Thursday, May 19, 2011


A message from Red Hook Economic Development (RHED):


Hello Red Hook,




With winter finally over it's now time to tackle the debris spoiling our neighborhood sidewalks and green spaces. Join friends and neighbors to help further local undertakings to beautify our community. The morning's efforts will focus on picking up the debris that has built up along Van Brunt Street over the winter months. However, we enthuesiasticaly encourage any and all cleanup efforts throughout Red Hook.


RHED with the assistance of SBIDC will be holding the Spring Clean Me 2 this Saturday, May 21st, from 9 to 12. Drop by any time - even an hour or two of volunteering can make a big difference.


Gloves, trash bags, and cleaning materials will be provided by Parks Department. But if you have your own gloves, or other tools, feel free to bring them. You can sign in and pick up supplies in front of the SBIDC offices at 402 Van Brunt Street near the corner of Coffey Street.


Fairway will be generously sponsoring us with bagels and ground coffee(anyone want to donate Mr Coffee makers so we can actually drink it?)and will also be involved in the clean up efforts by removing the plastic bags from the trees around Fairway Markets in Red Hook. Bravo Fairway!


Thanks in advance to everyone who comes out for helping to make Red Hook a better place to live, work, and visit.


In June, RHED's neighborhood beautification efforts will focus on care of street trees and tree pits. Stay tuned...


Looking forward to seeing you out there!



Red Hook Economic Development

Brooklyn Studio Tours - this weekend!

Support local art and check out Brooklyn Studio Tours this weekend, featuring art in local galleries, stores, and studios throughout Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, and the Columbia Waterfront!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DJ party at MicNic - Sat, May 21st

Chill out on Columbia street and enjoy the warm weather in the backyard of MikNic Lounge. It will be a night of house, disco, acid and classics.

Saturday, May 21 at 8:00pm - May 22 at 2:00am

MikNic Lounge
200 Columbia Street (between Degraw & Sackett)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Rally to End Tourist Helicopter Noise in Brooklyn - 5/15/11!

Join State Senator Squadron, Congressman Nadler, Congresswoman Velazquez, State Senator Montgomery, Assemblywoman Millman, Councilmember Levin and Councilmember Lander

at a

Rally to End Tourist Helicopter Noise in Brooklyn

Sunday, May 15 - 1:00PM

Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park

(at the end of Atlantic Avenue)

Join your neighbors, community leaders and local elected officials to rally to end all tourist helicopter flights from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport. Brooklynites from DUMBO to Red Hook have put up with this nuisance for too long!

Rain or Shine!

Questions? - please contact

Senator Squadron's Office

718-875-1517 or

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Red Hook Jazz Fest 2011 final line-up!

WORK Gallery presents Low Fat Pop


New Sculptures and Installation by:


Friday May 13th
6 – 10 PM

Artists Talk
Sunday May 22nd @ 6PM

Read more about the exhibition here.

WORK Gallery is located on Union street at the corner of Van Brunt.

Opening Hours: Sat May 14th - Sun May 15th 12 -6 PM, Friday May 20th - Sunday May 22nd 12-6 PM

The Brooklyn Women's Rugby Club are playing in prom dresses again!

Rugby in Prom dresses! Join the Brooklyn Women's Rugby team as they take on the Suffolk County Women's team in PROM DRESSES!

Read the post about the prom dress game from 2 years ago here.

So Recap!
Who? The Brooklyn Women's Rugby Club!
What? Prom Dress Rugby Game against Suffolk County!
Where? Red Hook Park on Bay and Hicks Street!
When? Saturday, May 14th @ 11am!
Why? Because Rugby in Prom Dresses is a lot more fun to watch! (and play!)
RSVP on FB here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

PS 29 playground vandalized yesterday

Late last night, Saturday, May 7, 2011, into early Sunday morning (approximately 1:00 AM), someone damaged the playground equipment in P.S. 29s' schoolyard by setting fire to it. The incident is currently under investigation by FDNY Fire Marshalls. As an extra precaution, the 76th Precinct has stepped up its' Patrols at all public parks, playgrounds and schoolyards. Anyone caught trespassing after hours will be subject to enforcement. Anyone with information, or questions about the incident, is encouraged to call the 76th Precinct Community Affairs Officers at (718) 834-3207.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Free chess classes at Brooklyn Bridge Park



Learn from the best: join Brooklyn chess instructor Zebedee Collins
for beginners’ instruction and tips on how to improve your game.

Wednesdays, June 22 – August 10
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1

And it’s FREE!

Best for beginning players. Limited boards available.

Presented by Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
& Brooklyn Bridge Park

Monday, May 2, 2011

Love Your Library Day at the Carroll Gardens branch - Sat, May 14th

Save the Date for the “Love Your Library Day” book sale

to benefit the Carroll Gardens branch.

Saturday, May 14, 10 AM

4 PM at the library (corner of Clinton and Union Streets)

Thousands of fantastic books at great prices, baked treats, and special guests including Karen K and the Jitterbugs performing free at 10 AM- let her entertain your kids while you browse!

If you have gently used books (especially children's titles) to donate for the sale, please drop them off at the library through May 5.

FCGL’s next meeting is Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 at the library downstairs – everyone is invited to join.

We’re on and check out our new blog

The Brooklyn Collective Spring Fling - May 6

The Brooklyn Collective Spring Fling!

Please join us as we celebrate over 30 new collections

by local artists and designers

Complimentary cocktails will be served throughout the evening

along with a surprise musical performance!

Friday, May 6th

212 Columbia Street

(between Union and Sackett)


Featured Artists

Patricia Jo Peacock, Catherine Lauigan, Little Sea Monsters, Sara Pfau, Noble Savage Vintage, Michael Murray, Designerica, Brooklyn Bowls, Thimali Kodikara, Beautiful Brooklyn Birds, Vigilism, GIRLFAUXPAS, Lightexture, The Royal Creature, Papertopias, In The Seam, Alexandra Batsford, Design and Labor, Lewis Henry Nicholas, Twig Terrariums, Sunghee Bang, Rachel Goldberg, Kate Hockstein, Catherine Hnatov, elle s'appelle, AshiDashi, Near Modern Disaster, Pippi Hepburn, Jess Yam, Stella Saves the Day, Courtney P. Hewitt, and Sovereign Beck

For further info please visit