Events at Henry Street

Check out everything happening at Henry Street the week of June 25, 2018.


REGISTER NOW for Camp Henry & Abrons Arts Camp

Summer officially starts next week, which means it’s time to register for camp! Registration is open for Camp Henry and Abrons Arts Camp, two of the best day camps on the Lower East Side! Camp Henry runs from July 9 to August 24, and Abrons Arts Camp runs from July 9 to August 17. Click here for more information or to apply.

ENDS TUESDAY: IDNYC Pop Up at 301 Henry Street

301 Henry Street will served as a pop up enrollment site for IDNYC, New York’s municipal identification card for city residents 14 years and older. You’ll need to bring personal documents like something with your date of birth or photo, as well as something that proves you live in NYC. Click here for more information on what documents are best for you to bring. 

Through June 26 | Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 301 Henry Street  | Click here to make an appointment »

ALL WEEK: Hungary Live Festival at Abrons Arts Center

Hungary Live Festival is the first Hungarian theater festival in New York. Audiences will be introduced to three original Hungarian plays performed by some of the most prominent Hungarian theater companies, along with a panel discussion tonight, an acting workshop on Monday & Tuesday, and performances on Tuesday & Wednesday.

Click here for a full schedule » 

TUESDAY: Fresh Food Bag Program

The Henry Street Settlement Senior Center offers the Fresh Food Bag program, bringing 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. Each bag contains 7-10 locally sourced (when possible) items that supply enough produce for the week and costs $14 for $28 worth of food. The program is open to anyone; you don’t have to be a senior! Now accepting debit, credit & EBT.

June 12 | 1-3 p.m. | Henry Street Settlement Senior Center (334 Madison Street) 

WEDNESDAY: Transitional & Supportive Housing Job Fair

Henry Street’s Transitional & Supportive Housing Division is hiring, and we want you!  Full Time, Part Time & Per Diem positions are available. See all listings online here, and RSVP at

June 27 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 301 Henry Street

FRIDAY: AIRspace Grant for Performing Artists Show + Share

To culminate their time at Abrons, the 2017-2018 AIRspace Performing Artists in-residence cohort will share excerpts of work they have developed over their residency period.

June 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

Ongoing at Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

  • Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf – Elevator Repair Service parodies Edward Albee’s classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, reinventing the power dynamics of the original play’s not-so-happy couple. In the end, no one will be left unscathed by the ferocity of Martha’s revenge on an unsuspecting patriarchy. Through June 30 | Buy Tickets » 
  • Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble’s Awesome Grotto – This artistic experience endeavors to serve all New Yorkers as a site for reflection on the spiritual potential of digital connectivity. The space will be open to the public as an immersive video and sound installation built around the painstaking recreation of a now-lost shopping haul video that was posted to YouTube on Labor Day 2013. Through June 23 | Buy Tickets » 
  • The Hard Problem – For artists Sara Coffin and Dani Levine, the explanatory gap between function and experience is necessary in order to make the work complete. The gap (the experience, the hard problem) makes the methods insufficient to understand it, and will be explored in this exhibition. Through June 23


THURSDAY: Birthday Party at the Senior Center

Senior Center members are invited to celebrate June birthdays on Thursday! Also on the schedule this week: manicures, Qi Gong, Gentle Dance for Arthritis, the Senior Boot Camp fitness class and more. View the full June calendar online here

June 28 | 2 p.m. | Henry Street Settlement Senior Center (334 Madison Street)


Parenting Workshops & Groups

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

  • WEDNESDAY: Successful Co-Parenting- Geared toward parents of children all ages and discusses what co-parenting is, why it’s important, challenges of coparenting and ways to manage challenges. This workshop focuses on separated/divorced parents, how parents can help children adjust to the separation and now co-parenting plan. June 27 from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Summer parenting groups were just announced! Click here for a full schedule and sign-up information. 


The next Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) cohort starts in early August, and we want YOU! Participants must be ages 17-24, out of school and out of work. The program offers a paid internship along with free job training and placement, HSE classes, college application assistance and more. Come to an info session on Tuesday or Wednesday to learn more.

June 26 & 27 | 11 a.m. | 99 Essex Street, 3rd Floor | Apply online » 

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. They can help with interview/resume prep, job coaching, career planning, skills development and more. Come to a Career Consultation held at 99 Essex Street Monday-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.


WEDNESDAY: Youth Opportunity Hub Block Party

The Lower East Side Youth Opportunity Hub will host “LES Chill,” a free community block party featuring food, games, informational booths, a resource fair and more. All are welcome- bring your friends, family, and everyone in between! 

June 27 | 2-5 p.m. | Lower East Side Community High School (420 E. 12th Street) | RSVP online »

REGISTER NOW: Summer Classes at Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

  • Urban Youth Theater (UYT) – UYT is a free laboratory for teens at Abrons Arts Center. Each year the company performs a season of originally devised works and re-interpretations of classical texts. This summer, Eliza Bent will direct the ensemble in a performance of Stylish Exercises Made Simple, a mash up of David Ives’s short play English Made Simple and the writings of semi-surrealist French cynic Raymond Queneau. July 10 – August 17 | Mondays & Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m.
  • Youth Dance Intensive – East Village Dance Project at Abrons Arts Center summer intensive offers participants the opportunity to delve into a rich range of techniques, including daily classes in Ballet, Modern and Repertory, with a rotating schedule of enrichment sessions such as Injury Prevention, Yoga, Thai Chi, and more. July 21-31 | Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

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

NYC High School Students: Prep for College Success

The school year’s almost over, but there’s no better 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 they can 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 13-24 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 their Facebook page, 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 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 (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.

SAVE THE DATE: GrowNYC Youthmarket at Abrons Arts Center
The Youthmarket is BACK at Abrons Arts Center this year! Every Thursday starting July 5, stop by to grab some fresh produce, cooking demos, food items and more.
Thursdays starting July 5 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

Translate >>