Tag Archives: Community Partners

Added Value Staying Busy

hives Go to the Educated Eater to learn more about an event happening 2/28 featuring “urban pioneers”  who are “reviving agriculture in the city.”  Hint:  Everyone’s favorite community farm will be there.

First Presbyterian Church, 12th St & 5th Avenue, Manhattan

Saturday February 28, 2009 2PM-3:30PM

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Community Partners Cocktails & Conversation

purpleNext Thursday at Dance Theatre Etcetera we’ll be meeting with community partners to discuss some of the issues facing Red Hook.  From development at Piers 11 & 7 to issues facing local youth, the evening will be a chance to find out what’s going on in the neighborhood and to share your thoughts.

We’ll also have a performance by the wonderfully talented Joseph Webb & friends, and we’ll discuss some ideas for community collaborations on the upcoming (June 6) Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival.
Here are the details:

480 Van Brunt Street (just past the entrance to the Fairway supermarket, door to the right after the security guard booth- ring buzzer 3.)

RSVP:  jon@dtetc.org or (718) 643-6790

Price:  FREE

HIV Testing @ Red Hook Initiative

From Vanessa Staton at the RHI:

Tomorrow, Saturday, February 14th, 2009 The Red Hook Initiative will be hosting a FREE HIV testing day. There will be a mobile van located at 6 Wolcott Street in front of the Senior Center. They will be testing from 10am – 3pm. The test will be painless (no needles involved) and you will receive your results in 20 minutes. Teenagers welcome.

Food, music, fabulous and friendly people. Come share some love with us on Valentine’s Day!

Fore more information, 718-858-6782.

Phoenix Beverages/Pier 11 Update

It seems that Pier 11 is remaining unoccupied for the time being.

Gary Buiso at YourNabe reports that the LI-based beer distributor on its way to Red Hook will be moving into Pier 7, instead.

It’s still early in the whole process, but this looks like a check in the prudence column.

Much more to come, for sure, including, perhaps, a revival of Tom Fox’s grander plans for Pier 11.

In the meantime, what would you want to see done with Pier 11?    Man-made beaches?  Public space?  Leave a comment.

UPDATE:  The New York Times reports that the move will, in fact, be to both piers.

Need a tutor?

Free Tutoring at the Red Hook Initiative.

Benefit Teaser

Last Friday night’s Safe Harbor benefit was a really fun (and, for the staff, really Long!) evening!


Thanks to everyone who played a part in making the night what it was, whether that meant volunteering your time, getting your organization to partner with DTE for the event, or just showing up and adding to the good vibes in the room.

Stay tuned to the blog for a full re-cap of the Safe Harbor Benefit, with pictures from DTE friend and Red Hook resident, Edwin Anglero.

Tini Wine Bar

Among the fun to be had at DTE’s Safe Harbor Benefit in December will be a Best of New York Raffle, where you’ll have a chance to win prizes from gems in the neighborhood and around the boroughs. Each week on the blog we’ll highlight one of the donating organizations and let you know what you might win. This week we feature Tini Wine Bar:

The Village Voice has this to say about this local Red Hook spot-
Tini is everyone’s secret restaurant dream: Open a comfy little place, uncork
the wine, invite your friends, and voila!—the instant good life.”

To get a taste of that good life go to Tini for dinner, brunch, or drinks, or hire them to cater your next event.

Tini gets an extra thumbs-up for supporting local artists.

DTE thanks Tini for their donation to the Safe Harbor Benefit Raffle as part of a dinner & a movie package with Cobble Hill Cinemas. Buy your benefit ticket today to try your luck at the raffle and enjoy an evening full of great food and entertainment.