COVID-19 Updates

Hook Arts Media

We are happy to announce the Hook Arts Media’s offices reopened on a limited schedule in August 2021. While phone lines are operational, staff are on a staggered schedule. To reliably reach our administrative staff, please email us at if you have any urgent questions or concerns. Stay safe and healthy everyone.

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Hook Arts Media

COVID-19 Response

In these uncertain times, we recognize that many existing and new vulnerabilities in our community have come to the forefront. But we also see the best of our community emerge to assist where and whenever possible. We’ve compiled a list of resources for those who may be facing urgent challenges related to COVID19. Please use the resource button below to find funding, healthcare, and other types of assistance if you need it. We will update this page as often as we are able. Alternatively, if you can, please consider making a donation to support the young people, educators, and communities we have been and will continue to serve throughout this crisis and beyond.

Thank you all!

March 2020

HAM offices close. All arts programs pivot to online instruction. We launch the virtual Covid-19 resource database.

April 2020

HAM In Transition Media students earn stipends and create videos about teens in quarantine. HAM’s CASA (Creative Afterschool Adventures) program offers free online Salsa and Hip Hop dance classes

May 2020

HAM hires local musicians to play live for individuals waiting on food distribution lines at Miccio Community Center. HAM donates 100 tote bags to Miccio for food distribution

June 2020

HAM presents the 27th annual Red Hook Fest as a free online broadcast. HAM concludes its Hip Hop Poetry programming with online performances by top spoken word poets. HAM staff march in support of New BLQK Leaders protest.

August 2020

HAM staff and teachers participate in professional development trainings on trauma-informed pedagogy and online instruction.

September 2020

HAM online arts programs run at partner schools. HAM offers fall In Transition Media program online providing students stipends to learn filmmaking. HAM hires local musicians to play live at Red Hook Public Library Climate Change event.

November 2020

HAM offers online professional development to NYC ELA teachers on using Hip Hop poetry in their classrooms.

January 2021

HAM hosts an online alumni event for former students.

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