Events at Henry Street

Check out everything happening at Henry Street the week of December 9, 2019.


    • Toddler Time at the Parent Center (Monday)
    • 1199 SEIU Job Info Session at 301 (Thursday)
    • Exhibition Opening Reception at Abrons (Thursday)
    • 3-Day Music Festival at Abrons (Friday-Sunday)


WEDNESDAY: Queens Collective Fitness Group

Infinite Movement is holding a 12-week fitness and wellness program for women. Tone your muscles and sweat it out while learning about connections between physical and mental health, being held accountable by a supportive group of peers, developing tools for self-care, and more. For more information, email December 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gym at 301 Henry Street.

THURSDAY: Our Beautiful Planet Opening Reception at Abrons

This immersive exhibition, on view through January 12, 2020, considers the role of play in alternative world-building. Curated by Joygill Moriah, works by Jeron Braxton, Matthew Keff, Jessica Spence, and Jessica Pettaway utilize photography, portraiture, and gameplay to present the world as they see it: nonsensical and endlessly inspiring. Reception: December 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.


A 3-day music festival curated by MIKE, YOUNG WORLD is a celebration of black artists, hip hop culture, and coming of age in New York City. Co-presented with Our Beautiful Planet. Full schedule and tickets online here. December 13-15 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. December 15 at 301 Henry Street.

SUNDAY: SantaLand at 301

Why Not Care is hosting SantaLand 2019 at 301 Henry Street this weekendstop by for gift giveaways, community resources, and much more. December 15 from noon to 4:30 p.m. at 301 Henry Street.


THURSDAY: 1199 SEIU Job Info Session

The 1199 SEIU Employment Center will be at 301 Henry Street this week, providing information about career opportunities at hospitals and nursing homes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. For more information, contact Jeanie Tung at jtung@henrystreet.orgor call 212.254.5400 x1606. December 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. at 301 Henry Street.

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 at or call 212.233.5032 and speak with Eileen Goris. Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon at the CCC, 40 Montgomery Street.

STARTING IN JANUARY: Women’s Mindfulness & Yoga Group

This group will provide a safe space for women to begin practicing mindfulness, meditation, relaxation, and stress- and anxiety-reducing yoga practices. No experience necessary. Call 212.233.5032 and speak with Eileen Goris to sign up. January 6, 13, and 27, and February 10 from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the CCC, 40 Montgomery Street.


MONDAY: Toddler Time

This informal workshop, aimed at parents and their toddlers ages 17 months to 3 years old, will feature play time, yoga, music, dance, art activities, and more. December 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. at The Parent Center, 281 East Broadway. RSVP »


TUESDAY: Flea Market at the Senior Center

Senior Center members are invited to bring items for and browse a flea market on Tuesday afternoon. Also on the schedule this week: a pool tournament, brand-new artmaking activities, a trip to the Whitney Museum, a nutrition education workshop, and more. View the full December calendar online here. December 10 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Henry Street Settlement Senior Center, 334 Madison Street.


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.


Spring 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. Tuition is based on a sliding scale. Classes start January 19, 2020. Email with any questions.

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.

Voices of Henry Street Chorus
Do you love to sing? We’re looking for people of all ages to join the free Voices of Henry Street chorus! You don’t need to read music or have singing experience to join. You’ll learn all about music, build confidence as a singer, and gain performance experience. Directed by voice instructor Michael Inge; email for more information or to register. Tuesdays through December 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street.

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