Red Hook Hub Weekly

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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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Community Seed Exchange

When: Apr 21, 2018 2:00-3:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Please join us for a casual afternoon seed exchange and horticultural chat. Everyone is welcome, with or without seeds. Bring what you can, and take what you need. Brought to you by the Red Hook Library, Red Hook Food Co-Op 2018, with generous donations from our friends at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Gowanus Nursery

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Red Hook Eats its Greens

When: Apr 21, 2018 12:00-2:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Have you ever asked yourself, "How do I know if something is healthy?" "What can I make with that vegetable/fruit/grain?" or "How do I read a recipe?" The cycle begins again! Red Hook Library & the RHDSEP (Red Hook Diabetes Support and Education Program) are teaming up to bring you a series of 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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Join Us for a Rally for Safety at Hamilton Ave

When: Apr 23, 2018 9:00-9:30 am

Where: Hamilton Avenue Intersection

Remember the last time you ran across Hamilton Ave fearing for your life? Was it this morning? The intersection at Hamilton Avenue is a crucial entryway to Red Hook - and we all deserve an upgrade. This was the topic of a research project in 2016 for a group of RHI Youth Researchers who studied the issue of safety at Hamilton Avenue. The team interviewed 110 residents about their experiences in crossing the intersection and found major safety issues including not enough time to cross the street and cars turning illegally. The study also found issues of poor lighting, unclean conditions, and sidewalks in disrepair. Over the past few weeks, as the topic of Brooklyn street safety has been happening in response to the tragedy in Park Slope, we've been promoting the study to highlight our own major street safety issues here on Hamilton Ave. The Borough President Eric Adams heard about the study and will be joining Youth Researchers at the intersection for a rally to call for safety improvements. The rally will be part of the BP's "Bike to Work" ride to Brooklyn Borough Hall on April 23rd.   We will gather at the intersection at 9:00am with "dream Hamilton Avenue" artwork and signs and rally until about 9:30am. Join us in demanding safety improvements for Red Hook's main pathway in and out of the community! Please RSVP to the invite if you can make it - thanks! More info to come on a "pizza art party" to prepare for this event.

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Apply for Red Hook Local Leaders!

When: Apr 11-Jun 4, 2018

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

A Local Leader is someone who takes initiative to help out the community. Gain skills in preparing yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies. Trainings & Workshops in: CPR Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Coordination Climate Justice Community Resiliency Conflict Mediation Pick up an application from Red Hook Initiative or complete an online form here at this link: 2018 Local Leaders Application For more information on applying please contact Tevina Willis at (718) 858-6782 or tevinaw@rhicenter.org Trainings will be held for 10 weeks 5:30pm - 9pm at RHI at from June 6th to August 8th.

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Spring Pop-Up Shop

When: Apr 21, 2018 2:00-7:00 pm

Where: 767 Hicks Street

You are invited to attend RHI's Pop-Up shop hosted by Shaquana Cooke. As you know, these regular community markets are where neighbors come together to sell merchandise, food, jewelry and tabling to promote their small businesses. Stop by and come support community vendors. Enjoy good food, good music and see the creativity Red Hook has to offer. Tables are FREE for vendors. To reserve your space contact Shaquana Cooke at 718-858-6783 or email at Shaquana.Cooke@rhicenter.org. You can also register online by completing a Vendor Application .

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Get the Red Hook “Tea”

When: Apr 21, 2018 11:00-2:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Public Library

This is an open mic event where you can meet and greet our community stakeholders, residents, and businesses. All are welcome to give us updates regarding various projects and proposals for the entire Red Hook community and beyond. For more information and to RSVP; contact Karen Blondel at 718-809-2070 or email at kblondel@fifthave.org.

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NYCHA Annual Recertification is Now Online

When: Mon, Tue, Thu at 9:00 am, from April 10, 2018 until December 31, 2018

Where: Red Hook Justice Center 88 Visitation Place

Complete your NYCHA annual review at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Staff is available to assist tenants. You walk in or make an appointment by contacting 718-923-8250. Please bring: Letter from NYCHA with your USER NAME listed (or SS number and date of birth if you did not receive this letter) Proof of any income for anyone of the age of 18: W-2 Form; Job Letter, Paystubs; SSI Award letter; PA Budget Letter; Pension/Annuity Statement Proof of any identification and income for anyone you are adding to the household that is over the age 18 School letter for any persons over age 18 and not employed  

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Red Hook Peacemaking is Recruiting New Peacemakers!

When: Fridays at 11:00 am, from April 20, 2018 until April 20, 2018

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

Mandatory Orientation: April 6th from 11am - 1pm Peacemaking Training Sessions: Fridays: April 6th – June 15th 11AM - 1PM Saturday: June 16th 10AM - 4PM To be considered eligible, candidates must: Currently live in or around Red Hook's NYCHA Housing Be able to attend ALL days of training and the orientation in their entirety Sessions will be held at both the Red Hook Community Justice Center and the Miccio Community Center in Red Hook. Please attend the first mandatory Peacemaking Session for more information. NYCHA residents will receive a $100 stipend upon completion of the training. For more information, please contact the Peacemaking Program at PeacemakingRH@gmail.com or (718) 923-8279.

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Resident Empowerment Training-Outreach Strategy

When: Apr 28 2:30 pm-Jun 30, 2018 4:30 pm

Where: RHI 767 Hicks Street

Learn tips and methods on how to get the best turnout for your events. These workshops provide training for anyone who is: A resident in a community that wants to become more involved in making changes. Someone who works in a community that needs access to better resources. A leader in their community (Tenant Association President, Community Activist, Organizer, etc. ) Looking for employment in grassroots organizing. Please feel free to share in your networks,  your staff, etc.  If you have any questions or wish to confirm; please contact Tevina Willis at 347-469-3261 or email tevinaw@gmail.com "RET" in the subject. (Onsite workshops available for your staff ) PLEASE COMPLETE the registration form:  Register.Resident Empowerment Trainings

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Parent Education for Young Mom’s & Dad’s

When: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri at 6:00 pm, from April 6, 2018 until April 6, 2018

Where: 76 Lorraine Street, Brooklyn, New York

The Alex House Project offers a holistic approach to parenting where they offer: *Parenting Education *Employment referrals and placement *Educational Support (Young mothers age 25 and under. Young dads age 30 and under.) For more information regarding registration and volunteering; please contact: (347) 951-5572

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Bridging the Gap: Youth, Community & Police

When: Feb 22, 2018 4:00-6:30 pm

Where: Miccio Community Center - 110 West 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

We are excited to enter the second year in our Bridging the Series: Youth, Community and Police! On February 22nd at 4:30pm the Miccio Community Center located on 110 West 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 join us for our traditional style of Bridging the Gap with a new addition, the NYPD Firearm Training Simulation (F.A.T.S). Youth and community members will have the opportunity to learn about the use of firearms and role-play similar encounters police officers may experience. If you would like any additional information feel free to contact Sabrina Carter at (718) 923-8261 or scarter@nycourts.gov.

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Summer Jobs for Youth In Red Hook Houses

When: Feb 8-Mar 16, 2018

 

For the second year now, thanks to the MAP Initiative, there will be guaranteed SYEP summer jobs for all youth (ages 14-24) who live in the Red Hook Houses. The application process just opened and the deadline is March 16th. The application is now available online and can be filled out through a computer or smartphone. See all the details below and flyer attached. Please direct any interested youth to our new open computer hours Leslie is facilitating. The Open Lab hours are Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-12:30pm and 2:30-4:00pm. Please ask every young person who lives in Red Hook NYCHA to apply. They do not have to be on the lease or family composition in NYCHA, but it does need to be their primary address. If any young people want to fill out an application here, they may come to the computer lab during open hours or speak to Leslie (718-923-8242) to work with her or arrange an alternate time. The application process is now OPEN and all applications must be submitted by MARCH 16TH, 2018: http://application.nycsyep.com/

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Red Hook Community Meeting

When: Feb 1, 2018 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott Street

Health Community Meeting & Survey Over the past few months, Alex House Project, Good Shepherd Services, Red Hook Community Justice Center, Red Hook Initiative, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, and NYU Department of Population Health have been meeting to begin designing the needs assessment.  Our goal is to review data and information from community members about their health needs and priorities that can then be used to help shape programs to address those concerns and to reduce inequalities in the neighborhood.   We are reaching out to you to join us in this conversation.

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Community Health Needs Assessment Online

When: February 12-20, 2018

 

Every three years, NYU Langone Health (including NYU Langone Health – Brooklyn, formerly known as Lutheran Medical Center) facilitates a Community Health Needs Assessment and develops a Community Service Plan (CSP) addressing some of the top needs identified by the communities they serve. For the past 4 years, the focus of the Brooklyn CSP has been on the Sunset Park community. We are excited that, this year, the focus will include the Red Hook community. Over the past few months, Alex House Project, Good Shepherd Services, Red Hook Community Justice Center, Red Hook Initiative, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, and NYU Department of Population Health have been meeting to begin designing the needs assessment. Our goal is to review data and information from community members about their health needs and priorities that can then be used to help shape programs to address those concerns and to reduce inequalities in the neighborhood. We are reaching out to you to join us in this conversation. The link to complete the survey online is here: https://tinyurl.com/ybrhnkrq

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LOOKING TO LAUNCH A CAREER IN SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION?

When: Jan 23, 2018 10:30-

Where: 767 Hicks Street

JOIN THE SOLAR PANEL TRAINING PROGRAM! THIS IS A PAID 6-WEEK TRAINING PROGRAM Learn practical skills in: Basic Carpentry, Intro to Electrical Wiring, Solar Panel Installation, Construction Math Tool Usage. Minimum requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, a low-income Red Hook resident, eligible to work in the US legally, able to lift 50lbs, comfortable with heights and able to score 8th grade level on a reading and math screening. ATTEND THE NEXT INFO SESSION TO APPLY

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Paid on The Job Training

 

 

From the office of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez: for Red Hook, Gowanus and Wycoff Houses residents Receive paid on the job training while maintaining your full social service benefits without incurring a rent increase and also receive a $5k college award upon completion. Come to the info session on the Americorps/Vista program. (B37 to 3rd Avenue & Baltic Street or 2,3,4,5,R,N,Q trains to Atlantic Avenue Barclay Center: walk 5 min)    

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Neighborhood Development Workshops

When: Feb 13, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: 621 Degraw Street

Gowanus Neighborhood Development Series Workshops (for Red Hook, Gowanus, and Wycoff residents): Series of 3 workshops discussing Land Use, rezoning and what this means for businesses and residents and the environmental impact this will have. Tues: February 13th - Understanding Environmental Review - Learn about the public review process for development proposals. Food and refreshments served.  RSVP to 718-237-2017, ext 113 or GNCJ@fifthave.org.  

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There is still time FREE Tax Help!

When: Mar 19-Apr 14, 2018

Where: Fifth Avenue Committee 621 Degraw Street

There 2018 Tax Season will operate ONLY on Saturdays starting January 20th – April 14th at 621 Degraw Street Brooklyn, NY 11217. Doors will open at 10am promptly.

Ø  An appointment MUST be scheduled! Participants can:

o   Call the Tax Hotline at 212-505-3482

o   Schedule their own appointment at https://taxesatclinic.youcanbook.me/

o   Contact Yannerys Castillo at 718-237-2017 x164

Ø  Participants interested in an ITIN, filing back years (up to 4 years; 2018,2017,2016 & 2015) or amendment taxes are welcomed!

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Red Hook Eats its Greens

When: Jan 13, 2018 1:00-3:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Library

Our healthy eating workshops continue in January and February with our discussions about identifying healthy foods, meal habits, reading food labels, and sharing recipes and strategies with one another! -January 13 and 16th - Supplies and Grocery Store Success! We'll share tips for affordable healthy grocery shopping, meal planning, and recipes that are tasty and easy on your wallet- -February dates to come - Review and Recipe share. Help us celebrate our healthy eating series with a review, healthy snacks, and sharing of our progress We also: - Have free refreshments - Have open Q&A - Have fun!

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