Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social service, arts, and health care programs.
The Home Planning Workshop is one of Henry Street Settlement’s longest-running programs. Located at 359 Madison Street, the Workshop gives neighbors the space, tools and camaraderie they need to work on sewing, knitting and crocheting projects. Resources include sewing machines, fabrics and notions — and more importantly, the expert advice and instruction of Ruth Taube who has been at the helm of the Home Planning Workshop/Rambler Studio since 1966. Under her tutelage, all manner of sewing and design projects — wedding gowns, winter coats, bedspreads, baby sweaters and much more — have been created by participants who drop in to the Workshop.
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Address: 359 Madison Street (follow ramp to basement)
Phone: 212.777.2077 (answered only during hours of operation)