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, Community, Emergency

Red Hook Business Impact Survey – COVID 19

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Red Hook Business Association is collecting information from Red Hook Businesses to gauge the impact on business operations and sales during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please fill out this short survey so we can gather more information and derive solutions on how we can help. Access the survey here


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Freedom School: Read Aloud!

When: Friday, March 20, 2020


With millions of children (and many of us) at home as communities respond to the coronavirus crisis, we are looking for a way to bring great CDF Freedom Schools®  books to children who do not have books in their homes. The CDF Freedom Schools community knows the power of Read Aloud, and now we want to take that online. We're asking any partners who can participate to record a video of an at-home Read Aloud and send it to us. We hope to collect Read Aloud videos that we can share with our networks on social media, while we also encourage people across the country to record their own Read Aloud and share it with us, their children, and their friends and families. Check out these examples of a CDF staff-led Read Aloud and a Read Aloud from our partners at The Listening,  Inc. CDF Freedom Schools program to get inspired! Please send us your videos at or post them on Instagram and Twitter, tagging us and using #ReadAloudforKids. Please follow us on Instagram at @childdefender1973. Please feel free to share with your networks, friends, and family.


, Community, Emergency, Housing

NYCHA is halting residential evictions for as long as the City is under a state of emergency.  

When: Monday, March 16, 2020


NYCHA encourages households experiencing a loss of income to access our rent hardship program. You may qualify for a rent reduction if all the following conditions are met: There is at least a 5% reduction to gross income; Current rent is more than 30% of the net household income; and Reduction in income has lasted at least two months. Residents can request a rent reduction by completing an Interim Recertification via the NYCHA Self-Service Portal or by calling their Property Management Office to request a paper form be mailed to your home. If your household experiences a complete loss of income, you may qualify for NYCHA’s Zero Income Policy; please call your property management office to participate in the required eligibility interview.


, Community, Emergency, Information

Online Connectivity and Learning

When: Monday, March 16, 2020


Hello Families,  NYC just announced DOE Schools will close this week. Here are resources on how to get connected for families without WIFI, and resources to help with online learning and social connection. We practiced with an online sing-a-long this weekend and kids loved it.  Connect to free online resources here...


Community, Employment

Brooklyn Public Library Closed

When: Sunday, March 15, 2020 Along with the City's increased efforts to slow the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Brooklyn Public Library has decided to close our doors. Beginning Monday, March 16, all our locations will be closed through at least March 31.  While we are closed, we encourage patrons to use our digital resources, many of which are linked at the bottom of this page. It is important to remember that COVID-19 is not connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to combat misinformation. Find reliable and up-to-date information about the outbreak from the following vetted resources: NYC Department of Health: Key information from the City of New York on COVID-19 updates, including preparation and response measures. Center for Disease Control: Updates on the federal response to COVID-19, including travel advisories and national infection numbers. World Health Organization: Information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19, including daily situation reports with international infection numbers. BPL's Remote Resources Did you know that many of the Library's resources are available online? Here are just some of the things you can do from home: Check out an eBook Read the newspaper Browse dozens of magazines Listen to BPL's podcast, Borrowed Pick up a new language Learn a new software, business or creative skill Children and teens might enjoy: Hearing a story from our singing librarian Learning about career options Discovering different cultures Practicing for the SAT and other tests Learning about social issues like climate change Putting together a submission for our teen writing contest And the whole family can learn about the 2020 Census together.



NYC Schools Closed March 16th through April 20th

When: Mar 16-Apr 20, 2020


UPDATE Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced the City will move towards a new Remote Learning Model for all school days until Spring Recess. Students will not report to school buildings for instruction during this time. School buildings are scheduled to reopen to students following Spring Recess on Monday, April 20, 2020. Monday, March 16, 2020 Tomorrow, March 16, there will be a one-day full system closure, however breakfast and lunch will be available at every building through Grab-and-Go meals. From Tuesday through Thursday, teachers and administrators will participate in professional development on remote learning, and students will begin picking up materials for continued instruction. Grab-and-Go meals will be available for students at all schools until further notice. The schedule, as we move to remote learning, is as follows: Monday, March 16: Citywide closure. Students, teachers, and principals do not report. Tuesday, March 17: Thursday, March 19: All staff reports. Teachers and principals participate in professional development on remote learning. Thursday, March 19-Friday, March 20: Students who need it will be able to begin process of picking up the technology necessary for remote learning. More guidance to families will be sent this week. Monday, March 23: Remote learning launches, with additional guidance provided throughout the week of the 23. Monday, March 23, 2020 Effective Monday, March 23, Regional Enrichment Centers will be available for the children of first responders, healthcare workers, and our most vulnerable populations, with more details to follow. Additionally, remote learning will go into effect for grades K-12. DOE will support schools at all levels of readiness to deliver remote learning, and more information will be provided to families about online platforms. Learn at Home Get DOE-specific Learn at Home instructional resources in English for students in grades Pre-K through 12, including for diverse learning and students with disabilities (coming Monday, March 16, 2020). Helpful Links For Families Get Learn at Home activities for all grades See Parent Teacher Conference information Text COVID to 692-692 to receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments For Staff For translated versions of family letters, go to Coronavirus Parent Letters(Open external link). For principal, school and staff guidance see the InfoHub(Open external link). Our Commitment to Health and Safety The health and safety of all of our students continues to be our first priority in the wake of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York City. We encourage everyone in our school communities to listen to facts and not respond to fear. It’s important we come together as a city and support one another as neighbors and New Yorkers during this time. COVID-19 is not more likely found in any one race or nationality, and we must each model inclusion and actively work to combat bias in our workplaces and communities.


, Emergency, Health, Information

Coronavirus Info

When: Monday, March 9, 2020


Text COVID to 692-692 for real-time updates or visit Call 311 to report harassment or discrimination. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause either mild illness, such as a cold, or can make people sick with pneumonia. Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected. A "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not been previously seen in humans. The disease, called COVID-19, can be spread from person to person. There are no specific vaccines or treatments available for this novel coronavirus, or any other coronavirus. However, medication and vaccine research is underway. Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Factsheet (PDF, March 8) Other Languages: 繁體中文 | 简体中文 | Español  


, Employment

Bike Share Organizer Needed



Red Hook Initiative is seeking a Bike Share Organizer to implement an outreach program to increase awareness and utilization of the Citi Bike program within communities of color who reside in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Red Hook contains 15 Citibike station docks, connecting community members with neighborhoods throughout New York City. The Bike Share Organizer will host events to promote Citibike access including free rides and other promotional events and will distribute information about Citibike through in person outreach and presence at community events and meetings. The Bike Share Organizer will be responsible for documenting and reporting of outreach efforts. The ideal candidate is passionate about biking, knowledgeable of the Red Hook community, and confident engaging with community members about bike access. If interested click link below and apply. Bike Share Application


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Toddler Yoga with Llamaste

When: Fridays at 11:00 am, from February 14, 2020 until February 28, 2020

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

Join us for this free class! Instructor Melanie Morgan from local Llamaste yoga center leads this family-oriented session for toddlers. Llamaste’s mission is to promote healthy and conscious lifestyles for families of all kinds. What you can expect during class: • Storytelling/Sharing • Simple Yoga Poses • Socializing with other toddlers and the instructor • Opportunities for parents and caregivers to join in on the fun!


, Art/Music, Environmental

Auditions for ON THE HOOK: A Climate-Conscious Exploration of Anna Christie @ The Waterfront Museum

When: Jan 27-Feb 2, 2020

Where: Auditions @ The New School for Drama; Performances @ The Waterfront Museum

Looking for performers (actors and musicians) to join the cast of "On The Hook: A Climate-Conscious Exploration of Anna Christie" to be performed at The Waterfront Museum in late April. Project Description: “On The Hook: A Climate-Conscious Exploration of Anna Christie” is a site-specific, eco-theatre project designed to ignite the Red Hook community around issues of sustainability and climate change advocacy. This production of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Anna Christie will strive to illuminate how the actions and attitudes of past generations affect future generations, by connecting the dots between the growth of New York Harbor’s coal industry at the beginning of the 20th century, the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and the present state of a community now vulnerable to gentrification and environmental injustice. Important Dates/Information: Performances will take place April 24-26, 2020 at The Waterfront Museum in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Rehearsals run February-April in Manhattan. There is a small stipend available and rehearsals will be worked around actor schedules. Character Descriptions: CHRIS CHRISTOPHERSON (M late 40-50s), captain of the coal barge Simeon Winthrop; good-humored, fond of drink, superstitious; must be able to do/learn a Swedish accent; POC encouraged to audition MAT BURKE (M late 20s- 30s), coal stoker on a steamship; strong, rough, bold, and romantic; must be able to do/learn an Irish accent; POC encouraged to audition MARTHY ( F 30s-50s), a seasoned prostitute who gets her way, withered, vivacious, quick-witted; POC encouraged to audition; musicians highly encouraged to audition (and bring their instrument!) Please email by Jan 23 to be considered for an audition the week of Jan 27. Send along a headshot/photo and resume, if you have one!


, Health, Information

HEALTH Caregiver Support from NYU Langone

When: Feb 11, 2020 5:00-6:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library 7 Wolcott St Brooklyn, NY

Are you caring for a family member or friend with memory problems? Research has shown that caregivers who receive emotional and practical support experience measurable improvements in depression, stress, and physical well-being. Come learn about how NYU Langone’s Family Support Program can help you. • Care consultation • Support services for caregivers and for those with memory loss • Workshops on caregiving, legal and financial planning and more • free of charge!


, Community, Information

NYPD 76 Pct Build The Block Meeting Sector D & PSA1

When: Mar 16, 2020 6:30-

Where: Urban Recovery located 411 Van Brunt Street between Van Dyke Street and Beard Street

76 Pct Sector C Build the Block Meeting, Thursday, March 19th at Urban Recovery located 411 Van Brunt Street between Van Dyke Street and Beard Street. Doors Open at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Sector C covers the back of Red Hook along with P.S. 15, P.S. 676, Summit Academy, Good Shepherd High School & Basis School including IKEA. Bring your Concerns, Complaints or issues, nothing is too big or too small. Hope to see you there bring a Friend. Lite Refreshment to be served  



Red Hook Civic Association Meeting

When: Jan 29, 2020 7:00-8:30 pm

Where: P.S. 15 Patrick Daly School 71 Sullivan Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Come meet Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams, Also Most recent flood protection plans, Bus/ BQX, 76 Pct Report, UPS & other distribution warehouses, PS 15 News, PS 676 News, Red Hook Library News, Red Hook Pool News, Job opportunities with US Census & New Matters.


Art/Music, Community, Employment

JOB OPENING: Community Engagement Coordinator at Falconworks Theater

When: Jan 25-Feb 29, 2020

Where: Falconworks Theater Company, 135 Richards St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Falconworks Artists Group, an award-winning theater company based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, has an opening for the new position of Community Engagement Coordinator to help support and grow the organization. The Community Engagement Coordinator will be a key ambassador for Falconworks Theater Company in our home community of Red Hook, Brooklyn, and in other communities in New York City and beyond. The Coordinator will have three key areas of focus: • Increasing involvement by members of these communities in our programs, by recruiting and coordinating activities with program participants and volunteers; • Increasing attendance at performances and events by managing individual marketing activities; • Supporting Falconworks’ individual fundraising programs, including a spring fundraising event, and other possible small events. This is a part-time position, with opportunities for growth based on the organization’s success in increasing its annual income. Please visit for more information about Falconworks and its programs. Responsibilities • Working with the Artistic Director and the Program Director, increase awareness of Falconworks’ programs and involvement by community members. This includes recruiting, helping select, and communicating with: – youth participants for the Off the Hook program; – adult and young adult participants for other existing or new programs; – volunteers for theater productions (actors, stage crew, technical artists and carpenters, front of house, etc.); and – other volunteers for events and activities that take place from time to time. • Working with the Board of Directors, help to coordinate fundraising events, including a major annual fundraising event and smaller events as may be practical. Help identify and coordinate activities of benefit committee members and volunteers. Coordinate with the event venue and donors. Oversee day-of-event activities. • Recruit and help manage volunteers for programs, fundraising events and administrative tasks. • Help execute marketing efforts for performances and other events, including: – leading outreach to local residents in and near Red Hook, including outreach through other community organizations, schools, churches, businesses, etc; – leading the distribution of flyers, posters, and other materials, including identifying and managing volunteers to help with distribution; – identifying opportunities for publicity in local media, calendars, online sources, etc.; and – assisting with mailings. Qualifications The primary qualifications are a commitment to education and community development through the arts, a desire for direct interaction with a diverse community, and readiness to perform both challenging and clerical tasks. We are looking for a self-starter able to work with a wide range of people, including young people and their families, theater professionals, artists, educators, social service providers, community activists, and bureaucrats. The following qualifications and experience are required: • Experience working with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings. A desire to engage with members of our community one-on-one, in small and large groups, via telephone, or in writing. • A focused approach to work, attention to detail, follow-through, and a readiness to ask for help when needed. • Knowledge of Microsoft Office or Google Docs, email, social media, and other computer skills. • A high-school diploma or equivalent; some college or a college degree is preferred. • Familiarity with the Red Hook community and surrounding neighborhoods. Some combination of one or more of the following additional skills and experience may be especially helpful: • Experience in building community engagement, particularly with under-resourced communities and in a not-for-profit setting. • Experience with marketing including through social media, traditional media, and direct marketing • Experience or skills in the arts, and particularly theater production • Additional software skills, including design software (Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator), web design, or other marketing-related tools • Graphic design skills • Strong writing skills • Fluency in Spanish or other languages Compensation and Schedule This is a part-time position averaging 15 hours per week. Pay will be $1,200 per month. The schedule will vary according to program activities occurring at any given time. Evening and weekend work will be required from time to time. To Apply Please send a cover letter and resume to Review of applications will begin immediately. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this position or the organization.



Stop the Bleed Class

When: Mar 10, 2020 5:00-6:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

Stop the Bleed is a program which empowers everyday citizens by teaching them how to use life-saving measures when first responders may be delayed. The course focuses on: The immediate response to bleeding Recognize life-threatening bleeding Appropriate ways to stop bleeding Registration encouraged but not required. This course is offered by Maimonides Medical Center Trauma Injury Prevention/Education Outreach 718-283-2828


Business, Information


When: Mon & Sat at 10:00 am, from January 27, 2020 until April 13, 2020


Tax services information with Community Services:

Community Services is partnering with Grow Brooklyn and Single Stop for FREE tax preparation this season. We have tax preparers on-site this season Schedule: 1/27/2020 - 4/13/2020 Mondays 10am-3pm Saturdays 10am-3pm All who are interested in filing their taxes with Community Services can do so by contacting our hotline at 347-844-0220 or via link Filing back years, up to 3 years, amended taxes and ITIN applicants are welcomed Filing income guidelines Family: $65,000 Individual: $45,000