Town Hall 2017: When the LES Talks, Henry Street Listens

Above: one of the workshops discussing the issues that matter to Lower East Side Residents. How did hundreds of Lower East Siders spend this past Sunday – a glorious and unseasonably warm day? Those concerned about the future of the neighborhood came indoors to participate in Henry Street’s Fourth Annual Town Hall held on October… Read More »

We Opened Our Doors for 200 People at Open House New York

Nearly 200 curious individuals visited Henry Street for an insider’s tour of the Settlement’s historic headquarters during Open House New York 2017 on Saturday, October 14. Open House New York 2017 is an annual weekend-long event during which historic buildings, architectural masterpieces, and other landmarks welcome the public to explore normally off-limits places in New… Read More »

Need help signing up for health insurance?

Need help signing up for health insurance?  Henry Street Settlement’s health insurance navigators  are ready to help the Lower East Side have a safe and healthy 2018.  Open Enrollment 2018 is just six weeks this year — from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Individuals must sign up during Open Enrollment. Henry Street’s  Navigators… Read More »

Seniors Rock (But Not In A Chair)!

Lower East Side seniors celebrated all things health at Henry Street Senior Service’s Seniors Rock! health fair on a sunny day in October. Area seniors enjoyed healthy smoothies, a live DJ, Chinese Dance and Zumba workshops, raffles, health and dental screenings, and information from almost two dozen community partners.  Additionally, the health fair paid special… Read More »

Welcome Back, Sol Lain Playground!

Henry Street Settlement joined local elected officials and community leaders to welcome back the new and improved Sol Lain Playground to Henry Street, after a year-long $3.6 million renovation as part of the city’s Community Parks Initiative. Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver kicked off the re-opening by noting that the playground—adjacent to Henry Street Settlement’s historic headquarters—was both on… Read More »

Summer Goes Out With a Bang at Henry Street

Picking out books for the school year at the School Based Mental Health Clinic/Parent Center Back to School Event. Fall may not officially start until September 22, but Henry Street’s been busy ushering in the back to school season with many events, three of them shared here. First up: the Lower East Side United Festival,… Read More »

Honoring Special Seniors

Providencia (left) and Gloria (right), surrounded by friends, family and gifts at their recognition celebration.  The Henry Street Settlement Senior Center is no stranger to celebrations. From spirited karaoke performances and dance parties to the annual holiday bash with Fir Tree Partners, our seniors know how to party. Most recently, the Center hosted a very… Read More »

“Confronting the issues that are shaping our lives” at Abrons

The Abrons Arts Center’s 2017 Fall Season – the first programmed by new director Craig T. Peterson — features performances and exhibitions reflective of the turbulent times we live in. “Over the last 101 years Abrons has been a home to experimental artists, radical ideas and burgeoning social movements,” said Peterson. “As we launch our… Read More »

Arts Instruction for Everyone

Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center now offers a new tuition system to make its already affordable arts classes and workshops even more accessible to adults and children. The new four-tier scale is based on household income to enable all students, regardless of financial circumstances, to enroll in arts classes.  “Experiencing the arts changes lives,”… Read More »

Candidate Forum: The Crowded Field to Represent District 2

Updated: Answers to audience questions will be posted on this page as we receive them; click here to see the candidates answers » A lively standing-room-only crowd filled the Boys & Girls Republic on Avenue D last night to hear seven candidates vying for the District 2 seat on the NY City Council now held by… Read More »

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