Yanquing Yan & Jimmy Zheng: All in the Family

Yan and Jimmy’s family success story started at Henry Street. Jimmy Zheng came to the United States from China in 2008. He had heard that “in the U.S., you’d have freedom, the right to do anything,” but he acknowledges the adjustment was difficult. (For one thing, in China, no one eats salad, he jokes.) Yanquing… Read More »

The Art Show Opens With Gala Preview

Above: The Art Show Gala Preview, February 27, 2019. Photo by Cesarin Mateo. See more photos online here. Henry Street Settlement’s largest annual fundraiser, The Art Show, brought together art-world bigwigs, philanthropists, and long-time settlement supporters for the February 27 Gala Preview in the Park Avenue Armory. The sumptuous celebration of museum-quality artwork, enjoyed alongside a delicious… Read More »

The Restoration of the Henry Street Settlement Exterior Ironwork

New York City’s architectural structures offer us a visual narrative of the city’s compelling and dynamic history. As traditional craftspeople, we recognize the significance that these structures have within the edifice of our societal fabric and to our sense of memory. We understand the need to preserve such framework by using careful and thoughtful restoration… Read More »

Abrons Center Lights Up to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

Decorations of shiny red and gold shed a warm glow over the Year of Abundance celebration of the Lunar New Year at Abrons Arts Center on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The center welcomed the Year of the Pig in a glittery, joyous partnership with the Wing on Wo W.O.W Project and Yellow Jackets Collective, which… Read More »

Summer Youth Employment Spotlight: Modell’s

Do you remember your first summer job? Maybe it was scooping ice cream or working at a summer camp. Maybe it was in an office or in retail. No matter where it was or what it entailed, the basic lessons our first jobs teach us—money skills, time management, how to work well with others—stick with… Read More »

Henry Street Hosts First Housing Town Hall

Above: The Housing Town Hall and Resource Fair. Have you ever wondered how to take your landlord to court, or if you even can? Attendees of the recent Housing Town Hall and Resource Fair, held at 301 Henry Street on Saturday, January 26, 2019, learned that and more from representatives of New York City organizations… Read More »

Lunar New Year Celebration at Abrons Arts Center on Saturday, February 16

Ring in the Year of the Pig at Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center with a free, family-friendly community festival: The Year of Abundance: A Lunar New Year Celebration. Join Abrons, Wing on Wo’s W.O.W. Project, and Yellow Jackets Collective on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at 466 Grand Street.  … Read More »

Networking 101 for Expanded Horizons College Students

Above: Preston Baker from Valudi Capital talks with two Expanded Horizons participants during the networking dinner. Participants in Henry Street’s Expanded Horizons college-success program did some extracurricular learning over their holiday break at the Settlement’s first student-professional networking event, hosted by staff of Credit Suisse on January 15. “Striking up conversations with strangers is never… Read More »

Housing Town Hall & Resource Fair to be Held on January 26

Above: Henry Street Settlement executive director David Garza addresses the Town Hall attendees at the most recent Town Hall meeting in September 2018. Looking for housing help? Join us Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 301 Henry Street, for a Housing Town Hall & Resource Fair. Co-sponsored by Henry Street and GOLES (Good Old Lower East… Read More »

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