Events at Henry Street

Check out everything happening at Henry Street the week of February 18, 2020.


    • Jobs Plus Resource Fair (Wednesday)
    • Nailing the Job Resume Workshop at the Smith Houses (Thursday)
    • 7th Precinct Build the Block Meeting (Thursday)
    • Senior Center Mardi Gras/Birthday Party (Thursday)



Sansei Anthony “Tony” Voss teaches self defense, awareness, patience, courage, respect, and dedication in this twice-weekly class for youth & young adults ages 11 to 19. February 10 & 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jacob Riis Cornerstone, 80 Avenue D. Contact Evening Coordinator Givan Lettsome for more information: or 347.964.3019.

THURSDAY: 7th Precinct Build the Block Meeting

Discuss public safety challenges in the neighborhood with the Neighborhood Coordination Officers of the 7th Precinct at their monthly Build the Block Meeting. Refreshments will be served. February 27 at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 6) at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.

ONGOING: Rainbow Shoe Repair at Abrons

Rainbow Shoe Repair: An Unexpected Theater of Flyness is an exhibition and event series that considers how Lower East Side residents utilized a local photo studio to document community, fashion, and self-expression. Read more in this wonderful article from Cultured Magazine. Through March 29 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.

SUNDAY: Boyz 4 Life Open Gym 

Youth and adults: build your basketball skills with Boyz 4 Life at a Skills & Drills Open Gym! Ages 17 & under can practice from noon to 3 p.m., and adults can practice from 3 to 6 p.m. February 29 at 301 Henry Street.


TUESDAY: Men’s Empowerment Group at the CCC

This new group at the Community Consultation Center will provide a safe space for men to feel empowered and speak about issues impacting their lives. To enroll, email Bill Giordano or call 212.233.5032 and speak with Eileen Goris. Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at the CCC, 40 Montgomery Street.

WEDNESDAY: Jobs Plus Resource Fair

Learn all about different community resources like trainings, internships, childcare, health and life insurance, employment assistance, housing, youth services, transitional services for veterans, volunteer opportunities, and more! February 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boys & Girls Republic, 888 E. 6th Street. RSVP online »

THURSDAY: Nailing the Job Resume Workshop 

Crafting the right resume and preparing for your interview is essential to nailing the job. In this 2-hour workshop, Henry Street Settlement’s Jobs Essentials Training (JET) team will cover creating the RIGHT type of resume and interviewing basics that leave lasting impressions. Make sure to bring copies of your resume if you have them! February 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Alfred E. Smith Houses Resident Association Room (17 St. James Place, rear entrance).

Register Now for Adult Arts Classes at Abrons

Life drawing, the ecology of poetry, media metaphors—explore your artistic side while expressing yourself at any of Abrons Arts Center’s upcoming adult classes! Many classes start next week, sliding scale income-based tuition available. Learn more and register online here, or email

Tax Prep at Jobs Plus & the Workforce Development Center

Residents of the Lillian Wald & Jacob Riis II Houses and Henry Street participants have access to FREE tax prep at one of two sites: Jobs Plus Lower East Side (Wald & Riis) and the Workforce Development Center (Henry Street participants). Documents you’ll need: income statements (W2, 1099, etc) and expense statements (childcare, education expense, etc.), proof of identity (Social Security card and photo ID), last year’s tax return, and banking info for direct deposit.

  • Jobs Plus, 24 Avenue D (no walk-ins; you must call 212.254.4333 for an appointment)
  • Workforce Development Center, 178 Broome Street at Clinton Street (no walk-ins, you must call 212.478.5400 for an appointment)


THURSDAY: Senior Center Mardi Gras/Birthday Party

Senior Center members are invited to a double celebration this Thursday in honor of Mardi Gras and all the February birthdays. Make sure to pre-register! February 27 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Also on the schedule: a presentation on SNAP benefits, a trip to the Hayden Planetarium, a Dominican Day celebration, karaoke, art and ceramics classes, bingo, blood pressure screenings, and more. View the full February calendar online here.


FREE Basketball at BGR & 301 

Calling all youth: develop your basketball skills at Boys & Girls Republic (888 East 6th Street) and 301 Henry Street! Contact Luis Checa for more information.

  • MONDAY: Open gym at 301 for participants ages 14-19 from 6-8 p.m.
  • TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY: In-house sports leagues at BGR for participants ages 14-19 from 6:30-9 p.m.
  • FRIDAY: Open gym at BGR for participants ages 14-19 from 7:30-9 p.m.
  • SATURDAY: Saturday Night Lights basketball clinics for participants. Ages 11-15 from 5-7 p.m. & ages 16-19 from 7-9 p.m.

Early Childhood Education for 2- to 4-Year-Olds

Why choose Henry Street’s early childhood program? Easy! Small class sizes, dual-language teachers, parent-run events and workshops, STEM projects, and music and art classes from Abrons Arts Center. Contact the team at 212.254.3100 or email Melody Lai-Nguy at to learn more and enroll.

9th and 10th Graders: Get Started on Your College Journey with Expanded Horizons

Know a Lower East Side high schooler? Expanded Horizons is recruiting! Rising freshmen and sophomores who are interested in academic support and college counseling, SAT prep, college trips, leadership and social justice development, and four-year college scholarships should check out to get involved.

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