Today’s Immigrants Learn From Yesterday’s

Above: Present-day New York City immigrants contributed their stories to the Tenement Museum’s Your Story, Our Story exhibit. When Halina Kaczmarczyk, a poet from Poland, and Juana Bailon, an immigrant from Mexico, enrolled in Henry Street Settlement’s English languages classes, they didn’t know that their stories might become part the Tenement Museum’s permanent collection of immigrant… Read More »

Congrats, YAIP Grads!

The Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) graduates celebrating their success at the graduation ceremony on June 22, 2018.  Henry Street Settlement celebrated the success of its most recent Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) graduates at a ceremony featuring a keynote address by New York State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou . The event was held on June… Read More »

Youthmarket Brings Fresh Produce to Lower East Side

On a blazing Thursday, a team of high school and college students kept crisp their enticing stocks of oregano, blueberries, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, and tomatoes under a shady tent top. They had set up the recognizable GrowNYC tent in front of Abrons Arts Center at 7 a.m. in time for their produce delivery from a Bronx warehouse—and… Read More »

Henry Streeters Advocate for Change

Henry Street seniors, top left, rally at City Hall with Council Member Margaret Chin, foreground, for adequate funding for programs for older adults.  Participants in Henry Street programs raised their voices at New York City Hall in June, campaigning for causes close to our hearts. Youth from Henry Street’s Urban Family Center (UFC) shelter joined… Read More »

Workforce Development Success: Hotel on Rivington

(Carolyn Arnovitz, fourth from left, and Hotel on Rivington staff.) Finding ideal employees –hardworking, dependable, and committed to quality  – is among an employer’s biggest challenges.  For a small independent hotel, without the resources of a corporate headquarters, that task is even more daunting. Fortunately, Carolyn Arnovitz, Director of Housekeeping at Hotel on Rivington, discovered… Read More »

Illuminating Sephardic Jewish Food Traditions

Jessica Underwood Varma, left, and Sarah Lohman at “Hidden Immigration Histories of the Lower East Side: Sephardic Jewish Food Traditions” on June 4, 2018. Hidden histories were revealed at Henry Street Settlement on June 4, 2018, when over 75 curious individuals gathered in the Settlement’s historic dining room for the public history program Hidden Immigration… Read More »

Applauding Our Scholars

The Expanded Horizons Class of 2018 at the 16th Annual Scholarship Ceremony on May 31, 2018 Applause bounced off the walls of the gym at 301 Henry Street throughout the 16th Annual Expanded Horizons Scholarship Ceremony, held on Thursday, May 31. Proud family, friends and Henry Street team members cheered as over 100 scholarships from… Read More »

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 UPDATE: we are no longer collecting registrations as this event is full. Please sign up for our wait list and if space becomes available, we will let you know. Hidden Histories of the Lower East Side: Sephardic Jewish Food Traditions – a free public program with food tastings – will… Read More »

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