NTHCCC in the Daily News - Denis Hamill column September 22, 2009

Denis Hamill helps lead our charge to transform the firehouse, Engine Company 212, into the Northside Town Hall is his column - September 22, 2009

Members of the People's Firehouse Inc. and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth at the famed Williamsburg firehouse, which they hope to make a community center.


Benefit for the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center

October 28, 2009

Music Hall of Williamsburg


Community activists, artists, and musicians will come together at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 28th to raise money for the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center. Three of Brooklyn’s biggest acts—Nada Surf, They Might Be Giants, and Charles Bissell of the Wrens—will be performing. The night will also include booths from local organizations, art installations, and celebrity DJs to be announced later. Tickets are $25 and available now on the Music Hall website. Those who purchase a $75 VIP ticket will have access to a private viewing area, a catered buffet, and wine from local merchants.

“We are honored to have these local musicians perform as part of the community-wide movement to create a badly needed resource that will work to improve the neighborhood for all of us,” says Del Teague, a member of the Town Hall’s Board of Directors. “North Brooklyn is going through enormous changes and its citizens need advocacy and activism more than ever—as well as services in areas such as affordable housing and job development. We also want to recognize and foster the connections between our local artists and the political needs of the community with the exhibition and meeting space in the Town Hall.”  

"I've lived in Williamsburg for 14 years," says Matthew Caws of Nada Surf "I've seen the changes happen and I know this community center is necessary for responsible growth."


Calling all foodies.....

We have a really exciting fund raising event for the Northside Town Hall called Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint. We are holding an organizing meeting on Wednesday Sept 16th from 5 - 7:00 at Teddy's ... to update the goals and benchmarks for the Northside Town Hall and the upcoming Spring 2010 Tasting Event.There are a lot of fun and challenging tasks needed to be accomplished in order to pull this event off, and raise the tens of thousands of dollars that we believe is possible. We'd like to invite you to join us on one of the committees we will be detailing during the meeting and help make this the best food event ever in the neighborhood!

Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint is scheduled for Sunday May 16th in front of the Brooklyn Brewery for an outdoor event lining North 11th from Kent to Bedford - with the Taste focus between Wythe and Berry! Good food for a good cause! Your involvement and support will help to make the Northside Town Hall happen.....

See you Wednesday Sept 16th @ Teddy's 5 - 7:00 PM!


Tickets are on sale now for RAISE THE ROOF, a benefit concert to help build our Town Hall. The event will be held October 28, 2009 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg featuring They Might Be Giants, Nada Surf (acoustic), and Charles Bissell of the Wrens, specials guests, games of skill, art happenings and more....

This event is being coordinated by the NTHCCC Arts committee, if you would like to get involved or for more information please contact arts@nthccc.org