Donate to These Local Organizations Today!

On this Giving Tuesday we are thinking of our local Brooklyn organizations, who have been working as partners with us and contributing to our community. We’ve been  sponsoring events for PortSideNY for several years now and cherish our relationship. We hope to continue our alliance for years to come. And we’re thrilled about our very recent partnership […]

Small Business Saturday Sales and Events!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! On this, the biggest shopping weekend of the year, we much prefer Small Business Saturday to Black Friday. Supporting our local businesses in a time where huge corporations like Amazon seem to be all encompassing is more important than ever. All the area main drags should be buzzing with holiday shoppers. Van […]

Movies Under the Stars Continues..Indoors!

  Enjoying a free flick with your friends and family is not just a summer activity. Movies Under the Stars, brought to us by NYC Parks, is still going strong. Though, rather than under the stars it’s more like under a roof. Free films events are happening all over the city and the next one […]

Alf Dyrland, Captain of the MARY A. WHALEN, 1958-1978

Alf Dyrland Collection By The Red Hook WaterStories team Alf Dyrland was Captain of the MARY A. WHALEN from her rechristening in 1958 until 1978 when he retired. He was her first captain; she was his last boat. Alf loved the MARY deeply.  As he lay dying in 1996, what he said out loud revealed […]

Photos from Haiti’s Day of the Dead: Fèt Gede at Pioneer Works

The event last Friday night at Pioneer Works celebrating Haiti’s Day of the Dead was just gorgeous.  You can read a description from their website below. We’ve created a gallery from photos we took of the event. Please enjoy! On the occasion of PÒTOPRENS: The Urban Artists of Port-au-Prince, Pioneer Works dedicates a night to Haitian Vodou […]

Halloween Photos!

We had such luck this year for Halloween. The weather was absolutely gorgeous! As usual the holiday trick or treating started early and the streets were bumping by 5pm. So many adorable/scary/inventive costumes and decorations. We wanted to share some photos from the evening with you all. See our gallery below!

RHI Project: Red Hook Farms

Many who are unfamiliar with Red Hook may be amazed to learn that we have our very own farm. Yup, we grow organic vegetable is the Hook! We are pleased to announce that local organization, Red Hook Initiative is expanding and taking on Red Hook Farms as their project. Read below for more info! And […]

There is Still Time! Calling Artists to Show at Our Space During Red Hook Open Studios.

We posted last month that we’d be opening up our Van Brunt office for local artists who wanted to show their work during Red Hook open studios. We’ve gotten some response and Jane will be curating one artist but there is plenty of room for another. If you’d like to submit please see the info […]

Widow Jane’s 6th Anniversary Party.

We remember when Widow Jane moved into the space at 218 Conover in our neck of the woods and recall being thrilled and knowing they would do well here in Red Hook. We’ve celebrated anniversaries with them in the past years and are pleased to announce their 6th anniversary celebration coming up on October 12th. […]

Cora Dance Celebrates their Grand Opening.

Last weekend Cora Dance, an organization which teaches pay-as-you-wish classes for youth in Red Hook, celebrated their grand opening at 358 Van Brunt Street. We are so inspired by them and thrilled to have watched and helped them grow and change throughout the years.  Supporting their annual benefit, the Red Hook Prom, offering up our […]