Events at Henry Street

Check out everything happening at Henry Street the week of July 15, 2019.


  • LES Dance—Youth Hub Intergenerational Dance Party (Tuesday)
  • Jacob Riis Cornerstone Summer Evening Program Open House (Thursday)
  • “Steadies” & “Crushes” Queer History Panel Discussion (Thursday)
  • Abrons Arts Center Garden Opening Ceremony (Saturday)


Jacob Riis Cornerstone Summer Evening Program

FREE activities for middle and high schoolers all summer long. The JRC Evening Program provides a safe space where young people are challenged to grow beyond their perceived limits, exploring new ideas and experiences. You’ll enjoy activities like cooking class, fitness & self-defense classes, dance team, podcasting, monthly trips, tutoring, and more. Learn more at an Open House dinner this Thursday (7/18) at 7 p.m. at Jacob Riis Cornerstone Community Center, 80 Avenue D. 

9th-11th Graders: Get Started on Your College Journey with Expanded Horizons

Know a Lower East Side high schooler? Expanded Horizons is recruiting! Rising freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are interested in academic support and college counseling, SAT prep, college trips, leadership and social justice development, and four-year college scholarships should visit to get in touch and learn all about what the program can do for them. 


TUESDAY: Fresh Food Bag Program

The Fresh Food Bag Program at the Senior Center has returned! Stop by on Tuesday to place your order for next week’s bag of fresh, local produce—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! Debit, credit, and EBT accepted. July 16 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Winds Way, 356 Madison Street. 

THURSDAY: Interpreting Henry Street’s Queer History

Join us for “Steadies” & “Crushes”: Interpreting Henry Street Settlement’s Queer History. Henry Street founder Lillian Wald was known—from letters found among her personal papers—to have had romantic relationships with two female activist-colleagues during the early 20th century. The panel will address Wald’s relationships, the larger supportive community of women whom she called “the family” at Henry Street, and the dynamics of interpreting LGBTQ history through a modern lens. July 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Dining Room at 265 Henry Street. RSVP online here » 

Living Studio Opening Ceremony at Abrons

The back garden at Abrons Arts Center is now revitalized as the Living Studio! Featuring a tamale workshop, potluck dinner, and ceremonial fire in the Abrons Amphitheater led by Emily Johnson/Catalyst. July 20 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Interested in volunteering in the garden? Fill out this Google Form

ONGOING AT ABRONS: Visual Artists-in-Residence Exhibition 

Check out this culminating exhibition for the Abrons Arts Center Visual Arts AIRspace artists-in-residence, including American Artist, Emilio Martinez Poppe, Tuesday Smilie, and Sasha Wortzel. Exhibit runs through August 22 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. 


TUESDAY: Intergenerational Dance Party with the Youth Hub

The Lower East Side Youth Opportunity Hub is teaming up with the Grand Street Settlement Coalition of Seniors to host a FREE intergenerational dance event featuring lessons, guided dances, music, snacks, and raffles. For more information contact Xavier Bedward at 646.832.8345 or email July 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 175 Delancey Street, 4th floor. 


TUESDAY: Support Group for Single Parents

This one-time group will explore challenges related to being single parents, learn about resources, and connect to others in similar situations. For parents of children of all ages. Childcare is not provided. July 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. at The Parent Center, 281 East Broadway. Click here to RSVP »


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. 

There’s Still Time to Register for 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 operates Monday through Friday from July 1 to August 16. Scholarships available.  

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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