There’s, of course, a lot of hoopla around Katz’s 125th anniversary. The Henry Street Settlement is getting in on the act later this month with a benefit event featuring the legendary Lower East Side deli and some of the city’s most well known chefs. There will be a tasting menu highlighting some of Katz’s classics as well as dishes from Little Owl’s Joey Campanaro, Mission Chinese’s Danny Bowien, Telepan’s Bill Telepan and noted pastry chef Sarabeth Levine. The Shabbat dinner, taking place May 31, benefits Henry Street’s programs. Click here for more info.
Stephanie Gordon, Henry Street arts coordinator; Joan Mack, board member; Hennrietta Ho-Asjoe, board member. Photos by Tim Schreier.
The Art Show took place at the Park Avenue Armory March 6-10. The show, celebrating its 25th year, benefits Henry Street Settlement. The photos you see here are courtesy Tim Schreier. Continue reading Photos: Art Show Benefiting Henry Street Settlement
Still image from New York Times web site.
On the Fashion & Style page of the New York Times’ web site, you can see the slide show from a particularly star-studded evening at Art Basel in Miami. What’s the Lower East side connection, you ask? Well it was fundraiser, hosted by Chanel for the Dash Snow Initiative at Boys and Girls Republic, which is run by Henry Street Settlement.
Demi Moore was there, along with Lenny Karvitz, Russell Simmons, Martha Srewart and many other A-list celebrities. But more to the point, the dinner and auction raised more than $1 million for Henry Street’s youth programs. Downtown artist Dash Snow died in 2009 of a drug overdose. “All his friends and peers attract a certain type of crowd,” Teddy Liouliakis, Snow’s good friend, told the Times. ”We’re hoping that it can help memorialize Dash in a positive way.” Continue reading Dash Snow Initiative Raises More Than $1 Million For Henry Street Settlement
Volunteers at Henry Street Settlement are organizing supplies this morning.
We’ve received many inquiries from folks wanting to volunteer their time and donate money and supplies. Here are a few requests for help that we have gathered; send details of other efforts to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep the list going.
- The Educational Alliance has been visiting seniors door to door, delivering water, food and information and will be at it again today, including hot meals. They can use donations of the following items: bottled water, blankets, gloves, canned kosher soup, AA, D and 9-volt batteries, flashlights, lanterns, battery-powered radios, baby wipes and Russian language newspapers. Items should be dropped off at their office at 232 E. Broadway between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. today. More details about the effort from their newsletter. They are also accepting financial donations here.
- The Henry Street Settlement will also be focusing on visiting home-bound seniors today and needs help unloading a large amount of supplies delivered by FEMA yesterday. Just show up at their headquarters, 265 Henry St. any time today. More details on their Facebook page.
- The Occupy NYC-backed effort, LES Recovers, is publishing a running list of needs on its website. They are seeking volunteers to knock on doors to distribute supplies and information at the following locations and times: GOLES, 171 Ave B between 10th & 11th St. Friday & Saturday, noon-6 p.m.; CAAAV, 46 Hester St. Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Smith Apartments, 46 Madison St. Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Continue reading Friday Morning Call for Volunteers, Donations
Vladeck Houses, earlier today.
This was the scene outside the Vladeck public housing complex on Henry Street about an hour ago. The Henry Street Settlement had some hot dogs and hamburgers left over from a recent community day, so staff fried them up and offered a hot lunch to local residents. Today we caught up with David Garza, who’s executive director at Henry Street, one of the neighborhood’s largest social service providers.
The organization serves thousands of seniors at local community centers and operates several senior housing facilities. Garza said 83 families were evacuated from the Urban Family center, a shelter near FDR Drive. People were also evacuated from Helen’s House, a facility on Henry Street for single moms and kids under the age of eight.
Continue reading After the Storm: Henry St. Settlement Serving Elderly
Photo: Henry Street Settlement.
It may be only Monday but it’s never too early to start planning for the weekend. On Sunday, Henry Street Settlement will be holding its third annual Community Day. There will be live music, a raffle and free food. There will also be a performance from blues band “The Wiyos.” All of the festivities take place in front of the Abrons Arts Center , 466 Grand Street. Community Day runs for 2-4 p.m.
Photo credit: Henry Street Settlement.
Once again this summer, the Henry Street Settlement is hosting the Lower East Side Youthmarket on Thursday afternoons. The young people working at the farm stand are graduates of Henry Street’s Young Adult Internship Program. Grow NYC, which oversees the city’s greenmarkets, began partnering with Henry Street last summer.
The idea is to give the students real-world experience while increasing healthy food options in underserved communities. Previously Grow NYC operated a conventional greenmarket on Essex Street, but it never attracted enough business to make it worthwhile for regional farmers.
The Youthmarket takes place alongside the Abrons Arts Center on Grand Street from 3-7 p.m. on Thursdays. It will operate until mid-November.
Yesterday afternoon, Sol Lain Playground.
Hundreds of kids from Henry Street Settlement and other organizations rallied yesterday afternoon at the Sol Lain Playground to protest Mayor Bloomberg’s decision to cut after school programs. The Lower East Side would be hit especially hard if the City Council does not persuade the mayor to restore funding. There’s another rally planned this evening at P.S. 124 at 140 Division Street at 6 p.m. The event is being coordinated by the Chinese American Planning Council. City Council member Margaret Chin will be in attendance.
Photos by Tim Schreier.
We had a great time taking part in Henry Street Settlement’s old fashioned block party yesterday, in honor of founder Lillian Wald’s 145th birthday. The zumba dance party was a big hit, as you’ll see from the photos posted here. Traven and I even got to help judge our first cake baking contest! Jilian Besemer and Chris McKeever won first-prize for their floral cake “Lilies for Lillian.” Second prize was awarded to Peggy Coon for a banana cake, and third place went to Kira Wizner ( help from her daughters Leilani and Cecily) for a cake entitled Lillian’s Journal.
The Henry Street staff was busy throughout the afternoon giving tours of the organization’s historic main building, which is in the running for a $200,000 preservation grant. Right now, Henry Street and the Tenement Museum are running neck and neck. Click here to vote for the LES sites! And check out more photos.
Continue reading Scenes From Henry Street’s Block Party – Plus Cake Baking Victors!
Here’s a reminder about the old-fashioned block party coming up on Sunday to mark the 145th birthday of Henry Street Settlement founder Lillian Wald. There will be refreshments, entertainment, games and even a cake-baking contest. Judging the contest: Tara Bench (the food editor at Ladies Home Journal), Arthur Schwartz and Rozanne Gold, the owners of Sugar Sweet Sunshine and the editors of The Lo-Down! Uh oh! No dinner for us tonight. The event is free. It takes place from noon-3 p.m. at 265 Henry Street.
As you can see from the flyer posted above, there’s going to be a block party Sunday, May 6 to celebrate the 145th birthday of Henry Street Settlement founder Lillian Wald. As part of the festivities, there’s a birthday cake contest. Click through to see the contest details. Continue reading Bake a Cake For Lillian Wald’s 145th Birthday Party!
Henry Street Settlement, 301 Henry Street. Photo: thelodownny.com.
We just returned from Henry Street Settlement, where actor Luis Guzman visited with a big group of kids taking part in the organization’s after school programs. The event was a promotion for Journey II, his new film. Guzman was born and raised on the Lower East Side and worked at Henry Street for six years.We’ll have more photos tomorrow.
Our friends and neighbors at University Settlement, Henry Street Settlement, along with many other community organizations, are teaming up on a free three-day event that begins this evening at the University Settlement building, 184 Eldridge St.
The Art is Not Apart Symposium will bring together artists, educators, curators and community workers who seek to reclaim the arts as an integral part of community life.
Continue reading Arts Symposium at University Settlement This Weekend
- Music fans, don’t get too excited, it’s all still hearsay. But yes, there’s some talk of rekindling CBGB in a new location, and possibly launching a summer music festival. (Gothamist, BrooklynVegan)
- The Henry Street Settlement building is featured in a piece about the greening of historic NYC buildings. (NYT)
- An analysis of 311 complaints about noise points fingers at various East Village venues, but bar owners shrug it off as a few unhappy neighbors. (EVLocal)
- A series of photographs of the interior of an historic East Village theater hiding above a soon-to-be-defunct bodega on Avenue A has gone viral. Check out the original post if you haven’t already. (EVGrieve)
- More photos: A collection of shots by Charles W. Cushman from 1941 and 1942 show long-gone scenes of the Lower East Side. McSorley’s Ale House looks exactly the same, though. (DailyMail)
Six-year-old Rakiyah wants a Build-a-Bear. Two-year-old Ayuna wants a dollhouse.
Those are just two of the holiday wishes from kids in the care of our friends over at Henry Street Settlement, who are asking for help checking off their lists. They have 36 letters to Santa, and so far, just over half have been answered. Volunteers can choose a letter to answer and then mail or deliver the unwrapped gift by Dec. 5.
Henry Street is also running a “Joy Drive” to collect gifts for seniors, families and teens. Items needed for that project include: lap blankets; gift baskets with toiletries, stuffed animals, games and toys; hats, scarves and gloves; gift cards for clothing; and movie passes.
For details on where and when to drop off donations, check out Henry Street’s website or contact Bernadette Perrette at email@example.com, 212-766-9200 x259.