Summer Goes Out With a Bang at Henry Street

Picking out books for the school year at the School Based Mental Health Clinic/Parent Center Back to School Event. Fall may not officially start until September 22, but Henry Street’s been busy ushering in the back to school season with many events, three of them shared here. First up: the Lower East Side United Festival,… Read More »

Honoring Special Seniors

Providencia (left) and Gloria (right), surrounded by friends, family and gifts at their recognition celebration.  The Henry Street Settlement Senior Center is no stranger to celebrations. From spirited karaoke performances and dance parties to the annual holiday bash with Fir Tree Partners, our seniors know how to party. Most recently, the Center hosted a very… Read More »

“Confronting the issues that are shaping our lives” at Abrons

The Abrons Arts Center’s 2017 Fall Season – the first programmed by new director Craig T. Peterson — features performances and exhibitions reflective of the turbulent times we live in. “Over the last 101 years Abrons has been a home to experimental artists, radical ideas and burgeoning social movements,” said Peterson. “As we launch our… Read More »

Arts Instruction for Everyone

Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center now offers a new tuition system to make its already affordable arts classes and workshops even more accessible to adults and children. The new four-tier scale is based on household income to enable all students, regardless of financial circumstances, to enroll in arts classes.  “Experiencing the arts changes lives,”… Read More »

Candidate Forum: The Crowded Field to Represent District 2

Updated: Answers to audience questions will be posted on this page as we receive them; click here to see the candidates answers » A lively standing-room-only crowd filled the Boys & Girls Republic on Avenue D last night to hear seven candidates vying for the District 2 seat on the NY City Council now held by… Read More »

Block Party Fun

The Abrons Amphitheater was alive with music, dancing and even a little bilingual karaoke as Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center hosted the Summer Block Party on Friday, July 28th. Lower East Side residents were treated to free family entertainment, including face-painting, music and dancing led by emcee Darrel Martin and complimentary refreshments on the warm… Read More »

Welcome Back to the Neighborhood, Henry M. Jackson Playground!

Above: elected officials and Henry Street Settlement Executive Director David Garza at the ribbon cutting for Henry M. Jackson Playground, July 26, 2017. On a beautiful July day, the Lower East Side became even more beautiful with the reopening of the Henry M. Jackson Playground on Wednesday, July 26th. Henry Street Settlement campers and team members… Read More »

Henry Street Teams Continue to Go Above & Beyond

Members of the School Based Mental Health team with Executive Director David Garza at the announcement ceremony.  The winners of Henry Street’s biannual employee recognition program were announced this month, with the Settlement’s School Based Mental Health Clinic (SBMHC) team taking top prize. The program, Above & Beyond 2.0, rewards teams across Henry Street programs… Read More »

Moving On Up… to Kindergarten!

One of the graduating UPK classes performing a dance for gathered family & friends at the Early Childhood Center Graduation Ceremony.  Thirty-one students from Henry Street’s Early Childhood Center celebrated one of their first major milestones last month: Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) graduation! The ceremony took place in the gym at 301 Henry Street, decorated with… Read More »

Lights, Camera, Action at After-School

Henry Street After-School student Santiago Ossa winning Best Director at the SONYC Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Katha Cato. Henry Street Settlement after-school students took home top prizes at the 3rd Annual SONYC Film Festival last month, where middle schoolers from all over the city screened their films to an audience of more than 500… Read More »