Next 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 643-6790
Head over to the website to (electronically) meet our newest intern, Emily.
While you’re there check out the new pages for BIHS and (a long overdue update for) Red Hook High, and get a first peak at this year’s Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival.
DTE had to say goodbye last week to our wonderful intern Tony. Though we’ll continue to work with him at the Brooklyn International High School and at our major events like the Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival, this will be Tony’s final entry to the DTE blog. We wish Tony the best of luck through high school and beyond, and give him big thanks for all his hard work around the office and at events ranging from Angels and Accordions to Added Value’s Harvest Festival.
As some of you know I was an intern at DTEtc. I was there for three months. I did many things with them. I got to watch a show called Angels and Accordions and learn more about it. What is the purpose of the show? To bring people to Green-Wood Cemetery to appreciate the history and the beauty.
I like working with Martha and everyone else because it’s not boring here. I work like I’m in a real job. I have my own computer and always have my task to complete. I challenge myself. When I’m done with my task I ask them, “Do you have some more work?” I like to work, not just sit here. This was my first job experience. I think I did great-I had no trouble just being me. One thing I liked about my internship was writing for the blog. I write a lot so that’s good for me. I will take the English Regents Test at the end of January and my writing is getting better and better.
They showed me how to run your own business and how you get money to have it keep going. I also learned some computer skills that they taught me. So I just want to drop by to say goodbye. I am going to work with DTE in the Red Hook Festival and any other upcoming events if they would like me to. Who doesn’t want a great worker like me? I am also going to Drama Club next semester because it’s a good thing for us. We are international students, so it’s a good opportunity for us to have to work with new people. I can’t miss that next semester- I have to be there.
Who could that be, up high, all tied up?
Why, it’s Greg, of course.
Awesome pics from native Red Hook photographer Edwin Anglero.
Calpulli Danza Mexicana
Brooklyn teens jamming to DJ Oja.
So, who had fun?
Thank you to the weather, thank you to all of our community partners and funders, and especially…THANK YOU for coming!
Don’t forget about all of our volunteers – especially those from South Brooklyn Community High School and Brooklyn International High School!
Check out our first batch of pics!