Fall Fun at Community Day

The sun shone on Henry Street’s Community Day celebration – for the fourth consecutive year – as more than 300 members of the community gathered at the Abrons Arts Center atrium on September 29. The event featured a free barbecue, jazz music performed by the Ben Allison Trio, ice cream and other snacks, raffles, face… Read More »

Mizuho Financial Group and Allen & Overy Volunteer

Mizuho Financial Group and Allen & Overy LLP donated backpacks filled with essential school supplies to 170 youth who participate in Henry Street programs at the Boys & Girls Republic (BGR) and the Stanton Street residence. Volunteers from Allen & Overy also hosted a game night at BGR for middle school and high school students…. Read More »

Standing-Room-Only at Hearts in Hand Conference

There wasn’t an empty seat as the lights dimmed for the “Hearts in Hand” conference in the auditorium at Henry Street’s Community Consultation Center on Thursday, September 12. The heart health workshop for women ages 50 and up opened with a video showing how four Lower East Side women are managing their heart conditions. Nearly… Read More »

This Summer’s About More than Just Sleep

When a group of teens was asked recently how they thought they’d spend their summer vacation, the answer was a unanimous: “SLEEPING!” Instead, these 42 rising high school seniors enrolled in Henry Street University, the Settlement’s summer college prep program – and are happy they did. “I feel more prepared,” said student Jayleen Vega. “This… Read More »

A Rain Garden Grows on Henry Street

The Henry Street Rain Garden – the newest project in Henry Street’s green infrastructure initiative – debuted last week in Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Park, adjacent to Henry Street’s historic headquarters at 265 Henry Street. The rain garden was completed via a collaboration with GrowNYC, WE Design | WE Build (landscape design and architecture)… Read More »

Seven Steps to a Healthy School Year

The first day of school in New York City is September 9. Let HUL help make it a healthy school year. Getting ready to go back to school can be stressful. From finding a safe route to and from school to buying pencils, binders and other materials, add to that Department of Education medical requirements,… Read More »

Celebrating Safe Streets and Healthy Communities

What do tattoos, blood pressure screenings and information on Henry Street programs have in common? They were all available at the Henry Street table at the Night Out Against Crime street fair on Tuesday, August 6. The Lower East Side event, hosted by the 7th Precinct, was part of the 30th anniversary of the National… Read More »

Henry Street Participates in an Innovative Health Care Project

When NORC/Vladeck Cares opened in 1994, it was the first Naturally Occurring Retirement Community in public housing, created to allow seniors to safely and independently age at home by providing case management and nursing services. Now, NORC/Vladeck Cares is again at the forefront of innovation; it is the pilot site for an exciting partnership between… Read More »

Kohlrabi, Radishes and Scallions, Oh My!: The Youthmarket is Back

Never eaten a Kohlrabi? Don’t know what to do with scallions? Well don’t worry, as of today you will have a summer full of opportunities to become acquainted with odd branches of the Brassica family and long onion-like greens. The Lower East Side Youthmarket — a farm stand operated by Henry Street youth — is… Read More »

Hurricane Sandy: Lessons Learned

When Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the Lower East Side, Henry Street employees were quick to address the needs of the community. Two Settlement staff members, Cindy Singh, Director of Meals on Wheels, and Betsy Smith, Director of NORC/Vladeck Cares, recently shared details of the agency’s outreach to seniors throughout the crisis during their presentation… Read More »

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