Events at Henry Street

Check out everything happening at Henry Street the week of August 13, 2018


MONDAY: Circle Sing Shout

In this free voice workshop, participants are invited to experience community, connection, openness, and the feeling of being at home in our own bodies as sanctuary through the forms of Call-and-Response and Rhythm, Improvisation and Movement. Circle Sing Shout is inspired by the traditions of Ring Shout and Haitian Rara which combine movement, voice, and rhythm as powerful tools for generating liberation of the mind, body, and spirit through sacred sounds, collective strength, and ancestral connection. All ages welcome!

August 13 | 7-8 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) | Click here to register »

TUESDAY: Fresh Food Bag Program

The Fresh Food Bag Program at the Senior Center brings 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. A full bag costs $14, and a half-bag costs $7. The program is open to anyone; you don’t have to be a senior! Now accepting debit, credit, and EBT.

August 14 | 1-3 p.m. | Henry Street Settlement Senior Center (334 Madison Street)

THURSDAY: GrowNYC Youthmarket at Abrons Arts Center

The Youthmarket is BACK at Abrons Arts Center! Stop by every Thursday to grab some fresh produce, cooking demos, food items, and more. 

August 16 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

THURSDAY: Voices of Henry Street Rehearsal

The Voices of Henry Street is looking for new members, particularly those ages 7-18. This free, multigenerational chorus will help you learn all about music and build confidence as a singer. Participants will also get the chance to perform at Henry Street’s 125th Anniversary Gala in September.

Call Chantara Ellis at 212.598.0400 x1412 or email to join. 

August 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

FRIDAY: Glowing Creation- A Rammellzee-inspired Opera

Red Bull Arts New York, an art space in Chelsea, has partnered with Abrons Arts Center this summer to design workshops for youth inspired by the work of graffiti artist Rammellzee. The workshops culminate with a performance at the Abrons Playhouse Theater on Friday. You won’t want to miss this exciting celebration of an equally exciting summer!

August 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) | RSVP here »


WEDNESDAY: New Collage Class at the Senior Center

Senior Center Members are invited to a talk on Everyday Fitness on Wednesday. Also on the schedule: movie screenings, bingo, Tai Chi for Arthritis, a trip to a Sculpture Park, arts classes, blood pressure screenings, and more. Click here to view the full August calendar.

August 15 | 11:30 a.m. | Henry Street Settlement Senior Center (334 Madison Street)


Register to Vote at Henry Street

Important elections are coming up, and Henry Street is here to register anyone who needs it! Team members at 265 Henry Street, 301 Henry Street, the Workforce Development Center at 99 Essex Street, Jobs Plus at 24 Avenue D, and the Henry Street Settlement Senior Center at 334 Madison Street are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to register voters and help give out information on the voting process (times vary for Jobs Plus, click here for more info). This Sunday, August 19 is the last day to register for the State Primary Election on September 13, so don’t wait! 

Parenting Workshops & Groups

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

  • MONDAY: Bullying: How to Identify It and What to Do- This workshop covers the different types of bullying and harassment student’s face and what schools must do to protect students. Monday August 13 from 3:30-5 p.m.

NEW OFFERING:  Adult Fitness Class at 301

Get trim, toned, and empowered with Infinite Movement and Henry Street! Free, open-level fitness classes are held three days a week at 301 Henry Street. Read more about Infinite Movement’s mission and the fitness class here

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. & Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 301 Henry StreeT

TUESDAY: ATTAIN Lab Info Session at Jobs Plus

Join Jobs Plus and Henry Street Settlement’s ATTAIN Computer Lab at this FREE info session! Learn about all of the ATTAIN Lab’s services, including free weekly computer workshops, open computer hours, Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) trainings and certifications, and more. Open to all residents of the Lillian Wald and Jacob Riis Houses.

August 14 | 3-4 p.m. | Jobs Plus (24 Avenue D)

FOR JOBS PLUS MEMBERS: Meet the Team, Hiring Events and more!

Jobs Plus provides residents of the Lillian Wald and Jacob Riis Houses with opportunities to improve skills and build confidence to find and keep a job. Services are also available to those already employed who wish to advance in their career. Residents of the Wald or Riis houses who wish to become Jobs Plus members can stop by their offices at 24 Avenue D or call them at 212.254.4333 to get started.

  • MONDAY: Meet the Staff Mondays—Get to know the team and receive an overview of Jobs Plus services and programs on August 13 from 2-4 p.m. in the Lillian Wald Management Office at East 5th Street & Avenue D. 
  • WEDNESDAY: Allied Universal Security Hiring Event—Learn about career opportunities with Allied Universal Security on August 15 from 3-4 p.m. at Jobs Plus.
  • THURSDAY: Community Outreach at Ryan-NENA Community Health Center—Donate blood with Jobs Plus team members at Ryan-NENA’s Be a Hero Blood Drive on August 16 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 279 East 3rd Street.
  • FRIDAY: NYC Civil Service 101 Info Session—Get exclusive information to land that dream City job on August 17 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Jobs Plus.

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. The program can help with interview and resume prep, job coaching, career planning, skills development, and more. Come to a Career Consultation at 99 Essex Street, Monday through 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.


Register 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 the web page or fill out this questionnaire, and someone from the Early Childhood team will be in touch. Click to view the trilingual flyer!

NYC High School Students: Prep for College Success

Summer break is a great time to start thinking about college! Henry Street’s Expanded Horizons College Success program is recruiting rising high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, with priority given to applicants from the Lower East Side. 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 call the program at 212.254.3100.

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 to 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. Keep up to date with the Hub on Facebook,. 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 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.

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