Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs.
Events at Henry Street
See below for everything happening at Henry Street the week of May 22, 2017.
MONDAY: Then a Cunning Voice and a Night We Spend Gazing at Stars – Free Public Sewing Bee!
There are quilts on display at the Abrons gallery, and they have fascinating stories to tell! They were made at community workshops and sewing bees around the world (from Australia to Standing Rock), and are part of Emily Johnson/Catalyst’s multi-year project. The quilts are on display through June, but Monday’s Public Sewing Bee runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Through June 24 | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St.)
THURSDAY: Legends vs. Superstars at BGR
Don’t miss this exciting matchup across generations of basketball players from Boys and Girls Republic! This games is free, and part of BGR’s NBA All-Star Week. Click here for the roster & more information! Can’t make the game? It’ll be broadcast on Facebook Live over at BGR Sports.
May 25 | 7 p.m. | Boys & Girls Republic (888 E. 6th St.)
ONGOING: Two New Exhibitions at Abrons!
A New Practical Guide to Rhetorical Gesture and Action: National Theater of the United States of America (NTUSA) – Downtown theater collective the National Theater of the United States of America presents a gallery show of illustrations and commentary from their forthcoming book A New Practical Guide to Rhetorical Gesture and Action. Through June 11 with a Book Launch event this Saturday, May 27, at 6 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St.)
Public Formats – A medium of communication defined by its visual efficiency, the influence of the poster can be traced in public and personal imagery, combining an ephemeral quality with a desire to accumulate, revise, and keep. This display of posters from various American artists was curated by Xavier Acarín, Abrons AIRspace Curator-in-Residence 2016-2017. Through June 11 | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St.)
THURSDAY: Henry Street Senior Center May Birthday Party
May birthdays will be celebrated at the senior center on Thursday, with help from volunteers from Credit Suisse! Check out their online calendars (now in English, Spanish and Chinese) on our website for more info about this and other great events!
May 25 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Henry Street Settlement Senior Center (334 Madison St.)
FREE Parenting Workshops & Groups
Henry Street’s (award-winning!) Parent Center is offering a variety of free parenting workshops this spring. All workshops are held at the Parent Center, 281 East Broadway. Registration is required; to register, call 212.471.2400.
- Tuesday: Self-Care & Stress Management (English)- Discusses the impact of stress and provides techniques to manage stress and promote self-care. May 23 | 2 – 3:30 p.m.
- Just announced: Summer Parenting Groups- Click here to learn more about summer parenting groups at the Parent Center, and register soon- these will fill up!
NYC High School Students: Prep for College Success!
Expanded Horizons College Success, Henry Street’s FREE college prep program, is now recruiting! The program, for 9th grade through college, provides academic support, college counseling, SAT prep, college trips, scholarships, enrichment activities and much more. High school students are invited to apply online here, or they can call the program at 212.254.3100.
Register NOW for Summer Camp
Ignore the rain and remember how hot it was last week- it’s almost summer, and Camp Henry & Abrons Arts Camp are fast approaching. Both camps are great ways for kids ages 5-13 to spend their summers, and tuition assistance is available. Learn more about both programs, dates, scholarships, activities and more on our website, and register now!
FREE Basketball at Henry Street
Henry Street offers FREE open gyms and clinics for any youth looking to get some practice in or improve their skills. Prizes like gift cards and movie tickets are given out to MVPs and those who bring the most friends. Basketball is held at BGR (888 E. 6th Street) and 301 Henry Street. See below for specifics, and keep up with Sports at 301 and BGR through their Facebook Groups: 301/ BGR. They consistently post amazing updates, stats, photos, videos, and more!
|Ages 12-15||Ages 16-19|
|301||6-8 p.m.||6-8 p.m.|
|BGR||6-7:30 p.m.||7:30-9 p.m.|
|Ages 12-15||Ages 16-19|
|301||5-7 p.m.||7-9 p.m.|
|BGR||5-7 p.m.||7-9 p.m.|
Raw Bacon From Poland
For shoe salesman and aspiring personal trainer, Dennis Toledo, a lifetime of trouble assumes a new intensity after a bad tour in Iraq. Though he’s managed to numb the enduring wounds of that service with prescription drug abuse, when he’s arrested on a domestic violence charge and sentenced to Brooklyn Treatment Court, he’s forced to find new ways to handle his volatile tangle of mixed emotions. Further upheaval with his wife leaves him perched on the edge of recovery with a drive to win full custody of his six-year-old daughter. June 1 – 17 | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St.)