Events at Henry Street

See below for everything happening at Henry Street the week of January 16, 2018.


WEDNESDAY: FREE Community Housing Workshop

Henry Street and GOLES are teaming up for a series of community housing workshops for NYCHA residents throughout 2018. This week’s workshop will help you learn about your housing rights in regards to heat and hot water in your apartment, and will discuss how you and your neighbors can take NYCHA to court for urgent repairs.

January 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Boys & Girls Republic (888 East 6th Street)

FRIDAY: A Pressing Conference at Abrons Arts Center

The first in a series of four public press conferences, A Pressing Conference brings members of the press, artists, historians, and organizers together to share tactics for survival and solidarity inside a brightly-colored, hand-made sculptural installation based on the White House press briefing room.

January 19 | 7 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

Register NOW for Spring Arts Classes!

Abrons Arts Center spring engagement classes and workshops are live on their website. This spring, classes for adults, youth and teens include Integral Yoga, Advanced Playwriting for PoC, Improv Comedy 101, Dancehall in Pop Culture, Creation Myths, Rock Band, Urban Youth Theater/Musical Performance Intensive and many more. Click here to view all offerings. 


SUNDAY: Theatre Games/Improv at the Senior Center

Work on your acting and improv skills at Henry Street Settlement Senior Center this week! Also on the schedule: jewelry making, art classes, Zumba, blood pressure screenings, yoga and much more. Check out the full calendar in English here.

January 21 | 1 p.m. | Henry Street Settlement Senior Center (334 Madison Street)


SATURDAY: FREE Photography Workshop at Cornerstone

Learn how to tell your story through digital photography- no experience necessary! Learn the latest digital media tools and document your neighborhood. Cameras and all other equipment will be provided. The workshop is for individuals ages 18-25 years old and, will have four sessions total, and registration is done on-site. For more information, call 646.258.9038 or email

January 20, 27 & February 3| 1-3 p.m. | Jacob Riis Cornerstone Community Center (80 Avenue D)

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.

  • TUESDAY: Toddler Free Play– Drop-in hours for toddlers (12-36 months) and their parents/caregivers. Come to the Parent Center for arts and crafts, music, parachute, bubbles and more! January 16 from 10-11 a.m.
  • TUESDAY: Successful Co-Parenting– Discusses what co-parenting is, why it’s important and ways to manage challenges. January 16 from 2-3:30 p.m.
  • WEDNESDAY: Effective Discipline and Behavioral Management Techniques (CHINESE)– Workshop on effective discipline techniques and ways to express love. Geared towards parents of children of all ages. January 17 from 10-11:30 a.m.
  • THURSDAY: Talking to Children about Sex: What to Say and When to Say It– Educates parents on child sexual development and provides parents with various tools to address sexual development with their children. January 18 from 11-12:30 p.m.

Need a job? Employed but want a better job or to get a promotion? JET can help! 

New year, new you, new job! 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. 


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.

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. 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. 

NYC High School Students: Prep for College Success

The school year is in full swing, and Expanded Horizons College Success, Henry Street’s FREE college prep program, has a few spots left for high school freshmen! 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. 

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

Open Gym: Mondays & Wednesdays 


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.


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