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 »

Teaching Values Through Sports, With Help from FC Barcelona

Henry Street youth team members and Barça Foundation staff reflect during a training session. The Boys & Girls Republic (BGR) is usually quiet on Saturday afternoons, when its extensive youth programming takes a short break before picking up again in the evening. This, however, wasn’t the case on two Saturdays in March, when Henry Street… Read More »

The Lillian Wald Symposium: Nevertheless, She’s Persisted

Let’s just call it by its name: A Lillian Love Fest. The third annual Lillian Wald Symposium: Nevertheless, She’s Persisted – held March 19th at Henry Street Settlement’s historic headquarters (and Wald’s own home) – featured a distinguished and passionate panel of experts who illuminated Wald’s legacy for the 70 guests who secured a seat at… Read More »

How Do You Spell Success? W-D-C!

Attendees and honorees pose with the inaugural Wall of Fame banner.  For many, the road to economic stability is fraught with challenges. But nine individuals – all participants at Henry Street’s Workforce Development Center (WDC) – overcame obstacles and were inducted to the division’s Wall of Fame. The ceremony – the first of its kind… Read More »

Celebrating at the Gala Preview of The Art Show’s 30th Anniversary

Above: The Art Show Gala Preview. Photo by Cesarin Mateo. Click here to see more photos from this event. The “grand dame of New York Art fairs” – The Art Show – celebrated a spirited 30th anniversary last night, as art enthusiasts, philanthropists and business leaders filled the Park Avenue Armory for the Gala Preview. The… Read More »

Dinner with Danny: A Very Special Evening

Above: Daniel Kronenfeld, right, with his successors Verona Middleton Jeter (left) and current Executive Director David Garza (center) at Dinner with Danny, February 8, 2018. Friends, former colleagues and family gathered on February 8th to celebrate Daniel Kronenfeld, the beloved former Executive Director of Henry Street, at Dinner with Danny, a special event held to name the Henry… Read More »

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