Events at Henry Street

See below for everything happening at Henry Street the week of September 18, 2017


FOR EVERYONE


ENDS SATURDAY: a canary torsi: STAGE

As a live improvised sound score accompanies choreographed stage machinations, this collaborative work reveals the manipulative possibilities of theatrical devices to determine what we perceive.  Through September 23 | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

ONGOING AT ABRONS

  • James Wong: Mean Green-Face Tells No Tale: Inspired by sci-fi movies, television and the graphics of video games, Wong draws the technology of space exploration and conflicts of future worlds. Expect to see scenes animated by invented spacecrafts bristling with defenses and exotic weaponry against imagined forces and otherworlds. Through September 27 | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)
  • Caborca: Distant Star – An eerily relevant drama unfolds in this adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s novel Distant Star, a harrowing tale of fascism and its aftermath. Through October 1 | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)
  • Then a Cunning Voice and a Night We Spend Gazing at Stars: An installation of 84 hand-sewn, community-made quilts that hold the visions and intentions of hundreds of quilting bee participants. Read more in The New York Times. Through October 8 | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)
  • Volley: Conceived as a series of overlapping, two-person exhibitions, Volley is an experiment that explores conversation and collaboration as essential aspects of art. The exhibit is an active site that aims to promote dialogue between the artists as they engage each other’s work over the course of three months. Through November 17 | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

FOR SENIORS


TUESDAY: Senior Center Trip to the Whitney Museum

This week’s Senior Center events include a trip to the Whitney on Tuesday (make sure to pre-register), movie screenings, a flea market and more. Click here for the full September schedule. September 19 | 9 a.m. | Meet at Henry Street Settlement Senior Center (334 Madison Street)


FOR ADULTS


This Week’s Arts Classes

Abrons Arts Center has an exciting roster of affordable arts classes for adults this fall, with classes starting this week. Read more & register for all classes here.

Parenting Workshops & Groups 

Henry Street’s award-winning Parent Center offers a variety of free parenting workshops and groups. All workshops are held at the Parent Center, 281 East Broadway. Registration is required; to register, call 212.471.2400.

  • Friday: It Takes More than Talk (English) – Focuses on the importance of combining good communication with parental monitoring and highlights other behaviors that support and enhance the bond between parent and child. Workshop also focuses on helping parents respond to the growing relationship children have with technology. September 22 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Gear Up for Jobs Plus’ September Membership Drive!

Know anyone in the Wald or Riis houses who isn’t already a member of Jobs Plus? If they become a member during September, they’ll get a Dunkin Donuts gift card! Orientations are held every Wednesday in September at 11 a.m. or Thursdays at 4 p.m. at Jobs Plus (24 Avenue D, Ground Floor). Call 212.254.4333 for more information. 

Need a job? Employed but want a better job or to get a promotion? JET can help! 

There’s something for every type of jobseeker at Job Essentials Training (JET) at Henry Street’s Workforce Development Center. They can help with interview/resume prep, job coaching, career planning, skills development and more. Come to a Career Consultation held at 99 Essex Street Monday-Thursday between 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. for more information and to learn how JET can help you. 


FOR YOUTH


MONDAY: FREE Poetry Workshop

The Poets Corner is a free workshop for teens and adults to empower participants in writing creatively with various styles of poetry and structure. Led by a different poet instructor every month, the aim is to create a nurturing space for participants to use as an outlet for documenting their own stories and emotions. This month’s facilitator: Roya Marsh. September 18 | 6:00 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) | Register here

This Week’s Arts Classes

Abrons Arts Center has an exciting roster of affordable arts classes for youth and teens this fall, with classes starting this week. Read more & register for all classes here. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

NOW RECRUITING: NYC High School Students: Prep for College Success! 

The school year is here, and 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 the Best Pre-K Classes on the Lower East Side

Henry Street’s Early Childhood Center has openings in its Universal Pre-Kindergarten classes for four year-olds. For more information, visit their website or fill out their questionnaire, and someone from the Early Childhood team will be in touch.  

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! 

Open Gym: Mondays & Wednesdays 

 

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.

Clinics: Fridays

 

Ages 12-15

Ages 16-19

301

5-7 p.m.

7-9 p.m.

BGR

5-7 p.m.

7-9 p.m.