Settlement Summit Held on Lower East Side

Abrons Arts Center Dance Ensemble performs at Settlement Summit. Photo by: Sean Sime.

This week, leaders of community-oriented social service organizations from around the world are gathering on the Lower East Side.  The Settlement Summit, the largest meeting of its kind ever held, includes workshops, topical conversations, site tours and (as you can see above) some entertainment.  University Settlement, the oldest settlement house in this country, is helping to host the unprecedented event, as a kind of lead-up to its 125th anniversary celebration later this year.