National Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Henry Street

Staff from Henry Street Settlement’s Transitional and Supportive Housing program Henry Street’s Transitional and Supportive Housing program hosted an open house in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “The Wall of Silence: An Afternoon at the Gallery” was held on October 26th and gave guests the opportunity to view the works of survivors of domestic… Read More »

Celebrating With Lights On After-School

It was hands on and lights on across Henry Street Settlement’s after-school program sites yesterday as they participated in Lights On After School, a nationwide event to promote after-school programs, encouraging supporters to help them to “keep the lights on”. At Henry Street, that meant celebrating the unique differences in the programs and demonstrating what… Read More »

Henry Street Hosts CINEMAtheque

Malini Murjani, Nora Affrin, Hercy Liodden, Anna da Silveira Pinheiro, Terry Zucker at Metrograph for Henry Street Settlement’s CINEMAtheque Party, October 18, 2016. Photo by Henry Street rolled out the blue carpet on Ludlow Street last night for more than 200 guests who attended the exclusive CINEMAtheque Party at Metrograph. The party, held to… Read More »

The Many Faces of Donations at Henry Street

(L to R): The late Lisa Romain, R.N., the nurses who collected donations for Henry Street in her honor, JET Employment Coordinator Jay Koo with client Ellyn Gerber, and volunteers from H/2 Capital during a day of service at Henry Street. Donations of goods and services have been important to Henry Street since its founding…. Read More »

Henry Street Opens Parent Center Satellite at PS 142

Parent Center Director Tera Gurney, center, addresses parents at Henry Street’s Parent Center Satellite at PS 142 More than 50 parents attended the opening of Henry Street’s Parent Center Satellite at PS 142 on October 14, where they enjoyed coffee, bagels and an introduction to the innovative – and super convenient — new program. The… Read More »

Dad’s The Word at Henry Street

Dads took center stage in September as Henry Street’s youth programs helped children recognize and celebrate their fathers and other male mentors or role models. After-school and early childhood education programs all found unique ways to participate in the nationwide Dads Take Your Child to School campaign on September 20th. The Early Childhood Education program’s… Read More »

Sports & Recreation Spotlight: Purpose, Poise, Passion and… Basketball?

The two teams featured in the 3PBL’s All-Star game last month.  Henry Street Settlement has a longstanding commitment to sports and recreation throughout its youth programs, be it through basketball leagues, dance classes or even opening one of the earliest public playgrounds on the Lower East Side. Sports and recreation can be an important vehicle for youth development, and… Read More »

LES Community Speaks out at Town Hall

Henry Street Settlement Executive Director David Garza addresses the crowd at the Third Annual Town Hall meeting.  Sunday was a beautiful day on Henry Street, both outside – and inside at the Settlement’s Third Annual Town Hall Meeting, where nearly 200 Lower East Side community members gathered to address topics like housing, gentrification, jobs, education,… Read More »

Standing-Room-Only for AD 65 Candidates Forum at Henry Street

The six candidates vying for former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s seat in Assembly District 65 squared off last night in a forum held at Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center playhouse. It was standing-room-only as the candidates answered questions from moderator N.J.Burkett, WABC-TV correspondent, as well as those posed by local residents including several Henry… Read More »

Explore and Grow this Fall at Abrons Arts Center

Breakdancing. Music Editing. Drag Workshop. Cartooning. These sound like courses at an arts college, but they’re actually just a sampling of the affordable and innovative arts classes for youth at the Abrons Arts Center of Henry Street Settlement on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. These classes and workshops provide students of all ages the opportunity to… Read More »