Monthly Archives: June 2009

Added Value Across the Pond

Not England.  Actually, it’s an article in a NYTimes blog about Added Value’s new partnership on Governor’s Island.  The author, the creatively named Jennifer 8. Lee, seems oddly transfixed by the idea of seeing the Statue of Liberty.  Maybe it’s just spending so much time in Red Hook, but that hardly seems like the big draw to this new, apparently larger endeavor from Ian and the rest of the AV folks.  Mr. Marvy hits it right on the head:

“It’s a triple bottom line,” he said. “Economic, social and environmental.”

Here’s hoping they end up happy with the results in all three arenas, and looking forward to July when the harvest starts rolling in.

Cool Stuff at the Waterfront Museum

But what else is new?

Frogma has a super-cool video of a “kinetic sculpture” by artist George Roads, apparently outside of the Waterfront Museum right now.

I’ll have to check it out when I go downstairs to get lunch.  Hopefully it’ll still be there this weekend when you come to the Hook for DTE’s hip hop dance classes or the Museum’s CircusSundays (or both).

Hip Hop Dance Classes Starting Saturday

Tomorrow at 10am is the first of a series of weekly hip hop-based movement classes at the Dance Theatre Etcetera Studio.  dropshoppostersmallDrop your kids off at DTE’s studio above the Fairway building.

Shop in Brooklyn’s (NYC’s?) best (and cheapest!) supermarket while the young ones get their

Hip Hop on with our caring and experienced teaching artists.
More info available on our dance class webpage.

Three More Weeks of Circus Sundays

If you’ve never made it aboard the Waterfront Museum & Showboat Barge, target the next three Sundays for that first trip. has a brief writeup about this unique show aboard Red Hook’s own nautical performance space, appearing only until the end of June.

Advance tickets are $14, kids under 12, $12. Tickets at the door (when available) are $18. and $12 for kids 12 or younger.
For more info: Call 718-624-4719 or visit

First Pics from This Year’s Red Hook Fest


Festival Fans take it in from the Lawn @ Valentino Park

Much more to come from event photographer Edwin Anglero, but previous Media/Marketing Manager of DTE, Julia Rosenfeld, has some beautiful shots from this year’s festival.

Face-painting artist Michelle Carlo shows off her ferocious work

Face-painting artist Michelle Carlo shows off her ferocious work

Check out the rest of Julia’s pics here.

Youth Even Rained-Out

Unfortunately we have been forced to cancel tonight’s Youth Kick-Off Event for the Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival, due to the rain.
Artists and community partners (heck, anyone) can call us for details- (718) 643-6790 about when tonight’s programming will be relocated- we’ll try to move as much as we can to tomorrow’s activities.

We’ll see you tomorrow at Valentino Park, 11am-7pm (the weather forecast is great!)

The Red Hook Fest This Weekend


Months of planning and the dedication of wonderful professional artists, youth groups, and community partners come together this weekend for the 16th Annual Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival.

This year’s Festival will feature some of Brooklyn’s best dance, music, and spoken word artists, as well as fun activities (like free kayak rides in New York Harbor) and delicious local food.  Head over to for details, directions, and more.  Here are the essentials:

Where:  Louis J. Valentino Jr. Park & Pier (Coffey & Ferris Streets, in Red Hook)

When: Friday, June 5th (6pm-9pm) & Saturday, June 6th (11am-7pm)

Why:  To feature the talent of Red Hook’s young artists, and to celebrate culture, community, and the beauty of Brooklyn on the breathtaking waterfront of Valentino Park & Pier.