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, , Community, Housing, Information

Leadership Development Training for Community Leaders

When: Mar 11 6:00 pm-Apr 22, 2021 8:00 pm


Having trouble viewing or submitting this form? FILL OUT IN GOOGLE FORMS I've invited you to fill out a form: Leadership Development Trainings Join neighbors and Local Leaders for trainings and teaching sessions on: 1. Creating organizing strategy for Red Hook houses and the larger community. 2. Plan effective actions to advocate for more funding for the community and better access to resources. Please select and register for the classes that you are interested in. Trainings start Thursday, March 11th and will be weekly evenings from 6pm to 8:30pm. Webinars will be recorded You can attend all courses and trainings that are available. If you have any questions; please contact Tevina Willis at 347-469-3261 or email at Full Name * Last Name * Telephone Number * Complete Email Address * Mailing Address * Trainings & Teach-Ins *  Thursday, March 11th 6pm: Organizing Strategy: Create and plan actions around community issues/needs  Thursday, March 18th 6pm: Power Mapping-Outlining our strengths and skills and access to resources  Thursday, March 25th 6pm: NYCHA 101 Teach In-Understand the leadership changes at NYCHA  Thursday, April 1st 6pm: Zoom Training: Understanding how to attend zoom trainings, meetings and how to schedule and host  Thursday, April 8th 6pm: Public Speaking: Creating framed, uniformed messaging  Thursday, April 15th 6pm:Green New Deal for public housing - New Initiative for funding public housing  Thursday, April 22nd 6pm: RAD/PACT/Infill: What do these funding streams mean for Red Hook?  Thursday, April 29th 6pm: ULURP - Understanding zoning in Red Hook  Contact for May & June Trainings Never submit passwords through Google Forms. Powered by This form was created inside of Red Hook Initiative. Report Abuse - Terms of Service - Additional Terms Create your own Google Form


, Community

Local Black Entrepreneurs Showcase

When: Apr 6, 2021 6:30-10:00 pm

Where: ReGenCy 22 Commerce St Brooklyn

LOCAL BLACK ENTREPRENEURS @ReGenCy an opportunity to identify local residents of Red Hook that identify as ‘Black’ & Entrepreneurial and allow them to showcase their product or service for consumption at this event. APPLY TO SHOWCASE! (FREE) We want the community to see Red Hook’s hidden entrepreneurial gems and the more prominent entrepreneurs in our midst. At ReGenCy we seek to do our in supporting and celebrating them. This event is the first in a series with highlighting local entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs Confirmed: Ms. Jacqui, The Red Hook Cook Tiffiney Davis, Co Founder and Managing Director of Red Hook Art Project Program Begins at 6:30PM-10PM — Entrepreneur Intros — Above & Beyond Updates — Open Air Shopping of Goods and Services — ReGenCy’s Discounted Everyday Goods Available for Purchase — Every Attendee Gets a Token of Appreciation From Us — Food available for purchase (Vendor) – BYO Beverage if desired (No hard liquor)” This is a free event for Above & Beyond members, a free to join collective impact network that offers benefits for people giving back to their community and the planet. If you are not yet a member, please apply as well as RSVPing to this event. We also invite any local community groups to come and offer the ways that our members can support you by volunteering or other opportunities* (Working or volunteering at a nonprofit is one of the ways that you can become eligible for our free membership).


Art/Music, Community, Employment

Apply to be a Part-Time Visitor Services Attendant at Pioneer Works; $20/hr, 24HRS/week

When: Mar 4-Apr 4, 2021

Where: Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works is a groundbreaking cultural center located at 159 Pioneer Street in Red Hook with a mission of building community through the arts and sciences in order to create an open and inspired world. Through extensive exhibitions, programs and residencies with artists, scientists, musicians, writers and technologists, we seek to make culture accessible to all. We are driven by the realization that humanity is facing unprecedented social, intellectual, and spiritual challenges; our programs explore new ways of facing those challenges by using the arts and sciences dynamically as both a lens and catalyst. When humanity comes together and combines the ideas and talents of many, we have the ability to engineer what once appeared to be impossible. Learn more at POSITION OVERVIEW Pioneer Works seeks a Part-Time Visitor Services Attendant to join our Team. Visitor Services Attendants work to welcome and host the public at Pioneer Works during our exhibition’s open hours. The Visitor Services team works on a variety of tasks to serve the public including greeting and checking in the public, soliciting donations, and informing visitors of current offerings and assisting in way-finding. The team also collaborates with our Facilities team to open and close the building. While Pioneer Works is not creating in-person events at this time, the team will eventually assist in welcoming visitors to select programs once it is deemed safe to do so. The Visitor Services Attendant is a 24 hrs per week position, with a starting wage of $20/hr. Responsibilities ● Greet, welcome, and check in all visitors for open hours at Pioneer Works, including exhibitions, workshops, and events. ● Engage visitors with knowledge of Pioneer Works exhibitions, programs, residencies and upcoming events ● Usher visitors through our three galleries, manage capacity of each gallery and provide information on each exhibition ● Track gallery attendance, donations, sales & retail stock of lobby bookstore ● Work with Development team to sell on-site memberships ● Check in a high volume of ticketed and vip guests at Pioneer Works events ● Work with Finance team on daily cash reconciliation and reporting ● Work with Facilities team to ensure enforcement around COVID-19 protocols. Requirements ● Prior experience working in customer-facing roles ● Prior experience in museums, event production or membership a plus Pioneer Works Art Foundation, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 ● Comfortable working independently and in a public facing customer service role ● Ability to work nights or weekends ● Ability to lift 25 lbs. ● Interest in the arts and sciences Pioneer Works is committed to creating a safe onsite environment for our staff as well as visitors. We will open our exhibitions this spring as reservation only, and with timed-entry slots available, and in accordance with all COVID-19 safety guidelines as provided by the city and state. Pioneer Works is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Pioneer Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. To apply for this job, please send a brief cover letter and resume via email to: with “Visitor Services Attendant_[Applicant Name]” in the subject heading. Please do not call to inquire about your application, we will be in contact with applicants for interviews.


, , Community, Information, NYCHA

Public Safety Program Info Session

When: Mar 5, 2021 4:00-6:00 pm

Where: Online

Wait what's happening?

RHI Works will employ 10 young adults to further the work of the public safety Committee, design youth-centered public safety programs, create an inventory of resources for returning citizens, and open opportunities to lift young adult voices in formal community/ civic spaces, all with a lens of reducing police violence. This will be a two-year project slated to begin in December 2020. Organizers will work 15 hours per week. An additional 20 will be hired for the 2022 year. The group will begin meeting in April 2021.


Who is this for?

Any young person between the ages of 18 and 24 who currently lives, or has previously lived in the Red Hook area.

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, Art/Music, Community, Information

Now Hiring: Associate Producer for Red Hook Fest

When: Mar 1-Jun 30, 2021

Where: Virtual and in Red Hook

Hook Arts Media (HAM) is seeking an Associate Producer for the 28th Annual Red Hook Fest, a multi-day arts festival during the first two weeks of June featuring top talent in music and dance in the community of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Responsibilities Handle all aspects of festival production with special attention to necessary COVID-19 safety guidelines Manage Festival budget Meet bi-monthly with Executive Producer Work with Technical Director to assure smooth running of event Handle all permitting as necessary, community relations, police permits and FDNY Lead monthly production meetings March-June Handle all equipment rentals in collaboration with Technical Director Collaborate with HAM Marketing Director and local outreach staff on event marketing Supervise staff handling youth groups and community partners Creating and maintaining Productions Schedules and Show Flows Qualifications Self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a team Strong work ethic and ability to commit to the event’s mission and values. Exceptional attention to detail, excellent time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines Excellent written and verbal communicator Strong computer skills especially in Excel Previous experience in outdoor event production Ability to work effectively with diverse constituents Interested applicants should email their resumes with contact information for 3 references to Executive Director Martha Bowers no later than February 15, 2021 with RHF Associate Producer_Your Name in subject line. No phone calls, please. Start Date March 1, 2021- June 30, 2021 Part Time: Approximately 2-6 hrs per week, up to 12 hours during weeks of festival events. Salary commensurate with experience. $3,500-$4000 About Hook Arts Media Originally known as Dance Theatre Etcetera, DTE achieved national acclaim for making the arts a critical component of urban renewal as well as its recovery efforts in Red Hook, Brooklyn. As the organization evolved, DTE rebranded as Hook Arts Media. This new identity reflects its focus on creative learning for community change, incorporating 21st-century technology into its arts education programs. Hook Arts Media’s in-school multidisciplinary media and arts programs primarily serve NYC transfer high schools. Its community programs focus on digital media and computer literacy, preparing young people with college and/or career-readiness skills.


, , , Community, Emergency, Health, Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Community Health Workers and CBOs

When: Feb 5, 2021 12:00-2:00 pm

Where: Register here to attend:

Dear Friends,   At NYU Langone, we have many community partners working to advance vaccine uptake and address hesitancy on the front lines. To support this important work and provide you with reliable information and the latest news regarding distribution, the NYU Community Health Worker Research & Resource Center (CHW-RRC) is pleased to announce that we are hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall specifically for community health workers, patient navigators, and other frontline staff working in New York City on Friday, February 5th from 12-2 PM. The town hall will include presentations by Dr. Mark Mulligan, Director of the NYU Langone Vaccine Center and Dr. ‘Simbo Ige, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Health Capacity Building at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Following their presentations, there will be a Q&A session moderated by Ivette Cabrera, CHW at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn.   The presentations will cover frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine safety, efficacy, and distribution. Please see the attached flyer for more information and feel free to distribute widely to NYC-based community-facing staff.   Register here to attend:


, Community, Environmental

Red Hook Community Update-Notes

When: Friday, December 4, 2020


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, Community

Red Hook Local Leaders Check In

When: Dec 16, 2020 6:00-


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, , Community, Recreation/Sports

RHI Virtual Programming

When: Friday, November 6, 2020


Interested in your young person participating in afterschool programming? RHI offers after school programming to youth ages 12-24 in support of career readiness, employment, education, and connection to socio & reproductive health. We are reaching out to youth & parents of participants in Red Hook to collect more information in order to advocate and support needs during this uncertain time through RHI's youth programming.   Please complete THIS survey so we can continue to provide our community with much needed services!    


Community, Health, Information

Conversation with Siddhartha Mukherjee on The Plague

When: Oct 29, 2020 8:00-9:30 pm

Where: Pioneer Works Broadcast - online

8pm, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 Pioneer Works THE PLAGUE A conversation between Pulitzer Prize winner and Prof. Siddhartha Mukherjee (The Gene: An Intimate History) and Pioneer Works Director of Sciences Janna Levin. Together they'll look at vaccines, our precarious medical system, and our chances against the next virus to make the jump from the animal world.


Information, NYCHA

MAP Crime Dashboard: 1/1/20 – 9/6/20

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020


The MAP Stakeholder Dashboard tracks crime complaints in NYCHA developments served by the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP). This dashboard tallies the total number of index crime complaints, domestic violence complaints, and shooting incidents reported to have occurred on a development’s grounds between January 1st and the most recent week of a given year. For more information on how to interpret this dashboard, see the Glossary page of the dashboard. Please send any inquiries to Imani Isaac at


, , Community, Emergency

ICE/Immigration Resources

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020


Here's some good resources to print out. There's tons out there but we tend to like IDP the best: Here's also guide from NYLAG for businesses:


What's Going On in Red Hook

Red Hook Hub Information

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, , , Community, Emergency, Food, Information

Everyday Goods Available @ Regency

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: The Regency 22 Commerce Street

Community Drop-In Hours Next Week This is a difficult time for all of us and we are sending you supportive energy, both to fortify your immune system and for your mind to remember that this crisis will pass. We have decided to postpone the workshop portion of next week’s community drop-in, but in light of the recent news of certain essential items not being available in stores, we want to offer our continued support by hosting a 4 hour window where you can come pick up everyday items at a discounted price. We will also provide some information on anti-viral immunity practices to keep yourself and loved ones strong. We can host either Tuesday or Thursday from 4-8pm. Email ushere to let us know which day is better for you, and we will send out an email letting you know which is the most popular option! Everyday Goods Available  We have sourced coffee, chocolate, diapers, cleaning spray, laundry detergent, oxygen cleaner (alternative to bleach), toilet paper, compostable trash bags, recycling bags, concentrated glass cleaner, odor/stain remover, deodorant, face wash and toner. We have added the brands we have to our website here. Plants and Herbs for your Immune System from Awarehouse Here are some natural antivirals you can pick up at a local health/herbal store or apothecary.


, 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, Housing, Information

HPD Section 8 Information and Resources

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020


HPD Section 8 has a notice on its website for HPD Section 8 tenants. The notice can be found here:

The notice lays out HPD’s policy which includes:

100 Gold Street is closed to clients HPD will suspend any subsidy termination actions until further notice All tenant conferences and briefing that were scheduled will be postponed and rescheduled. If clients are experiencing a rent hardship due to a decrease in income, they should email HPD at or fax at 212-863-5299. All Hearings are cancelled and HPD will continue to pay the subsidy until a final determination is made. If your client has a recertification that is due and they can complete the recertification without putting their health at risk or risking exposure to coronavirus, they should mail, email or fax the recertification.  HPD is trying to hold clients harmless during this crisis.  They are also talking to HUD to get extensions and waivers to help protect tenants.


Community, Emergency

Coronavirus Resource: 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. Deep care to you all, we’re in this together.    ~ Vanessa PS139 Parent    Help Families get connected to WIFI   Share your internet - If you have internet, you can share your internet with your neighbors who do not have connectivity if your router reaches their apartment/ home. You can simply share your password with them for the time being.    Low cost or Free WIFI   Brooklyn Public Library Hotspots - BPL has now closed through March 31st, but we are checking on resources they may offer.   Internet Essentials from Comcast - If you live in a neighborhood with Comcast, you can access Free Comcast Internet for 60-days for Low-Income Households.    Spectrum Broadband - If you live in a neighborhood with Spectrum, you can get free Spectrum WIFI for 60 days if you are a parent of a K - 12 or college student.    Optimum - You may be eligible for Altice Advantage Internet, a low-cost high-speed internet service to benefit families, seniors and veterans. Altice Advantage Internet is available to new Optimum and Suddenlink internet customers, who have not had internet service within the past 60 days and a member of the household also meets one or more of the following eligibility requirements: Eligible for or participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); or New York City resident and attends a New York City public school; or Eligible for or receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and 65 years of age or older; or Veteran receiving state or federal public assistance    NYC Mesh - is community supported WIFI available in some Brooklyn neighborhoods (see map).  They are working to support people who don’t currently have an internet connection, you can fill out their join form and they will be in touch.    Red Hook Wifi - If you live in Red Hook you can access Red Hook WIFI, free community wifi from multiple hubs. You can also get community updates on Red Hook Hub.    Social Connectivity & Online Learning - Zoom is an online meeting platform. They have temporarily lifted the restriction on time limits for free accounts so people can use it for online learning - it’s a perfect platform for kids to interact and for virtual classes. You can find instructions for signing up here.  Once you create an account you can create a meeting and invite others to join.  Google Hangout - If you have a gmail account, Google Hangout may be the easiest platform to use. To schedule a hangout, you can go to Google Calendar, schedule a calendar time, and click on “add conferencing” and “Hangouts.” You can then enter email addresses in “guests,” and click “save” and “send.” Your guests will get an emailed invitation. They can click the calendar invite, and click “Join Hangout” to be connected to you at that time.  Mobile users will need to add the “Google Hangout” app to join.   Online Learning Resources   Scholastic Offers free resources, strategies, lessons for remote learning   How can Khan Academy be used for remote learning during school closures?   Khan Academy schedules for school closures   List of Companies offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings    Games is a virtual chess platform, you can play live players, and set up tournaments.    Language Learning DuoLingo  is a free, fun, kid-friendly language learning program and app (can be done on a smart phone)    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.  


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.


, Emergency, Health, Information, News

Coronavirus Information and Resources

When: Apr 27-May 31, 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.