Events at Henry Street

See below for everything happening at Henry Street the week of July 24, 2017.


WEDNESDAY: Celebrate the Opening of the Henry M. Jackson Playground 
The Henry M. Jackson Playground is newly renovated and reimagined – come celebrate its debut! Camp Henry will sing a special song marking the event,  Abrons Engagement student Ben Slater will give a performance on the saxophone, and Executive Director David Garza will be speaking. 
July 26 | 11 a.m. | Jackson Street between Henry & Madison Street

FRIDAY: Abrons Arts Center Summer Block Party 
ALL are invited to join Abrons Arts Center artists and staff for a free summer block party celebrating all things culture! Enjoy live music, art activities for kids and adults, video games, karaoke, and delicious food. 
July 28 | 5 – 8 p.m. | Abrons Amphitheater (466 Grand Street)

ONGOING: AIRspace Exhibition
Abrons’ annual AIRspace exhibition is organized by curator-in-residence Xavier Acarín and features visual art residents Kristen Jensen, Sara Jordenö, Baseera Khan, Alan Ruiz, and Matthew Schrader. The 2016 – 2017 AIRspace residents receive an 11-month workspace at Abrons Arts Center, present and exhibit works-in-progress, curate exhibitions and performances in the Abrons’ galleries, teach in school-based education programs and meet with visiting curators and critics.
Through August 18 | Abrons Arts Center Amphitheater (466 Grand St.)


WEDNESDAY: Free Music Workshop
Explore modern evolutions of music notation with the renowned musicians of the International Contemporary Ensemble. Participants will work with music scores from recent ICE performances and gain insight into how the composers communicate new sounds through the page.
July 26  |  7-9 p.m. Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St.)

Parenting Workshops & Groups 

Henry Street’s (award-winning!) Parent Center is offering a variety of free parenting workshops. All workshops are held at the Parent Center, 281 East Broadway. Registration is required; to register, call 212.471.2400.

  • Wednesday: Educational Workshop & Consultation (English) – Meet Kalvin Wilson and Angel Calderon from the Brooklyn Educational Opportunity Center (BEOC) and learn more about the CUNY/SUNY or trade program that can help you get ahead in your desired career. July 26 | 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Register now for Summer Groups! Two free six-week parenting groups for babies and toddlers start in July. These will fill up, so register ASAP – click here for more info.


TUESDAY & THURSDAY: Register In-Person for YAIP
Are you or someone you know 17-24, out of school and out of work? YAIP might be the missing piece of the puzzle! Get placed in a paid internship where you could earn up to $11 an hour, and receive free additional job training, job placement, HSE (GED) classes, college application assistance and more. Stop by their offices every Tuesday & Thursday at noon to see if you qualify and enroll on the spot. 
Every Tuesday & Thursday through the end of July | 12 p.m. | Workforce Development Center (99 Essex Street, 3rd Floor)

FREE Teen Classes at Abrons
Sonic Collective & Urban Youth Theater have started at the Abrons Arts Center! These free classes are perfect for 14-18 year olds looking to develop their beatmaking and/or theater skills.
Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand St.)

ALL SUMMER: FREE Summer Program at Jacob Riis Cornerstone
12-21 year olds on the Lower East Side can stay cool all summer long at Jacob Riis Cornerstone’s evening program. Classes and workshops run seven days a week from July 5 to  August 25, and feature topics like Endurance Training, Lego Robotics, DIY Nail & Salon, Social Media and much more. Pick up an application at Cornerstone (80 Avenue D) or contact Azania Tripp at to learn more. 

NOW RECRUITING: NYC High School Students: Prep for College Success! 
Expanded Horizons College Success, Henry Street’s FREE college prep program, is now recruiting! 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 they can call the program at 212.254.3100 or attend an info session held every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at 301 Henry Street. 

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: 301BGR. They consistently post amazing updates, stats, photos, videos, and more!

Open Gym: Mondays & Wednesdays 
  Ages 12-15 Ages 16-19
BGR 6-7:30 p.m. 7:30-9 p.m.
Clinics: Fridays
  Ages 12-15 Ages 16-19
301 5-7 p.m. 7-9 p.m.
BGR 5-7 p.m. 7-9 p.m.
* There are also still a few spots left in BGR’s Summer Basketball Leagues – contact Luis Checa at for more information!