Red Hook Info sent out the following email to their list this evening. Sounds like a great event!
Film Screening & Discussion on
Preserving Local Retail in Red Hook
Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 7:00pm
Kentler International Drawing Space
353 Van Brunt Street
Red Hook's small businesses play a crucial role within our community. As the economy shifts and industries fluctuate, it's essential to support local retail, craft and manufacturing, and to develop strategies for retaining these independent businesses.
Please join us for a screening of “Twilight Becomes Night” a short documentary set in New York City, which explores the pivotal role of neighborhood stores in our lives and our communities. The film follows a number of small business owners throughout New York City as they struggle to combat rising rents, chain store competition, and a host of other difficulties facing independent shop owners today.
After the screening, Red Hook resident Perian Carson will lead a panel discussion featuring “Twilight” filmmaker Virginie-Alvine Perrette; Lisa Chamberlain, executive director of the Forum for Urban Design; and Dan Wiley, Southwest Brooklyn community coordinator for Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez (NY-12).
This event is free of charge and open to the public.