Monthly Archives: March 2010

It’s a Circus. On a Boat!

What more needs to be said to entice someone to visit CIRCUSundays at the Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge?

They start up again June 6th, the day after we wrap up the Red Hook Fest.  Get the details the same place I did- broadwayworld.com

MTA Cuts Come to Red Hook

Relatively little hub-bub over the drastic recent cuts to bus and subway service, but we did see this piece in the Courier Life Papers:

Bus lines rumbling through Red Hook, and throughout brownstone Brooklyn in general, will see a good deal of restructuring — and in one case, outright elimination, saving the agency a total of $3 million.

The B61 & B77 buses will combine, creating one (super-congested? how reliable?) single way of getting to Red Hook with mass transit.   To be continued, for sure…

La Excelencia Live in London

A little Wednesday morning taste of the group you can hear at not one, but two, DTE events this spring.  Catch the band at Southpaw May 4th, and then hear they sound in the open-air at June 5th’s Red Hook Fest.

Ecology and Experimental Theater

Two great things that go great together.

Actually, I’m talking about the latest show from Polybe + Seats, the theater company that former DTE GM Katya Schapiro often works with.  The Red Hook connection doesn’t end there, though:

Inspired by the Weeki Wachee Mermaid Park – one of the nation’s oldest roadside attractions (and smallest cities) – A THOUSAND THOUSAND SLIMY THINGS is a floating fantasia, staged on board a docked barge in Brooklyn’s historic Red Hook District.

That barge, of course, is the barge, AKA the Waterfront Museum, AKA home of our friends and neighbors, the Sharps family.

Sounds like a groovy production, and with an Earth Day tie-in to boot. Take a look at the P + S website for details.

Jill & RHI Get Their Due

Another nice writeup on the work of Jill Eisenhard, founder of the Red Hook Initiative, written yesterday.  This one from that esteemed Paper of Record, The Batavia Daily News (just kidding- we love you, Batavia Daily News!).  Actually, it seems like that’s where Jill grew up, so it’s especially fitting that they celebrate the great work she’s doing down here.

When Jill Eisenhard was growing up on South Street Road in the rural town of Pavilion, she never thought that someday she’d be living and working in the borough of Brooklyn.

Check out the article to learn more about one of the neighborhood’s most vital community resources.

Falconworks Benefit Tonight

Chris, Reg, & now Candace have been running Falconworks for a long time in Red Hook, doing great youth programs like Off the Hook (where young playwrights see their work realized by wonderful professional actors) and the Police-Teen Theater Project.

In recent months, they’ve been ramping up sessions of their adult Boal workshops, “The Red Hook Theater Project” (with, we’re happy to say, a sometimes-assist from the DTE studio).  I don’t know that they’ve ever done a benefit before, so now’s your chance to support the great work they do in the neighborhood.

Falconworks @ DTE's studio for a rehearsal

Tonight only is Falconworks’ “Make Your Own Benefit.”  Look on the Falconworks website for info on the fun they’ve got planned, or check out the writeup on playbill.com for details.

Hook Productions on TV

Looks like the last of BK Ind. TV’s spotlight on Red Hook for their “Neighborhood Beat” show: featuring Hook Productions (real name, apparently, “City Parks Productions”). They do great work over there, and actually came to interview us a few months back. Hopefully you can catch at least one of their movies @ the Red Hook Youth Film Fest, scheduled for the first night of the Red Hook Fest, June 4th @ Coffey Park.

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