Symmetry: Sylvia Bloom and Lillian Wald

When I heard last week about the extraordinary multimillion dollar donation by Sylvia Bloom, who died in 2016, to Henry Street Settlement, the word that immediately came to mind was the one I wrote to my Settlement friends: “there is a real symmetry there,” I told them. For Sylvia Bloom’s legacy will now support the… Read More »

Youth Set Up for Slam Dunk Season

Henry Street youth and coaches huddle up before a BGR basketball game. They just might go all the way! Henry Street’s outstanding Boys & Girls Republic (BGR) youth basketball teams are set to square off against rival teams from Union Settlement and the Community Association of Progressive Dominicans in the finals of the citywide Saturday… Read More »

Making Hidden Histories Public Again June 4

Above: Sarah Lohman and Jessica Underwood Varma Hidden Histories of the Lower East Side: Sephardic Jewish Food Traditions – a free public program with food tastings – will be held on June 4th from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Settlement’s historic headquarters at 267 Henry Street. The event will feature a complimentary bumuelos tasting and a conversation… Read More »

Henry Street Donation Goes Global!

Above: Henry Street Settlement Executive Director with WABC7-NY’s NJ Burkett. It was the donation heard around the world. A May 7, 2018 front page story in The New York Times about the staggering $6.24 million donation to Henry Street from the estate of a legal secretary, caught fire the moment it was published. In the seven… Read More »

Coming Together for KAWS and A Cause

It was a hot-pink-carpet-affair at Metrograph on Wednesday, May 9 as Henry Street Settlement hosted more than 250 guests at the second annual CINEMAtheque Party. At the event, held to raise funds for Henry Street’s social service, arts and health care programs, Henry Street unveiled an exciting collaborative art installation, pictured above, by special guest artist KAWS and… Read More »

Stamping Out Stigma with Senior Services

Daniel Chen, M.D., addresses the crowd at Henry Street Settlement Senior Services’ inaugural mental health conference.  Henry Street Settlement Senior Services ushered in Mental Health Awareness Month at its inaugural mental health conference, Stamping Out Stigma: Exploring Mental Health in Multicultural Senior Populations, held at the Settlement’s Community Consultation Center May 3, 2018. The event brought… Read More »

Extraordinary $6.24 Million Gift to Henry Street

(Above: students from Henry Street’s Expanded Horizons College Success Program, class of 2017.) Henry Street Settlement received $6.24 million – the largest single estate gift to the Settlement in its history — from the estate of Sylvia Bloom-Margolies. The gift will be used to create The Bloom-Margolies Scholarship Fund in Memory of Sylvia Bloom Margolies,… Read More »

Hidden Histories Made Public

(Above: Sarah Lohman and Vivek Bald address the crowded audience at Hidden Immigration Histories of the Lower East Side, April 26, 2018.) The history of the Lower East Side’s South Asians may be “hidden” – but it is VERY popular! Nearly 90 individuals squeezed into the Settlement’s dining room for the public history program “Hidden Immigration… Read More »

Spend your Saturdays With Us!

A community member raising a question at the Growth and Goals Academy. What are you doing this weekend? Hopefully spending it at Henry Street! The Settlement now offers three free Saturday classes – adult fitness, youth dance and business basics – at 301 Henry Street. Classes are open to all, 100 percent free and tons… Read More »

Henry Streeters Going Above and Beyond

Team JET/YAIP, left, and Team BGR/Facilities pose with Henry Street Executive Director David Garza at the Spring 2018 Above and Beyond Recognition Ceremony. It’s a tie! The winners of Above and Beyond, Henry Street’s employee recognition program, were announced this month, with the top prize being split between two teams: Job Essentials Training (JET)/Young Adult… Read More »

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