Events at Henry Street

Check out everything happening at Henry Street the week of October 15, 2018


TUESDAY: Fresh Food Bag Program

The Fresh Food Bag Program at the Senior Center brings 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. A full bag costs $14, and a half-bag costs $7. The program is open to anyone; you don’t have to be a senior! Now accepting debit, credit, and EBT.

October 16 | 1-3 p.m. | Henry Street Settlement Senior Center (334 Madison Street)


The Community Advisory Board of the Community Consultation Center is hosting bake sale on Wednesday- all are welcome to stop by for tasty treats! 

October 17 | 12-4 p.m. | The Lobby at 40 Montgomery Street 

THURSDAY: Youthmarket at Abrons Arts Center

The Youthmarket is BACK at Abrons Arts Center! Stop by every Thursday to grab some fresh produce, cooking demos, food items, and more. 

October 18 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street)


  • EYEDREAM: Solidarity Is Possible But Not Inevitable – This exhibit is a culmination of the hard work, creativity, and magic shared throughout an artists residency program held over the summer. The exhibit runs from October 4 to November 10, and is free and open to the public. 
  • FOLK INCEST– In this dance piece, five women interrogate seemingly unrepresentable subject matters including the Holocaust, sexual trauma, and the fetishization of young girls. As pop cultural references, genres, and bodily traumas compress into each other, the work’s biting humor offers catharsis, simultaneously critiquing and supporting abstraction. Read more in The New York TimesPerformance contains nudity and explicit content. The work may not suitable for children. Through October 20.


FRIDAY: Fitness Boot Camp at the Senior Center

Senior Center members are invited to get in shape and build healthy habits at this free fitness class on Friday! Also on the schedule this week: two visits from Pace University nursing students, movie screenings, nylon flower making classes, and more. View the October calendar online here. 

October 19 | 5 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 held at the Parent Center, 281 East Broadway, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required: call 212.471.2400. 

  • NEXT TUESDAY: Talking to Children about Sex: What to Say and When to Say It- Geared toward parents of children any age, this workshop educates parents on child sexual development. Parents are provided with various tools to address sexual development with their children and encourage positive and healthy behaviors. October 23 | 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Click here for dates and registration information for Fall 2018 Parenting Groups

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. The program can help with interview and resume prep, job coaching, career planning, skills development, and more. Come to a Career Consultation at 99 Essex Street, Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. for more information and to learn how JET can help you. 

Wald & Riis II Residents—Become a Jobs Plus Member Today!

Jobs Plus provides a supportive and encouraging environment for residents of the Lillian Wald and Jacob Riis II Houses to improve their skills and build the confidence to find and keep a job. The program also has services for employed individuals looking to advance in their careers. Services include job placement assistance, financial literacy workshops and individual financial counseling, HSE classes, free tax prep, access to legal services, and more. Stop by for an orientation session Tuesday through Friday to see what Jobs Plus can do for you. 

24 Avenue D (at East 3rd Street) | Click here  for an orientation schedule »


STARTS TODAY: Ladies Basketball at Boys & Girls Republic 

Open to girls ages 14-19, 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 | 6-8 p.m. | Boys & Girls Republic (888 East 6th Street)

JOIN NOW: Urban Youth Theater

Calling all youth actors! Urban Youth Theater (UYT) Ensemble is a laboratory for teens at Abrons Arts Center. Each year the company performs a season of originally devised works and re-interpretations of classical texts. Working under the direction of New York City-based directors, writers, and designers, UYT gives young performers the opportunity to participate in a pre-professional company. Participants must be dedicated, respectful of each other’s ideas, and willing to take artistic risks. Plus, it’s all free—you just have to pay the $20 registration fee! 

Every Saturday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Abrons Arts Center (466 Grand Street) | Register here »

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

NYC High School Students: Prep for College Success with Expanded Horizons

Henry Street’s Expanded Horizons College Success program is recruiting 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 take a Best Fit Questionnaire or 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 to 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 Facebook. 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 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!

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