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Red Hook Recovers / Resources for Donation and Support

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I am writing this post from Berlin, where I have been since September. I have a few weeks left before my return to Red Hook, Brooklyn where my home still does not have heat or electricity. I am overwhelmed by the aftermath of Sandy and the devastation and difficulties Red Hook faces in its clean up. I am humbled by the out pour of help but also have had difficulties of my own not being in Red Hook to share in this burden of return to normalcy.

What makes Red Hook so special and sets apart from other Brooklyn neighborhoods is the small businesses. These locally owned businesses not only provide exceptional services but also play a key component in the strength of our community. Lucky Gallery has been supported numerous times through the generosity of local businesses through sponsorship and donations for events and exhibitions.

As a small business owner in Red Hook I know how difficult it is to run a business in our little corner of the world and now this challenge has been increased seventh-fold. These small businesses have been financially hit hard since most are street and basement level localities and have suffered severe water damage as well as financial distress due to closure and lack of resources. If I can’t be there to help rebuild I want at least to provide a list of resources for those who are in close proximity that can lend a helping hand and for those who can’t a way to donate.

Restore Red Hook aims to raise funds to help the small businesses of Red Hook, Brooklyn

Recovery organizing site for Red Hook neighborhood.

Info for volunteers, food and supply donations.

PortSide has set up a Sandy recovery station at 351 Van Brunt Street and offers Sandy recovery info on this site.

Bait & Tackle
Good Fork
Fort Defiance
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Kevin’s Bistro

This list is expanding as needs get reassessed as the clean up continues. As information becomes available I will post on Lucky Gallery Facebook page. For all of those still experiencing difficulties with everyday challenges in Red Hook, my heart and thoughts are with you. In time this disaster will bring an already close-knit community even closer together.


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Lucky Gallery Invites You to Pierogi Party

Lucky Gallery invites you to our first fundraiser/art event called Pierogi Party on Saturday, May 12, 2012, from 2 – 6 pm, at 136 Lawrence Street in Brooklyn.

Pierogi Party will feature a feast of fresh pierogi made by Lucky Gallery staff and artists on site, live music, live art, and a silent auction. Guests will get to taste a variety of pierogi, both meat and vegetarian available at different filling stations.

Pierogi Party will raise funds to support Lucky Gallery’s first international exhibition and performances in Berlin this May 2012. Lucky Gallery formed an international art collective called “E.T.”, comprised of seven multidisciplinary artists from New York City, Berlin, London, and Antwerp. “E.T.” will exhibit at the Okazi Gallery and are participants in Month of Performance-Berlin. Three of the NYC-based artists from “E.T.” will be participating in this event, Øh1Øm1ke, Bittertang, and TJ Hospodar.

Music will be provided by Comadante Zero, Tim Shipman, Marshall Moran, and DJ Spacey Sissick.

Special performance “Color Cycle1″ provided by John Bonafede.

Artists participating in the silent auction:
John Bonafede
Kate Fauvell
Jonnie Flatbush
Diana Ho
Hannah Kasper
Kate Murray
Adam Sperling
Sam Strzelec
Heather Phelps-Lipton
Petros Pappalas
Liz Tomasetti
Elizabeth Turnock

Business sponsors:
Brooklyn Icehouse
Dry Dock Wines + Spirits
Max Piersol’s Stoked Wear
Perelandra Natural Food Center
Raaka Chocolate
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Sixpoint Brewery

Please join us for this festive event, there will be a sliding scale of $10-20 donation at the door, which will allow guests access to food, drink, and entertainment. For more info email

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