Red Hook Hub Weekly

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer To Deliver Remarks on Creating Outdoor Classrooms as Part of a Safe School Reopening Plan.

When: Thu, Aug 6, 2020 12:00 pm


TODAY 12PM Comptroller Comptroller Scott M. Stringer To Deliver Remarks on Creating Outdoor Classrooms as Part of a Safe School Reopening Plan. Livestream will be available on YouTube, Facebook Live, and Twitter. Go to his pages. Copying the following from email press release, so links do not appear. Follows Comptroller's Op-Ed and recommendations to safely reopen schools: (New York, NY) — On Thursday, August 6 at 12:00 PM, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, parents, and educators will urge the Department of Education to fully utilize the city’s outdoor schoolyards that can be repurposed into classroom space to help keep our city’s students, teachers, and staff safe and outside as much as possible in the upcoming academic year. To read Comptroller Stringer's op-ed on how to create outdoor classrooms, click here. To read Comptroller Stringer's recommendations to safely reopen New York City schools for Fall 2020, click here. WHO: Comptroller Stringer Parents Educators WHEN: Thursday, August 6 — 12:00 PM WHERE: Outside P.S. 234 Independence School 292 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10007


August 5th at 7pm: How to log in to NYCHA Construction Update Meeting

When: Wed, Aug 5, 2020 7:00 pm


Joining the Zoom Meeting (4 ways to join the call): 

1.       Zoom Desktop Client (preferred method): Click the link below to join the webinar:  Passcode: redhook 

This option will only work if you already have the Zoom Desktop Client downloaded to your computer. Don’t have Zoom installed on your computer? Click the following link and download it prior to tomorrow’s meeting:  

2.       Zoom Phone App: You can join by smart phone via the Zoom App by downloading Zoom Cloud Meetings from the App Store or Google Play. This will allow you to participate in the video call using your smart phone.  

3.       Web Browser: If you don’t have Zoom Desktop Client you can join via your web browser here.  

4.       Phone Call (Audio Only): You can join by phone (audio only)  

Via iPhone one-tap:  +19294362866,,86379973191#,,,,,,0#,,2224238#   

Or by telephone:  +1 929 436 2866  Passcode: 2224238 

·         If you have any issues calling in or if you receive a busy signal, try calling back. It may take a few times to get through.  

·         Please note that you will not be able to ask any questions if you call in to the meeting. 


Participation During the Call: You will be muted upon entry and cameras will be turned off until you ask a question.  

·         To ask or respond to a question, please type your question into Q&A box, and the host will unmute you.    

·         You may need to Join Audio upon joining the meeting by selecting the icon on the bottom left of the tool bar.  


Q&A Instructions: 

Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, clicking the button at the bottom of your screen, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. Please note that you will not be able to ask questions if you call in. 

To ask a question: 

1.       Type your question into the Q&A box. Click Send. 

2.       If the host replies via the Q&A, you will see a reply in the Q&A window. 


NYCHA Soil Testing Results

When: Friday, July 24, 2020


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, Grant Opportunities

NYC Grant from the Mayor’s Office

When: Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Thanks to a generous grant from the Mayor’s Office, AAANY will be distributing a limited number of prepaid debit cards to qualified families and individuals in need in New York City. Please share this information with your networks. We would like to reach as many families as possible! Please complete one of the following application forms: English Application Arabic Application Applications are limited to one per household, and limited to residents of New York City. Please note that the city has laid out specific criteria to qualify for payments, and that not everyone who applies will qualify to receive a relief payment. If you are selected to move on to the next round of applications, AAANY will be in touch in the next few weeks.


, , Community, Emergency, Health, Information

COVID-19 Testing Site in Red Hook

When: Jul 7 9:00 am-Oct 7, 2020 8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center 151 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

COVID Testing Pop-Up Site opening in Redhook starting July 10th with hours of 9a-7p, seven days/week (for aprox 3 months). Apertura del sitio emergente de pruebas COVID en Redhook a partir del 10 de julio con horas de 9 a 7 p, siete días a la semana (durante aproximadamente 3 meses).


Community, Emergency, Food, Information

Red Hook Mutual Aid

When: Mondays, from June 23, 2020 until August 31, 2020

Where: ex: at the Verezano pier

Do you need help connecting to food offerings, resources and programming, youth opportunities, PPE, up-to-date information about reopening, what's going on around the neighborhood, and more? Red Hook Mutual Aid is an independent corps of local volunteers, primarily teachers and librarians who live/work in Red Hook. We're here to help connect community members to resources, information, and supplies in an accessible format. We offer phone support through a call-back system in five languages (English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin, and Russian), and maintain an extensive resource guide, weekly calendars, and a newsletter. When you call us, you will be talking to your neighbor, and we will give you up-to-date information and referrals. Follow us on Instagram @redhookmutualaid. Phone: 646-484-9677 Email: Full Resource List: Newsletter Signup: Food Calendar: Youth Opportunities: Donate: Note: Copy and paste links into your browser. Call us if you have questions!


, Art/Music

Ear to Ear: Collective Transmission

When: Jun 30, 2020 6:30-8:30 pm


Join Other Desert Radio founders Caroline Partamian and Ethan Primason to examine, explore, and converse about community, transmission, and distance. This workshop will dive into the history of transmission-based projects to glean how the medium is rife for community building and experimental communication. Using these examples as a guide, participants are invited to intentionally interact with their space to engage deeper with an invisible and anonymous audience who will be transported by their work. Date: This one-time workshop meets on Tuesday, June 30 from 6:30-8:30PM EST. Audience: Open to all. Materials: Participants will need a computer with internet access and some type of audio recording device, which could be a phone or a field recorder. Caroline Partamian is a sound and visual artist influenced by her training in dance. She works closely with the concept of abreaction —the extraction of dormant memory stored within a muscle, resurfaced through physical movement, of which an individual was previously unaware; these memories span the spectrum and can take many forms—traumatic, erotic, comforting, etc. By focusing on the process rather than anticipated result, her work encourages what can be revealed when one becomes conscious of their kinetic movement in the process of creation. She has shown work at Marfa Open, Wassaic Project, Otion Front, Flux Factory, Anthology Film Archives, Babycastles, Compound Yucca Valley, and more. Ethan Primason is a sound artist, recording engineer, and musician. His works and practices explore the multisensory context and placeness of audio. His works have been shown at Pioneer Works, Sargent’s Daughters, Marinaro Gallery, Zaha Hadid 520 W 28th street, Outpost Artist Resources, Wassaic Project, Clocktower Radio, Marfa Open, WGXC Wavefarm, and BoxoPROJECTS. Please note, this online workshop will begin promptly at the listed start time. In order to ensure the quality of instruction for all participants, late entry will not be permitted.



Virtual Drawing Together Workshops

When: Saturdays, from May 3, 2020 until July 26, 2020

Where: Kentler's Vimeo Page and Website

Join Kentler International Drawing Space for our weekly family "Drawing Together" workshops ONLINE! Each 15-20 minute lesson features a new activity led by K.I.D.S. Teaching Artists Victoria and Karina. Programs are designed for children ages 4+ in cooperation with a caregiver and focus on hands-on, exploratory art making. Videos are released every Saturday morning and can be accessed on Kentler's Vimeo page, the "Family Programs" section of our website, and in our weekly e-blast. Vimeo: Education Webpage:


Art/Music, Community

Emotional Embodied Resilience

When: May 18, 2020 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: Zoom -

In this workshop, we will collectively explore the emotional resilience of the body towards platforms that surveil, manipulate and automate the human experience. Register via using the password "redhook"


, Emergency, Health, Information, News

Coronavirus Information and Resources

When: Apr 27-Jun 30, 2020


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April 2020: Coronavirus Update Here (download) NYC SCHOOLS TO CONTINUE REMOTE LEARNING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HERE. Click here to view a video by RHI's Youth Leaders on Coronavirus. 


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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



When: Mon, Wed, Sun, from January 19, 2020 until January 31, 2020

Where: Cora Dance 358 Van Brunt St, Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231


, , , Community, Health, Information

Healthy Families Red Hook

When: Mondays, from December 17, 2019 until December 31, 2020

Where: We come to you!

Is Healthy Families Red Hook for YOU? Are YOU expecting a baby or are the parent of an infant younger than 3 months of age? If YOU answered YES to any of the questions, then Healthy Families Red Hook is for you! Contact Information: Call Shaqwanda at (347) 638-3051 Call Ronda at (347) 638-3064 Email:


Employment, Information

Recruiting US Census Workers

When: Jan 23, 2020 12:00-4:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for a variety of temporary full-time and flexible part-time jobs for the 2020 Census, including census takers, office staff, and supervisory staff. No resumes or cover letters are required to apply. Pay rates start at $28 per hour! During this recruiting event, you will learn about the importance of the Census, the available job opportunities, and how to apply on-the-spot. Representatives from the United States Census Bureau will be at this event to assist you. To be eligible, you must: Be at least 18 years old Be a U.S. citizen Have a valid Social Security number Have a valid, working email address. Be registered with the Selective Service System or have a qualifying exemption, if you are a male born after Dec. 31, 1959 If you have already submitted an online application, you do not need to attend this event. Learn more about Census jobs at



Chess Workshop

When: Thursdays at 5:30 pm, from January 9, 2020 until February 27, 2020

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

Learn to play or improve your game, with instructor Reinaldo Duran Trujillo from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. For beginners or advanced players.



ProjectArt Free Art Classes for Kids

When: Thursdays at 3:15 pm, from January 16, 2020 until May 28, 2020

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

ProjectArt offers free art classes at Red Hook Library during the 2019-20 school year! Explore, create, and express yourself through visual art. Registration is required! Register at Thursdays Ages 4-7 Every Thursday, 3:15-4:15pm Ages 8-12 Every Thursday, 4:15-5:15pm *To participate you must be able to attend all classes. Registration required. Schedule subject to change. Please email any questions to