NAG Newsletter: Benefit Concert, Reduce Truck Traffic, and More!

North Brooklyn Story Project
Wed, Oct 7th at 7pm
Do you have a story to tell about life in Williamsburg or Greenpoint? A memory, a snapshot of life here today, an interesting interaction with community members? Do you know a neighbor or shopkeeper or friend with a story to tell? If so, you are invited to become part of the North Brooklyn Story Project.
Email Gregor at for location information

Second Fridays @ Engine 212: History, Art & Dance
Fri, Oct 9th 6-7:30p
A diverse mix of long-time and new Williamsburg activists and residents will join together at the Engine Company 212 building–the site of the future Northside Town Hall Community & Cultural Center–for a public event that celebrates the remarkable history of the former “People’s Firehouse.” The event will highlight the building’s local architecture and history using a series of short multimedia presentations and public art performances, including film footage by local documentary maker Agnes Markeviciute interviewing past and current community activists and a unique, site-specific dance piece choreographed by Jackie Moynahan and accompanied by violist Stephanie Griffin.
At Engine 212 Building, 134 Wythe Ave between North 8th & 9th Streets

Affordable Housing Committee
Tue Oct 20, 7:30pm

The affordable housing group is putting together an illustrated guide to tenant’s rights. We’ll be starting the creative writing and editing process in an informal collective forum. The first issue we’ll tackle is “Rent Regulation vs. Rent Stabilization vs. Rent Control.” Ideas for how to convey this idea in a narrative format will be discussed, so please come with some creative writing ideas!!
At the New NAG office 110 Kent Ave, 2nd Floor

Benefit Concert to “Raise the Roof” on the Town Hall
Wed Oct 28, Doors 8p, Show 9p

Benefit Concert to Raise the Roof on the Town Hall, including They Might Be Giants, Nada Surf (acoustic) and Charles Bissell (Wrens).
18+ $25 advance / $25 day of show / $75 VIP ticket includes special seating, hors d’ouvres and wine from Red Tail Ridge Winery.
Tickets available through Music Hall of Williamsburg site.

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street

Other Community Events & Opportunities

Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park: Wed Oct 7, 7p
Come hear about the fight against the power plant and see architectural plans for the first phase of the park
Offices of Pure Kitchen: 66 North 11th b/t Wythe & Kent

Brooklyn Makes: Fri Oct 9 & Sat Oct 10, 7:30-10p
Brooklyn Makes
is a video installation in the Williamsburg Greenpoint Industrial Zone, revealing the work of manufacturers in North Brooklyn today. 
More information at

Pulaski Bike/Pedestrian Coalition: Tue Oct 27
Join your neighbors in creating a coalition to advocate for a safer passageway for pedestrians and bicyclists on the Pulaski Bridge. Please join us in planning our work over the next several months, which we expect to include design charettes to create a safer bridge for all.
For more information, including location information, email Julie at

Help OUTRAGE Reduce Truck Traffic
Organizations United for Trash Reduction And Garbage Equity (O.U.T.R.A.G.E) is conducting a community truck survey to see whether or not recent policy changes have caused a change in truck traffic and if there needs to be more enforcement from the city. They need help on a number of dates between Oct 15 and Nov 4.
Contact Betamia Coronel from OUTRAGE at to get involved.

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