Another Way to Help out Red Hook

Red Hook still needs help! You can show your support next Wednesday, Nov. 14, at a literary benefit to rebuild Red Hook. Kurt Andersen, writer and host of the Peabody-award-winning public radio show Studio 360, will host the event. Musicians Steve Earle and Stew; novelists Joseph O’Neill, Sam Lipsyte and Rivka Galchen; nonfiction luminaries Phillip Lopate, Chuck Klosterman, Philip Gourevitch, Meghan O’Rourke, Deborah Baker, and Robert Sullivan; and other special guests will present readings on the theme of recovery and rebuilding. All of the evening’s proceeds go to the nonprofits Red Hook Initiative and Restore Red Hook. Tickets are $50 and you can buy them here.

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  • We sure do still need help. Many of us in the neighborhood are still cleaning our places out. I just met with a FEMA inspector today. RHI has been a huge support for the neighborhood, acting as a de facto volunteer center, medical clinic, soup kitchen and info center. Restore Red Hook was just founded, to raise money to get businesses back on their feet. The only federal or state help for businesses is in the form of low-interest loans. RRH was created to provide grants through contributions. Please consider supporting this wonderful event!

  • We sure do still need help. Many of us in the neighborhood are still cleaning our places out. I just met with a FEMA inspector today. RHI has been a huge support for the neighborhood, acting as a de facto volunteer center, medical clinic, soup kitchen and info center. Restore Red Hook was just founded, to raise money to get businesses back on their feet. The only federal or state help for businesses is in the form of low-interest loans. RRH was created to provide grants through contributions. Please consider supporting this wonderful event!