Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social services, arts, and health care programs.
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)
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 email@example.com to join.
August 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)
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.
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.
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!
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!