Events at Henry Street

Check out everything happening at Henry Street the week of January 21, 2020.


    • Census Info Session at the CCC (Tuesday)
    • 2 Free Parenting Workshops (Tuesday & Wendesday)
    • Nailing the Job Resume Workshop (Thursday)


TUESDAY: 2020 Census Job Info Session & Job Event

The 2020 Census is almost upon us, and Henry Street is hosting a workshop and presentation to prepare! Learn all about why it’s important and how to get a census job—featuring onsite sign-ups. Questions? Call 212.233.5032 or email January 21 from 2-5 p.m. at the Community Consultation Center (40 Montgomery Street).

THURSDAY: Nailing the Job Resume Workshop

Crafting your resume and preparing for your interview is essential to nailing the job. In this 2-hour workshop, Henry Street Settlement’s Job Essentials Training (JET) team will cover creating the RIGHT type of resume and interviewing basics that leave lasting impressions. For more information, contact Kiana Walbrook at 212.478.5400 x1617 or email January 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center, 269 Henry Street.

ENDS SATURDAY: Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed

In this performance, co-creators David Neumann and Marcella Murray use live video, dance, and performance to create an intimate staged conversation. Together on the set of a TV talk show, they unpack their several-years-long dialogue about race alongside astronomical questions of scale and time. Through January 25 at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Buy tickets »

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. January 26 at 301 Henry Street.


Tax Prep at Jobs Plus

Residents of the Lillian Wald & Jacob Riis II Houses have access to FREE tax prep at Jobs Plus Lower East Side. To make an appointment, call 212.254.4333. 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 for an appointment).

Free Parenting Workshops

All workshops take place at the Parent Center, 281 East Broadway.

To RSVP, email

  • TUESDAY: Advocacy Techniques–This workshop will provide concrete tools for parents to navigate various systems like ACS, school, and court, and will discuss how to be a strong advocate for yourself and for your family. Childcare is not provided. January 21 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • WEDNESDAY: Toddler Time–This structured activity time is for parents and their toddlers ages 17 months to 3 years. We’ll engage in play, yoga, music, dance, art activities, and more. January 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.

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.


THURSDAY: January Birthday Party at the Senior Center

Senior Center members are invited to celebrate January birthdays this week with DJ Valentine! Make sure to pre-register. January 23 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Henry Street Settlement Senior Center, 334 Madison Street. Also on the schedule: painting classes, a performance from Sing for Your Seniors, tai chi, beading classes, and more. View the full January calendar online here.


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.


Register for Spring Classes at Abrons by 2/15

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. 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.

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