Resilient Red Hook has a day full of events scheduled for Saturday, June 17 throughout the neighborhood geared to teaching residents and visitors how Red Hook can be more resilient through action.
Building Resilience will feature an art installation; workshops on seed bombing, building a bio-digester, and building a rainwater harvesting system; a tour of the Tesla showroom and the Pioneer Works garden; presentations on solar energy and art and resilience; a puppet show; a community discussion on the next steps for the neighborhood; and various programs and presentations.
Resilient Red Hook advocates for climate change justice and a resilient future for the Red Hook neighborhood. Founded in 2013 in response to Superstorm Sandy, the organization was formerly called NY Rising. With $3 million in New York State funding, NY Rising was a part of a state-wide, storm recovery initiative that created a resiliency plan for Red Hook.
Though the Red Hook NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan was completed in April 2014, the group continues to meet monthly to advocate for the climate and the future of Red Hook.
The group changed its name to Resilient Red Hook in 2017 and meets regularly on the second Monday of each month. Check out Resilient Red Hook’s Facebook page to learn more about the organization and to see a full schedule of Saturday’s events.