groups, activities, and resources, including: Youth Groups: Purelements: An Evolution in Dance: Website | Facebook | YouTube | Twitter Solomon Goodwin/MVP MS 353k- Arelah’s Dance Academy

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