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Compére Collective Presents: June Scrappy Reading Series by Farah Faye

What does scrappy mean to you? After a wildly successful first event (sold out!!!), five emerging and established readers are returning to  answer this question at this month’s Scrappy Reading Series, supported by the Red Hook Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Join us at Compère Collective as these writers share how they interpret “scrappy,” and how they […]

Compére Collective Presents: Scrappy Books by Alexandra Jamieson

For the month of June, we’re welcoming back local artist and activist, Alexandra Jamieson! She’s hosting a couple of events plus the Scrappy Reading Series is coming back for its second iteration. Scrappy Books by Alexandra Jamieson Discover the enchanting world of “Scrappy Books,” a captivating art show featuring the innovative works of Alexandra Jamieson. […]

Compére Collective Presents: Poetry Tea Party on Saturday, May 11

Join us for a pre-Mother’s Day celebration of tea and poetry at Compère Collective! Teas, Snacks, and hand-made tea party hats will be available – hosted by Cynthia Colon, Valerie Hill, and the Red Hook Library Bring your poetry to read! 2-5 minutes per poet About Valerie Hill Valerie Hill is a long time Red […]

Compére Collective Presents: Free Store Pop-Up by Red Hook Mutual Aid

Red Hook Mutual Aid is hosting their Free Store Pop-Up at Compère Collective from May 13-May 17! Stop by to drop off anything you’d like to donate (helloooo spring cleaning!) – or if you’re in need, take a bag and whatever else you’d like! Store is open 2-6pm, Monday through Friday! See you there!!

What You Need to Know About New York’s Good Cause Eviction Law

Thanks to the new Good Cause Eviction Law, many New Yorkers are now protected from eviction or big rent hikes as of April 20th. What this means is that landlords must have a good reason to evict a market-rate tenant, and are now required to justify raising a tenant’s rent by a certain threshold. (Previously, […]

Renovation Loans – Advice from a Mortgage Professional:

One of the biggest challenges in the current real estate market is the lack of inventory.  What do you do if you’re a homebuyer and there are only a handful of properties in your location and price range with the features you want? There are a lot of people who are stuck in this cycle, […]

Compére Collective Presents: ‘Ción, Mamá by Gilly Lugo

Artist Gilly Lugo invites you to her first solo show at Compére Collective. Her mixed media figurative paintings and sculptures are influenced by cultural symbols and imagery from her Dominican heritage. Her work explores spirituality, identity and legacy as seen through the matriarchal lens. Opening Reception:  Saturday, May 4 – 6-9PM On view May 2-9 […]

Compére Collective Presents: Scrappy Reading Series by Farah Faye

What does scrappy mean to you? Five emerging and established readers will answer this question at the inaugural edition of the Scrappy Reading Series, supported by the Red Hook Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Join us at Compère Collective as these writers share how they interpret “scrappy,” and how they embody this in their writing lives, personal lives, […]

Compére Collective Presents: Through a Plastic Lens by Lenore Solmo

For our April exhibit, we are pleased to welcome Lenore Solmo and her show, Through a Plastic Lens. When asked about her relationship to NYC and her art, she says,  “Living in NYC provides a never-ending stream of overflowing trash bins, yielding possible art materials. In 2020, when the world appeared to stand still, I decided […]

Compére Collective Presents: Ellipsis Rare Books Pop-Up

This month, we are hosting Ellipsis Rare Books in a pop-up shop – join us in welcoming our neighbors to the Compère community! Described as, “Purveyors of words on paper specializing in rare, unusual, and out-of-print books relating to occultism, spiritualism, weird fiction, art, and formerly forbidden knowledge from Alchemy to Zen,” Ellipsis Rare Books […]