Events at Henry Street

See below for everything happening at Henry Street the week of November 13, 2017.


THURSDAY-SATURDAY: Open Source Music Festival

The Open Source Music Festival explores groundbreaking creativity and collaboration in today’s contemporary music. There are events on Thursday & Friday evenings, and all day Saturday. All events held at the Abrons Arts Center.

  • Thursday: Panel and Reception– Panelists will discuss new ways to manage digital creative intellectual property with the emergence of the blockchain, a tamper-proof distributed record keeping system. November 16, 7 p.m.
  • Friday: VIP Cocktail PartyExclusive when you buy an All-Festival Pass
  • Saturday: Extended Play Concert– Open Source Music Festival explores the groundbreaking phenomenon of open source through performances, new compositions, and collaboration. Click here for a full list of performances. November 18, 12-7:50 p.m.

THIS WEEKEND: U.S. Premiere at Abrons

In Staying Alive, Croatian artist Jasna L. Vinovrški and her collaborators—a book and an electronic tablet—tackle the migration debate. In a humble demonstration of community, the book is passed around for the audience to touch and read while Vinovrški experiments with the iPad’s potential for eye contact. 

November 17-18 | 8 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)

NEXT MONDAY: FREE Poetry Workshop

The Poets Corner helps empower participants to write creatively with different styles of poetry and structure. Writers create unique pieces at every workshop and are encouraged to participate in an open mic session the same evening to share their work. Free food and refreshments provided. For ages 14 & up. This month’s workshop will feature poet/instructor Rich Villar.

 November 20 | 6:30  p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)



Volley (Round 8)

Work by Ellie Krakow and Nadia Ayari will be on display as part of Volley, a series of overlapping, two-person exhibitions and an experiment that foregrounds conversation and collaboration as essential aspects of artistic production. Through November 12

Let me tell you something you already know.

Using humor to seduce and disarm, the five video works in Let me tell you something you already know poke at conventions of success and failure. Through November 17 

Perfect City: You’re Next Presents Hank Sakaguchi

An extension of Aaron Landsman’s Perfect City project, Haruka Sakaguchi presents an ongoing portrait series of New York natives who have been affected by gentrification. Through November 17



TUESDAY: Pool Tournament Awards Ceremony at the Senior Center

The Henry Street Settlement Senior Center will celebrate the winners of the Pool Tournament on Tuesday! This week, the Center will also feature exercise and computer classes, Bingo, a trip focused on genealogy  and much more. Check out the full calendar in English and Chinese

November 14 | 2:30 p.m. | 334 Madison Street



STARTS MONDAY: Holiday Grief Support Group at CCC

This six-week support group for those who have experienced loss aims to help individuals manage feelings of grief, depression and anxiety during the stressful holiday season. Most insurances are accepted, and other payment options are available. CCC clients should speak with their clinicians for more information, and those who aren’t established clients should contact Intake Coordinator Ashley Genty at 212.233.5032 to get started.

November 13 – December 18 | Every Monday from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | 40 Montgomery Street


The next Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) cohort starts on November 27, 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! 

November 7 & November 8 12 p.m. 99 Essex Street, 3rd Floor

TUESDAY: College Info Session for Parents

November is College Month at Jobs Plus, and many great events are planned for those interested in exploring college options. On Tuesday, parents of school-age children are invited to attend Create a College Path for Your Child, an info session featuring Henry Street’s Deputy Program Officer for Education & Employment Matthew Phifer.

November 14 | 6-8 p.m. | Jobs Plus (24 Avenue D)

STARTS WEDNESDAY: Adult Dance Workshops

Shake It Off will build atmosphere and landscape with various types of shaking. During physical research participants will study how different shakes can drive a body on a journey. And through shaking oscillations, the body transforms itself while continually affecting and being affected by other bodies in space.

November 15 – 17 | 1-4 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center

THURSDAY: Jobs Plus College Fair

College Month wraps up on Thursday with a College Fair at 301 Henry Street. Meet with representatives from various colleges, educational opportunity centers and job/vocational training centers. 

November 16 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 301 Henry Street

Parenting Workshops & Groups 

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

  • Tuesday: Toddler Group – This six-week structured play group is for parents and their toddlers (16 months to 3 years old). Each week we offer educational activities, and learning through music, movement and art. Tuesdays, November 14 – December 19 from 10-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday: Child Support Program & Services Informational Workshop- Workshop for parents/caregivers to learn about child support, its benefits, the process, issues that arise and more, featuring a guest speaker from the New York City Human Resources Administration. November 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Helping Young Children Self-Regulate and Cope with their Emotions – Geared toward parents of children ages 2-6. Provides information on strategies to help children self-regulate and how to respond to behaviors in the moment. November 14 from 2-3 p.m.
  • Friday: How to Effectively Communicate with Teens (Chinese)- Geared toward Mandarin speaking parents of teens ages 12+. Focuses on tools for effective communication, dealing with conflict, and how to get teens to open up. November 17 from 10-11:30 a.m.

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 and more information. 



Calling all 12-21 year olds on the Lower East Side!

Jacob Riis Cornerstone Community Center has an exciting roster of free classes and activities all year long, six days a week. Join them for workouts, dance classes, Robotics, Slime Making, cooking classes, Comic Book Club and more, September 16-June 15. Pick up an application at Cornerstone (80 Avenue D, at East 6th Street), or contact Azania Tripp at 646.946.5785 for more information. 

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, 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.

Register Now for the Best Pre-K Classes on the Lower East Side

Henry Street’s Early Childhood Center has openings in its Universal Pre-Kindergarten classes for four year-olds. For more information, visit their website or fill out their questionnaire, and someone from the Early Childhood team will be in touch.  

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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