Thanksgiving Meeting Monday, November 6th

Please join us for a day of Giving Thanks.  We would like to thank all Volunteers who have helped throughout the years and especially now.  Shout out to all who were back here giving your time to help organize the donations and pack trucks.  If you have also volunteered with HEART 9/11 whether it be 9/11 First Responder, Sandy Restoration, Veteran Build, Haiti, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, etc. or plan to volunteer, please join us for this very special meeting on Monday, November 6th…Thank you!

Next Meeting Date: Monday, November 6th Time: 4:30pm Social 5:00pm Meeting

Meeting will be held at: Rocco Moretto Post 2348  31-35 41st Street Astoria, New York M or R train to Steinway St

It’s a long road to recovery for Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, any NYCDCC members who are interested in helping out can sign up here:

The Upcoming District Council Elections are in December.  Come to our meeting to hear our guests.  Ballots will be mailed on November 27, 2017.  Please fill in and return your ballot by December 20, 2017.  For more information about the Candidates go to this link: :


Annual Billiards Tournament

On Friday, November 17th will be our Annual Billiards Tournament at 6:30pm to 11:30pm at the BQE Café Billiards, 70-02 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens. We will have 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners, 2 hours of Happy Hour which include beverages and appetizers. Registration is ongoing until November 15th.

The registration fee is $30 for union members, $20 for non-players. For more information, please contact Eddie Herrero at (516) 903- 7372, Jimmy Mercado at (646) 302-1142 or Mike Martinez at (212) 810-1836.


Volunteering with H.E.A.R.T. 9/11

Due to the recent hurricanes in the past 2 months there has been an increase in our members volunteering in communities outside of NYC. This has been the first time that we had a group from the New York City Latino Carpenters of America go to Puerto Rico to help in the recovery efforts thanks to the District Council and HEART 9/11.

This third wave of Carpenters included Vice President James Mercado, Correspondence Secretary Cecilia Baez Raymond, Local 157 Brothers Oscar Pellot, Pedro Fontanez Jr, Oscar Padilla, James Mercado Jr, and Former Vice President of the UBC Latino Club Angel Cardona.

It’s a long road to recovery for Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, any NYCDCC members who are interested in helping out can sign up here:

NYCDCC Members Can Donate for Disaster Relief this Weekend. Posted On1:58 pm byMorgan Clarke

There are a number of different ways to donate time and resources to hurricane relief this weekend in NYC:

Saturday October 07, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM and 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM Sunday October 08, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM and 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM 4906 4th Ave corner of 49th St. Brooklyn, NY 11220 Volunteer Work – 3 hour shifts.  Ruben Colon is the Facilitator. To receive picket duty credit for this, YOU MUST SIGN IN WITH RUBEN.

Disaster Relief Assistance – Sorting, packing and wrapping pallets destined for Puerto Rico. Location Map. MTA Trip Planner. 511NY. Park Me. Saturday October 07, 2017 at 09:00 am El Maestro, Inc. 1300 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10459 Volunteer Work – at least 3 hours. Tammy Rivera is the Facilitator. To receive picket duty credit for this, YOU MUST SIGN IN WITH TAMMY.

Disaster Relief Assistance – Sorting, packing and wrapping pallets destined for Puerto Rico.

Local 1556 Local 157 Local 20 Local 212 Local 2287 Local 2790 Local 45 Local 740 Local 926

October Members Meeting 10/2/2017

Join us at our next members meeting Brothers & Sisters. Meeting will be held at Rocco Moretto Post 2348, at 31-35 41st St
Astoria, New York 11103
Meeting will begin @ 5pm.

We will be discussing our Hurricane Relief Fund for Puerto Rico, upcoming volunteer opportunities, 4-Hour Dinner Cruise, annual Billiards Tournament and have guest speakers who are running for the District Council’s December Election. 

Tickets for SALE to the 4-Hour Dinner Boat Cruise leaving from Brooklyn. Call Eddie Herrero at (516) 903-7372 to join us on Saturday, October 14th, 2017.

Volunteers Needed for Hurricane Recovery Effort

The New York City District Council of Carpenters is teaming up with HEART 9/11 to provide relief to areas hit by both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. They will be giving us information in the near future about relief efforts in Puerto Rico. We are looking for members to volunteer their time and services to help rebuild homes and community establishments that have been devastated by these hurricanes.

Airfare and lodging will be provided at no cost to the volunteers while they are away on relief efforts. Due to the ongoing assessment of damages and updates with recovery needs, a specific date has not yet been determined. Volunteers can expect to be sent to either Texas or Florida starting after October 15th.  All areas have been hit extremely hard and need our help equally so we ask that volunteers be flexible with the location they are asked to help with.

For more information please visit the District Council website at , email the communications dept at or call 212-366-7326.

4-Hour Dinner Cruise 10/14 @ 6-11pm

Welcome Aboard!

Enjoy dinner, beverages, cash raffles of 50/50, basket of cheer, gambling tables, dance contest with a live band and DJ, all for $75.00 per person.

Dance under the stars and watch a breath taking sunset.  Have a cocktail or cigar while strolling along the patio deck of the River Rose.  Great variety of live music by DJ BOA along with a Latin Band.

Join us on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 6:00pm to 11:00pm       At Pier #3 Bedford Ave Emmons Ave Marina in Brooklyn, NY

Tickets are on sale now.  For more information contact Eddie Herrero at (516) 903-7372, Jimmy Mercado at (646) 302-1142 or Cecilia Raymond at 646-544-8114.



There will be No September Members Meeting due to Parade participations & Events.

Please join us and your NYCDCC Brothers & Sisters at the following events:

9/4      West Indian American Day Parade
9/9      Labor Day Mass
9/9      Labor Day Parade
9/11   Memorial Service
9/23   NYCDCC Family Picnic & Softball Tournament

Go to District Council website for more details.


Upcoming Events

10/14   4-Hour Dinner Cruise

11/10   Billiards Tournament

2/10     2018 Valentine Dance

RSVP your spot by contacting Eddie Herrero  516-903-7372

Tickets are on SALE now!

4-Hour Dinner Cruise – Tickets are on SALE Now!

On October 14, 2017 join us for a fun filled evening at our annual Dinner Boat Cruise. There will be a live Salsa band, DJ entertainment, food, beverages, raffles and basket of cheer. The cost is $75.00 per person. To guarantee your ticket, leave a deposit at any of the upcoming events that we will be attending. This cruise will leave out of Brooklyn Sheepshead Bay Pier 3. Contact Eddie Herrero at 516-903-7372, Mike Martinez at 212-810-1836 or Juan Gonzalez at 646-260-5770 for more information.

Benefit Fund Launches MEND Network and Program

The Benefit Fund has launched a substance abuse program. The goal of which is to service active participants and dependents of the NYCVCC Welfare Fund in addressing substance abuse issues through the following services:

1) Referral for appropriate level of treatment including in-patient and outpatient treatment for all substances.

2) Case management and coordination of services with outside providers.

3) Supportive services

4) Education

Members Education and Network for Dependency (MEND) is located on the 5th floor of 395 Hudson Street. Contact information is 212-366-7590 and