Red Hook Fest 2020 Livestream



Watch Red Hook Fest 2020 right here on Saturday, June 27th at 2 PM. You can RSVP via the link above to receive a push-notification day of. Until then, enjoy videos from our previous Red Hook Fests below.

[in order of appearance]

Hook Arts Media Executive Director

Martha Bowers


Jive Poetic and Maria Soriano, Hook Arts Media Director of Education

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Red Hook Fest Youth Performance Retrospective

Song Credit: Happy (Lincoln Flip) by Pharrell

By: Lincoln Please

Used with Creative Commons license

Taína Asili

No Es Mí Presidente
Written and performed by Taína Asili

Written and performed by Taína Asili

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

A message from Rep. Nydia Velazquez, representing NYC’s 7h District.

The Illustrious Blacks

Black Like Jesus
Written and performed by The Illustrious Blacks

The Void
Written and performed by The Illustrious Blacks

Martha Redbone Roots Project

Forty Wheels
Written by Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby
Performed by Martha Redbone Roots Project

Written Peter LaFarge, arrangement by Aaron Whitby and Martha Redbone
Performed by Martha Redbone Roots Project

Local Heroes

New York City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca

A message from Councilman Carlos Menchaca, representing NYC’s 38th District.

Kyle Marshall Choreography

direction performance and editing
Kyle Marshall
visual installation and performance
Myssi Robinson
Kwami Winfield
works for sale by Myssi Robinson

Resistance Revival Chorus

Rich Man’s House
Lyrics by Anne Feeney
Arranged and sung by the Resistance Revival Chorus
Rich Man’s House
From the album
Have You Been to Jail for Justice
Anne Feeney

27th Annual Red Hook Fest Online Broadcast Artists + Crew

Red Hook Fest Executive Producer Martha Bowers
Online Producer: Andrew Wagner Wide Angle Productions
Editor: Jessica Reiselbach
Youth Retrospective and Local Heroes Editor: Kira DeCourdres
Marketing Director: Heather Harvey
Marketing and Administrative Associate: Kira DeCourdres
Red Hook Local Heroes Camera and Sound: Jordan Campbell and Henry Arroyo
Youth Retrospective Camera:  Kira deCoudres, Heather Harvey, Jack Mankiewicz, Aidan McLellan, Nicholas Nazmi, Peter Peregrine, Tod Seelie

This online broadcast has been made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the NYC Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Con Edison.

The 27th annual Red Hook Fest is dedicated to Black individuals who have lost their lives due to police violence and to the next generation of Black and Brown youth who will carry on the movement to bring about a more just and equitable society.

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The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement-wide strategy. Under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.

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Black Visions Collective

Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.

Black Visions Collective envisions a world in which ALL Black Lives Matter. We use the guidance and brilliance of our ancestors as well as the teachings of our own experiences to pursue our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression and violence. We are determined in our pursuit of dignity and equity for all.

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Critical Resistance

Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.

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Red Hook Relief

Red Hook Relief

Red Hook Relief is a volunteer-led group in Red Hook, Brooklyn that has emerged during COVID-19. We work in solidarity with our at-risk neighbors, and in collaboration with long standing community members, non-profit organizations, local officials, and businesses to leverage community access to resources and engage volunteers within a network of mutual care.

Red Hook Art Project

Red Hook Art Project

RHAP’s mission is rooted in the conviction that creative self-expression is a transformative experience that enriches individuals and communities. As an organization, we work to provide a space where young people feel safe and supported as they develop their voices through artistic projects and activities.

Good Shepherd Services

Good Shepherd Services

Good Shepherd Services goes where children, youth, and families face the greatest challenges and provides resources that build on their inherent strengths to help them thrive. We operate 100 programs, which help over 30,000 youth and family members in struggling neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Redemption Church

Redemption Church

The presence and ministry of Redemption Church in this community has and continues to bring hope to many families in need of the life-transforming power of the gospel. More than 20,000 residents live in Red Hook, which is 43 percent Hispanic and 36 percent Black/African American. Sixty-seven percent of children come from fatherless homes. These and other issues prevalent among urban-poor communities are why Redemption Church exists in Red Hook.

Red Hook Initiative

Red Hook Initiative

At Red Hook Initiative (RHI) we believe that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society.

Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works builds community through the arts and sciences to create an open and inspired world. Pioneer Works is an artist-run cultural center that opened its doors to the public, free of charge, in 2012. Imagined by its founder, artist Dustin Yellin, as a place in which artists, scientists, and thinkers from various backgrounds converge, this “museum of process” takes its primary inspiration from utopian visionaries such as Buckminster Fuller, and radical institutions such as Black Mountain College.

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Hook Arts Media produces the annual Red Hook Fest, bringing world-class artists to our Red Hook community at no cost to the audience. As a small nonprofit, this festival is neither simple nor inexpensive to produce. Please donate to help bring our beloved festival back for years to come! Just $5.75/month can provide MetroCards for a dozen participating artists.