Stars Get Social with Henry Street

By Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street Social Host Committee members Ben Foster, Justin Barta, Amber Tamblyn, Rachel Antonoff, and Fran Lebowitz, with Jack Antonoff at Henry Street Social, October 16, 2019. All photos by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix.

Despite the pounding rain outside, the stars shone indoors at Henry Street Social, on October 16, 2019. More than 350 guests gathered at The Bowery Hotel to mingle, watch dance performances, and learn about Henry Street’s services to the Lower East Side community.

Cover Story Doo-Wop was crooning as the fashionable crowd entered the glittering ballroom. They were followed by a dance performance by Raje Reborn dance troupe composed of Henry Street youth, music by the John Benitez Salsa Band, and dancing with special guest DJ Gabby Mejia.

A performance by Raje Reborn dance troupe. Photo by by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix.

John Hardy, the luxury jewelry brand, sponsored the event, which featured a collaboration with the Lower East Side art gallery James Fuentes LLC. Prior to the event, youth from Henry Street programs toured the gallery with artists John McAllister and Lee Quiñones and made a video of their experience that was shown at the event.

Among the special guests at the Social were playwright Jeremy O. Harris, the creator of Slave Play; author Fran Lebowitz; rocker Jack Antonoff and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff; actors Ben Foster, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Shannon, Margarita Levieva; event Co-Chair Stella Schnabel; and twin trendsetters the musician TK Wonder and editor Cipriana Quann.

Guests bid on works through Paddle8 from James Fuentes LLC; it’s not too late to collect works donated by Jessica Dickinson, Jane Dickson, Daniel Gordon, Cameron Martin, John McAllister, and Lee Quiñones while providing vital support for Henry Street’s programs; the auction runs through October 30.

In keeping with the performance-themed event, David Garza, Henry Street president and CEO, delivered one of his signature raps, sampled here:

“Henry Street Settlement, a true Lower East Side invention
It’s where the old school meets the new, that’s definitely the intention
The work we do changes lives, that’s plain for all to see
We’re Henry Street Settlement–since 1893.
From infants to senior citizens, we know just want to do.
If your grandma lived in New York City, we probably helped her, too.”

Henry Street Social Co-Chairs
Polina Aronova-Cahn, Dan Colen, Ashlee Harrison, Atit Jariwala, Teddy Liouliakis & Yvette Quiazon, Angela Mariani, Lex Niarchos, Polina Proshkina, Stella Schnabel, Lesley Schulhof, Pat Steir, and Terry Zucker.

Host Committee
Christopher Abbott, Rachel Antonoff, Ebon Moss Bachrach, Justin Bartha, Cecily Brown, Ben Foster, Jeremy O. Harris, Amy Heckerling, Claire Hunter, Mica Keeney, Fran Lebowitz, Ruth Lloyd, Rebecca Miller, Imogen Poots, Chris Rock, Storey Schifter, Tom Sellin, Michael Shannon, Alia Shawkat, Todd Solondz, and Amber Tamblyn

Jack Antonoff and Rachel Antonoff. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix.

Jeremy O. Harris. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix.

Ben Foster and Amber Tamblyn. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix.

Cipriana Quann. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix.

Fran Lebowitz. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix.

Stella Schnabel and Margarita Levieva. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix.

Michael Shannon. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix.

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