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There is always something great going on at Greenwich House. Our calendar features concerts, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, fundraising events and so much more. Learn what's new and how you can get involved today.
Five Restaurants to Watch at Taste 2016 Read More»
It’s a half hour before class starts and seniors are already streaming into the room. There is a feeling of being behind the scenes at a fashion show: a mix of excitement and intense focus. Some seniors are trying on and comparing their favorite recent creations while others quietly get to work on their next pieces. However, the whole class comes together when Janis Gross arrives holding up her latest creation, a bird’s nest pendant. Everyone wants to learn how to make one. Read More»
HIV concerns are changing rapidly. The crisis today is much different than it was in the height of the 1980s, or even just five years ago. Awareness and education campaigns have decreased the stigma attached to the disease. No longer considered the “gay plague,” there has been a sustained growth in recognition of and resources for the treatment and prevention among at risk groups including prison populations, those who use intravenous drugs and the transgender community. Clinically, new pre-exposure treatments can reduce the chance of contraction while increased understanding and availability of antiretroviral drugs can drastically increase the length and quality of life for those who do. Read More»
This month, 113 years ago, an enthusiastic woman moved in to a high stooped row house on Jones Street determined to uplift the neighborhood from within. The neighborhood she moved into was an urban corner of ramshackle tenements, scarce trees, insanitary institutions and myriad other nuisances including the occasional cow; its chaotic street grid passed over for more prosperous opportunities uptown. The woman recruited her friends and her new neighbors and over Thanksgiving dinner founded one of the nation’s first settlement houses. It was dedicated to helping all segments of the community lead more fulfilling lives. The woman was Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch. The neighborhood was Greenwich Village. And the organization was Greenwich House. Read More»
For over 40 years, Greenwich House’s Our Lady of Pompeii Senior Center has served as a kitchen, a classroom and a second home for hundreds of Greenwich Village seniors. The Center serves hot lunches, provides art, exercise and recreational activities and facilitates social activities for its diverse membership. Read More»
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