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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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Art/Music, Community, Information

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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Seed Bomb Workshop

When: May 19, 2018 2:00-3:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Get a lesson in guerilla gardening tactics! Come to this workshop to learn how to create your own seed bombs out of compost and clay. The workshop will take place in our beautiful back garden. As always, we will have books on gardening available, but be sure to check out our brand new community seed bank as well!

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Art/Music, Emergency, News

Red Hook WaterStories

When: May 15, 2018 5:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Red Hook WaterStories presents a "Talk to a Historian" Event! Share and learn local history. Did you, do you fish on Long Dock? Work at Todd? White Rock? Do you want to share your experience of Hurricane Sandy? If it has to do with the Red Hook waterfront, we want your story! Red Hook WaterStories tells the history of Red Hook with a water theme. It is NYC’s maritime story in microcosm, coupled with an in-depth guide to contemporary Red Hook plus a Resiliency 101 section. Part of the PortSide New York "Mary" Month of May Festival Red Hook WaterStories is a project of PortSide NewYork and is supported by Councilman Carlos Menchaca, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature and many local businesses and individuals. www.redhookwaterstories.org www.portsidenewyork.org Twitter: @PortSideNewYork Facebook: Mary A. Whalen

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Black Conference…The Stage Play

When: May 25-28, 2018

Where: P.S. 15- The Patrick F. Dally Magnet School For the Arts 71 Sullivan Street

Set at the fictional Conference for Negro Improvement, Black Conference is a 360 theater experience that brings guests face to face with civil rights greats Ella Baker, W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Thurgood Marshall and Bayard Rustin and many more. Journey back in time and join them in the struggle for social justice. Featuring: Thaddaeus Abbott, Camille-Bettina Atkinson, Brandon Bogle, Valerie Chamberlain, Brian Fender-Shirley, Noch Foster, Angela L. Fraser, Angelica Harper, Darlene Ivetté, Evelyn Jones, Dontae McCoy, Ruben Navarro, Brandon Otis, Charles J. Ouda, Mark Ross, Matthew Thompson and Lee Waldrop. Director Reg Flowers. Set & Costumes Deb O. Lighting Design Christopher Studley. Assistant Director Meg Bouchard. PR Rhianna Lehman. Producer Christopher Hammett. Inspired by the book Collective Courage by Jessica Gordon-Nembhard Show Times: Opening night benefit: Thursday, May 24th, 2017 at 7:00pm Friday and Saturday, May 25th and May 26th at 7pm Sunday, May 27th at 3:00pm Monday, May 28th at 2:00pm Tickets $20.00 You can purchase tickets online at: Black Conference the Stage Play Tickets

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Business, News

Rebuilding Together NYC Construction Training Program

When: May 8 9:00 am-Jun 15, 2018 5:00 pm

Where: Rebuilding Together NYC, 126 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Are you looking for a career in construction? Rebuilding Together NYC is committed to connecting New Yorkers with union apprenticeship opportunities through a variety of local partners, including the Electricians, Carpenters, Painters, Laborers, Excavators, Concrete Workers, Sheet Metal Workers, and more. Next class starts on May 8th. All applicants must interview first. Please contact Jessie Pierce at 718-360-0694 or jessica.pierce@rebuildingtogethernyc.org to apply.

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Red Hook Eats its Greens

When: Apr 26, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

The cycle begins again! The Red Hook Library & the RHDSEP (Red Hook Diabetes Support and Education Program) are teaming up to bring you a series of expert-led workshops aimed at providing you with strategies to take control of your health! Come to this fun and engaging series to learn: Small changes that make a big difference How to identify healthy foods that taste great How to read nutritional labels and cut down on the bad stuff Strategies for supermarket shopping and pantry stocking Featuring: Freebies! Recipe cards, resource kits, and prizes for sticking to exercise and eating goals

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Mobile Sauna Pop Up

When: Fridays, from April 20, 2018 until September 23, 2018

 

Hot news! @PortSideNewYork helped bring http://www.comegethot.com Mobile Sauna to #RedHook! Soon to be next to Steve's Key Lime Pie and Valentino Park! @PortSideNewYork met these folks last fall and introduced us. THEY OPEN THIS WEEKEND. $10 off a session. code: RedH00k

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Red Hook Reporters Teen Workshop

When: Saturdays, from June 2, 2018 until June 30, 2018

 

Red Hook Reporters is a free community-based reporting project connecting youth to local leaders and institutions, and providing the tools and space needed for teens to tell the stories of their own neighborhood. Students will participate in a photo and journalism workshop, and be assigned to report on neighborhood stories. Their work will be published in local media, and shared during local events. Through this project, we hope to engage our students in community leadership, and to create an ecosystem of local storytelling. Weʼre currently seeking curious and committed teens, and equipment donations (cameras and audio recorders). Students will receive a stipend upon completion of the workshop. Contact Jasmin Chang / info@communityheroes.nyc / 929-229-1076.

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Petition to Bring Back the B71 Bus

When: Apr 19, 2018-Apr 19, 2019

Where: Online

Bring back our bus! Restore the B71 with a new link through Red Hook to Manhattan Posted on October 10, 2017 Brooklynites were hit hard in 2010 when the MTA eliminated the B71, which ran along Union Street, and was a lifeline for seniors, students, and families. To this day, every time I visit the Eileen Dugan Senior Center, they have a very clear message: “Bring back our bus!” Despite economic recovery and significant population growth along the route, the line has never been restored, leaving thousands of riders stranded. Meanwhile, nearby residents of Red Hook remain in a transit desert, despite physical proximity to Manhattan. That’s why neighbors are rallying to demand the B71+ -- a new bus route for Brooklyn that will revive the cross-Gowanus B71 with a new link through Red Hook to Lower Manhattan. If you agree, please sign the B71+ petition today:

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Healthy Mom/ Healthy Baby Workshop

When: Apr 17, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: 76 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn, NY

 8 -week Parenting Workshops! These workshops are two days a week (Tues & Thurs). (All HM/HB workshops are facilitated by moms that have previously completed the HM/HB program) We will also be having a program for Dads. Young Dads Unite, will begin on Weds, April 18th, 6-8 pm every Weds at 76 Lorraine Street. (All YDU workshops are facilitated by dads that have previously completed the YDU program).  All programs provide dinner and childcare while parents are in the workshops. Feel free to share the information within your network or with anyone who would be interested in the program. If you would like more information on the program or The Alex House Project feel free to contact me via email or at 347-951-5572.

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