Volunteers Bring Winter Joy to Henry Street

Senior Companion volunteers decorated cookies at their “ugly sweater” party, sponsored by Hill & Knowlton. Dozens of volunteer events and thousands of gift donations to program participants brought cheer to hundreds of Henry Street participants, making the 2018 holiday season an exceptional one, filled with laughter and delight. We offer our deepest thanks to the… Read More »

FOLK INCEST Returns to Abrons Arts Center

Above: Photo by Ian Douglas via Abrons Arts Center Choreographer Juliana F. May’s Folk Incest returns to Abrons Arts Center January 9–12 as part of the annual American Realness Festival. The world premiere of Folk Incest was first presented at Abrons in October 2018. The work was featured along with interviews with May in both The New York… Read More »

Arts for All Ages at Abrons

Abrons Arts Center wraps up the year with productions for theatergoers of all ages. Lower East Side seniors collaborate on the world premiere of Larissa Velez-Jackson’s Zapatografía/Shoegraphy, opening November 29, and children and families will love the return of ONEOFUS’s Jack & The Beanstalk, a 2017 New York Times Critic’s Pick. Ending the season is the return engagement of Jack… 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 2019.  Open Enrollment 2019 runs until January 31, 2019. Individuals must sign up during Open Enrollment. Henry Street’s  Navigators and  Certified Application Counselors (C.A.C.s) are trained to assist state residents with applying for and enrolling in… Read More »

More than Dust and Speculation: Why Nonprofit History Matters

Above, left to right: Michael Seltzer, Louise Mirrer, Kevin Jennings, David Garza and Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen History lovers and passionate nonprofit organization supporters gathered at Henry Street Settlement on Wednesday, November 28, to address “Why Nonprofits’ History Matters.” The event—presented in partnership with Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International Affairs Center for… Read More »

Help Spread Holiday Cheer!

Updated: our gift drive is officially over for the year, but you can always make a donation to support our program participants at any time. Thank you! Brighten the season for Henry Street families! You can play Santa to some of the thousands of children at Henry Street, including those living in our homeless shelters and attending… Read More »

Young Culinary Leaders Discuss the Future of the Jewish Deli

Above: Executive Director David Garza introduces (left to right) Sarit Wishnevski, Jeffrey Yoskowitz, Niki Russ Federman, Jake Dell, and Jordan Rothman. The future of babka and pastrami is in good hands, judging from a new generation of deli owners and innovators who spoke at Henry Street Settlement on Wednesday evening, November 7. The evening celebration of Henry Street’s 125th and… Read More »

Why Nonprofits’ History Matters

In partnership with Baruch College’s Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs’ Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, we invite you to join us for Why Nonprofits’ History Matters, cosponsored with the Tenement Museum, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The event will feature a tour of our anniversary exhibit and a conversation with an outstanding… Read More »

At the Lower East Side Employment Network, Everybody Wins

Above: Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) team members. The influx of major development projects on the Lower East Side over the past decade continues to change the face of the neighborhood. Rents are steadily rising and income disparity among residents is growing, making job opportunities with these new development projects more vital than ever…. Read More »

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