Events at Henry Street

Check out everything happening at Henry Street the week of August 12, 2019.


  • Abrons Arts Center Class Registration is OPEN!
  • LESEN Construction Certifications Training Deadline (Friday)
  • Two FREE Parenting Workshops (Tuesday & Thursday)


Fall Arts Classes at Abrons Arts Center

Registration is open for the best arts classes on the Lower East Side! You can register online or view all classes for youth, teens, and adults here. Classes start on September 8, and tuition is based on a sliding scale. Email with any questions!

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.

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 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. August 13 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Winds Way, 356 Madison Street.

FRIDAY: Construction Jobs at Essex Crossing Training Program Application Deadline

This week is your last chance to apply to LESEN’s construction certifications program. Earn certifications like OSHA 30-Hour Construction, 4-Hour Scaffold, and 4-Hour Flagger. Requirements: 18 years or older, full-time availability, strong interest and at least 6 months experience in construction, and able to pass a drug test. LES residents encouraged to apply! Call 347.696.1506 or email to learn more and apply.

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.

CALL FOR PHOTOS: Rainbow Shoe Repair

In February 2020, Abrons Arts Center will present Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness, an exhibition that will feature community members photos taken at the Rainbow Shoe Repair Shop. If you are interested in submitting your photos to the exhibition or have more questions, stop by the Abrons’ Front Desk (466 Grand Street), email, or call 917.410.0473


FRIDAY: Senior Center Trip to the Museum of the Moving Image

Senior Center members are invited to a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image on Friday! Don’t forget to register in advance. The trip costs $5 and will return to the Senior Center at 6 p.m. Also on the calendar this week: a rent freeze presentation, financial counseling, art classes, bingo, yoga, and more. View August’s calendar online here. August 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Henry Street Settlement Senior Center, 334 Madison Street.


Two FREE Parenting Workshops at the Parent Center (281 East Broadway)

  • TUESDAY: Toddler Time (ENGLISH & SPANISH)– Playtime, yoga, music, dance, art activities, and more for parents and their toddlers (ages 17 months to 3 years). August 13 from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • MARTES: Toddler Time (INGLÉS Y ESPAÑOL)– Esta jugar es para padres y sus niños pequeños entre las edades de 17 meses a 3 años. ¡Hay actividades de yoga, música, valle, arte, y más!
    13 de agosto, 10-11 a.m. RSVP »
  • THURSDAY: Navigating the Tween Years– This workshop provides information on child and adolescent development, discusses the challenges of parenting tweens, and shares tips for discipline, communication, and more. For parents of children ages 8 to 12. August 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. 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 7:30 p.m. at 888 East 6th Street.

FREE Basketball at BGR

Calling all youth: develop your basketball skills at Boys & Girls Republic (888 East 6th Street) every Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m.! Contact Luis Checa for more information.

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