Cora’s New Yoga Program in Red Hook.

This is great news for Red Hook! Cora Dance, at 358 Van Brunt Street, will be offering yoga classes with sliding scale tuition. See the flyer above for more info and come join them for their intro yoga classes every Tuesday and Friday morning starting in March!

Red Hook Flats has Hermit on Mystery Ship, 1931

By The Red Hook WaterStories team The junkboat skipper lowered his voice, though no one could be seen on the Smith’s deck. “There’s some one aboard,” he said.  “He never goes ashore.  How he lives there all alone is beyond me.” Month after month a three-mastered schooner was seen anchored off-shore in the Red Hook […]

CSF Mermaid’s Garden Moving Pick-Up Locations.

We had been hosting Mermaid’s Garden, a community supported fishery, out of our space at 351 Van Brunt Street over the years and were so happy to do so. They’ve recently found a new space in the neoghborhood that works better for them during the winter months. Read below! Starting this coming Saturday, December 8, we’ll be […]

Red Hook Winter Coat Giveaway.

  This coat giveaway could not have come at a better time. We are right in the middle of a very cold winter and so many people are in need of warm coats. The Red Hook Community Justice Center has been selected by New York Cares to host this event and we couldn’t be more proud […]

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!