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Help Spread Holiday Cheer!

Brighten the season for Henry Street families! You can play Santa to some of the thousands of children at Henry Street, including those living in our homeless shelters and attending our education programs. We have created a gift registry on Amazon to make it easy for our generous gift givers. Shipping information will be included on each present, so no… Read More »

Arts For All Ages At Abrons This Winter

Abrons Arts Center wraps up the year with productions for theatergoers of all ages. Lower East Side seniors collaborate on the world premiere of Larissa Velez-Jackson’s Zapatografía/Shoegraphy, opening November 29, and children and families will love the return of ONEOFUS’s Jack & The Beanstalk, a 2017 New York Times Critic’s Pick. Zapatografía/Shoegraphy is a conceptual solo dance by NYC-based choreographer… Read More »

Young Culinary Leaders Discuss the Future of the Jewish Deli

Above: Executive Director David Garza introduces (left to right) Sarit Wishnevski, Jeffrey Yoskowitz, Niki Russ Federman, Jake Dell, and Jordan Rothman. The future of babka and pastrami is in good hands, judging from a new generation of deli owners and innovators who spoke at Henry Street Settlement on Wednesday evening, November 7. The evening celebration of Henry Street’s 125th and… Read More »

Why Nonprofits’ History Matters

In partnership with Baruch College’s Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs’ Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, we invite you to join us for Why Nonprofits’ History Matters on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The event will feature a a tour of our anniversary exhibit and a conversation with an outstanding panel of speakers: Jack (John… Read More »

At the Lower East Side Employment Network, Everybody Wins

Above: Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) team members. The influx of major development projects on the Lower East Side over the past decade continues to change the face of the neighborhood. Rents are steadily rising and income disparity among residents is growing, making job opportunities with these new development projects more vital than ever…. Read More »

Take a Walk with Us: New Walking Tour Opens Windows on East Side History

Above: Included in the new walking tour: Henry Street Settlement, the Church of Grace to Fujianese (a former bathhouse), and Eldridge Street Synagogue. Visitors to the Henry Street Settlement neighborhood often remark that they feel as though they’re “breathing history.” Even so, many more stories lie beneath the surface. So strap on your sneakers and… Read More »

This November: Your Voice, Your Choice

Above: Lillian Wald joined with other settlement house leaders to fight for women’s voting rights so naturally #FlatLillian exercises that right today! Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Voice and choice are at the heart of our values at Henry Street, and the stakes have never been higher. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9… Read More »

Monsters, Princesses, & Drum Majors March On Henry Street

The streets of the Lower East Side overflowed with superheroes instead of SUVs as neighborhood residents celebrated an early Halloween at Henry Street’s first Kids Halloween Costume Parade & Party on Sunday on October 28. Monsters and princesses alike marched to the beat of the NYPD Marching Band, thanks to the New York City Police… Read More »

Understanding Immigrants’ Rights

As an organization founded to ensure the well-being of immigrants to our community, Henry Street Settlement continues to place a high priority on ensuring the rights and safety of these participants, who make up a large portion of our client population. On October 17, 2018, Henry Street partnered with volunteers from New York Legal Assistance… Read More »

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