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Senior Companions Winter 2013 Holiday Recognition Party

Henry Street’s Senior Companions program held their Winter 2013 Holiday Recognition Party at NYU’s Kimmel Building on Thursday. The catered event (with a Hawaiian Luau theme!) was attended by Manhattan Borough President-elect Gale Brewer and District 1 City Council Representative Margaret Chin, and featured music and dancing. Henry Street Executive Director David Garza welcomed everyone… Read More »

A New Mayor at the Boys and Girls Republic

Though mayor-elect of New York City Bill de Blasio won’t step into his new role until Inauguration Day on January 1st, the mayor of Henry Street’s Boys and Girls Republic, 12-year-old Brianna Rodriguez has been in office for two weeks. The Boys and Girls Republic (BGR), a Henry Street community center on Avenue D and… Read More »

Dash Snow Initiative Celebrates with BGR Youth

Nearly one year after the Dash Snow Initiative raised more than $1 million for Henry Street’s Boys & Girls Republic (BGR), members of the Initiative broke bread (and chicken and risotto) with the young people benefiting from the funds at a celebratory dinner. The evening brought together the BGR youth – many of whom live… Read More »

Henry Street Gets Artsy!

Henry Street after-school youth were featured front and center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday for a 210-foot wide CITYarts mural painted by community members at Henry M. Jackson playground, located across the street from 301 Henry Street, the Settlement’s main youth building. Dozens of enthusiastic Henry Street youth danced and crowded around WABC-TV News… Read More »

Richard Abrons: Championing the Old in a New Play

Is 87 the new 70? In Richard Abrons’s case, maybe so. Although retired from his career in investments, Abrons isn’t one to sit home in the rocking chair. (Or take the seats he is offered when he rides the subway.) Instead, his new play (and his fifth to be mounted) is in previews at the… Read More »

MULBERRY Supports Henry Street Settlement

Mulberry, a luxury goods British firm with three New York City locations, recently hosted an evening of shopping and cocktails at its uptown shop to celebrate Henry Street’s upcoming 2014 Gala Dinner Dance. Mulberry is a first-time sponsor of the annual Gala. The special evening, held October 28 at 605 Madison Avenue, was hosted by… Read More »

Looking Back at Hurricane Sandy

One year ago today, Hurricane Sandy slammed New York, flooding the much of the Lower East Side and plunging the entire neighborhood into darkness that lasted a week. Though not the hardest hit area in the region, the storm had a devastating impact on local residents; many have a precarious existence, living below the poverty… Read More »

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Speaks at Henry Street’s Domestic Violence Awareness Conference

Police officers, domestic violence survivors, students, advocates and government representatives attended the annual Speak Out Against Domestic Violence conference hosted by Henry Street’s Urban Family Center on Thursday October 24 at the Abrons Art Center. Addressing the audience, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance pledged to increase his efforts in preventing domestic violence and supporting survivors…. Read More »

Meals on Wheels Staff Awarded

Congratulations to the Meals on Wheels staff for having three employees recognized for their outstanding service in October at the CityMeals STAR awards ceremony. Rachel Hughes (right) took first place in the Case Manager category for her work with seniors. Charles Harris and Caroline Martines both took runner up in the delivery category ó Charles… Read More »

After-School Programs Shape Leaders at Henry Street

Youth Services at Henry Street united with the Afterschool Alliance and millions around the nation to rally for after-school youth programs during the 14th annual Lights On Afterschool event on Thursday, October 17. More than 100 students who attend Henry Street after-school programs at PS 20, PS 110, PS 134 and Boys & Girls Republic… Read More »

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