Calling on Artists for Red Hook Project.

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and Council Member Carlos Menchaca are accepting submissions from professional artists for a temporary art commission in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  The focus of this project is “climate change” and the deadline to apply has aptly been set for Earth day, April 22nd. […]

5th Annual Red Hook Prom is Announced!

We are so excited for the Red Hook Prom, the yearly dance party to benefit the Cora Dance Organization!  The date is set for May 6th at 7pm and we are told the event will be extended until midnight this year. We wanted to share this with our Red Hook friends and neighbors so you […]

Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Forum Tonight.

We just got word from Carlos Menchaca’s office that there will be a forum tonight to address the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming members of our community.  The meeting will begin at 6pm at the YWCA of Brooklyn (30 3rd Ave) and will run until 9pm. The purpose is to strategize with fellow community leaders, elected officials […]

A Message From Carlos Menchaca

We received the message below from our Council Member, Carlos Menchaca, and wanted to pass it along!  We’re so proud of Menchaca and all the politicians standing up for immigrant rights and protesting alongside their constituents. We’ve been hearing about a lot of folks putting pressure on our local politicians, in fact we blogged about the protest […]

Day of Unity and Solidarity March Nov 20th.

  It has been over a week now since Donald Drumpf has been elected and we have seen a protest or rally on the streets of New York each day since. More than one hundred thousand people marched down 5th Avenue the day after the election and thousands showed up to the Love Rally in Washington […]

Brooklyn PTA 5K

There was a huge turn out this year for the PTA 5K around Prospect Park, as you can see.  The family fun walk/run/bike/scoot was a fundraiser to raise money for Brooklyn schools.  Carlos Menchaca was there, representing District 38, as were council members  Brad Lander, Laurie Cumbo, and Stephen Levin (in the photo above).  There were […]