Events at Henry Street

Check out everything happening at Henry Street the week of March 18, 2019

NEW THIS WEEK:

  • Rally for Early Childhood Education Salary Parity (Wednesday 3/20)
  • Best of LES Dance Showcase auditions (Saturday 3/23)

NOW ENROLLING


Legal Services at the NRC

Legal Services NY at Henry Street Settlement provides free legal consultations for the community. Areas of focus include employment law, housing law, small business law, benefits law, immigration law (deportation only), family law, and consumer law. Call 212.471.2400 to schedule a screening and enroll.  

Camp Henry & Abrons Arts Camp 

Summer will be here before you know it, which means it’s time to register for the best day camps on the Lower East Side! 

  • Camp Henry: Give your child (ages 5 to 13) a summer of fun and learning at Camp Henry. We provide educational enrichment to prevent “summer learning loss,” including STEAM projects and engaging literacy lessons, plus arts and crafts, music, drama, sports, swimming, and field trips. This year’s theme is Legends, Heroes, and Heroines. Camp Henry will operate Monday through Friday from July 1 to August 16.
  • Abrons Arts Camp: Abrons Arts Camp still has spots left for ages 10-13! This year’s theme is The Five Senses And Beyond. Campers will experiment with sight, scent, touch, sound, and taste, through food art, miming, story telling, color mixing, and sound waves. Campers will also be introduced to some of the more overlooked senses such as intuition, thermoception, and proprioception. Abrons Arts Camp will operate Monday through Friday from July 8 to August 16. 

FOR EVERYONE


WEDNESDAY: Rally for Early Childhood Education Salary Parity 

The Department of Education’s most recent Request for Proposals for contracted early childhood education sites fails to correct the pay disparity between teachers, staff, and directors in community-based programs and their counterparts in public schools. Join Henry Street and other settlement houses at a rally for salary parity—meet at 301 Henry Street at 3:30 p.m. on March 20 to travel in a group to the rally at City Hall.  

SATURDAY: Best of LES Auditions 

Do you have what it takes to be the best? We’re looking for performers for the Best of LES dance showcase on June 8! Audition in person on Saturday, March 23, or Saturday, April 6, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at 301 Henry Street, or email an audition video to tderogatis@henrystreet.org and infinitemovementnyc@gmail.com. Open to groups and solo acts of all ages, no registration fee.

SATURDAY: Growth & Goals at 301

This free 10-week business basics course for ages 13 & up will help you concept and develop your business plan, with sessions on marketing, brand awareness, managing finances, legal needs, and more. For more information, email growthandgoals@gmail.com. Every Saturday from March 23 to June 22 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at 301 Henry Street.

ONGOING AT ABRONS (466 Grand Street)

  • Adaku’s RevoltCreated and performed by Okwui Okpokwasili, and designed and directed by Peter Born, Adaku’s Revolt explores what happens when one young black girl becomes alert to her inner signals, finds the strength to resist expectations, and revolts against efforts to straighten her hair. Through March 24. Recommended ages 7+. Buy tickets »
  • Alicia Mersy: WISDOM FERTILIZER Through satirical engagement with new age YouTube self-help coaching videos, popular news media, clip art, and commercial graphic aesthetics, artist Alicia Mersy reflects on the terrors of late capitalism and militarized border control. Through April 5.

FOR PARENTS


Free Workshops at The Parent Center, 281 East Broadway

  • WEDNESDAY: Support Group for Fathers– Fathers will discuss parenting challenges, learn about resources, and connect to others in similar situations. This group is intended for fathers of children of any age. Childcare is not provided. March 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. Click here to register »
  • NEXT MONDAY: ACS Case Support– This one-time support group is aimed to help parents/caregivers with an active ACS case. Parents will discuss challenges associated with having ACS involvement, connect with other parents in similar situations, and learn advocacy tools and techniques. Childcare is not provided. March 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. Click here to register »

FOR ADULTS


STARTS WEDNESDAY: Natural Watercolor Making at Abrons Arts Center

Learn about the materiality of color, tracing origins of colors back to their natural sources. Each student will leave with original works of art and a handmade watercolor set made exclusively from natural pigments. Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., March 20 to April 17 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.


FOR YOUTH


MONDAY: Girls Basketball at BGR

Open to girls ages 14 to 19, the BGR Ladies Basketball team is a great way to enhance your basketball skills while being a part of a free traveling team. For more information, contact Coach Nikki Johnson at 347.553.3096. Every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at 888 East 6th Street.

FREE Basketball at BGR & 301

Open gyms at 301 Henry Street on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and at BGR (888 East 6th Street) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for ages 12-15 and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. for ages 16-19. Clinics at BGR on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. for ages 12-15 and from 7 to 9 p.m. for ages 16-19.

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