Events at Henry Street

Check out everything happening at Henry Street the week of April 16, 2018.


Summer’s right around the corner, and so is camp! 

We got a taste of summer this weekend- it’s not so far away! Registration is now open for Camp Henry and Abrons Arts Camp, two of the best day camps on the Lower East Side! Camp Henry runs from July 9 to August 24, and Abrons Arts Camp runs from July 9 to August 17. Click here for more information or to apply. 

TUESDAY: Fresh Food Bag Program 

The Henry Street Settlement Senior Center offers the Fresh Food Bag program, bringing fresh, healthy produce directly to the community every week. If you ordered a bag last week, you can pick it up this Tuesday, or stop by and place your order for next week’s bag. Each bag contains 7-10 locally sourced (when possible) items that supply enough produce for the week and costs $14 for $28 worth of food. The program is open to anyone; you don’t have to be a senior! Now accepting debit, credit & EBT.

April 17 | 1-3 p.m. | Henry Street Settlement Senior Center (334 Madison Street) 

SATURDAY: Best of L.E.S. Dance Showcase

For one night only, the Best of L.E.S. Dance Showcase brings people together to celebrate culture, community, and diversity through dance. The event is free, and you can RSVP online here – make sure to get there early, it will fill up quickly! 

April 21 | 6 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center  (466 Grand Street) 

SATURDAY: FREE Programming at 301

Saturday programming is in full swing at 301 Henry Street this week- stop by for an Adult Fitness class, a dance class, or the Growth & Goals Program, which teaches business basics for ages 13 & up. Contact Talia DeRogatis at 212.766.9200 x231 for more information, and check out our recent web story to learn more about the offerings. 

April 21 | 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | 301 Henry Street

SATURDAY: Abrons Arts Camp Tour

Interested in Abrons Arts Camp, but want to learn more? The Abrons Arts Camp Tour has you covered! Check in at the front desk this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. to check out the space and learn more about the camp. 

April 21 | 12:30 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

SATURDAY: Exhibition Opening at Abrons – Leap Century: Rutgers in New York

This group exhibition showcases the culminating work of the MFA Class of 2018 at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Established in 1962 as the first non-disciplinary specific fine art graduate program in the USA, Rutgers’ MFA in Visual Arts continues to promote that freedom today. 

April 21-May 11 | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

Ongoing at Abrons Arts Center 

You can still register for Spring Arts Classes!

Spring engagement classes for youth, teens and adults are in full swing at Abrons Arts Center, but there’s still time to enroll. Offerings include Integral Yoga, Advanced Playwriting for POC, Improv Comedy 101, Dancehall in Pop Culture, Creation Myths, Rock Band, Urban Youth Theater/Musical Performance Intensive, and new additions like Adult Hip Hop & Trusty Sidekick Young Devisers for kids. 

View all offerings and register: Youth & Teens | Adults | Private Music Lessons  


MONDAY: Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony at the Senior Center

Senior Center members are invited to celebrate wonderful volunteers on Monday! Also on the schedule: yoga, flea market, a presentation on coping skills and more. View this month’s calendar in English, Spanish and Chinese online here

April 16 | 12:30 p.m. | Henry Street Settlement Senior Center (334 Madison Street)


REGISTER BY FRIDAY: LESEN Construction Training 

Are you or is anyone you know interested in a construction career at Essex Crossing? Lower East Side Employment Network is offering free training in May if you apply by April 20! Visit the Workforce Development Center at 99 Essex Street, call 212.478.5400 x206 or email for more information.

SATURDAY: Free Visual Storytelling Workshop at Cornerstone

Learn how to tell your story through photography- no experience necessary! Learn the latest digital media tools and document your neighborhood at these free workshops held every Saturday in April. Open to individuals ages 18-24 years old. For more information, email

April 21 | 1-3 p.m. | Jacob Riis Cornerstone Community Center | 80 Avenue D 

Parenting Workshops & Groups

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

  • THURSDAY: Successful Co-Parenting- Discusses what co-parenting is and ways to manage challenges through effective communication, reduction of conflict and development of a co-parenting plan. This workshop focuses on separated/divorced parents and how parents can help their children adjust to the separation and new co-parenting plan. April 19 from 2-3:30 p.m.
  • NEXT MONDAY: Effective Discipline Techniques- Focuses on effective discipline methods and ways to express love to children. April 23 from 11 AM-12:30 p.m.
  • Register now for Spring Groups! Click here to view all offerings.

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. 

Build your computer skills for FREE!

The ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training and Information Networking) Lab at 301 Henry Street offers free access to the Internet and free computer training to members of the community in an attractive, comfortable environment. Courses include Computer Basics, Microsoft Office, Self-Paced Training and more. Click here for a full schedule of classes and workshops.


WEDNESDAY: Open Call Audition at Abrons

Open Call for young people interested in performing alongside Trusty Sidekick ensemble members in the Fall of 2018. No experience necessary, just a desire to perform and learn! Looking for anyone between the ages of 9-15 who can commit to the devising sessions, rehearsals and performances. No need to prepare anything for the audition, but please dress in something you can move in! For more info & to register, email

April 18 | 4-6 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

Register Now for the Best Early Childhood Education Classes on the Lower East Side

Henry Street’s Early Childhood Center has openings for children ages 2 through 4. For more information, visit their web page or fill out their questionnaire, and someone from the Early Childhood team will be in touch. Click to view their trilingual flyer!

NOW OPEN: Lower East Side Youth Opportunity Hub

The Lower East Side Youth Opportunity Hub is all about success, support and community for youth ages 13-24 who live, work or attend school on the Lower East Side. Services and activities like job search help, assistance returning to school or obtaining an HSE, mental health support, basketball, soccer, baseball, field trips and much more are offered at nine sites around the LES. Check out Cody Lallier, Director of the Hub, talking about all it has to offer in this video, and reach out to him with any questions. 

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) for amazing updates, stats, photos, videos, and more!


Ages 12-15

Ages 16-19


6-8 p.m.

6-8 p.m.


6-7:30 p.m.

7:30-9 p.m.

Clinics: Fridays


Ages 12-15

Ages 16-19


5-7 p.m.

7-9 p.m.


5-7 p.m.

7-9 p.m.



NEXT THURSDAY: Hidden Immigration Histories of the Lower East Side

Calling all foodies, history lovers, and fans of free events! Henry Street Settlement will host Hidden Immigration Histories of the Lower East Side: Stories & Food Traditions of Local South Asian Communities. Join us for a conversation and complimentary food tasting, catered by local restaurant Haveli Banjara and led by Sarah Lohman and Vivek Bald, with special guests Yolanda Musawwir, Amina Ali Cymbala and Dinu Ahmed. The program is free, but RSVP is required. RSVP online here or by phone at 212.766.9200 x350.

April 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Dining Room at 265 Henry Street

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